A season of its own in the South, college football is about to begin. Getting the perfect outfit that will take you from tailgating to sweltering hot stands can be a challenge.
Here are a few ideas for a couple Georgia and South Carolina teams:
University of Georgia: I spotted a cute halter tunic in a red and black print with black roses at the neck at Soho in Surrey Center. Made of a light silky material, it could easily be worn to a hot weather game or layered with leggings or jeans as the weather cools. It’s $76.
With a change in season also usually comes a change in hairstyle.
I talked to a couple local stylists about trends in hair this fall. Here are a few from Ansley Dennis and Jonathan Hamilton, stylists at La Dolce Vita Salon and Spa downtown and Erin Marty, owner of Stella, a salon and spa on the Hill:
Natural look: People are embracing their natural wave, Dennis said. This can be aided with a keratin complex treatment, which reduces frizz for three to five months with a boasted 95 percent reduction of frizz. It costs $350, so consider your hair budget.
One fashion trend I never saw coming back until its arrival: clogs.
Like many of you, I wore clogs back in the ‘90s, but they and my corduroy overalls were long gone when I perused the upcoming fall collections of shoes. I suspect clogs may have the divisive power of rompers, but for feet. They’re often trendy rather than flattering, even with this incarnation frequently found with a heel.
I miss back to school shopping. It was fun picking out your outfit for the first day of school, even though living in a hot climate meant a lot of the “traditional” back-to-school plaid jackets and argyle sweaters wouldn’t do.
You can find cute preppy back-to-school pieces that won’t make you break a sweat or the bank as an adult – here are a couple picks:
If you read the footnotes of style magazines such as InStyle or peruse the pages of People, Stella & Dot may sound familiar to you.
Stella & Dot is a company that sells stylish jewelry like you might see in a boutique or Anthropologie. However, it’s more affordable and much more versatile.
The idea of blue eye makeup may conjure visions of bad ‘80s fashion, but much like Ray Ban sunglasses and leggings, it’s making a comeback.
I’m not talking matte light blue. I mean shimmery aqua, turquoise and deep blue, and it’s perfect for summer. Blue, mixed with shimmery taupe, bronze and brown, alludes to a seascape, and it’s a wearable look whether you have fair or dark skin.
With all the pretty sundresses of summer, it’s easy to overlook the work dress – and with temps breaking triple digits, it’s cooler than those work pants.
First, let’s qualify what I’m talking about – no winter weight dresses (I’ve made the sleeveless wool dress mistake), revealing cuts or informal summer dresses. Also, don’t make the mistake of wearing linen to work. It’s a great summer fabric, but sitting at a desk will give you some unattractive wrinkles on the front of your dress.
July is a great time for sales. Often you can buy clothes at deep discounts, which is beneficial to Georgians, since we don’t start layering with sweaters until October.
Some trends for the fall will be on sale with late summer collections, so buy up these trends to wear into fall and beyond.
Look for items in amber, jewel tones, black or grey. Many of the fall items have these colors.
Next, count out anything linen or floral. The ship will have sailed for those items by fall.
Summer trips mean convenient detours for discounted fashions. If you’re going to the city, the mountains, or the beach, here are some outlet centers worth a stop.
Going to Atlanta?
Discover Mills: BCBG MaxAzria Final Cut. Need I say more? Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th is also there, as well as traditional stores such as Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Guess. This center, located at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville, is easily accessible off of Interstate 85.