My Fashion Pet Peeves & How To Avoid Them

dress: Derek Lam (similar online) // vest and belt: Zara // bracelets: Baublebar and etc… // necklace: c/o Gorjana Griffin

video by Jonathan Prosper

I can’t tell you how many times people ask me what’s wrong with their outfit or what they’re doing wrong with how they dress when they find out that I’m a wardrobe stylist. I’d rather focus on what people are doing right and work with their own style—unless they’re my good friends and they keep wearing unflattering fabric headbands on a daily basis (you know who you are).

That being said, I do have a few fashion pet peeves as a stylist. If you’re a culprit of any of these, I won’t tell. You’ll have some great solutions on how to avoid them.

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How To Wear A Red Handbag 3 Ways

3 Ways To Wear A Red Bag

DEAR ANDI:

I just splurged on a gorgeous red handbag (usually go for all black) how can I incorporate it into my wardrobe all year round?

-Angelique, @alabonne

Dear Angelique,

First of all, kudos to you for stepping out of your handbag comfort zone and investing in a color that you can actually wear all year round, and not to mention is a major trend this season. You’re a gal after my own heart, as I recently did the same thing.

The great part about a bag that’s red is that it can actually be more versatile than you think. I find that when I’ve been wearing a basic black handbag, I sometimes feel like I have to switch it for a brown one if I’m wearing more of those tones. This is not the case usually with red.

The first and probably most obvious way to wear a red purse is by letting it pop off of neutrals like black and white, just like this edgy ASOS black body con dress mixed with this Zara crossbody bag, or even metallics. Neutrals like these can be worn during all seasons and will definitely make a statement with your fiery bag.

Another way you may not even think to wear a red bag is actually mixing with other shades of red. The monochromatic look feels so modern right now. Try a darker red tone suit like this one from ASOS and let your bag complete the look—especially if you splurge on one like this Mulberry purse.

The most fun way that can be worn into the warmer weather is by letting it vibrate off of other brights. Red and teal is one of my favorite and unexpected color combinations, so you can try something like this Oscar de la Renta teal dress paired with this Diane Von Furstenberg red vegan handbag. If it’s in the same tone and brightness like fuscia, yellow, cobalt, etc, then it works and makes a statement.

However you wear it, make sure you protect it with a spray and keep it in its dust bag or at the very least, stuff it with tissue to hold its shape. That way, you can enjoy it season after season after season…

Send your fashion and beauty conundrums this way to dearandistyle@gmail.com and I will try to answer as soon as I can. You may be featured on the next ASK ANDI!


Holiday Gift Guide For Guys (Look, I’m on TV!)

We’re going live in 3…2…and…

It was a near disaster when I was on camera the other morning to talk about my holiday gift guide picks for the season on FOX in Baltimore. They had my segment down as “The Holiday Gift Guide For Guys” and meanwhile, I came in to talk about makeup from Mally, Katy Perry’s new perfume and even a John Frieda hair air brush from Conair.

Luckily, just a minute before we went on air we figured this out and somehow improvised. I think it worked out anyway—probably because I had so much fun talking about (and smelling!) these products in the segment. My only regret is that we ran out of time before I got to talk about one of the most luxurious gifts for anyone, which is the Krigler Oud Sumptuous 75213 fragrance that was worn by Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, JFK and Grace Kelly just to name a few.

Check it out my appearance and find out where to buy all of the products in it below.

Liz Teich, Fashion + Beauty Expert on FOX Baltimore Morning Show from Liz Teich on Vimeo.

dress: Parker // belt: Nona E. Rose // necklace: Gorjana Griffin // bracelets: etc… and Baublebar

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2 Ways Shop With Me This Week!

Whether you’re guilty of being in need of last minute holiday shopping OR you just need to treat yourself to something after a long year, you’re going to want to shop with me this week.

Here are two ways that you can get some unique finds and hang with me at the same time.

Liz Teich of DearAndi on PoshMark App

1. Posh Party with me!

You may have heard me wax poetically about my obsession with the Poshmark App, but in case you haven’t, it’s my favorite way to make sure that both my closet and items I’ve saved from photoshoots stay fresh.

Poshmark just got “up close and stylish” with me on their site, so check out why I love Poshmark so much and more about me.

Then you’re going to want to download the FREE app from iTunes and start selling from your own closet. Why not sell them to someone who will give them a good home to make room for pieces you’ll actually wear…and especially when it’s as easy as snapping a photo with your phone!

Speaking of which, tonight is the perfect time to try it out because Poshmark is letting me co-host a “Posh Party.” Log onto the app and see my picks to shop from.

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What: Poshmark “Total Trendsetter” Posh Party

When: Tonight at 10pm EST / 7pm PST

Where: From the Poshmark App on your phone…from anywhere!

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2. Shop one of my favorite brands and meet me!

You may have also heard me go on and on about my favorite belt line called Nona E. Rose. The NYC based designer is featuring her designs at a special holiday trunk show tomorrow at the famous Henri Bendel.

What: Meet me at the Nona E. Rose trunk show

Where: Henri Bendel New York
712 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

When: Wednesday December 18th from open until close (meet me from 9-5pm)

 Stay stylish and I’ll see you there!


My TV Debut + Hipknoties Giveaway!

dress: c/o Hipknoties // hanger necklace: c/o Gorjana Griffin // pom-pom necklace: c/o E.Kammeyer // belt: c/o Nona E. Rose (get one at a trunk show at Henri Bendel this week!)

video by Jonathan Prosper

I’m making my broadcast TV debut this week (eek! stay tuned!) so it was only apropos that I give you my styling tips via a video.

Also apropos for the season, one of my favorite new brands, Hipknoties not only generously gave me one of their garments to play with, but also asked me to give one of them to you. Happy holidays!

Just enter the giveaway below and tell us how you would wear your Hipknoties if you one this same garment that can be worn 30+ different ways. One size fits all, so everyone can wear it—so get creative.

Remember the more times you enter, the more chances to win. Good luck!
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