Before the holidays I had the pleasure of returning to my sweet client, now new friend, Traci’s home.
I got her packed, styled and organized for her trip to see her in-laws for Thanksgiving.
Traci is so much fun! She really took all my fashion advice and ran with it.
After my last visit she did a little shopping, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She found great bargains and fun styles that worked perfect for her shape and her everyday wear.
I was able to have fun with all of her new fashion finds. I organized her outfits for the weekend and this helped minimize her packing.
The best part about it all was that I was excited to show her how to incorporate her new fashion finds in with her current wardrobe. That way she could show off her fun new style to her in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner.
This was one of my favorite outfits. The reason why is that it looks like a million dollars and cost nothing. Traci looks amazing!
All I did was take a knee-length cotton jacket and added a fun ruffled blouse. This gave the jacket detail. Add a belt and some fun leopard heels. Voila! you have an amazing and affordable new look that is also a fun and classic style.
OK, when I style I enjoy layering. This is great in so many ways:
- 1. Layers give you a shape!
- 2. Layers can hide those problem areas that we all deal with.
- 3. It can look classic and stylish.
- 4. If it’s cold in the morning you can shed those small items of clothing and still have an amazingly stylish outfit.
- 5. Layers are not just items of clothing, they can be accessories too.
Check out Traci’s fun layers. These are a few sweaters she bought and we added blouses underneath that can be worn with or with out the sweaters. And it gives a simple sweater some fun style!
Another way to amp up a style – Incorporate another print like I did with Traci’s leopard scarf.
Another print mixed in with a print…
You can even take your dresses/tunics and layer them.
A summer tunic we turned into a fun winter style…
I love this printed shrug that Traci bought. She loved it too but wasn’t very sure about how to wear it. Laura to the rescue!
With her faux leather skirt…
And here I added a pop of color with some shine. I loved this red sequined tank she bought from Old Navy!
You can take simple tanks and make them pop just by adding layers and your staple clothing items.
Here is another fun way to layer and mix prints. Make sure when you do this that your prints have the same colors.
OK, we all have items in our closet that we buy and when we get it home it doesn’t look the same.
If you can’t take it back or if you have it in your closet way too long to take back then try this tip – Find items that will help make the skirt/blouse/pants more defined and styled.
Example: Traci had this skirt in her closet and it was a little big on her…I know, great problem to have. But if she had it altered it would have been too short.
So I added some definition and brought attention to her waist, simply by tucking in her blouse, pairing it with a gorgeous burgundy colored velvet blazer, added accessories, tights, and heels. This can take that difficult outfit to a more stylish and not so difficult level of style.
Traci had the same problem with this cute laced dress. She tried it on in the store and when she brought it home (NO RETURN) it was not what she had planned as far as the style and fit.
So a little tweaking here and there…Voila! you have the perfect little party dress.
Traci, I had a blast! Thanks for everything.