Hello all — it’s been a while! After taking in all of the season’s new trends and collections from NYFW, I’m back on the blog. Experiencing so many gorgeous colors, intricate designs, creative styles and interesting outfits in such a short span of time has got me on inspiration overload. I wanted to come back with a bang, (or a Wham!, rather) and I’ve come up with a look that you can easily recreate at home with clothes you already own. You find me in sequins, 6-inch platform heels, and exaggerated silhouettes on the regular, so this time around I’m going for luxe-loungewear.
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.
As a stylist, one of my favorite things to do is to tweak trends to make them work in unexpected ways. Fewer things are more satisfying than having someone compliment your outfit, “Oh, I never would have thought of that! You look fantastic.” Camouflage is definitely a go-to for me right now, and I love being able to wear it for all occasions. If you think that camo only belongs in the “casual” section of your closet, think again! By dressing up your favorite printed jacket, you’ve gone ahead and increased the value, longevity, and the versatility of one item, creating a myriad of new options! And who doesn’t love to make the most out of their wardrobe?