Jody Watley. Ageless Chic. Black and White for Spring 2013.

“ know it’s funnny – funny how time flies as I’ve watched days turn into yeeaars..” – lyric from ‘Still a Thrill’

Though the pairing of black and white has always been a classic in fashion and runway mainstay it’s back at the forefront of what’s hot for Spring 2013. I can’t help but recall wearing it Β back in 1980 for a photo session I did while a member of the group Shalamar. In fashion, everything comes back around in some form or another.

If I see something I like and buy it; it’s simply about what appeals to me and my individual style and taste – this has remained consistent with me through the years. If you’ve been around for a ‘trend’ that has returned and you choose to wear it; Β it’s about what works for you now. It’s key to not be stuck in what worked in the past – make it work for you now. The same applies to make-up you can’t wear the same hues that you did as a teen or young adult. Tweak, revise, remix, update! In this case I paired my new black and white blouse from Zara with bright orange slacks from H&M – effortless and relaxed chic.

The photo of me on the left is from 1980 when I was in Shalamar, the photo on the right was a couple of nights ago at a party I attended; still fabulous and still me – aging gracefully. If we’re lucky, we’re all going to get older; the key is to do it with style and grace!

Jody Watley Style.  Left (1980), Right (2013)

Jody Watley Bold Β Style. Left (1980), Right (2013)

Mickey Boardman (Paper Magazine), Jody Watley

Mickey Boardman (Paper Magazine), Jody Watley

Photo’s: Jody Watley

H&M Trend Guide SS 2012


Lots of pieces to work with in this collection, including the kimono and Japanese Obi belt, white biker vest and color blocked wedge shoes – not worn together of course!