3 Simple Steps to a Fabulous Outfit

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The other day I went to visit a client who was struggling to put outfits together. She had all the right pieces in her wardrobe and knew exactly how to combine and style her outfits, but when it came to putting it all together, the overwhelm kicked in and her confidence diminished.  So what do you do when the thought of putting outfits together becomes so overwhelming you forget everything you’ve learned? You break it down into a step by step process that’s so easy to follow, you forget you were ever stumped in the first place. Step 1: ChooseYour Base Start creating your outfit by choosing your base pieces. Not your undergarments (those you pick to suit your base), but…

Women in Power – 3 Ways to Dress for Success

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I was recently interviewed, and one of the questions that came up had to do with female executives in the boardroom or in top managerial positions. The interviewer was looking for tips on how to choose colour and overall proper attire, to dress for success. If you’re a woman in an executive or leadership role, or striving to be, you need to dress the part– especially if you’re new to the team or building your reputation. Here are 3 tips to help you achieve that: 1. Wear structured clothing with strong lines. When you want to be seen as a leader, you must present yourself as someone who holds power. Structured clothing with strong lines elicits more power than clothing with softer lines…

5 Simple Steps to Looking Stylish and Put Together Without Layering

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Layering is an easy way to look super fab and on point. But in some parts of the world, Winter Is Coming!and many of us don’t want to wear multiple layers under our winter coats. So what do you do when you still want to look stylish and put together but don’t want to feel like the Michelin Man? You follow these 5 simple steps and know that it’s all about what you wear and how you wear it…   1. Start with the Right Base Pieces   When you choose your base pieces (your top and bottom, dress, etc.), make sure to choose cuts and styles that are flattering to your body shape and vertical proportions. If you don’t, your whole outfit might look off….

Clothes, Shopping and Getting Dressed: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

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Raise your hand if this sounds familiar…   “I’ve got a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear.” “I go shopping but come home empty handed or buy the same things.” “I get dressed but never feel put together.” “I don’t feel comfortable in my own clothes.” “I’m confused, frustrated and a little discouraged.”   Whether you’ve raised your hand or not, I can pretty much guarantee that at least one of these statements rings true. Hey, as a Stylist even I can relate. Sometimes you know what the problem is but don’t know how to solve it. So, what do you do when you don’t know what to do? You go back to basics.   Step 1. The…

5 Stylish Ways to Love Yourself

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Ah February. The month of love. Red hearts, Valentine’s and Cupid’s little arrow. What better time to love yourself than this? Whether you have a significant other or a loved one to dote upon or not, a little self care and pampering should always be on the menu. We all know that when you take care of yourself first, you’re better able to take care of those around you. Besides, who doesn’t like a little spoiling every now and then. Whether soaking in a bath, hitting the spa or indulging in your favourite meal is your idea of a little self love, as a Personal Stylist, mine always involves clothing. If you happen to love style, fashion, shopping or clothes…