Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fashion Tips for Caregivers on Chemo Day

On Chemo Day you must decide what to wear.  There is no dress code but think again. My choice might be something like this: Khakis, (business casual or chemo casual) black linen shirt jacket over black cami (layers are good) black ballet flats (signals a causal but stylish insouciance) and a “good” necklace--black pearls inserted among silver waves. This is the gift from John: subtle, stylish and coordinated.

Hospitals, doctor’s offices and yes, at Chemo. Looking good makes a difference. Leave the sweat pants and the polyester at home. Go for neutrals, polish and natural fibers. (There are enough chemicals in this cancer life for everyone.)

Diana Vreeland, legendary editor of Vogue wrote, “The one presenting the most style has the most power.”

In this powerless situation, style is a consolation.

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