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Day ‘N’ Night
Marisol Gomez is an Image & Style Consultant
who has spent most of her professional life
working in the fashion industry. Her passion in
life is to help individuals find their inner essence
and then coach them on how to best show it to
the world. After taking several image consultant
training courses, she’s now working at The
Image Resource Center of New York, one of the
pioneering image-consulting firms worldwide.
For more information, visit Marisol-Gomez.com.
Women are busier than ever before — from constantly multi-
tasking to always striving to look great every moment of every
day. Here are some tips on how to transform a daytime work outfit
into an evening look that will get you the attention you deserve.
Tip #1: Make a statement with a pencil skirt
Tip #3: Jewelry is flattering for day & night
Tip #2: Add or switch accessories
I recommend wearing a black pencil skirt to give presence and
distinction. A blueberry top adds balance and credibility. If you’re
looking for more impact, or some pizzazz for a special date once you
punch out, creating a color contrast is an option; a sparkling wine
or berry color works perfectly. If your body silhouette is curvy, look
for pencil skirts that don’t hug your figure too tightly.
A pencil skirt look best with 1 to 4-inch heels. Try kitten heels,
pumps and peep-toes for work, and sandals for night. For evening
outings, try to take just a clutch or a small bag. Big or medium
sizes are appropriate for daytime.
Change from toned-down day/work jewelry to something that
makes more of a statement at night. Your face and body shape
should help you choose the right jewelry. Small jewelry can get
lost on large figures, while bold pieces may overpower petites.
I recommend leaving oversized jewelry for date night! When it
comes to jewelry, size does matter!
DAY LOOK: Silver Sweater, BCBGMAXAZRIA; Top, Diane von Furstenberg;
Skirt, Gucci; White Leather Handbag, Gucci; Shoes, Manolo Blahnik. NIGHT
LOOK: Top, Diane von Furstenberg; Skirt, Gucci; Clucht, Lauren Markin;
Gladiator Heels, Jimmy Choo. All available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland.
If you’re an aspiring fashionista, load
your brain with random fashion-related
trivia to keep the conversation flowing as
smoothly as your outfit, no matter what
the occasion. Here are a few interesting
things we’ve come across lately.
28 N o T h i g h Zo n e
In the early 1900s, women in parts of the
Caribbean were not allowed to show their
thighs in public, which meant that many
times they had to add extra cloth to their
shorts so they draped to the knee.
Nickname given to a co-worker who
comes to the office with wrinkles in their
clothes, mud on their shoes, coffee on their
shirt and Post-Its on their back. In some
companies, they are called the boss.
Long L asting
Studies have shown, and fashionistas will
agree, that clothes that are dry-cleaned
not only last longer, but they feel better to
the touch than clothes that are thrown in
the regular wash.