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Comfort and cutting-edge fashion are totally
compatible when it comes to looks from
Miami-based designer Claudia E. Inspired by
images from books on the history of costume
and fashion, her unfussy, feminine pieces
are created in soft fabrics such as silk jersey,
cotton sateen and chiffon with hints of eye-
catching color; ClaudiaE.com.
Maxi skirts are very trendy and will
make a nice addition to your Fall/
Winter wardrobe. I love them because
they are feminine and versatile, and you
can wear them with almost anything!
You can match one with tanktops and
t-shirts for a casual look or satin and
silk shirts for a more formal evening
outfit. This season, we will find them
in different colors, fabrics and textures
from pleated, plain and bright to neutral
colors, florals and animal prints. There’s
something for all styles and tastes. I
recommend wearing them with cowboy
boots, a tanktop and a scarf if you’re
looking for a “bohemian-chic” look.
Balance out the cold by pairing it with
a warm piece of outerwear — either a
cropped jacket or a coat that sits mid-
thigh leaving just a train of sheer fabric
to spill out from underneath. Important
tip for petites: If you’re a petite woman,
choose a skirt that does not have many
folds or volume in the waist area and try
to find hemlines that go to the thinnest
area of the lower part of your leg, near
› Marisol Gomez is an
Image & Style Consultant
who helps individuals
find their inner essence
and then coaches them
on how best to show it to
the world through their
personal style. For more
style and image tips, visit
Marisol-Gomez.com. We love this Hourglass Brass Charm Necklace
from Ax+Apple for its unapologetically
vintage-steampunk vibe. The piece, part of their
Hourglass Collection, features a 2-inch tall,
genuinely functioning old-school timepiece on
a 36-inch brass metal chain. The sheer coolness
of that is complemented by the fact that
designer Jamie Lyn works out of a funky Austin
treehouse; $90, AxAndApple.com.
“Oh, never mind the fashion. When
one has a style of one’s own, it is
always 20 times better.”
— Margaret Oliphant
18 Sheepish Footwear
You’ve heard of body paint, but
how about spray-on clothing?
The spray is made from short
fibers mixed with a solvent, and
after being removed can be
washed and re-worn. At least you
know it’ll fit.
Before they were co-opted by
pre-teen girls, ugg-like boots
were created by Australian sheep
farmers who wanted to keep their
feet warm and not waste sheep
bits. They were popularized
decades later by Aussie surfers.
Adi and Rudi were brothers.
They also made shoes. When the
brothers fell out in 1948 during a
well-documented fraternal feud,
they split their business, with Adi
going on to found Adidas, and Rudi
creating Puma. Sound familiar?