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You Get What You Pay ForMarch 25th, 2014

We’ve all heard the saying “You get what you pay for” and we believe that definitely applies to your clothing.  Make no assumptions; there are exceptions to the rule, but more times than not this saying is true.  Have you ever really thought about the quality vs. quantity of your clothing?  Many of you hcolorsaven’t and it’s time to take notice.

This isn’t to say that you should spend outside your budget for clothing, but you should always buy the best quality you can afford.  Take note of quality details when shopping for clothing.  Look at the construction of the garment; are seams sewn securely and hems stitched tight?  There is nothing worse than stepping on a hem that has come undone while you’re wearing the pants.  Or pulling the stray thread on a top and the seam comes apart.  Both have happened to us which makes us more aware of what to look for. Other general construction items to pay attention to are:

  • buttons- make sure they are secure
  • seaming-make sure seams lay flat especially on blazers, jackets and fitted button down
  • blouses, lining-most blazers should be lined

Another major item to pay attention to is fabric and fabric care.  Will you really dry-clean that garment if you purchase it?  If not, don’t buy it, it’s that simple!  You need to care for the garment like the care label reads.  This is especially important with a few materials (modal comes to mind) if it is not washed correctly it will look worn-out after one washing.  Notice the fabric type, if the sweater sheds all over you in the dressing room it will do the same in your closet, car, etc.  Use fabric type and content to determine shrinkage and stretching too.

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Easy steps to Create Wardrobe CapsulesFebruary 26th, 2014

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Have you heard the term wardrobe capsules? It is a collection of essential items of clothing that will not go out of style (i.e. skirts, trousers, and coats, etc.) which can then be updated with seasonal pieces and categorized for your lifestyle needs.  The different capsules in your wardrobe will reflect who you are and how you spend your time.

Building your capsules begins with a few key steps. First you need to begin with the foundation of your wardrobe.  These are the building blocks that your capsules are based on:

1.  Your colors

2.  Your particular style

3.  Your body type

If you do not feel secure in knowing what colors suit you, how to dress your body and what styles work for you, use us as a resource.  That is what we do, so contact us and we can help.

So now that you know your basics, the next step is to take a look at your wardrobe and eliminate the items that do not work for you. If you are left only with a few items, that is okay! The bright side is you can go shopping for items that you really need in order to build your wardrobe.  And yes, we can help you with this as well!

A couple things we stress when shopping.

1. You must LOVE the item before purchasing.  Otherwise it may become one of those items hanging in your closet never to be worn with the tags still on.  Never a good use of money!

2. Always choose QUALITY over quantity.  It really does bring your cost per wear down when you have items that you can wear many times over, plus you need to see what you have in your closet!

Stay fabulous!

Create a Definitive Style like Kate MiddletonDecember 28th, 2013

Kate MiddletonThe more I see Kate Middleton on tv or the internet, the more I dissect and emulate her style.  She mostly wears simple pieces of clothing yet creates a complete outfit that looks fluently chic. The more I pay attention to her style, the more I realize that she has some basic rules that is standard in her chosen outfits.  Here are a few things I noticed about the dresses she wore, and some tips for those of you who want to look stunning like Kate!

1. Dress appropriately (i.e. Modestly)

One of the main items that you need to note when dressing like Kate Middleton is: never show too much skin and wear a dress in a conservative fashion. Being in the public eye and representing the British royal family, Kate has mastered the art of conservative dress while remaining incredibly stylish. I feel so many people think that the more skin you show, the better you look, but Kate Middleton proves that concept is wrong. You can look sexy, feminine, elegant and classy at the same time even when you dress conservatively.

2. Solid colors are fabulous!

Kate Middleton remains faithful to solid colors dresses and is often seen in all types of garments in a solid hue. A solid color dress, blouse, cardigan, sweater, coat or pants are so easy to mix and match and even easier to accessorize!

3. Monochrome

It seems intimidating, but Kate Middleton has learned how to stay chic while wearing one solid color. The key is to utilize basic accessories and shoes with neutral colors to balance the outfit.

4. Highlight your feminine side

Pastel colors, ruffles, frills, lace, embroidery, and other embellishments are great ways to highlight your feminine side. Kate Middleton always looks like a lady in anything she wears because she is not afraid to accentuate her femininity through her ??clothes. Use these details proportionately so that your appearance looks ladylike and graceful.

5. Accentuate

Kate Middleton knows her body type and chooses a dress that will accentuate her figure.  She is a Straight Frame who knows how to disguise her weak areas and show off her assets.  With our Silhouette Analysis service, you will get to know your body type and find out what style fits and flatters your particular figure and how to hide problem areas, and show off your best ones.

Want to dress like Kate Middleton but still not sure how? We are here to help! With our  Mini Makeover service, we will help you find you Color, Silhouette, and Style so you can dress effortlessly chic in no time, just like Kate Middleton.

Stay elegant!

© 2013, Dulcet Style, LLC

Summer Colors: The Minty MintJuly 18th, 2013

MintThink of a breezy summer day by the lake in the middle of a secluded timber, so divine and heavenly. That is what occurs in our mind whenever we see the color of mint; outdoors relaxation. Mint is a soft shade of green, one of those easy and mixable colors, and so chic.  Plus it comes out almost all year long in the fashion world. This color has that vintage and romantic feel. Basically there is no definitive rule to style it because it is so easy to be combined and matched with other colors! The mint hue looks so soft and yet gives the impression of cool.  Check out the above idea of great ways to combine this fabulous hue. For those who wants to wear something neutral with summer-y feeling, mint is the “it” color! Combine it with coral or orange tangerine to brighten your look and add a pop of color to your outfit. By showing the contrast of the colors, you look more eclectic and stylish in an instant!

Create a Look Book of Inspiration OutfitsJune 22nd, 2013

Pinterest outfitHave you ever looked in a magazine and saw an outfit that stood out as a creation that you wish you had on your body?  I call these outfits “Inspiration Outfits”.  It’s a fun idea to create a binder of full of these inspiration outfits, which I like to call a Look Book, pulling ideas from fashion magazines, the internet (check out our Pinterest page) and runway photos.  When choosing outfits make sure they are a flattering cut to your body, some things that look fabulous in photos are not going to suit you in particular.  What is so fun about this is seeing new fashion pieces, then applying it to your wardrobe and mixing things up a bit.  It creates whole new outfits that you never would have thought of.  Your taking elements from the runway or fashion shoots and combining your wardrobe items that are similar and personalizing your Inspiration Outfit!

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