usmc polo shirt Mom must stop wearing black knee
Question: My mom wears a typical “mom uniform” all summer long. That means scoop neck T shirts, pastel cotton pants and sometimes a cardigan. She looks OK not stylish, but OK until she tries to dress it up with black patent leather sandals and sheer black knee highs. She looks like a dork. I think she would look better if she just wore flip flops, but she won’t do that. Can you tell her what kind of shoes to wear for a dressed up look She might listen to you.
Answer: I can make some suggestions, but it’s up to your mom to decide whether they suit her. There’s no such thing as one style fits all.
I would definitely lose the black knee highs with summer sandals. Dark hosiery works better with closed toe shoes in the cooler months. Black patent sandals are in vogue right now Mom got that right but in my opinion they look best with black, white or bright clothes. They’re a bit harsh with pastels.
What would I put with pale colored pants For a casual look, any shade of brown or one of the wonderful mid tone colors that are popular this summer. To dress up Mom’s outfits, how about sandals in silver, gold or bronze They’d add a little shine without overwhelming the soft shades she favors.
Q: I have the worst luck choosing foundation. I can’t find a color to match my face. It looks fine when I test it inside my wrist, but after I get home and put it on my face, it usually looks too pale. I just can’t afford many more mistakes.
A: Your biggest mistake: not testing foundation on your face. You don’t wear it on your wrist, so why test it there?
Dot and blend likely colors on your jawline, nose, cheeks and forehead. Buy the one that is closest to your skin tone in all four areas. Some women use two foundations a lighter one on the bridge of the nose, across the top of the cheekbones and under the eyes; a darker one down the center of the face and blended outward.
And when shopping, take a hand mirror with you so you can step outside and check the foundation colors in natural light.
Q: Where have men’s polo shirts with chest pockets gone I can’t believe every manufacturer would have eliminated pockets. Where’s a guy supposed to put his pen or sunglasses I have checked about every store in town with no luck.
A: I’m not sure where you’ve been shopping, but somehow you’ve missed all the brands of polo shirts that do still have at least one chest pocket.
If you cannot find those brands at the malls,
you definitely will find them online. Type “pocket polo shirts” into the search box, and you should be delighted at how many pop up.
Meanwhile, readers, if you have seen men’s pocket polos in stores, do tell where.
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