Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The NBA's New Fashion Rage

Back in the olden days of the Internet — we're talking way back in 2006 — Gilbert Arenas(notes) was still bringing the ruckus. But back then, it was for good stuff, not gun stuff.
You see, back in '06, Arenas set the league on fire by wearing low-top shoes. They were kind of a big deal. He met with the press about his preference for low-tops, and he even unleashed a very Arenas-ian quote about the subject.

Here's a list of players who have at some point this season worn low-top shoes. I'm sure it's not complete because these guys change shoes like Dennis Rodman changed hair colors. However, you'll notice that this is a pretty big group of players, and quite a few big names. That's a lot of valuable ankle tendons. read more

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Know Your Clothes

This may sound a little off, but if you know each piece of clothing front to back, you'll be so much better off. You should know the following things about each individual item in your closet:

The fabric and designer.
  • Colors it looks best paired with.
  • What style of clothing it looks best paired with (long, short, fitted, loose).
  • The right accessories and shoes with it. This knowledge will help you know what your wardrobe is lacking and what your most-valued pieces are. It will help keep your wardrobe organized. Keep the information on record and in order with pictures, sketches, lists, or a database.

Keep Track
If you're really set on looking great day after day (and you're willing to put quite a lot of effort into it) I suggest planning ahead and keeping track of your daily ensembles. This works great during school-months or for planning vacations.

Get a notebook or calendar that can be solely devoted to describing and recording outfits. This eliminates trying to remember when you wore an outfit last ("Did I wear this the other day? Last week?)." Instead, you'll have written records to look back upon.