My Favorite Things…

Hello Fashion Forward People!

This blog is for men and women. So men, keep reading. These are some of my favorite things I have recently used or seen during my personal styling or just personal buying.

Beyond all the fun trends out there — ruffles, Ts with sayings, etc., I have been seeing a beautiful pale blue in stores — in dresses, men’s shirts, even sleepwear. It is a beautiful color that is flattering on virtually everyone. Buy something in it today! Here are some examples:

Tips from Your Indianapolis Fashion Stylist

I have used three amazing products recently that I love, and I wanted to pass them along to you. Number one is Dove’s Dry Skin Relief body wash. It is amazing — I actually think I could skip lotion that day I use it. If you have any kind of issue with dry skin or just like feeling moisturized, try it.

Dove Dermaseries Gentle Body Cleanser

The second product I am loving is really an old basic we’ve all used in a smaller, fun package. It’s Vaseline Lip Balm Mini Rosy. I like the rosy color and very soft scent. Plus it moisturizes lips the way we would expect a Vaseline product to do. You’ll love it!

Vaseline Lip Balm

An old standby hair pomade is American Crew (for men). I have used it a while, and it leaves hair styled but not greasy. It’s a great price, too. Try it — guys and girls!

American Crew Pomade

It’s finally feeling spring-like here in Indianapolis, and I am encouraging all my clients to wear a facial moisturizer or at the least just a sunscreen product with SPF 30. Here are some of my favorite ones:

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer

Olay Complete Moisturizer Sunscreen1

Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream

Just for guys — I know you like your good quality shoes. You wear them for years, polish them, re-sole them, etc. Even if it’s not your “go-to” brand, I challenge you to try Allen Edmond shoes. We have a great store at Keystone at the Crossing mall here in Indy. The shoes are made in America–Wisconsin, in fact–and will refurbish a worn pair when you need to do it. The styles, the leather, and last — the sizes are awesome. I was trying find an Oxford for a client who wears a 10EEE — Allen Edmunds was the only store who had them in stock. Here are some of my favorite brands–check it out. There is an Anniversary sale on now. I, your Indianapolis Fashion Stylist, love their lighter brown oxfords and the black leather sneaker.

Allen Edmonds Shoes

Sneakers here:Allen Edmonds Sneakers

Ladies, I love jeans, and I wear them all the time! Casual looks, dressed up, suited up–I love them. I want to share some new brands I adore, and you will, too. For starters, I have been buying a couple of pairs of more unusual jeans. I already have my basic jeans from Lucky Jeans, JCrew and INC. These jeans have some really cute details such as the side seams of this number from Pistola. I love these jeans, and wear them constantly. Be sure and buy them snug, however because they stretch.

Pistola Denim Audrey – Monaco

I also bought a pair of black crop jeans from Everyone. I love them. They are so flattering. They do not stretch, however, so I would buy your typical size.

Everlane Kick Crop Jean

Finally, I found a really cute pair of pastel jeans, big this year, from Gap. They are a light lavender, and I love them. They are in the Pantone Color of the Year! There are several colors from which to choose!

GAP Mid Rise True Skinny Ankle Jeans in Color

Keep it sassy, Indy.

Beth Divine, AICI CIC and Indianapolis Fashion Stylist