Happy day, dear reader! It is hard to go anywhere this past year without falling all over the off-the-shoulder (or it's younger sister the cold-shoulder) top, tunic, or dress. They are absolutely everywhere! They are cute. They are sassy. They show off a body part that stays appealing longer than many others as we age.… Continue reading Off the Shoulder!
Hello again, dear reader! I pray that today is a good one for you... Have you ever said "I have nothing to wear!" into a closet full of clothing? You are not alone. Sometimes a client will tell me that she needs to buy something new, even though she has a closet full of clothes… Continue reading How Dressy is It?
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?