FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST

Here in Southern California, the weather is gradually catching up to other fall customs like pumpkin spice everything, the beginnings of the 2021 award season, and fashion week. The fall runways tend to inform trends of the season with an autumn in New York state of mind: Meanwhile on a late-summer getaway to San DiegoContinue reading “FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST”

THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST

We all have that top. It’s the garment, so avant garde, so unique that you equate to a priceless artifact that belongs in a museum. Well, for me I can’t help but feel this way about this corset top with a Hellenistic print on It, because it legit looks like Grecian pottery from ancient times—soContinue reading “THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST”

Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat

This has been a scorching summer–and for some reason ‘business casual’ doesn’t take triple digit heat into account. As an on-camera journalist, I’m expected to look extra polished on-the-job because I’m so visible. The thing is, wearing a full on pantsuit is out of the question in SoCal during August. I recently moved to BakersfieldContinue reading “Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat”

Bike shorts are here to stay! Here’s a chic way to wear them

Bike shorts, they’re cyclical! The trend came back around (hehe) last Spring, thanks to street style stars like Hailey Bieber channeling Princess Diana (the reigning royalty of the trend) and Emily Ratajkowski. I thought the fad would fade out fast. Summer fashion month has proven that bike shorts are here to stay. I finally cavedContinue reading “Bike shorts are here to stay! Here’s a chic way to wear them”

Safety in Style: Why it’s Chic to Be Cautious Right Now

This pandemic has caused pandemonium. CNN reported that 44 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment since lockdown, over 100,000 people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 already, and for three months, our country turned into a ghost town on steroids. That was, until the country began to slowly open upContinue reading “Safety in Style: Why it’s Chic to Be Cautious Right Now”

Four 2019 Trends Here to Stay: Shirley Holmes is on the Clothing Case

They call me Shirley Holmes, fashion detective (actually they don’t, but I’m manifesting it). I’m always sleuthing to find what’s the latest in fashion so that it’s no mystery to my followers. In this installment of the Shirley Holmes: The Clothing Chronicles, my best friend, Mari Makatsaria joins the case, like a wardrobe-conscious Watson. WeContinue reading “Four 2019 Trends Here to Stay: Shirley Holmes is on the Clothing Case”

JLo’s Resurrected Versace Dress Inspires Blue/Green Dresses for Spring 2020

This is Jennifer Lopez’s world, and we are just here Googling it. Back in 2000, JLo fans ‘Googled’ her blue and tropical safari Versace dress worn to the Grammys so many times, that Google Images was born because of it. Let such a fact cement the declaration that fashion breaks the internet. The vibrant VersaceContinue reading “JLo’s Resurrected Versace Dress Inspires Blue/Green Dresses for Spring 2020”

The Scarf-Top Trend, Three Ways

I am about to divulge the tale of a lost love rediscovered. It was a 90-degree summer day when I ravaged through the cave of wardrobe wonders known as the top drawer of my dresser. The heat rendered most of the blouses in my closet useless, which brought me before the handle of the drawerContinue reading “The Scarf-Top Trend, Three Ways”