So sorry that I haven't posted in an eternity. That's what it feels like to me, at least. I have a few questions, so here it goes.

Anonymous said:

hey fashionista,
okay, a few questions..

so i'm trying to find a cute and affordable slouchy vest. something that serena would wear on gossip girl. can't find one anywhere! can you help?

also...i'm having trouble figuring out how to pair shorts, tights, leg warmers, and flats. which should go together? which pieces should be bright and which should be plain or dark?


I also am a fan of the slouchy vest, and I found three nice ones.


Starting with this American Apparel vest that I put in a previous post. I love this- it's simple and so Serena.


This striped vest from Urban Outfitters isn't as Serena as I would hope, but it's still pretty good.


Also from Urban Outfitters. This cropped one is really versatile and would probably look much better in real life...

Now for the leg warmers dilemma. They're coming back from the 80's, and becoming much more popular. I think you could definitely pull off the shorts, tights, leg warmers, and flats combination. It sounds like a lot, but if you actually think about it, it's a pretty simple look. You don't want to go overboard with bright tights and bright leg warmers, but that's probably a given. I would say go with neutral shorts, like black or gray, black tights (or any other neutral...I would stay away from white, though) then bright leg warmers. If you have neutral leg warmers, go with bright tights. If you're feeling wild, you can try coordinating bright tights-and-leg-warmers. As for the flats, anything goes. Do what you want.

Don't be afraid of pairing the leg warmers with just shorts. Try them with dresses, skinny jeans...just go full on 80's...

Keep posting questions, I love answering.

Longer post will follow.



  1. thanks fashionista!
    you give such great advice, and i feel so much better about how to wear leg warmers.