*Limit the number of pieces you wear. For instance, a brown jacket, blouse, pants, and shoes could end up making you look frumpy. However a black dress, black jacket and great black peep toe pumps could be amazing with a gorgeous statement necklace for a "pop" of interest.
*Mix varying shades of the same color. An example of this would be to mix shades of gray or blues together. Today I'm actually wearing a charcoal gray skirt with a lighter gray striped sweater and gray jacket.
*Incorporate prints that have monochromatic tones. A navy pair of pants paired with a silk blouse with multiple shades of blue is gorgeous.
*Be careful of your color choices. There are some colors that really shouldn't be used monochromatically, such as mustard yellow and celery green You get the picture.
*Mix fabrics and textures such as silks, leather and tweeds. This can make an outfit interesting!
* Play up your accessories. Punch in interest with a great piece of jewelry, scarf or belt.
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A classic & so versatile. The creamy neutral tone and will go with just about any other colors. I love it with a pop of orange or turquoise---so summery! Or go completely neutral and add shades of gold, white and cream...fabulous! Dress this top up with a black pencil skirt or black pants for a night out, or go more casual with jeans and flats. I also love a touch of lace showing under a structured blazer.
The Essential Black Blazer by Fashioncoach featuring a crepe dress
This jacket is a must-have closet essential. Wear with a tee and jeans for a casual look...over a work dress....with trousers and a blouse... or with a sequined dress or top for a night out on the town. You can create so many looks with a fabulously fitting black jacket. Some of my favorite lines are Theory, Banana Republic and J. Crew. However, if you're on a budget, check out Target or H & M.
I spent $9.99 at CVS for a bottle of the 3-Day, which gave me about 5 treatments. Considering that I don't wash my hair every day, it lasted me for several weeks. I have to say that the product is impressive. My curly/frizzy hair turned straight and silky (with the help of a good blow-dry and flat-ironing) and stayed that way for a few days. Since the New England weather is cold and dry, I've yet to see the how my hair fares in humidity, but so far/so good.
The product is easy to use and after styling, you can see and feel a huge difference in your hair.
The drawbacks: The product can feel a little sticky going on--almost giving your hair the feel of swimming in salt water. The other semi-negative is that my hair feels a bit weighed down and doesn't look quite as shiny as normal.
Bottom line---I recommend giving this product a try, especially since it's inexpensive and simple to use. If you purchase it at CVS and you're not happy with it, save your receipt & they'll give you your money back.
Let me know what you think!
Mixing olive green with red by Fashioncoach featuring fossil watches
You might not think of putting these two colors together but the result is fabulous. It works because olive green is a neutral and goes with just about everything.
If red is not a good color for you (it doesn't work for everyone!) try substituting raspberry. One trick for using contrasting colors...keep you accessories neutral!
Flower Power by Fashioncoach featuring low rise jeans
Here are some ideas on how to incorporate florals into your spring wardrobe without overdoing it. If you're not into bright color schemes, try a black & white floral pattern or add accessories with color--for example this beautiful floral scarf or necklace gives just a punch of color. Think spring!
The Trenchcoat by Fashioncoach featuring trench coats
A fabulous trenchcoat is a "must have" piece. For a more classic look, go with a tailored trench in a neutral color such as gray, black or beige. To pop some warmth into an outfit look for a trench in a eye-catching color. I love the beautiful colors shown here. Busty women should stay clear of double breasted styling or very large lapels. Petite women, watch the length of your trench--car coat length may be better for you. Put a trenchcoat on your spring shopping list!
The Versatile Pencil Skirt by Fashioncoach featuring dressy shoes
This easy to wear black pencil skirt is a closet must have. It can be worn so many different ways making it an excellent investment piece to add to your wardrobe. Pair with a jacket or sweater for the office or dress it up with a silk blouse and clutch--perfect for a night out!.
Punch in Pizzaz with Animal Print by Fashioncoach featuring animal print scarves
Animal print is no longer a trend--it's a classic that can turn a simple outfit into a "wow" one. If you're hesitant to wear animal prints try incorporating one of these simple pieces into your wardrobe. If you want to make a bolder statement, go for an animal print dress or faux fur leopard jacket. Very chic!
I recently met Ana Milevskaja, Founder of Fashion Vortex, exclusive Italian leather handbags.
Being a lover of high quality leather bags, I was curious as to what makes her line of bags unique.
|Bruno Rossi Deerskin Hobo/Shoulder Bag - Camel|
|Avorio Scrunchy Italian Leather Handbag - Red|
- Get on the stores' e-mail lists for early sale notifications
- Check out local consignment shops for some fabulous deals
- Google coupons to your favorite stores before you go out shopping
- Don't be afraid to ask the salesperson if she has any extra coupons
- January is a big sale month--watch for some amazing deals
- There are some bargains at the outlets, but know your prices!
- Find out if the stores offer a price adjustment period and check back during that time to see if your purchases have been further reduced
- Check out my Facebook fan page A Great New Look for some fabulous deals!