I am a huge fan of “the holidays” — by which I mean Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
I don’t even celebrate Christmas, and my New Year’s Eve tends to be fairly tame. But I’ve bought into the myth: the family time, the coziness, the Christmas caroling, eggnog, fairly lights, mistletoe — I just love it (more…)
There’s nothing wrong — at all! — with wearing a great skirt and top, or chic pair of pants and a top. But add a third piece and it comes together with even bigger impact.
It’s like putting the proverbial icing on the cake.
This season, get that extra injection of style by trying one or more of these ideas:
1. Add a patterned silk scarf — to your bag’s handles, around your ponytail, or around your neck.
3. Switch to a colorful eyeglass frame (my No. 1 way to modernize a person’s style).
4. Add magenta, dark green, or red boots to your regular rotation of black and brown.
5. Top off your look with a fedora.
7. Get a leather jacket … in teal.
8. Substitute a printed pant for your jeans.
9. Instead of a plain neutral-color pump, buy one in a fabric print-floral, camo, or graphic.
10. Go for a bright red shade of lipstick.
11. Get in the habit of changing bags for different occasions.
12. Layer necklaces — mix metals or pile on beaded necklaces in crystals or gemstones to get an updated look. (Here’s a great tutorial on layering necklaces.)
13. Wear a patterned or micro-fishnet stocking with a pencil skirt instead of black tights.
14. Smile! It’s the best accent for any outfit.
Could your outfits use a little pick-me-up? I’d love to help you create new combinations using what’s already in your closet. Please contact me at Ketura@TheWardrobeworkshpo.com — we’ll get you ready for the holiday season (and beyond) in no time!
Most people have more time on the weekend to putter around the house, and that includes working in their closet.
That led me to create [drum roll, please] the Wardrobe Workshop Weekend Challenge!
This weekend, why don’t you find ONE (just one — we’re starting off slowly) item in your closet — one piece you don’t wear very often but in theory is really great. To qualify, it has to 1) fit well now 2) flatter you and 3) be something you love.
Then make THREE new outfits with that one piece. You’ll want to scour your closet, try things on, play with accessories. Here are three outfits I came up with using one skirt.
On Monday, I’ll ask for pictures. Please head over to Facebook at any time, though, and let me know how it goes. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
(Ketura Persellin is a stylist, writer, and public speaker in Washington, DC, and surrounding suburbs. Please email her at Ketura@TheWardrobeWorkshop for a complimentary get-acquainted sessions.)