Think 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!
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Summer Colors: The Minty MintJuly 18th, 2013
Create a Look Book of Inspiration OutfitsJune 22nd, 2013
Have 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!
How to Fit a BlazerOctober 10th, 2012
This is a question I have been asked a hundred times, so I always make sure to explain what I am looking for when shopping for blazers with my clients. I thought I’d share with you the key items to remember when you shop for your next blazer:
First, make sure it fits in the shoulders – The seams needs to hit right on the top curve of your shoulders. This step will eliminate a blazer that fits too tight (you know when you can’t give a hug comfortably!) or to big that your frame is drowning in the jacket.
Next, make sure you can button the blazer. If you can’t it is too tight!
Then look at the stance (where the top button hits). It is an important part of how the blazer fits that many overlook. The stance should hit below the middle of the bust, if it’s higher it can create the “uni-boob” look. And this is also an area that you don’t want to gape; if it is gaping open, the blazer is too small. It’s important to get this right since the open area above the stance helps create a longer neckline which helps to draw the eye up and create a slimmer silhouette.
The sleeves should also be checked. It should hit you at the meaty part of the inside of your hand, unless it is meant to be a 3/4 length sleeve or bell sleeves.
If you are shopping for a traditional blazer, the back hem should not completely cover your derriere. A flattering length is when it cuts your bottom right in half – which gives the fabulous illusion of a smaller butt!
So remember these steps and your blazers will always flatter!
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The Essential Swimsuit GuideJune 6th, 2012
Little details in swim wear can make a huge difference in how it looks on certain body shapes. Here are the best styles to make sure you look sizzling this summer!
Hide a Tummy – A great suit to look slimmer through the middle is a one piece with ruching over the midsection. It helps to disguise any lumps and bumps.
Small Chest – A halter style top is the most flattering. For extra enhancing, look for one with padding added.
Short Legs – Buy a suit with a higher cut leg. Less fabric across the hips give the illusion of longer legs.
Short Waist – Find a suit with a belt, chain or some kind of embellishment that hangs low on the hips, it will lengthen the torso.
Large Bust – You need to find a suit with underwire to give extra support. You want to keep them up where they belong!
Bottom Heavy – A skirt style is a great option when looking for coverage on the bottom half. Look for a suit that is dark on the bottom and lighter or patterned on the top. This brings the eye up, away from the problem area.
Long Torso – Choose a two piece suit with a wide band below the bust and a higher rise in the bottom. It will reduce inches off a long midsection.
And lastly our absolute best tip to ensure that you look fabulous at the next poolside party – a great cover-up. There are so many pretty cover-ups out there right now and they are sheer and cool to wear. So if you are not planning on jumping in the water or when you are between dips, put one on and you’ll have maximum coverage while looking very stylish at the same time.
Shorts for All AgesMay 9th, 2012
While the daisy duke style short was popular for a while, and can still be deemed appropriate for teenagers, by the time you enter the workforce the hemline of the short needs to be lowered. And yes, you can still wear shorts past the age of 40, but the style becomes more conservative and tasteful. A flattering style for taller women is the Bermuda short, which hits just a few inches above your knee. The trouser short is a sophisticated way to show off your legs without being too revealing. Adding a belt to the short with an oxford or casual button down will provide a tailored look. One trend this season is suit dressing, but in a more modern way, with shorts and a blazer. This suit trend can be worn casually during the day with more relaxed textures, or glammed up at night with a more structured look. When shopping for your new shorts, be conscious of hemline and style, and you will put those daisy dukes to shame.