I know that you are probably not thinking about your summer wardrobe, maybe just making-do with what you have. Actually, this is a great time for a self-assessment. What haven't you worn yet and why? Try to wear it or consider getting rid of it.
I have created some summer looks that I hope will give you inspiration for new ideas with your wardrobe. Bonus styling tips for each.
(These items are shoppable - click on the board for more info on each item)
Stylist Tip - Outfit 1 - picking up the red accent in the shoe, makes the look cohesive without being too matchy-matchy like a totally red shoe would do.
Stylist Tip - Outfit 2 - although mixed metals have no longer become a faux pas, when wearing many accessories, especially when they are near each other (or when they are big & bold) keeping the same metals makes for a polished and sophisticated look.
Stylist Tip - Outfit 1 - Start from the print. Keep it clean and don't compete with the focal piece.
Stylist Tip - Outfit 2 - keep the accessories in the same bohemian vibe as the key pieces.
Shopping in a store or on-line, may seem like an overwhelming project for you, after all, the options are endless! For me, it is like being a kid in a candy store. Let me take that burden off your shoulders and help you create beautifully curated outfits (either from your closet, in stores or on-line) that fit your personal style and make you feel so confident.
Stylist Tip - Outfit 1 - Keep your super casual outfits more polished for the office. You can sub in a white tee for a more weekend look.
Stylist Tip - Outfit 2 - A pop of color in the accessories adds some fun to a neutral outfit.
Stylist Tip - Outfit 1 - Pull out colors from the print. Using different colors for the shoe and the bag makes it look more naturally styled and not overly international.
Stylist Tip - Outfit 2 - Accessories are key. Add a hat to shade yourself and for added style.
You may not see your personal style in these outfits. These are just examples of how to craft a well-styled outfit. Personal style is not a one size-size-fits-all. That is why my tag line is "Style For Your Lifestyle".
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It was my birthday July 2nd....
Every year on my birthday I receive a card in the mail from Banana Republic, to be used for $15 off my purchase. Now we all know that stores intend for us to spend more money and it usually benefits them to give us that little bit of money to start us off.
Last week, I ran into an old friend that I had not seen for about 10 years. Wow, amazing right?
Well after our encounter, I thought to myself "How did I look?"
Do you hate bathing suit shopping? Bathing suit shopping is not fun for many women. Most of us have our body image issues and as we age they may become worse. I wish I had the magic fix, sorry I don't.
This time of year we often get invited to more weddings than usual. And one of the first questions is what to wear? Here are some general tips and guidelines that may be helpful.
Where is the location of the wedding?
OMG 80 degrees yesterday, Spring has officially sprung!
As always, I like to update you on what the new trends of the season are, so you can be informed, which if any, you would like to add to your wardrobe.
How do you know when a trend has gone out of style?
I once gave a live webinar where someone asked me this question. Although I think I gave a pretty decent answer on the spot, it made me really think about it some more after.
I recently shared with you how to accessorize by mood or theme.
I got great feedback that it was very helpful, and wantedto expand on the lesson to share with you how to best accessorize if you are wearing a print.
It is a pretty simple, yet effective strategy ...you ready for it?
Do you love to shop, but frankly you are not that good at it?
Maybe you pick up a piece here because you are "in the mood" and another there because it is on super-sale. There is no rhyme, reason or intention for your purchases and you don't even know what will work with your wardrobe.
If you are anything like my client Faith, you have a closet full of clothes, bags and accessories in every color that can mix and match into great outfits, but you don't really know how to put it all together. HELP!!!
Nothing to wear to your holiday events?
And you really don't want to go out and spend money on a new outfit.
Or you just got invited last minute to an event and have nothing to wear.
Have no fear, I can help you easily and inexpensively transform your day wardrobe into holiday attire!
It is a simple way to make your outfits more stylized. Use the 3 piece rule when you have a basic top and basic bottom. If you have a basic dress, it will become the 2 piece rule. This rule does not apply to ornate, highly designed items.
You can never have too much closet space, am I right?
Especially in NYC, we just don't have the kind of space that our suburban friends have.
What to do? Well yes, first, I am going to recommend getting rid of all the clutter you don't need, but that is a whole other newsletter. Here I am going to tell you the best ways to physically organize your closet to best utilize the space and see everything you have. (And note to suburban friends you should still do this too.)
You don't need to store away EVERYTHING
Although the weather will probably still be warm for a while, once it is after labor day, I still get that "back to school" mentality. The change of seasons, cool breeze in the air, makes it time to start thinking about what type of items to infuse in your fall wardrobe. Think of this change of seasons like a fresh start, similar to new years.
Shopping is a sport for me. I love to find extra markdowns and get the best price. Last month I bought a denim skirt at Banana Republic, originally $76 and I paid $4.20. This is not the first time I have found great deals either.
As the summer continues, I have been noticing more and more that women often automatically put everything back to black as a go-to color that supposedly "goes with everything."
Although this isn't on the official "fashion don't list", I am here to tell you that there are better choices which will instantly make your outfit look more cohesive and stylized.
Top 10 summer style tips
1) Try out some fun clothing. Maybe a trend or two. Summer clothing is generally a smaller investment than winter clothing. Think a fun tank or dress is less expensive than a winter coat.
Want to know how to create your best spring closet?
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What are the top reasons your closets are a mess?
1) You just don't make the time to go through them.
2) You have sentimental value attached to items.
3) You spent a lot of money on clothes & feel bad getting rid of them.
4) You no longer fit into them and hope to one day.
Which is your reason?
Last weekend I went to my high school reunion. My high school friends knew that I was the go-to person to figure out what to wear to this event.
This was a tricky one, I will admit. The event started at the school from 3-6 (afternoon event) and then my class was having a dinner after (evening event).
Yes, closet paralysis is a common problem for many women. There are so many factors to take into account. Some women may be paralyzed by one of these factors and for others it is many factors combined, or different ones on a given day.