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LexWhatWear: It’s fall, y’all, and sporting
the season’s looks has never been more fun


By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Happy Halloween! I hope you have a fun – and fashionable – evening planned.   While I love to dress up for Halloween, I’m a little costume challenged. So, I’ll stick to more familiar …

LexWhatWear: A hip new store, a great event for girls and an easy DIY scarf project to try


  By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Now here is some exciting news: Urban Outfitters has opened its first store in Lexington. Located at 401 W. Main Street within the Victorian Square Shopping Plaza downtown, the 12,000-square-foot, two-story store is …

LexWhatWear: One word best describes
two fashion-inspired projects – amazing!


By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   You’re going to see the word “amazing” a lot in today’s column … so get ready.   First, UK’s student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, has just released its fall fashion issue and it is, …

LexWhatWear: Pink is a powerful color –
wear it for all those fighters and survivors


By Alex McLean KyForward contributor   Pink is my favorite color for many reasons but most importantly because pink represents a powerful movement – the ongoing fight for those battling breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and …

LexWhatWear: It’s Giveaway Friday and a whole lot more to help kick off the weekend


By Alex McLean KyForward contributor   Alright ladies, Versona Accessories has made its way to Kentucky! Yesterday, this unique store had its grand opening at Hamburg Pavilion (next to White House Black Market). Never heard of Versona? Well your ears …

LexWhatWear: Leopard loafers, lightweight scarves and wearing red are good fashion bets


By Alex McLean KyForward contributor   With the Keeneland fall meet under way, I thought it might be helpful to give you my pick of the day. No, I’m not talking about wagering strategy (although my lifelong tendency to pick …

LexWhatWear: Fall in Kentucky means big fashion, fast horses and boots, boots, boots


By Alex McLean KyForward contributor   It’s October, and as hard as it is to believe I can’t help but get excited for all things fall in Kentucky. October in the Bluegrass means one thing in particular: the Keeneland fall …

LexWhatWear: It’s the most wonderful time of the year… time to break out fall wardrobe


By Alex McLean KyForward contributor   Fall just may be my favorite season. For one thing, fall means Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. But that’s not the only reason behind my fall obsession. There’s the cool, crisp air, the changing …

LexWhatWear: Burgundy, the ‘new black,’ is a focal point in fall collections – wear it proudly


OK folks, burgundy is having a major moment in fashion. If you’ve been clothes shopping lately, you know what I’m talking about. And as Rachel Zoe would say, “I die for it.”   Fashion veterans such as Jason Wu, Diane …

LexWhatWear: Moms have style, too,
but sometimes it’s hidden in their closets


By Alex McLean KyForward contributor   Yes it’s true, moms have style, too – despite what we daughters often think … and despite the fashion traps that women, whether they’re mothers or not, sometimes fall into as they grow older. …

LexWhatWear: Seen in NYC – a few fashion trends that could take Lexington by storm


By Alex McLean LexWhatWear.com   Those of you who follow my daily blog – LexWhatWear.com – know I’ve been in New York City for the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference this week. Talk about exciting! The fast pace of city life, …

LexWhatWear: Dressing for ‘real world’ is easier, more cost-effective than you think


By Alex McLean KyForward contributor   If you’re still a newcomer to the “real world” like me, buying new outfits for every occasion just isn’t possible. It’s also not necessary, especially if use your imagination and create “new” outfits out …

LexWhatWear: Back to the basics, loadin’ up and timeless tips to keep you fashion forward


By Alex McLean KyForward contributor   Just as you need the right ingredients to make a recipe work, you need the right “basics” to make your wardrobe work. Basic fashion pieces are key to building a wardrobe that fits your …

Lex What Wear: There is plenty of time to find that perfect gift; these guides can help


  By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Last week, I shared my holiday shopping gift guide for monogrammed gifts, watches, my favorite plaid scarves, boots and vests. This week’s guides feature all things Amazon – Amazon.com, that is, the one-stop-shop …

Lex What Wear: See what these designers have up their sleeves at Recycle the Runway


By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   I hope you are all gearing up for one the Lexington area’s most fun – and fashionable – events: Dress for Success Lexington’s Recycle the Runway Oct. 7 at The Grand Reserve. There are …

Lex What Wear: NY Fashion Week was glitz,
glam and, for this Kentucky girl, unforgettable


By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but my excitement will last a lifetime – truly. It was my favorite Fashion Week yet, mainly because of the people I got to meet and …

Lex What Wear: A day at the races – Saratoga style – proved to be both fashionable and fun


By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Thanks to #AmericasBestRacing, I had an amazing Labor Day weekend at Saratoga Race Course in New York- and was able to check another thing of my Living in NYC bucket list. Along with a …

Lex What Wear: Blue, blue and more blue … with a little white thrown in for good measure


By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   This weekend kicks off another year of Kentucky football – and perhaps one of my favorite things to do: tailgate!   On Saturday, when the first official tailgate of the year begins (I cringe …

Lex What Wear: There’s a new guy in town, and he’s already making a fashion statement


By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Something exciting happened in my life recently: I became an aunt for the first time! My brother Brad and his wife Kate had an absolutely beautiful baby boy, who I just flew home to …

Lex What Wear: There’s nothing ‘unsuitable’ about this year’s Recycle the Runway event


  By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Get excited, Lexington! The Recycle the Runway fashion show returns Oct. 7 at the Grand Reserve.   You should be excited not only because it raises funds to support Dress for Success Lexington, …