Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Spotlight on Style: The Real Housewives!



One of the popular reality shows on TV today are The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

When these lavish ladies attend elite events, splurge on shopping sprees and host elaborate house parties, they do it in style.

Let's explore the personal styles of the Southern belles of Atlanta and the Cali queens of Beverly Hills.

NeNe
NeNe Leakes, the soon to be divorced socialite's style is what I call a
"Style Chameleon"
She likes to try different styles- edgy-rocker one day and classic cool the next.

Get her style with: leather leggings, graphic tees, minidresses, one shoulder fitted cocktail dresses, long loose dresses, skinny jeans, hoop and stud earrings etc.



Hijabi Style: darkwash straight leg/wide leg jeans or long straight skirt with long graphic tees, cocktail dress with midlength jacket or cardigan if fitted, long A-line wrap dress plus hoop and stud earrings etc.




Cynthia
Cynthia Bailey, the soon to be married model is also a
"Style Chameleon"
She will rock a bohemian chic ensemble one day and then a simple sleek look the next.

Get her style with: long loose dresses, tailored blazers and pantsuits, skinny jeans, short dresses with belts, fedoras, neckscarves, plain tees, hoop earrings etc.



Hijabi Style: maxi dresses with long sleeve shirts or cropped cardigans, pantsuit (with long blazer), Neckscarves with tucked or bun headscarf, darkwash straight leg jeans, loose short dress with belts and straight leg/wide leg pants plus hoop earrings, etc.




Sheree
Sheree Whitfield, the divorced actress in training's style is
Sleek and Sophisticated.
She likes to wear simple yet fabulous items with great tailored shapes and minimal jewelry.

Get her style with: fitted minidresses or cocktail dresses, long gowns, well-fitting straight leg or skinny jeans, elegant tops with details,statement earrings and hot heels.



Hijabi Style: mini dresses or cocktail dresses with cardigans or boyfriend blazers,long dresses with long sleeve shirts, bolero jackets or blazers, straight leg or wide leg jeans, elegant long tops with minimal details- the shorter tops with skirts, statement earrings or other jewelry and hot heels.




Kandi
Kandi Burruss, the single artist/producer's style is Edgy and Urban.
She likes to wear hip hop inspired ensembles as well as a little rocker edge.

Get her style with :graphic tees,darkwash skinny jeans,leather jackets and leggings, knee or thigh high boots with jeans tucked inside, studded accessories, large hoop earrings, black, minidresses with edgy and feminine mixes.



Hijabi Style: Long graphic tees with wide leg/straight leg darkwash jeans,leather jackets, knee or thigh high boots, studded belts,cuffs, large hoop earrings, black, minidresses with edgy and feminine mixes paired with cardigans or long sleeve shirts for the loose ones.



Phaedra
Phaedra Parks, the new mother and entertainment lawyer's style is
Classic and Glamorous.
She likes to wear classic pieces with glamorous accessories.

Get her style with: fur,cocktail dresses, button down A line shirts,trench coats, wrap dresses, pearls,shirtdresses stud earrings, cocktail rings,pumps, satchel purses.



Hijabi Style:Fur,Cocktail dresses with midlength jackets or cardigans over them if they are fitted, button down shirts with straight long skirts, trench coats, straight leg or wide leg pants with simple shirtdresses, pearl earrings or necklace, cocktail rings,satchel purses etc.



Kim
Kim Zolciak, the single pop singer's style is
Feminine and Flirty
She likes to wear pieces with feminine details like ruffles,lace, flowers and frills with other flirty details like tight fits, short lengths and deep necklines.

Get her style with: Ruffled shirts and dresses, poofy minidresses, straight leg jeans, tailored blazers, bell sleeves, v neck tees, fitted cocktail dresses, chandelier earrings, hoop earrings, hot heels, cute flats.



Hijabi Style:Ruffled shirts with straight skirts, poofy minidresses with long sleeve shirts and straight leg/wide leg pants, cocktail dresses with cardigans or jackets over if fitted,straight leg jeans, tailored blazers with skirts or tailored long blazer with wide leg pants, bell sleeves, long earrings, hoop earrings, hot heels, cute flats.




Now that we've seen how they do it Down South, let's head across the country and see how they work it on the West Coast...

Kim
Kim Richards, the single former child star's style is
Sleek and Sophisticated She likes to wear simple yet fabulous items with great flattering shapes and minimal jewelry.

Get her style with: fitted minidresses or cocktail dresses, long gowns, well-fitting straight leg or skinny jeans, elegant tops with minimal details,statement earrings and hot heels.



Hijabi Style: mini dresses or cocktail dresses with cardigans or boyfriend blazers,long dresses with long sleeve shirts, bolero jackets or blazers, straight leg or wide leg jeans, elegant long tops with minimal details- the shorter tops with skirts, statement earrings or other jewelry and hot heels.



Adrienne
Adrienne Maloof, the Lebanese businesswoman's style is
Elegant and Glamorous.
She likes to wear elegant pieces with rich colors and shine accessorized with some blingy jewelry.

Get her style with: fur,long gowns, metallic gold and silver accessories, sequined pieces, straight leg or skinny jeans, one shoulder minidresses or cocktail dresses, empire waisted and A-line tops, hot heels.



Hijabi Style: Fur,long gowns with arm coverage like long sleeve shirts, boleros etc, metallic gold and silver accessories, sequined or shiny headscarves,tops, dresses,darkwash straight leg or wide jeans, one shoulder minidresses or cocktail dresses with long sleeves or cardigans and jackets if fitted, empire waisted and A line tops, hot heels.



Kyle
Kyle Richards, the married former child star's style is
Bohemian and Romantic She likes to wear relaxed silhouettes with flowing fabrics and romantic elements like frills, ruffles, bell sleeves.

Get her style with: Ruffled shirts and dresses, maxi dresses, caftans,empire waisted tops and dresses, tunic tops and dresses, scarves, bangles, long earrings, cute flats, hot heels.



Hijabi Style:
Ruffled shirts with skirts, ruffled long dresses, maxi dresses, caftans,empire waisted tops and dresses, long tunics and tunic dresses,scarves worn around neck along with headscarf, bangles, long earrings, cute flats, hot heels.



Taylor
Taylor Armstrong, the Oklahoma-born housewife's style is
Romantic and SophisticatedShe likes to wear pieces with romantic elements like frills, ruffles,lace and flowers as well as sophisticated pieces with clean lines and tailored shapes.

Get her style with: Ruffled tops and dresses, tailored blazers, empire waisted tops and dresses, dresses with pick-ups,skinny and straight leg jeans, plain tees,stud and hoop earrings, pearls, cute flats, hot heels.



Hijabi Style: Ruffled tops with straight skirts and ruffled long dresses,ruffled short dresses with wide leg pants, tailored blazers with pants or skirts depending on length, empire waisted tops and dresses, straight leg and wide leg jeans and pants, plain long tees, stud and hoop earrings, pearls, cute flats, hot heels.



Lisa
Lisa Vanderpump, the British-born restauranteur's style is
Classic and Feminine.
She likes to wear classic pieces with feminine details like bows, lace and flowers.

Get her style with: cocktail dresses, one shoulder dresses, lace, blush pinks and ivory, trench coats, tights, satchel and clutch purses, straight leg pants, plain tees, wrap dresses, shirtdresses, pumps, pearls, hot heels, statement necklaces, stud earrings, chandelier earrings.



Hijabi Style: Cocktail dresses with cardigans and jackets if they are fitted, one shoulder dresses and tops and long sleeves, lace, blush pinks and ivory, trench coats, satchel and clutch purses, straight leg pants and jeans, plain long tees, wrap dresses and shirtdresses with wide leg or straight leg pants, pumps, pearls, hot heels, statement necklaces,stud earrings, chandelier earrings.




Do you have the same personal style as any of these housewives? Which one(s)?
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love love love Cynthia Bailey's style.
~Sakeena

Hanifah Abdul-Baqi said...

Thank you for the comment, Sakeena!
I love it too, she has great style.