The Oscars is considered by many as the most highly coveted Hollywood awards night in the American film industry. But before the awards ceremony even begins, the magic of the night starts on the red carpet! Ladies arrive in their flawless makeup, and of course, the fabulous dresses that most women could only dream of wearing. It’s almost as if it has become a yearly tradition for fashion designers to showcase their beautiful work through the celebrities wearing them.
Traveling has always been a huge source of inspiration for me. I’m fortunate enough to have visited some truly beautiful places with unbelievable venues, delectable food, and of course, stunning scenery. Each time I step foot onto new territory, fresh styling ideas spark to life. If I had to determine the most influential element of these memorable trips, it’s always the colors around me. Flowers on trees, patterned beach blankets, vivid plating at restaurants, and even a glimpse of a bird or a fish can influence some of my most successful looks.
If you’re anywhere on the East Coast, you’ve been experiencing Mother Nature’s indecisiveness for about a month now. Even if I wake up to 50 degrees, I have no idea whether I’ll be shedding layers or switching to rain boots by mid-afternoon. Frustrating? A little. The perfect excuse to start wearing all of my new spring buys? Absolutely.
Visualize yourself opening your closet right now. Turn to your workwear section, and thumb through the hangers. Are you looking at 8 different colors of the same button down blouse? Are you sliding along a different cardigan for each day of the week? Is one measly pair of black flats sitting in the corner? If you’re nodding your head right now, then you’ve most likely hit a roadblock in your work wardrobe. We’ve all been there. However, you spend a good 40% of your waking life at work so looking and feeling your absolute best for such a huge part of your life can can and should start right in your closet!