Monthly Archives: April 2016

Spring Trends for Men’s Suiting


Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 9:00 am

Filed under Fashion, Uncategorized

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Normally, I would turn this post into a women’s story about how masculine suiting works so nicely for womenswear and how to wear it for the ladies but I am listening to my male followers and tending to their needs…. Hi Fellas!

I get asked time and time again from guys about what’s the new trends in shoes (casual and dressy), clothing from everything in special occasion, work appropriate, casual Friday and cool accessories. I promise to add a lot more posts for men and answer all the questions I think you have questions about.

Here’s my first install…. enjoy and please leave comments to ask questions and request more topics if you find there is something more you want to know.

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I love love love a well-tailored man in a suit. That is from his shoes to his topper (hat) if he wears one. But let’s talk suits right now. The slim fit is my favorite and it isn’t just for the lean and tall man. Actually, I find that it works on most men of varied heights. There shouldn’t be a lot of fabric hanging around and making your silhouette larger than it is. The proper tailoring of a suit is KEY to a slimmer appearance even if your midsection is a little obtuse.

I am not a fan of pleats on men’s pants but some body types need it…at least one I can stomach ONE pleat on each hip but that’s about it!

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Photo by Ralph Lauren

Staple colors in suiting you should have in your closet: NAVY, BLACK and GREY! Add a Khaki, Chambray suit as alternatives; which works well for business, dressy or casual Fridays. Notch or Peak lapels are most common and easiest to find.

Double Breasted jackets are only to be worn by those with no midsections (no potbelly, sorry!)

Tie Basics to have: a skinny black, knit ties in a variety of colors (adds texture) and some navy patterns (polka dots or stripes are easy) add the other colors like pink, browns, greys, in solids and patterns after you have those basics in your arsenal

Shirts: Always have at least 3 white dress shirts, one denim blue, navy stripe and a few polos (to wear when going a little casual but still want the sharp look of wearing a full suit.

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Photo by Ralph Lauren

Do It In Denim!


Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Filed under Fashion

Give your jeans a break and try some other denim pieces that will wow!

Three Piece Suit perfect for the workplace and gives off a rock & roll statement is one of my absolute favorite ensembles. Its sexy and rich yet serious enough to wear to work and fashionable enough to wear anywhere else.

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Photo: Ralph Lauren

If you know me, you know I LOVE JUMPERS; anything one piece is a friend of mine. It’s another diverse items that can be worn dressy or casual and works for almost all body types.Adding a bright accessory will add some personality to your look and make a statement more customized to your style aesthetic.

brightssA Fit Flare, oversized shirt dress and simple sheath are just a few chic upgrades that give new proportions/ shape to denim lovers.   The deeper the blue, the sweeter the style although rules are always breakable and I’m easily swayed by a destroyed destressed denim paired with a refined shoe and structured blazer

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Denim Story Spring 2016

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Denim Dresses Spring 2016

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Chloe Spring 2016 Denim

 

 

 

 

 

Gaga for Gingham!


Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Filed under Fashion

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Photo: J.Crew- Find the Campbell Blazer here $178.

Not just for a cute cover for your picnic table anymore.  The pattern on pattern of gingham is a fun way to play with summer colors and magnetize onlookers.  There are plenty available in a full suit, break it up to pair with just about anything for a clean but modern pop of style or if just a blouse is enough try it that way but however you like it like Nike JUST DO IT!  

Ralph Lauren gingham blouse

Ralph Lauren gingham blouse 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would pair the suiting with a crisp white tee or button up and sneakers (or tennis shoes, depending on where you come from) or an easy footwear fix is to wear with one strap across the toe stilettos in a neutral or go crazy (like I would!) and do it with a different bright color for drama!

Chanel does gingham

Chanel does gingham

A touch of gingham on shoes too!

A touch of gingham on shoes too!

 

Gingham was all over runways for this season

Gingham was all over runways for this season

 

Old Navy gingham set

Old Navy gingham set for only $20!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthrologie gingham one piece swimsuit $158

Anthrologie gingham one piece swimsuit $158

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Dolce & Gabbana for Spring 2016 featuring gingham