Professional Dress from the Inside Out

Wearing the right foundation garments can be crucial for a professional image. In other words, how you dress on the “inside” affects how you are dressed on the outside. For the most professional look, it’s important to have proper support, eliminate any bumps or lumps and erase visible panty lines. The following tips will help you look great and feel great on the “inside” and the outside! Bras With all the media attention bras, (or the fact that most women don’t wear the right size bras,) have been getting over the past several years, it actually surprises me how many [..] read more

A winter, wool coat for all

When the mercury dips, a wool or wool blend coat is a great choice of topper to ward off the chill and look stylish. Before I started Elements of Image, I lived in Southern California for a few years. Not once while living there did I need a wool coat. (Or any coat; a leather jacket was the heaviest.) Not being a coat person in the first place, I convinced myself that because the sun is so warm in my car, and I wear a lot of jackets while driving anyway, I didn’t need a winter coat. Rather stupidly and [..] read more

What to wear when you don’t know what to wear

I’m just going to go ahead and say it…I wear the same outfits A LOT. There’s been so much hype in the blogging world and concern from clients (before we get started,) about creating a brand new outfit (bloggers) or not worrying about others remembering outfits (clients.) But especially with our warm fall weather and being in a bit of a flux state with my weight (but losing, yay!) I feel absolutely fine about relying on my basics and repeating my favorite outfits fairly recently. As my good friend and fellow San Francisco Bay area image consultant, Elena Daciuk, always says: “It’s [..] read more

4 Things stylists do that you don’t

  I should start by saying I truly don’t mean for the title of this blog to sound as snarky as it does, (which is why I added the “probably” in.) However, I have to say I sort of “borrowed” the title from another blog, because even though I’m a personal stylist, (and wardrobe/image consultant,) I am a total sucker for “warnings” like this. U was intrigued enough to click through and find some great info. While the “rules” I’m outlining below aren’t necessarily new, they’re a good reminder to us all…even me! 4 Things stylists do that you don’t [..] read more

The cardigan: to wear or not to wear

As a wardrobe consultant specializing in professional dress, let me start this post by saying, I like cardigans. They’re soft; they’re warm; they’re cozy! And let’s face it; they’re a lot more comfortable than tailored jackets. But all of those wonderful qualities are the problem. Cardigans are the opposite of a jacket. They’re un-tailored! Tailored…un–tailored…I’m sure you’re thinking, so what! I specialize in helping my clients make the best choices of clothing to send out the best non-verbal messages possible for every occasion and goal they have. (I have extensive training in non-verbal communication relating to clothing and image. It’s what [..] read more