Fall 2015 Color Trends for your Wardrobe

Pantone is an organization that has been forecasting each season’s color trends for all things design for over 50 years! I especially love this year’s colors. Below is a guide to how you can make this forecast work for your wardrobe. What’s interesting is that with the above palette, you can create many different color schemes:  Neutral color schemes, i.e. Stormy Weather/Oak Buff/Marsala Neutral and accent color schemes, i.e. Stormy Weather/Cadmium Orange Monochromatic color schemes, i.e. Reflecting Pond/Biscay Bay Color blocking, i.e. Cadmium Orange/Amethyst Orchid Marsala: Marsala has been awarded with the title of “Color of the Year”. (Quite honestly, [..] read more

How to break the rules

In my chapter in my book, Image Power, I give the wardrobe advice that you should only buy complete outfits, unless you know you’ve got something to go with a single item you’re contemplating; however, when you’re traveling and you’re on a spur of the moment shopping trip, it can be hard to remember what you’ve got at home.  Here are a couple of ways you can break my rule when you’re traveling: Buy an accessory you love that remind you of the locale. Chances are really good that if you find an accessory that has you drooling, you’ve got [..] read more

What to Wear on a Snowy, Spring Day

You’re familiar with this scenario. The weather forecast calls for 65º and sunny. Your new spring outfit complete with accessories is steamed and ready to go for tomorrow. Then you wake up to cloudy skies and SNOW! Panic attack! What are you going to wear? Never underestimate the power of mid-weight basics in neutral colors. Also consider a few garments such as jackets or sweaters in mid-weight to slightly warmer fabrics in bright colors. It’s a great way to keep your sunny, spring outlook without freezing. Yes, this situation is fresh in my mind, because it’s exactly what happened last [..] read more