How to wear maxi cardigans

Currently a trend for fall/winter, maxi cardigans also known as duster cardigans, are long length sweaters that hit anywhere between just below the knee and the ankle. I particularly like the trend, because it feels fresh, stylish, and new without being ridiculously trendy. Plus, they’re super versatile! Here are a few tips for wearing the style: Maxi cardigans are best in neutral colors made of fine gauge knit. It’s a lot of fabric on your body, so it is easy to become overwhelmed. If you’re tall, you can wear a thicker knit (or possibly even a pattern) that hits at ankle [..] read more

Be stylish and professional in this fall’s sweaters

Okay, so there’s a little hype around the headline for this article! Just so you know, I’m not suggesting you won’t be stylish in last fall’s sweaters…or even the ones from the year before! However, I do think it’s important to evaluate every part of your wardrobe, including your fall sweaters, to make sure it’s up to date, in great condition, it fits, and suggests your style recipe. Stores and online sites do a good job of showing sweaters with jeans, but how do you wear sweaters professionally? You want to be warm in your office this winter, right? Read [..] read more

Accessories for your wardrobe capsule

This is the fourth of a 4 part series on creating a capsule wardrobe starting with a 2 piece dress. So far we’ve looked at expanding your wardrobe with the skirt and then went on to look at all of the possibilities with a pair of pants. Knowing that accessories can often be the hardest part of creating outfits, I explained how I chose the accessories for cocktail looks and formal business combinations. Here we’ll look at choosing the accessories for business casual and casual the looks. Business Casual For this business casual look with a jacket, I decided to [..] read more

How to Create a Mix and Match Capsule

In my last post about expanding your wardrobe with a 2 piece dress, I showed quite a few mix and match possibilities starting with a matching coral top and skirt. In this post, I’ll show the various options using the top and a pair of coral pants. Since coral is one of my favorite summer hues, I already had all of the pieces except the 2 new ones. One big, important thing for you to know…I’m a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant. I am NOT a professional model or fashion blogger! (And this blog isn’t suddenly going to become a [..] read more

Expanding your wardrobe with a 2 piece dress

The inspiration for this post came from the two piece dress I recently bought for the APW 30th Anniversary party I helped host on June 25. The moment I saw the 2 pieces hanging in the fitting room, (a salesperson found them for me…for once!) I instantly began to see the many, many possibilities for both the top and bottom. Then when I tried the two pieces on together as a dress, I was absolutely thrilled! First off, this Nicole Miller “dress” is pure genius! You simply can’t tell it’s a dress when it’s on and adjusted properly. (It’s necessary [..] read more