As the resident style expert at SeekingArrangement, I receive many inquiries about style, grace, and maintaining face. With so many Sugar Babies all over the world, there is no way to give an exact style guide for acceptable aesthetics from Miami to Moscow. This blog tackles some of the style questions I have been asked over the past few months.
Excellent question. It’s been mentioned that one should have manicured nails at (almost) all times, but seldom do articles discuss the correct look. My advice? K.I.S.S. which stands for “Keep It Sexy, Simple.”
For gentleman, a basic manicure is your best bet with pushed back cuticles and trimmed nails. I know that nails are much more complicated for women and trends are constantly changing. Remain classic; avoid glitter and nail art, select a versatile and classic palettes. Although everyone has been raving Christian Louboutin’s new polish line, I’ve always been partial to Chanel’s “Le Vernis” line, which encompasses versatile, refined colors. Ladies, please keep your polish intact, little islands of polish on bare nails is not a good look!
Tricky! Everyone defines trends differently, especially since there has been a new push in retail for “modern classics.” Typically I’d say it is fine to combine two silhouette trends, but when combining with patterns or prints, it’s best to limit your ensemble to one trend. Mixing too many trends confuses the eye. It’s like trying to focus on one color in a tie-dye T. To better define fashion movements, men should check out GQ’s Trend Report, while women can look at Elle’s guide.
My immediate answer would be no, but that pertains to literal “seasonal pieces.” Sweaters, denim, cotton T’s, and other basics are intended to surpass seasonal expectations. However, one must note color. Greys, blacks, creams, and reds can typically transition through fall, winter, spring, and summer. More vibrant colors like orange are best limited to warmer weather.
When considering shoes and accessories, one must take texture to the forefront. Suedes should be limited to fall and winter, while woven leather and linen is perfect for spring and summer.
For this situation, Yelp is your friend. If the restaurant or venue is a surprise, then you should play it safe. Both men and women should stick to neutral colors. As a man, a date-safe look has always been a pressed dress shirt, paired with chinos and a sport coat. These looks can be more difficult for women, but one can never go wrong with the iconic DVF wrap dress and simple accessories.
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