3 Fall Fashion Trends & Why You Need Them

3 Fall Fashion Trends & Why You Need Them

So, I was out shopping with a new client yesterday and we started chatting about Fall trends. 

You know, what’s big for Fall 2019 – scrunchies (no, I’m not kidding), statement sleeves, and anything mustard coloured. 

I understand that being “trendy” isn’t important to everyone though.

So if you’re not into trends or spending your money on things you may not want to wear the next year, but you still want to look “current” – I have something for you!

I recorded a short video talking about 3 Fall Fashion Trends that will ALWAYS be in style. 

 

I hope you enjoy it!

And if you do, I would LOVE if you could give the video a “Thumbs Up” on YouTube, maybe leave a comment, and even Subscribe so you’ll be notified every time I upload a new video to my channel.

Growing my YouTube channel this year is big on my priority list, so if you could do any of the above to help me – I would be forever grateful. 

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Early Spring Fashion Tips

Early Spring Fashion Tips

“Yippee – it’s officially warmer (not quite “warm” yet, but warmer) weather here!

Which means it’s time for some early Spring fashion.

You know what I mean, right?

It’s not quite warm enough yet to break out all the Spring styles, but it’s too warm to keep wearing heavier pieces.

We all know this transition period between seasons can be tricky.

So, to help you put your most stylish self forward and transition your wardrobe between seasons, I’ve put together some early Spring fashion tips for you.

 

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Early Spring Footwear

During early Spring weather it’s too warm to wear your ankle booties and wool socks, but it’s not quite open toe weather either.

And let’s be honest…you haven’t started up your pedicure schedule yet, so the toes need to stay covered for now.

So, what do you do?

Don’t worry – you don’t have to ditch the cool look of ankle booties altogether.

You just may want to do a different style like a perforated ankle bootie or cut out style. Your feet will still be covered up, but you’ll look and feel cooler.

 

early spring footwear

And if you spent most of your Winter wearing more casual boots like Muk Luks or Sorels with your skinny jeans, nows the time to trade them in for equally cool styles like a pair of oxfords or slip on sneakers.

 

Early Spring Layering

You know I love my layering!

Not only as a fashion technique (it really adds such cool visual interest to an outfit), but also for practical reasons…I am always cold in the Winter!

But if you’ve been layering shirts, sweaters, cardigans, jackets, and thick scarves in your outfits  – how do you transition the cool look of layering into the warmer months?

The first step is to start looking for lightweight pieces to do it with.

If shirts are your first layer, look for some in lighter weight fabrics.

Instead of thicker knit sweaters or cardigans, look for lightweight silk or cotton versions.

If vests are your thing, skip the heavy faux fur styles and go for a menswear inspired style.

 

early spring layers

And when it comes to scarves, ditch the heavy ones for lightweight cotton or silk ones.

The idea is simply to keep on applying your same layering techniques, but with warmer weather materials.

 

Early Spring Outerwear

While it’s nice to say goodbye to that heavy coat you’ve been wearing for months now, early Spring temperatures often still require some sort of coverup to stay warm.

The good news is that there are TONS of options in this department!

You can swap out your long wool coat for a lightweight cotton trench coat.

Or if you’re used to wearing more casual puffer jackets, swap it for a cool cargo jacket, silk baseball jacket, or jean jacket.

early spring outerwear

Don’t forget, even leather comes in different weights – a Spring weight leather jacket could replace your heavy duty Fall/Winter one.

Kimonos offer great third piece options as well.

 

 

So, are you feeling more ready for this in between season of fashion known as “early Spring”?

If you need more help, feel free to get in touch to find out how we can work together on getting your wardrobe ready for a new season.

And make sure to grab a FREE copy of my “How To Build an Outfit from Scratch” e-book to help you start building your complete outfits this season.

In the meantime,

Happy Styling!

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Style Self Care: Small Steps That Lead To Big Wardrobe Wins

Style Self Care: Small Steps That Lead To Big Wardrobe Wins

I bet like many of us, you have a running list of “shoulds” in your head.

And when it comes to your wardrobe and clothing, maybe some of these ones sound familiar…

  • I should tackle my closet once and for all.
  • I should get dressed for the day even though I feel like staying in my yoga clothes.
  • I should figure out why I can’t seem to get out the door without leaving the bed piled high with rejects.
  • I should figure out what I’m doing with those suits I used to wear to work.
  • I should be able to put a decent outfit together by now.
  • I should get those shoe repairs done so I can wear them again.

(Feel free to substitute the word should with have to, need to, or ought to.)

Any way you say it though, it sounds like a stressor that’s ready to ruin your mood.

Don’t worry, I get it.

Things may not be the way you’d like them to be, but talking to yourself like you’re “less than” for not having it all together or comparing yourself to seemingly perfect images on Pinterest or Instagram is not going to help anything.

So, how do we get past it?

Well, the first step involves a little bit of reflection…

 

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When you look underneath the should statement, do you see what the actual desire is?

Maybe it’s to have more ease, time for yourself, or pleasure?

Remove the should and focus on the desire.

For example…

  • I’d like more order in my closet.
  • I’d like a few well-put-together outfits.
  • I’d like to wear these shoes again.
  • I’d like to find someone who’d appreciate those suits I don’t use anymore.
  • I’d like to feel great about how I look outside of yoga class.

 

Doesn’t that feel so much better?

With the “shoulds” in your rear-view mirror, you can now move in the direction of satisfying your desires.

It’s all about Style Self Care.

Here are some tips to get going…

 

1. Keep your expectations low so your successes have a chance of showing up.

 

2. Before you have a closet of put-together-outfits, you need to start with just 1 outfit.

Give yourself the gift of time and create one outfit using an item you love wearing.

One outfit equals success!

If this is the biggest issue you have with your wardrobe, keep your focus on this desire to have ready-to-go outfits and next week, create two outfits!

Do you see how this is going to add up?

 

3. If you have shoes or handbags that need repair, your first tiny step (shoe pun intended!) would be to put them in a bag or box and take them to your car. Easy peasy!

Now you’re already one step closer to being able to wear them again!

On another day, drop them off at your local shoe repair shop. In a week or so you’ll pick them up.

Before you know it, you’ll have them back in your closet and ready to wear. How amazing would that be?!

 

4. If much of your closet is devoted to clothes that don’t suit your lifestyle anymore, you need to remove them so you can focus on what you CAN be wearing RIGHT NOW.

But that can feel overwhelming right? And wasteful too.

Again, let’s reframe all of that and first decide where you’ll take clothes you don’t use.

How about a church, women’s shelter, or an organization that helps others get back into the workforce? That first decision is SO powerful and will create the momentum to bundle items up and take them to your car.

And thinking about the win-win this will mean (to you + the charity you’re helping out) will give you the energy to follow through.

 

Okay, so do you see how starting small can lead to big changes over time and how it also takes so much pressure off of you to “do it all, right now”?

Are there other desires on your list?

Maybe there are things that I can help you with. 🙂

Having an experienced professional at your side who is compassionate and understanding is one of the best ways to practice self-care.

So if you don’t want to do this alone, I’d love to be that someone for you!

I can help you realize your dreams of ease, time for yourself, and pleasure in getting dressed.

Message me and we can chat more about taking that first step together.

In the meantime, be gentle with yourself.

 

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What I Would Wear To The Royal Wedding

What I Would Wear To The Royal Wedding

If you’ve been tuned into any sort of media outlet lately, chances are you have been bombarded with talk of the upcoming Royal Wedding. 

I have to admit that I’m not going to watch it live, but I will of course Google the highlights after the fact because like everyone else, I want to see what the Bride wore.

But if I’m being completely honest, I’m even more interested in seeing what the guests wore. 

Can you imagine?! Trying to decide what to wear to attend a Royal Wedding?!

 

What I would wear to the royal wedding. #royalwedding #meganmarkle #princeharry

 

It’s stressful enough figuring out what to wear to anyone’s wedding, period. Imagine how stressful it would be to figure out what to wear to a Royal one?!

Which got me thinking…

What would I wear if I were invited to the Royal Wedding?

So this week on the blog, I thought it would be fun to act “as if”.

And of course I spent some time thinking this one through you know, because…well, I take my daydreaming pretty seriously.

And because I am the Queen of mixing and matching and am always looking to make the most out of my wardrobe, not only am I going to share with you (1) what I would wear to the Royal Wedding, but also (2) how I would repurpose that outift into other not-so-royal wedding looks.

Plus, I hoped doing this may give you some inspiration when thinking about what you’re going to wear to that upcoming wedding you’re possibly going to this year.

And of course in keeping with the theme, I’m choosing all of the pieces from some of my fave UK based retailers like Hobbs, Boden, Marks & Spencer, and Dorothy Perkins.

Oh, and if you find yourself “chuffed to bits” about some of my choices, don’t worry…these UK retailers ship all over the world.

Okay, so are you ready for my choice?

Here it is!

My pick would be this Culotte Frill Sleeve Jumpsuit from Marks & Spencer.

 

What I would wear to the royal wedding. Instead of the typical dress, here is what I would wear. #royalwedding #jumpsuit

 

You know I love my jumpsuits!

But I also chose this option because I always consider who the Bride is when deciding what to wear.

I love that the soon to be Princess is known for being a little more daring with her personal style than her future in laws (the girl wore a sheer top for her engagement pics!), so I think she would appreciate my choice of something less tradional.

The fact that it’s also purple (the ultimate “Royal” colour!), makes it a WIN WIN if you ask me.

Of course, if I was attending the Royal Wedding, I’m totally taking that opportunity to wear a fascinator – so I’d go with this “Royal” blue one (of course!) and some co-ordinating shoes and sparkly clutch.

 

What I would wear to the royal wedding. Instead of the typical dress, here is what I would wear. #royalwedding #jumpsuit #fascinator

 

As promised, I also want to show you how I would style the same jumpsuit for other (non-royal) weddings.

For a “dressy casual” wedding, I’d add in some metallics and of course replace the fascinator with some chunky, but elegant jewellery like this rose gold hammered necklace, a pair of soft rose coloured heels, and then add in a fun handbag that “goes” with the rest of the outfit, but doesn’t totally match.

 

What I would wear to the royal wedding. What to wear to a dressy casual wedding. #royalwedding #jumpsuit #dressycasual #weddingguest

 

For a more casual daytime wedding and reception, I’d have more fun with colours and likely go for something like this colourful statement necklacecute gold clutch, and blue laser cut heels.

 

What I would wear to the royal wedding. Outfit idea for a casual daytime wedding. #royalwedding #jumpsuit #daytimecasualwedding #weddingguest

 

And lastly. for a more casual wedding like a beach or even cottage venue, my main focus would be choosing some easy-to-walk-in shoes like these blinged out flip flops, then add in a pretty purse and some sparkly bracelets.

 

What I would wear to the royal wedding. Outfit idea for a casual beach or cottage wedding. #royalwedding #jumpsuit #beachwedding #cottagewedding #weddingguest

 

And that’s how you make 1 piece work for different environments and occassions – it’s all about how you style it & what you pair with it.

If you have any questions about any of the outfits I put together here or want some input on styling your own wedding guest outfit (or you just want some more general style inspiration), make sure you come on over and join me and the hundreds of other women in my private Style Society Facebook Group – we’d love to help you out!

See you there…

 

 

3 Tips for Creating an Outfit Formula

3 Tips for Creating an Outfit Formula

Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. That female Art Director from NYC who wore the same thing to work for 3 years.

They all at some point decided that life would be easier if they just wore the same thing every single day. 

And to be honest, they’re not wrong.

Life for sure would be easier if you didn’t have to stress (or even think!) about what to wear every day. 

But resorting to wearing the EXACT. SAME. OUTFIT. every day?! 

I have a better (and less boring) idea…

What about an “Outfit Formula”?

Three tips for creating an outfit formula. Personal Style that works for you.

It’s way more fun and still let’s you express who you are through your clothing…but it also helps making getting dressed (and shopping!) so much easier and stress free!

Want to know how to do it?

Watch my latest video below with my ‘3 Tips for Creating an Outfit Formula’.

P.S. If you’re looking for some help creating your own Outfit Formula, click here to get in touch and I’ll let you know how we can work together to make it happen. 🙂

7 Tips for Wearing Statement Earrings

7 Tips for Wearing Statement Earrings

 

Do you love statement earrings but are always worried about looking overdressed?

Or what style to choose?

Not sure what to wear them with?

Seven ways for wearing statement earrings. Tip on how to pick the best earring and what to wear it with. #statementearring #accessories #jewellery #bigearrings

 

I understand…

You love the look of them but you worry about looking “too much”.

And if you finally get up the courage up to wear bold earrings, what about the rest of your outfit?

Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered!

Watch this video to get my top 7 Tips for Wearing Statement Earrings – perfect for beginners.

 

And afterwards, make sure you come on over to my free Style Society Facebook Group to let me know which tip you found most helpful and/or show me your statement earring selfie!