Thursday, April 17, 2008
Gretta's Got It: Suit up
Are you tired of your work suits? Today, our style expert is giving new life to an old suit. She's showing us how to get more mileage in no time! Get ready to Suit Up-- Gretta's Got It!
WSVN -- Gretta Monahan: "If you're a woman working the corporate world, then you know a wardrobe staple is a black suit, but why look like a clone? I'm going to show you how to suit up, so you stand out."
Gretta Monahan: "All you need to transform is that basic black suit, so let's start by skipping the button-up."
Gretta Monahan: "The suit is fine, but the look is boring."
Gretta Monahan: "Let's call in the mod squad. Geometric prints will instantly update and make that suit modern and interesting. Something blousy makes it feminine."
Gretta Monahan: "Another great thing about the long top is if your jacket is too short. No worries, you can wear the look this way, and if the pants have gotten a little too tight, but you still love them, this will hide that."
Gretta Monahan: "This look is easy. Pair the top with a fun, chunky necklace and some hot matching peep-toe pumps, and after 5 ..."
Gretta Monahan: "And, for day, she's wearing a practical work bag, but, for night, all she has to do is tuck a clutch and a little hardware, and you're good to go."
Gretta Monahan: "You don't need jewelry to shimmer. Heavy metal is one way to make your work wear funky. Here's a 'Plain Jane.' It's transformed by a pop of platinum."
Gretta Monahan: "And you can actually save a lot of money by not buying into blouses and expensive button-downs. Try the look in a tank."
Gretta Monahan: "A pair of sterling flats and you're ready to dazzle. Nice necklace, huh? Fooled you. It's really this shirt's neckline that will save you time and money on accessories."
Gretta Monahan: "A sexy pair of gold sandals and some chunky bracelets. Now that's what I call merging markets. For another dazzling daytime look, try on a chain-link necklace, strappy shoes and a golden carryall, but, when it's quitting time..."
Gretta Monahan: "That's right, cocktail time. It's time to get rid of the uniform. Now, for day, stay soft and shimmery but, for night, go high shine."
Gretta Monahan: "An easy way to update is incorporate color."
Gretta Monahan: "So who said black has to be boring? Take a look at this. You add this season's neon, bright in a solid. This is the hot red of the season, yellow or green, and this suit is brand new."
Gretta Monahan: "This shirt's neckline has a ruffle, and toss on some matching peep-toes, and you are red hot."
Gretta Monahan: "To be modern, more is more. With this look, you can go color crazy. I know you have to be conservative at the office, but now you know how to be stylish too. I'm Gretta for Gretta's Got It."