How to Take An Outfit From Drab to Fab!

Have you ever gone shopping and found an item on the rack that you absolutely LOVE, but then you tried it on and it was just so-so? Today I’m talking about how you can change the look of a clothing item you loved on the rack but just kinda liked on your body…and turn it back into a killer look! First, why does this happen? Chances are good the garment isn’t perfect for your body type. Using myself as an example…I’m an inverted triangle body type; my upper body is wider than my lower body. High necks make my body [..] read more

How to Dress a Combination Body Type

Here’s the thing about figuring out your body shape…it’s confusing! And the reason it’s confusing is that wait for it…drum roll…most of us are a combination of different body shapes! So I’m sure that cleared things right up for you (lol.) Let me explain. I’ll use myself as an example. I have wide shoulders and a wider than average torso. My bust is actually pretty small. (Thank goodness for push up bras!) But my back is wide. I figured the torso thing out by trial and error, not a tape measure and not a body shape calculator. I figured out [..] read more

3 Ways to Figure Out Your Body Shape

This might surprise you to hear, but I don’t ever use a measuring tape when I am helping my clients figure out their body types. With all of the body shape calculators and rules available to determine our body types, why wouldn’t I use them? There are actually quite a few reasons! First off, tape measures are scary! We’ve all heard somewhere in our lives that 36-24-36 are the perfect proportions, and when our measurements are nowhere near that…even if you are really happy with your body, seeing the “wrong” numbers can set off an alarm in your head. Next, [..] read more

5 Tips for Making Your Clothes More Comfortable

As an Denver image consultant, a good 99% of my clients tell me they want to be comfortable in their clothes when I ask they “how do you want to feel and be perceived in your clothes.” They also answer, “polished” and “put together.” The second half of their wants negates wearing only yoga and sweatpants. Feeling comfortable in your clothes goes a long way toward feeling confident and put together. Today I offer up 5 things to consider when you’re looking for new comfortable duds or deciding what to wear out of your closet to be as comfy as possible. [..] read more

Oops, I Made A Mistake

Guilty as charged! For what? Glad you asked! Yep, even though I’m a Denver wardrobe consultant and basically shop for a living, I make shopping blunders. Not to brag, but I do make relatively few purchases that aren’t just right. (I’ll tell you why a little later.) Nevertheless, I make them. My big mistake happened on my last shopping trip. I bought a pair of pants that were really, really wrong! I finally took some time to shop for myself after I was done with a client the other day. It was nice…I really allowed myself some time to try [..] read more