Color and texture are two very easy things to take into consideration when dressing yourself each morning. “Which shoes complement this top?” “How many bangles is too many with this sequin skirt?” and “Which shade of red for my lipstick today?” are all things I find myself questioning often. However, some women get stuck when it comes to shape. Just because it’s a wrap dress, doesn’t mean that you’re done styling it. A tunic on the wrong body type can swallow a frame up. A skinny jean without a balancing act on top can create a top-heavy look. And if you forget a belt on even the most gorgeous outfit, it can easily fall flat. That’s why it’s so important to consider shape in every outfit you wear.
Business Casual dress codes can sometimes get the best of us. Even the most stylish and creative of women can become discouraged when they feel confined to neutral suits and kitten heels. While a few working environments still require employees to dress in a traditional manner, many workplaces are becoming a bit more lax. It’s a no-brainer that when you look your best, you feel your best. And when you feel your best, you can do your best work! So how can you put a twist on your business casual wardrobe? Think about incorporating your signature style and favorite colors to classic daytime silhouettes.
To honor my last post about introducing new items into your closet for the new year, I wanted to kick things off with an updated wardrobe staple: the maxi skirt. A closet favorite for many women, the maxi skirt somehow gets recycled season after season no matter which trends come and go. When we think about skirts, spring and summer automatically come to mind. Floral pleats dancing back and forth across runways, full gowns sprinkled over a beautiful springtime wedding venue, and draped sari-style skirts covering the latest swimwear at the beach. However, I consider the maxi skirt a seasonless wardrobe staple! All you have to know about styling a skirt for winter is how to layer and how to utilize seasonal color palettes.
The new year has started! We’ve torn off the last of our 2017 calendar pages, vowed New Year’s resolutions, and started to put holiday decorations away. It’s a wonderful feeling — the fresh start of a new year with all of the possibilities and unknowns. Not only can this apply to your work and lifestyle, but it can apply to your wardrobe as well. Every year I’m sure to continue building my wardrobe with interesting pieces. And even if a new garment or accessory seems “out there” or “trend-forward,” sometimes I’ll surprise myself by simply trying it on. That being said, I’d love to challenge all of my readers to try new things in their wardrobes this year! Drawing a blank of what to add? Searching for inspiration? No worries. I’m here to give you the first push. Continue Reading