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A Guest Post From My Unfashionable (But Not Evil) Twin

This week I have a guest post for you from Natasha Nadel, my identical, unfashionable, (but not evil) twin sister.

4 Tips For The Naturally Unfashionable

 

“You’re talking to the wrong twin.” This is my response when my husband or friends ask if something looks good on them or if their outfit matches. We may have come from the same egg, but we didn’t come from the same closet. Here’s my take on this whole style thing.
Have no fear. Whether you stare into the mirror and have
no idea if something fits or flatters you; or have recently changed weight
and don’t know how to dress your new body, there’s hope for you! How do I know?
Because there is hope for me! Lani and I were joking the other day that when it
comes to fashion, she just can’t teach me to fish on my own!
I know we’re not all blessed to have a fashion stylist as an
identical twin sister. But unfortunately I’m not a wealthy celebrity who can just move
her into my house to help every morning when I get dressed. That, and her family might mind… So I’ve
had to come up with a new way to cope on my own.
I have a new personal motto: KISS (Keep it Simple and you
too can be Stylish).
Tip #1
Don’t buy anything that can’t be returned and always keep
your receipt! Smart phones have helped my situation considerably because I can
now just take a picture of the shoes or shirt I’m asking about in the store and
send it to her. I say “asking about”, and not “unsure of”, because sometimes I’m sure but Lani is horrified by my purchase. However, she does run her own business and is not always
available at my beck and call!
Tip #2

Have a signature piece of clothing. Lani has blogged about the idea of a personal uniform. That makes sense to me. But how to
get there? I was helping someone the other day with her novel and talking about
creating strong characters for the book. One suggestion? What is your
character’s signature piece of clothing? Biker boots? A motorcycle jacket? A
cashmere cardigan? Dreadlocks? Stilettos? A while back my sister told me my “mom
uniform” should be a blazer with jeans so that I always looked and felt “put-together”. I get that but I’m just
not comfortable in structured clothes like blazers unless I’m in an office for
the day. Enter this season’s sweatshirt blazers and cardigans. Every day now I
start with what cardigan or soft jacket I want to wear and build my outfit from
there. Just add shirt and bottom for an instant outfit.

Tip #3

 

Have your go-to simple jewelry…and your funky chunky
bracelet for when you are just going to wear all black (ditto on dangly sparkly
earrings-but never with glasses-says Lani). Jewelry is usually too complicated
for me so I don’t really try unless I have my expert (Lani) on hand. I just
wear my push prize II diamond circle necklace and maybe (if I’m
getting fancy) my push prize I bracelet.
Tip #4
Find your Lani! Since she can’t always be with us (although she does work via Skype), you’ll have to find a stand-in. Everyone has a stylish friend, or at least one who will be honest about how your butt looks in your new jeans. Just make sure it is one who won’t take out their own insecurities on you. Guess who taught me that?

P.S. from Lani

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