Gretta's 5 Forbidden Clothing Items and 5 Solutions
Gretta reveals which five fashion items need to be banished from your closet immediately, and she offers their perfect up-to-date replacements!
"Throw them out!" says Gretta, noting this hair accessory from the 1980s is never coming back in style. "Do not keep them, because when you keep them that's when you might use them!"
"Hair accessories are all the rage ... For a few bucks you can replace everything!" Gretta says. "Please don't try to match your headband to your outfit, that's for little tiny girls, Easter Sunday, not for us. So you go neutral, or go metallic if you want to do something fun, or browns, blacks - that's it! It takes just as little time and it looks much more polished."
Gretta admits she's a bit nostalgic about these heels, which she rocked back in the day. But now, "White pumps are not going to serve you .... these have to go!"
Replacement: Nude Pumps
"You'll be modern, you'll be new and you'll be able to wear it with everything!" says Gretta about Franco Sarto "Value" shoes in Wild Rice Suede from Shoes.com. If you must have white shoes this summer, Gretta suggests an open toe or a sandal in a style where your foot shows through so there's more foot showing and less shoe.
Cut-off Shorts for Guys
"If you see this in your husband's closet, you have my full permission to burn them!" Gretta says about cut-off jean shorts.
"The alternative is easy, simple and under $50," she says about Dockers. "Nice khaki - plain, simple - they work everywhere! It's classic."
"Go bare! The rules have totally changed," says Gretta, encouraging everyone to throw out their nude pantyhose. "I know, there are certain times we think, 'Oh my goodness, I have to wear hose,' but here's the bottom line: They're never natural, they never match your skin tone, you can always see them in shoes, so don't trick yourself. They're always visible!"
"I especially hate them in open-toed shoes," adds Rachael. "Set your legs free!"
Replacement: Philosophy The Big Skinny Cream
"This is slimming and tanning so that you get not tan, but just a beautiful tint to your legs ... I have little tiny veins and such, it will camouflage that!" And, on chillier days if you just want something on your legs, trade pantyhose for funky tights. "You can do even a nude tight in a little bit of a woven pattern or some print that's tone-on-tone, or something like a fishnet."
"We're going to make it really simple: Pleats do not work on any pants, any style, any jean, any time. The reason why? Ask yourself this, 'Do I want to look bigger anywhere in that region?' I'm pretty sure the answer is, 'No'!" Gretta says. "This goes for the fellas, too."
Replacement: Flat Front Khakis
"There's absolutely no extra bulk!" Gretta says about Land's End khakis. "You don't have that tent happen when you sit down!"
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