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Tim Gunn Talks About Fall Fashion And Back To School

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The 12th season of the high fashion hit reality-competition series “Project Runway” premieres this Thursday night at 8PM on Lifetime. Tim Gunn himself called in with some fall fashion tips and what parents should keep in mind for Back To School.

The first question we had to ask was, is it okay for an over-40 woman to do silly things with her finger nails? Tim said that was totally okay which had Julie breathing a sigh of relief over her funky painted finger nails.

In regards to fall fashion, Tim says that there really isn’t much of the summer fashions that will carry over into fall. This year’s summer fashions are showing way too much skin to work in the fall. He mentions that leggings have become pant-replacements which shouldn’t be the case as he likens them to hosiery and stockings, in other words: underwear.

Tony mentioned seeing a man wearing capri pants recently. Tim says that fashion is about created optical illusions, where the goal is longer and leaner. Capri pants do the opposite by cutting off your height, making you look shorter and wider. Cargo capris just increase the width. As most women use capris as a shorts alternative, Tim would rather see a woman in shorts that go to the knee or full length pants.

For Back To School fashion, Tim is actually a fan of the uniform look. He’s rather concerned that young people are so label conscious at an early age. His Back To School fashion tip is a dark wash jean, oxford shirt, and a blazer which is a look that works for both boys and girls. Parents can save money by not indulging in their children’s desire for designer labels as children and teenagers are really too young. Tim recommends giving that if you’ve got the cash for designer bags, teach your kids to give that to charity.

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