NEW YORK CITY, N.Y— Christina DiMauro Kelly, the former public relations director for fashion designer Alberta Ferretti, knows a thing or two about viral fashion trends. From runway models in New York City to office fashionistas, the styles of 2015 have ranged from eye-catching accessories to subtle chic.
One of fashion’s biggest faux pas is wearing white after Labor Day. However, white is a classic color that can make for a clean, streamlined look during any season. With Labor Day right around the corner, Christina Kelly gives tips on how to incorporate white into your wardrobe all year long.
1. Blazer. Donning a crisp, white blazer in the fall or the winter is definitely acceptable. Pair it with colors that work well with the cooler seasons – partner up black and gray tops with dark wash denim and you will have put together a flawless look.
2. Tops. White tops definitely are not included in the “no white after Labor Day” rule. They can be worn during any season and are always in style. Try a white chunky sweater in the winter or a turtleneck accessorized with a red, orange, or brown scarf in the fall.
3. Pants. Wearing white pants can be tricky – the key is to pick the right fabric for the season. Wearing material that is super lightweight, like silk, during the colder months is a recipe for disaster. However, pairing white denim with suede ankle booties will create a seasonally appropriate and fashion-forward look – it is the perfect way to keep those white pants out all year!
4. Belt. Rocking a white belt during any season works best when used to split up two solid colors. This creates a super on-trend color blocking effect. Pair neutral bottoms with a brighter top to make the best of this “after Labor Day” style.
Christina Kelly has an extensive background in the business, fashion and real-estate worlds. She has helped close multimillion-dollar commercial and residential property deals in Manhattan, and has closed several high-end deals herself.
Kelly has worked closely with the Special Events Director—as well as the entire Special Events team—at the corporate headquarters of Ralph Lauren. She had the opportunity to work directly with Mr. Lauren, handling design, catering, seating arrangements and more.
Kelly was recently the Public Relations Director for designer Alberta Ferretti, owner and founder of Aeffe S.p. A., a fashion house located in midtown Manhattan. She worked closely with major publications such as Vogue, Glamour and Cosmopolitan. Additionally, she worked with buyers from high-end department stores including Neiman Marcus, Barney’s New York and Bergdorf Goodman.
Presently, Christina Kelly is a public relations and fashion consultant, working with a wide variety of high-end clients. Combining an innate business sense with fashion and style helps make Christina Kelly a true asset to her clients and business partners.