Recently, I took a trip to San Francisco where I enjoyed architecture, sunshine, and West Coast style alike. Since I was working while in the city, I knew I needed to bring along some of my tried and true business casual staples. Without shopping for new pieces, I challenged myself to do what I encourage my clients to do all the time: mix and match pieces that are already in your wardrobe to create new and interesting looks. It’s actually much easier than it may seem!
A true showstopper, Ultra Violet is Pantone’s color of the year. And for good reason! Intense, empowering, and dreamy are just a few words that do this specific shade justice. Unique to any of the trending colors that we’ve been seeing for the past few years, Ultra Violet has a true rockstar-esque presence. Prince, Bowie, and Hendrix all favored the blue-purple for it’s royal quality and stage presence. In all honesty, I feel pretty stage-ready (or runway-ready, rather,) in my own Ultra Violet look.
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!Continue Reading