Happy day, dear reader! What's your favorite color? Now, what's your favorite color to wear? Frequently, these are two completely different answers. But why? So many women I know answer that their favorite color to wear is black. Maybe they've been seduced by the dark side, or maybe they've just fallen prey to the Myths… Continue reading Ways to Break the Black Habit
Happy day, dear reader! Who hires an Image and Wardrobe Coach or possibly a Stylist? Not just famous people! There are as many reasons for hiring a professional as there are clients. The reasons generally fall into "fish for me" and "learn to fish" categories. Neither is better than the other! They are just different.… Continue reading Stylists Are Not Just for Famous People
Good day, dear reader! To tell an uncomfortable truth: Leggings are not pants. Leggings are not pants. Leggings are not pants. (Is three the magic number?) I know I will probably get hate mail over this. I understand. Leggings are comfy. Leggings are everywhere. We love our leggings. I love mine, too. But I don't… Continue reading Leggings are Not Pants
Happy day, dear reader! Clients look at me like I have two heads when I ask them what effect the color of their clothing is having on their business. Marketers know that color is powerful. The colors of your logo are important, and the colors of the walls inside a business… So why not apply… Continue reading What Color Is Your Business?
My apologies for the delayed publication of this post... I'd love to blame Technical Difficulties, but it really comes down to Operator Error. Gone are the days where women or men had one outfit for Sunday Best, and another for the rest of the week. Now we have closets full of clothes, and people regularly… Continue reading Occasions of Dress
Traditional Business Dress is what most people imagine when they think corporate “suit.” Traditional Business Dress (TBD) is widely seen the C-Suites, and in banking, finance, and law. The goal is to look serious and trustworthy. Why would you put your money or life into someone’s hands who looks casual or “risky”? Some real estate… Continue reading Business Dress Codes Deciphered
If you are confused by Business Casual, you are not alone! Business Casual dress is loved by many, and despised by others. To understand Business Casual, let’s talk a little about the history of business dress. In particular, men’s business dress, since appropriate women’s business wear derives from the men’s. Once upon a time, anyone… Continue reading Confused by Business Casual?
One of the most frequent questions I am asked when people find out that I am an Image and Wardrobe Coach is “Well, how’d I do?” accompanied by a head to toe waving gesture of the hands pointing out their sartorial selection. My answer is usually “That depends… What did you want to say?” A… Continue reading Did I Say That Out Loud?
I was privileged to be asked to participate in a Professional Empowerment Seminar for women this week! The sponsor was a financial advisor particularly interested in helping women secure their financial independence. While finance and fashion may seem an odd combination, empowerment is at the root of how both of us work. I thought I… Continue reading Clothing as Language
I was asked to write a series of articles for a local business paper, Buzz On Biz. This first article is an introduction--some thoughts about from where many business dress issues arise. I thought I would share it here, as readers may be familiar with some of these in their own workplaces... “Paul, we have… Continue reading Work Wear Issues