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Straight from Paris

Judy Jones

Seen at: StarStruck at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

She’s wearing: “I got this dress on a trip to Paris last fall.”

Her fashion requisite: “It has to suit my body and my personality.”


White Pants All Year Round?

Cheryl Lampard, founder of Style Matters International, answers your questions each month.

Is it OK to wear white pants year-round in Southwest Florida? Or are there limitations as to when you should wear white?    —Susan, Estero

The notion of not wearing white after Labor Day, which traditionally marks the end of summer, probably has its roots in early 20th century society, when well-heeled Americans could travel to southern climes in summer for months at a time. They would swap their darker, heavier, urban clothing for white linen and straw hats, thereby creating a “look of leisure.” Their return to city life in fall marked the end of their vacationing and a change in temperature, necessitating a return to heavier, darker, more practical clothing.

Old “rules” sometimes need to be broken, and in Southwest Florida, this is one fashion rule that is perfectly acceptable to break! If it still concerns you but you have a penchant for white, swap items in breezy, lightweight fabrics for those in medium weights or heavier cottons and blends. Don’t forget that there is a practical reason for wearing white in hot, sunny weather: it reflects heat, whereas dark colors retain it.

Submit your questions for consideration to jenniferf@gulfshorelife.com.


Makes Scents for Mom

Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, rolls out a well-edited collection of mom-worthy gifts in time for Mother’s Day, cleverly sorted for “the mom who loves to sparkle,” “the mom who loves to get all dolled up” and “the mom who deserves a little something extra.” These exclusive picks, including the new Madison Square Park fragrance by Bond No. 9 (and its removable grass-green rose bracelet), are only available at Saks.

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