It’s Black and White- Fashion for your size that’s age-appropriate too!
Whether you’re a size 2, 12, or 22 there is no excuse not to look fabulous at any age!
Knowing your body and what works isn’t always easy, however.
Then, when the latest trends are thrown into the mix, the result can be confusing. High fashion magazines aren’t always entirely helpful. They don’t translate into the battlefield of life. So many of my design clients often ask me to incorporate fashion into their style makeovers. And, I say stay on trend and modern in both your home and wardrobe.
One of the hottest fashion trends is the return of black and white. Just take a look at the many fab options out there. And, the best part is that color blocked pieces are a trend that’s age-appropriate for everyone. Check out this Alice + Olivia Constance Striped Coat at Shopbop, pictured above, as an ageless option.
Yet, many ladies think it’s not easy to work with black and white when you are above a size 12… not true! Use color blocking to play with your proportions and create the illusion of perfect curves because there is black and white fashion for any age, any size.
READ: The Color Blocked Trend
For instance, if you’re a size 12, you can rock a small printed black and white shirt, or a dress belted at the slimmest point on your waist, drop the hem line to the knee, pair that with the new Spandex black tights, and add a silver metallic open-toed pump… voila -one hot lady!
For those ladies in the house that are a sexy size 22, a great trick is to keep all the black on the outer parts of the body. For instance, try large black knit stripes down the sides of a pencil skirt with a white center panel. Pair that with a short black and white chiffon printed top, a tuxedo jacket, black tights, and a low ankle boot in black suede. You will rock the room for sure!
SHOP: Plus Size Fashion
Now for you girls with a pixie size 2, take a pair of pencil black leather pants, add a black and white plaid twin sweater set and a fierce pump with a bit of a S&M inspired chrome spike detail. Not only will you look tall, but oh so modern!
MORE: Petite Fashion Tips
No matter what the season’s trends may be, any size can work the right look and feel modern without spending a fortune. –Brad Boles
Style is as easy as black and white! We’ve pulled some inspirational ideas…Published on January 03, 2012
Brad Boles landed in New York in the early eighties at the height of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and worked his way up the make-up artist ladder to fame with his work being featured on the cover's of countless fashion magazines, as well as editorial spreads. MTV was his playground working with the most celebrated artists of the time from Pat Benatar to Grace Jones.
When Hollywood came calling, he landed his first film doing Kim Cattrall’s make-up and went on to work with Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Billy Zane, Andrew McCarthy and more.
Brad was the creative director for Denise Rich for 12 years as her stylist and make-up artist, as well as designing her legendary parties for such luminaries as President Clinton, Patti Labelle, Natelie Cole, and Richard Avedon.
Later, Brad opened a store of exotic interiors in NYC in 2002 and then opened a store in Moscow! Brad also designed the Zarin Fabrics showroom with Jill Zarin thus leading to being on the “The Real Housewives of New York City” seen as Jill Zarin's gay husband. Brad is currently working globally on interior projects and has been busy doing interiors in New York City, The Hamptons, Moscow, Morocco, and Dubai.
He has shot the pilot for his own TV show produced by Nancy Glass Productions. Look for his coffee table book, "The Art of Extravagant Luxury" coming soon. Brad and Sharon Haver are developing a style book and series.