My office is all over town, and my cubicle, is a rectangular TV or iPhone screen belonging to our various audience members. That’s because I’m an on-camera reporter, which if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know by now. As far as I’m concerned, there are a few components that make my live shot stand out: the lights, the camera and the fashion! Since my first live hit is at 4:30 in the morning and it’s cold, I’ve mastered the art of layering while still serving up a memorable look. Here are some of my favorites over the last month.
Garments in Grape
This is one of my favorite looks from my Halloween stories on-air! Don’t be ‘spooked’ about mixing texture and colors as a reporter this fall season! Turn your fear into a force of fashion by getting out of your comfort zone. The key to a successful mix n’ match is to select pieces from the same color palette, or complementary colors (look up the color wheel on your favorite search engine. The colors across from each other are complementary).
As I’m a repeat offender when it comes pigmented pairings, I was comfortable practicing this method of dress during one of my Halloween stories. I combined this plum ruffle shirt with a velvet pomegranate skirt with Japanese blossoms, because these tones both live in the purple family. They bring a splash of warm color to an autumn ensemble without overwhelming the eye. By the way, marigold orange, burnt orange and burgundy also mesh merrily together—as you will see in the next outfit. It’s all about picking a hue and building on it.
Fall means pumpkin-flavored everything, but what about sprinkling some pumpkin flavor into your wardrobe? Celebrities have been doing it for years, because they know that the ombre of this gourd shade splashes in photos. Since I am a gal of both high and pop culture, I still study star-studded street style clippings and took a page from them with this ensemble. The base of this outfit: the burnt orange culottes and sleeveless marigold turtleneck. On their own, the pairing would make for a super cute mod look in the summertime, but it’s not enough when the temperatures drop. To be as warm as a pumpkin spice latte, I hid a thermal long sleeve top under my tweed blazer and added some pointed toe nude pumps for extra elongation.
This Edwardian top is a vintage girl’s dream: the puffy sleeves, the tortoise shell buttons and the double lining that accentuates my hourglass torso. It’s the type of romantic top that make me feel like I’m in a period film but modernized enough not to look out-of-place on television. I paired it with a floor-length twee skirt that also looks like it’s from the early twentieth century, with its tight fit and bell-like flare at the bottom. With a pair of tights and ankle boots to finish it off, I was warm and whimsical at the same time!
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One response to “fall fashion for on-camera journalists”
Your looks are iconic!