Staying Fashionably Upbeat

June 2, 2007 • Magazine

Staying Fashionably Upbeat

Staying Fashionably Upbeat

Sat, 2007-06-02 10:00

Andra Naylor

Recently I fell into a fashion funk. It happens to me sometimes – I become completely uninspired by current trends, the clothes in my closet and most frequently, my bank account.

But then, as soon as it arrived, it’s gone – gone because of those metallic flats in the store window, the polka dot umbrella I found at Gap or the perfectly assembled outfit on a passer-by.

If you’re in need of a little fashion pick-me-up, have a gander at these stylish uppers.

Shopbop is having a summer sale. An especially cheery sale item is Twinkle’s Ribbon Print Dress. It’s quite funky. $231.00 at

Did you know Echo does purses? I’ve always loved their printed scarves and fell into a fashion frenzy when I eyed this colorful handbag. $128 at

Miguelina’s chiffon top with floral appliqués is sunshine in a shirt. $295 at Bergdorf Goodman.

Every dress has a story, according to J. Crew. Once upon a time this madras jumper dress went wine tasting in a sprawling vineyard and fell in love with a delicious petite sirah at sunset. $145 at

This look from Theory’s Spring 07 collection is so fresh and so clean!

How could the future not be bright in this light and airy ensemble from BCBG? Silk top, $178 and white cotton trouser, $168.00.

Hollywould’s Kate Runner in coral are part wedge, part flat, part fun.

Still not smiling? Try these quick tips to turn that frown upside down.

1. Find a good sale. High fashion at low prices will instantly put you in a good mood.

2. Subscribe to your favorite store’s email blast. Sometimes that email featuring the newest summer dress is exactly what you need to make it through the day.

3. Refresh your closet. Take a look at what’s missing and set aside what you never wear.

4. Allow yourself one new item. Often one small purchase – a new tank top or a funky bracelet – is all it takes.

Happy Shopping!

1. Echo Print Handbag
2. BGBG Silk Top and Cotton Trousers
3. J.Crew Madras Jumper Dress
4. Miguelina’s Chiffon Top
5. Hollywould’s Kate Runner
6. Theory’s Spring ’07 Collection
7. Twinkle’s Ribbon Print Dress

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