Winter Fashion with Panache

Tips from your friends at Panache Consignment Boutique: Karen Geganto, Bozena Costello & Bebe Brumari

BY: Tana Christian Suggs

Looking for that special something to wear this holiday? It’s not always easy to know what’s new, what’s hip and what styles work well together. And with so many holiday parties and social gatherings, many will be out shopping tirelessly for just the right ensemble. The staff at Panache Consignment Boutique in Town Center have dressed women and teens from head to toe offering customers value in designer and boutique fashions for 10 years now, and at Suwanee Magazine, we turned to the staff and owners, Karen Geganto, Bernice Brumari and Bozena Costello for their winter fashion expertise. Here is what they recommend to look your best this winter and holiday season. When looking for something special to wear to that formal holiday party or event, Geganto said they first analyze a customer’s shape and pick a dress accordingly. The little black dress is still the perfect choice for a wedding or holiday party, but also any cocktail dress in jewel tones such as emerald, royal blue or red would be appropriate. And then bling it up with a necklace, earrings, a cocktail ring, and a pair of evening shoes…and BAM, you’re ready to go!

IMG_7674For something a little more casual such as an office party, Geganto said ladies generally prefer dress slacks or even dressy designer jeans with a top and jacket. Or perhaps a designer sweater paired with a waterfall bead necklace, some boots, and a designer purse will get you out the door and on your way for some holiday fun! As for outerwear, Geganto said they spotlight jackets of all lengths, especially waist-length with a belt that can be worn with anything and looks fabulous. Ladies of all ages tend to love their handbags, and Geganto said styles and brands change from season to season. This winter one of the favorites is Michael Kors in any style and color. Black still remains the basic, but bags are branching out to oranges, greens and pewter leather. The tote still reigns, but the single strap hobo is also a favorite.


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