What I Never Leave Home Without

And You Might Not Want to, Either… Okay, so “never” might be a little strong, but especially this summer, I’ve been relying on just a few key pieces of jewelry to finish most of my outfits. Not only is this an easy solution to accessorizing, but it’s also “effortless,” a common goal many of my image consulting clients have. In other words, you want to look polished and put together, but you don’t want to look like you agonized over what to wear or went to a ton of effort. So what are my summer, go-to accessories? First, I always [..] read more

7 Tips for Wearing Rose Gold

Ever since I got my new, rose gold iPhone case, I’ve been obsessed with the rosy metal. True, it’s not a brand new trend (and the real deal has been around for decades,) but I hadn’t paid all that much attention to it. After a little research, (yes, I know you’re probably find it hard to believe I research fashion,) I’ve found rose gold flatters most skin tones. And it’s softer than yellow gold or silver, creating a lower contrast. As a wardrobe consultant in Denver, I know we have a lot of cold weather left and  love rose gold [..] read more

How to choose the right earrings

Almost every woman I know has pierced ears. And there are some great new earring trends out there, and we could talk about jewelry for days, so I thought I’d start with some basics. The number one thing to keep in mind when deciding what jewelry to wear is that you only want one major focal point. In other words, you want one piece of jewelry to be your dominant “show-stopper” and the rest of your jewels are supporting players. So if… You’re wearing a statement necklace or combination of necklaces, your earrings should be a little quieter. It doesn’t [..] read more

How to wear more than one metal in an outfit

“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the others gold. ♪” If you were a Girl Scout, like me, you knew this song. Have you ever wondered if your metals can be friends and if can wear gold and silver together? The answer is a resounding “YES!” The old fashion rule of only wearing matching metals is as obsolete as “no white after Labor Day.” Today’s fashion allows you to wear mixed metals with abandon. Beyond gold and silver, there’s bronze, copper, rose gold (my newest obsession,) pewter and more. Feel free to wear 2 or more of any [..] read more

How to wear sapphires for professional dress

For the next installment of our birthstone series, the September birthstone, sapphire! Accessorizing, especially wearing jewelry is crucial for a professional image. Luckily, whether you prefer fine jewelry or costume jewelry, there are many beautiful choices to enhance your look and help you feel pulled together. If you prefer fine jewelry, wearing your birthstone can be a lot of fun in addition to being powerful. Sapphire is an easy gemstone to wear for professional dress, because navy is a common neutral color for suiting, and in general lots of people like blue. Truly, a blue sapphire (more on that coming [..] read more