An Image Consultant’s Fall Trend Report 2016

Even though so many bloggers and personal stylists are deeming the season’s fashion as “maximal” and “hectic,” there are some fantastic gems to add into your professional wardrobe if you’re seeking an update. I’ve distilled all of my resources and have found plenty of great finds to recommend. Of course, these aren’t the only trends out there…I’ll dive deeper into specific trends as the season wears (pun intended!) on. Plaid: I’m not a product of parochial school, but I still seem to associate plaid with my childhood…it takes a pretty unique piece for me to get on board, (but that’s [..] read more

Professional Image FAQ’s-hair, make-up, grooming…

Today’s post is Part 2 to “Image consultant frequently asked professional dress questions.” Today I answer frequently asked questions about hair, make-up, nails, etc. for the very most successful, professional image. Hang on tight!! Several of these points are pretty controversial. You might not really like my answers, but the fact of the matter is, I give advice—you always have the will to do what makes you happiest, what makes you feel like you! As a Denver image consultant specializing in professional dress, I certainly have experience with all aspects of image. If you feel like you want some extra help [..] read more

Image consultant frequently asked professional dress questions

I’m originally from Missouri, the show me state. As a result, I always want to know the reason why or why I’m not supposed to be doing something. I’ve found this holds with professional dress. Not only does it make the “fashion rule” easier to remember, but also knowing why it’s important helps you know when to break it! Before I started working as an image consultant, I was in corporate (after many years of being in the fashion world.) Once when one of my employers changed the dress code, it wasn’t very well defined, but the one rule that was [..] read more

Pearls, professional dress and fun facts

As I discussed at great length in this post on the pearl jewelry trend for 2016, not only are pearls versatile and great for professional dress, they’re also the birthstone for June. If you’re a not a real pearl girl, I encourage you to read this post and the prior post, as the current trend isn’t grandma’s pearls anymore. (But if you have nana’s pearls, hang on to them…they may be valuable.)  There’s truly a pearl style for everyone! Here are some fun facts, things to consider when investing in pearls, and how to care for them: The origin of pearls dates back [..] read more

What to wear for the dog days of summer

It’s no secret… it’s HOT outside! Now, let me share a secret. Some days when it’s really hot, and I’m trying to decide what to wear for work, I stand in front of my closet thinking, “All I really want to wear is a pair of shorts, a tank top, and sandals.”  Since I’m a professional image consultant, this isn’t a reality. And it’s probably not going to work for you either, so I’ve put together some great tips for what to wear to the office to beat the summer heat and still dress professionally.  The first thing to do [..] read more