Archive for July, 2007

Q&A: What to Wear with Camouflage

Q:  I just got a pair of Chip and Pepper camouflage shorts. They’re down to the knee, and I was planning on wearing them with a basic tank top and flip flops. Do you think this trend will last?

Da-Nang Calligraphy Camo Ripstop Bermudas in Chinese CharcoalA: 
Yes, this trend will last through the Fall. Military is a trend that doesn’t ever seem to go out of style, and the color green has been gaining in popularity. Plus, knee-length city shorts are seasonally appropriate both for Summer and Fall.

We love the look of the green camouflage print with basic black for a more traditional military look. But if you’re looking to move beyond basics, we recommend pairing the green camouflage with a bright color–such as an orange top.

As for accessories, one military-inspired item per outfit is enough, so skip the combat boots. Your idea to pair the shorts with flip flops is a great way to soften the look and make it more playful.

Have a great tip about what to wear with camouflage? Share it with us in the comments!

Pictured:
Da-Nang Calligraphy Camo Ripstop Bermudas in Chinese Charcoal | $105 (sale) at Revolve Clothing.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

4 comments July 31st, 2007

Branch Candle Holders

Branch Candle Holders at West ElmOrganic shapes are the perfect counterpart to long candle tapers.


$12.99+  (sale) at West Elm.

5 comments July 31st, 2007

Omiru Poll Result: Hip Length Blazers are In…and Out

Omiru Poll Result: Hip Length Blazers are In and Out


Theory Rory BlazerWe asked:Are Long Hip Length Blazers In or Out?

You said:  In…and Out. 49% of you are all for the long blazer, but 36% voted it Out and the remaining 15% voted it On the Way Out.

Omiru’s take: Seems that the Long Hip-Length Blazer inspires strong opinions in either direction–and rightly so. For some, it’s figure flattering, but for others, it’s just the opposite. Style tip?  If you’re short-waisted (e.g. long legs, short torso), the Hip-Length Blazer will be flattering on your body, as it’ll help visually balance out your top and bottom. However, if you’re long-waisted (e.g. short legs, long torso), the long blazer isn’t going to do you any favors. Skip it and try the cropped blazer instead.

Next Question: We’ve been out shopping for our new Fall wardrobes, and we’re seeing Grey, Grey, and more Grey. But what do you think? Tell us, is The Color Grey In, or is it Out? Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Theory Rory Blazer | $360 at Shopbop.

2 comments July 29th, 2007

Purple Woven Tunic

Purple Woven TunicPair this purple tunic with a wide belt and oversized sunglasses for an easy chic look. Bonus points for adding a bright yellow handbag.

$19.80  at Forever 21.

2 comments July 29th, 2007

Q&A: The Best Bikinis with Removable Padding

Q: I read your question about the best bikini styles for women with a small bust.  I’ve been looking for bikinis with removable padding (as you suggested), but I haven’t been able to find any!  Would you please suggest some bikinis with removable padding?

Calvin Klein Two Tone Buckle Bikini A:  Like we said, bikini styles with padding will help you maximize what you have.  We like removable padding, in particular, because it makes the swimsuit easier to wash.  Here are three of our favorite styles:

Miracle Bra Wireless Push Up Top | $28 at Victoria’s Secret
The banded halter top and push-up style will amp up your bustline.   Matching bottoms $21-$28.

Calvin Klein Two Tone Buckle Bikini | $92 at Figleaves
I love the buckle clasp on this solid halter bikini by Calvin Klein. Removable padding will help flatter your bustline.  (Pictured).

Kenneth Cole Reaction Ruched Halter Tankini | $40 at Victoria’s Secret
Ruching at the bustline will add volume, and the suit features removable padding.  Matching bottoms $31-$37.

Have a great tip about where to find bikinis with removable padding? Share it with us in the comments!


Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

3 comments July 27th, 2007

Teardrops Wall Art

Teardrops Wall ArtSpruce up a bare wall with these 3D wooden “teardrops,” which add texture and dimension to any space.

1/2″ thick wood pieces come primed ready for paint with any interior latex or spray paint.


$42  at Pure Modern.

Add comment July 27th, 2007

Q&A: What to Wear With Polka Dots

Q: I have a navy polka dotted skirt with a semi-high waist and would like to know what types of shirts or blouses I can match with it. I would prefer something easy and simple.

J Crew Cashmere Beach Sweater in Bright PoppyA:  With a geometric print like the polka dotted skirt, you’re going to want to pair it with a solid color. A white, flirty blouse will give you a French-inspired look. Look for blouses with ruffles or other special detailing. But you also might want to try a brightly colored sweater. Yellow, in particular, goes well with navy blue. Even though it’s pricey, I love the look of this cashmere sweater in Bright Poppy at J Crew (pictured).

Have a great tip about what to wear with polka dots? Share it with us in the comments!

Pictured:
Cashmere Beach Sweater | $168 at J Crew.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

5 comments July 26th, 2007

1960s Linen Dress

1960s Linen Dress at Forever 21Need a breezy chic dress for that Friday night get-together? Look no further.


$24.80  at Forever 21.

Add comment July 26th, 2007

Q&A: Create Your Own Personal Style

Q: I am a 24 year old guy who is going bald at a fairly rapid rate.  Can you give any suggestions as the styles of dress that look well on a bald guy?  I’ve tried to copy Bruce Willis, Sam Jackson and Vin Diesel, but those guys are all badasses and alas, I am not.

Mike & Chris Mercer Zip Up Hoodie for MenA:  Our best advice is to be yourself.  It’s difficult to copy a celebrity fashion style–it’s their look, not yours.  Do yourself a favor and focus on yourself. 

Ask yourself–what’s the best feature?  Then focus on that.  The key is to redefine yourself from the inside out.  Think of yourself as a guy with that great feature, not as a guy who’s going bald.  Then dress accordingly.

Do you have a lean physique?  Flaunt it with fitted clothes.  Great face?  Frame it with a great jacket collar.  Or draw attention upward with special detailing at the shoulderline. 

And take some (calculated) fashion risks.  Try a bunch of stuff on in the fitting room–items that you know you’ll love, and garments that you’re not so sure about.  Try new styles–and new colors.  Who knows?  You might find that, for you, turquoise is the new black.  Or that patterned shirts make you look better than the standard striped ones.

Have a great tip about how to find your personal style? Share it with us in the comments!

Pictured:
Mike & Chris Mercer Zip Up Hoodie | $215 at Revolve Clothing.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

Add comment July 25th, 2007

Cobalt Blue Goa Vases

Cobalt Blue Goa Vases at West ElmA cobalt blue glaze covers these shapely stoneware vases.


$34.99+  (sale) at West Elm.

Add comment July 25th, 2007

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