“I wish I could wear scarves. I love them on other people, but they don’t look right on me.” Scarf envy is one of the things I hear most from women. They love how they look, but don’t know how to wear them. I understand. Scarves can be mystifying and scarves can be aggravating. … More Scarves for the Scarf-Scared: How to Choose Them, Tie Them, and Keep Wearing Them in Summer
The following are excerpts from a real Style-by-Text conversation about what I call a Parson Piece™. My client’s texts are in gray, mine are in yellow. … More The Parson Piece: Marrying Two Separate Pieces into One Perfect Look
Inject Some Life into Your Winter Wardrobe with a Hit of Citrus We’ve entered that blank space in the calendar between New Year’s and Valentines. All the sparkle and shine of the holidays has faded and we are left with closets full of dark clothing that runs the risk of being murky and depressing. … More Inject Some Life into Your Winter Wardrobe with a Hit of Citrus
Holiday parties are upon us, and unless you have a dedicated Christmas party sweater vest like Nora Krank, you may be wondering what on earth you are going wear. Like a reindeer in headlights, you stand in front of your open closet and try to think of something: “There’s the … More Holiday Style Your Way: Not Your Grandma’s Christmas Sweater
Retailers are enticing men and women by promising to “find your perfect style”, and they are doing it with algorithms. But can they really help you find your best professional style? … More Can You Trust Your Professional Image to an Algorithm?
Just Call Me Dolly Creating Looks for my clients is a bit like being a matchmaker. I start with one lonely piece that just needs a good companion, tweak this and that, and add accessories to bring it all together in one cohesive Look. I get a kick out of seeing my client’s face … More Made for Each Other: A Look Book Love Story
Style Subject: Nick Problem: Drab, shapeless clothing Solution: An injection of color, proper fit, and the wardrobe superhero (a.k.a. a belt) Nick needed a new look. His old uniform was oversized, shapeless, and blended into the woodwork. In short, Nick’s work uniform did nothing to communicate his jolly demeanor, inspire his target audience, or … More Wardrobe Branding: Santa Style