A fabulous sweater will give you outfit options

 

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We have this idea that if our closet is full of clothing, then we have lots of outfit options. In theory, it makes sense. I have found with years of cleaning out closets that we don’t wear all of our clothing. Many of the items we don’t even really like to wear. So why not minimize the wardrobe and only buy items that you will wear. Only buy items that make you feel and look great in. Continue reading “A fabulous sweater will give you outfit options”

My Top Sweater Picks

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I love my grey cashmere turtleneck sweater. I got it in Italy a few years ago. It’s my go-to on those cold school pick up days and also a classic piece for my wardrobe.

Sweaters are a wardrobe staple, especially during this time of year when you want to be warm but still stylish. Below are some of my top sweater picks and a few style tips to keep in mind this winter. 😉

7 Days of Style Tip: Remember to look for a neck line that is flattering and also a style that is classic. For example I suit a turtleneck and a v-neck style. You may not think a neckline of a sweater matters, but it does.

Shopbop sweater styles
NUDE round neck sweater

 

7 Days of Style Tip: Don’t think you can only wear a sweater one way. You want to think outside the style box. For ex, the fair isle sweater below would look stunning with a long silk skirt, a fur collar, and ankle boots.

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Topshop reverse fair isle sweater.

7 Days of Style Tip: To give an oversized sweater a different look, add a belt and pair it with slim bottom.

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Proenza Schouler wool-blend sweater BUY here.
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Zara oversized choker sweater.

7 Days of Style Tip: Neutral hues don’t just mean black, white, grey…add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. When you wear the right colour close to your face, it will highlight your features and give you an instant glow…and who doesn’t want that!?

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J. Crew everyday cashmere turtleneck sweater.

Easy Holiday Outfit Ideas

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Look #1: I’m wearing the one-shoulder top on its own with statement jewelry and jeans.

Preparing for the holiday season can be a stressful time, one area that shouldn’t is what you are going to wear. Do you find yourself rushing to the mall last minute or late night searching for that perfect dress online ? Are you looking through your closet minutes before you are about to leave doubting that you are dressed appropriately? The worst feeling is when you show up and don’t feel fabulous. Ok, take a breath…I’m here to assist!

Showing  you 3 different ways to wear 1 top…

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Look #2: Added my black sequins blazer and kept everything else the same!
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Club Monaco top worn with black turtleneck and black pant.
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Club Monaco top tucked into black pencil skirt and now becomes a dress.

When you buy something, make sure you are able to create a few different outfit options.  If you have multiple parties to attend and you buy one bright red dress…well then everyone is going to remember it. However if you buy an item that you can wear many ways…that is key.

Follow my style tips and you will be set this holiday season. And please don’t buy 5 dresses for 5 different parties…no need for that.

Holiday party outfit ideas.

What to wear this holiday season. 

Holiday 2018 trends. 

The Blazer

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No matter your lifestyle. No matter if you work in an office, stay at home, or you wear a uniform or scrubs every day. Every woman needs at least one blazer in their wardrobe, that they can depend on.

Just like my wardrobe basic #1 jeans, the blazer gives you countless options. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t own a lot of clothing but I invest in the wardrobe basics and have some great accessories that allow me to create many different looks. 

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Wear your blazer with any trouser, dress or skirt, you have now created a suit.

Wear your blazer with any pair of jeans.

Blazer can be dressed up or down, depending on the shoes you are wearing.

Add a fur vest to give an entirely different look.

Wear over your shoulders to add instant glam. (I love wearing a blazer over your shoulders when wearing a dress).

You can add accessories to your blazer and no one will even remember it’s the same one. Accessories such as a fur collar, silk scarf, necklaces, and broaches.

Belt the outside of the blazer.

Roll the sleeves up to make it more causal.

7 Days of Style Tip: Fit is everything. If you purchase a blazer that doesn’t look like it was meant for you, go and visit a tailor.

“Style – all who have it share one thing: originality.”

Diana Vreeland

The Power of the T-shirt

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You may think a t-shirt has little importance in your wardrobe, but I’ve recently found the perfect v-neck black t-shirt on Aritzia’s website and it’s from The Group by Babaton. It’s tailored but still gives you a feminine look. The fabric is a blend of Peruvian pima cotton and modal. Super comfy which is key, and works with everything from jeans to suits. When building your wardrobe, you need to have those classic items that will never go out of style and are reliable. Whether you choose black or white, make sure you find the perfect fitting t-shirt that suits your body. This t-shirt will take me from day to night, season to season, and will never date itself.

Below I’ve paired the black t-shirt with an IRO tweed jacket and a Hermes silk scarf. When completing the outfit remember that the shoe will dictate where you are going. For example, with this  I paired with a sleek leather mule with a kitten heel and dark denim which is perfect for going out to dinner with girlfriends. This same look would also work with ankle boots, ballet flats and a fashionable sneaker.

“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” 

Alexander Wang