No matter what body type you have, you’ll always look slimmer and shapelier by creating the look of a smaller waist or hourglass figure. Here are 3 ways to try out: 1. Look for garments with seams at the waistline. I know it sounds counterintuitive to point to your waist if you don’t think it’s as small as it “should” be; however, it draws the eye inward to the middle of your body and creates definition. Here are several fantastic examples on my Pinterest board of how a seam can whittle your waist. And a few examples of what not to [..] read more
Shopping for jeans is my favorite hobby…said no one ever! I have an inverted triangle body shape (wide shoulders, smaller lower body,) so I actually have a harder time finding tops than bottoms. Nevertheless, like you, I have my challenges finding the perfect pair of jeans. Here are a few tips, some based on my personal experience, to help you find your denim for fall! 1. Don’t be afraid to experiment Quite honestly, I don’t really need another pair of jeans. I have a few, and I actually don’t wear jeans all that much. In the summer, I never wear [..] read more
Ah, summer! I absolutely love summer and summer clothes. It’s so liberating to wear lightweight fabrics and fewer layers. But along with this summertime freedom often comes the quandary of just exactly which summer styles are appropriate for work. In this article I made the case for a summer suit, but what do you wear when the mercury is sky high? What are the rules these days? And how do you maintain a business professional or business casual image without melting or slipping into the too casual range? Here are a few common summer dress dilemmas and how you can approach [..] read more
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Forget that! You’re just looking for some inspiration to shop your closet for your next “new” fab outfit! Since chances are slim that you own the exact clothes and accessories you admire from a blog, Pinterest, online catalogue/magazine or an outfit you see in real life, I’ll share 3 different ways you can copy an outfit. The more you practice, the better copy catter and the more intuitive and creative you’ll be with creating looks all your own…extending your closet without doing any (or much) shopping! Color Scheme Once you’ve found an outfit [..] read more
Today is casual Friday, and in a recent post I gave the goods on what to wear for a professional look. Why not plan what you’re going to wear on Monday? Here’s an easy to copy Monday outfit. You don’t have to have the exact pieces to copy cat this. It’s simply your inspiration. Why not add a pop of yellow with a handbag or even a new lemon laptop case! Have a great weekend and an even happier Monday!