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Play On Plaids


Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 11:00 am

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It’s almost the end of a year and winter hasn’t officially arrived…thank goodness! Nonetheless, we should get everything ready before the temperature drops and catches us off guard.Put those summery pieces that “pass” in this balmy fall weather away and start asking yourself…What are the fashionable looks for winter 2016 I need to have? The answer is a layered one but allow me to help start you off…GET SOME PLAID! All kinds of patterns in plaid. All kinds of colors in plaid. Trust me!

What is Plaid you ask? simply put; the definition is: a checkered or tartan twilled cloth, typically made of wool. Simple right? Traditionally, the cold season makes us bring out a lot of dark and neutral shades. Thanks to Britain influence, plaid is not only a “blah” beige, but a vibrant catchy red tartan that catches your eye and now even more evolved updated and edgy with brighter bolder colors, bolder patterns in small plaids to large graphic prints.

In my opinion, the good ole’ British vibes are very in demand this year. They are warm to wear and they bring women an effortlessly adorable look. But there is nothing wrong with uniquely edgy and sexy so try the more modern styles but try mixing the two.

Making room for plaids in your fall/winter wardrobe is easier than one might think. Great plaid prints come in capes, coats, jackets, pants, shirts and accessories like scarves, weekend bags, gloves, hats, shoes and more for both men and women. No excuse to embrace the trend. I like mixing the plaid patterns and bold colors from brands like Barbour and one of my favorite designers Barbara Bui.

Hey Fellas, Are You Your Best Professionally Chic You?


Posted on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

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It’s a new year and with that comes all kinds of changes to become your better you…at least it should be! I want to challenge you to commit yourself with new expectations of your aesthetic at work and play; but let’s start with work. Do you ever feel worried that your not taken seriously or maybe underestimated at work? Do you still look like you did in school/too young? Are you in looking like the position you want to be or like the one you’re in right now? At your interview it was paramount for you to give a commanding first impression however once you have that job it’s just as important to keep that look up as expertly executed as possible. Every last detail everyday should turns heads, get you compliments, and ultimately send a powerful message to the upper offices that you are meant to be in their ranks.

Hey Guys-

It’s a well-known fact that menswear is a much less complicated choice of options than it is for women; especially in suiting. Today the modern guy uses his accessories to liven up that cookie cutter dreary office suit with color and texture and variety.

NECKWEAR— A tie can pack just the right punch to an otherwise ordinary look with the right bright color or pattern. It’ll differentiate you from the “regular” men who pair dark ties with dark shirts. If a bold tie isn’t your cup of tea, try making that statement with your shirt instead.

COLLAR – The spread collar shirt is the standard now and will be for some time. Ginghams and plaids should be in every man’s repertoire; colors like brick red will set you apart.

‘KERCHIEF – We all know the classic white pocket square from the “RatPack” days to now and it still works for any suit however the new barometer on style and detail have professionals stockpiling an arsenal of patterned options in handkerchiefs. Don’t get intimated by the patterns and not knowing how much is too much pattern at one time. A good general rule is to wear one that plays off the colors in your shirt or tie.

Shoes- I am a big fan of the wingtip and brogue styles for men’s footwear. Color and texture in footwear is another vehicle to bring variety into an otherwise regular look. Always have your classic colors (black, cognac, chocoalte and navy) but adding options like cobolt or denim blue, burgundy, olive, etc… can make you look like a superstar when worn with a balanced hand.