Fashion Week: Robert Verdi on recession style
Robert Verdi at the Tents on Monday
By Jessie Pascoe, Metromix
To say Bryant Park is a sartorial circus is an understatement. There are few events that inspire people to dress to the nines, well, at 9 am on Monday morning.
"Two-turned heads is all I ever ask for," stylist Robert Verdi confessed at the Tracy Reese show. "You know you've gone to far, if three heads turn when you walk in the room."
How to achieve this grace during a recession? "Accessories! It is all accessories-driven during a depressed economy," Verdi noted. "Take a great belt and using it on your coat, giving your coat a new shape and look. It's wearing jewelry over basic, classic pieces and adding an arm of bangles or a great necklace with some beads. Tights with last year's shoes, can make them feel like new shoes. Alter a skirt length. These accessories can make outfits new again."
His recession-fashion advice couldn't come at a better time: Hue tights were handing out chic (and free!) black lace tights to anyone who walked by the tents on Monday.
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