Strategic Style

Welcome

Welcome to "Strategic Style".  Unlike most fashion blogs. it doesn’t spotlight how great I look in the hottest seasonal trends. I occasionally use my clothes as examples, but this blog isn’t about ME - or about trends either.

It’s about YOU, and classic design principles to determine wardrobe choices that showcase the fabulous things  about you.  Then you'll shop strategically, dress effortlessly and feel confident about your appearance no matter your lifestyle, age, size or budget.

It is the clothes’ responsibility to make YOU look good  -- not the other way around.  You'll look  best in clothes and accessories that have “points of connection” to you.  The more characteristics in common between you and your clothes, the more fabulous you'll look. Your stuff will look classier too, based on that repetition.

Things that connect with you also connect with one another, creating more mix-and-match than you ever imagined.  Shop less, spend less and feel great about how you look every day. Put wardrobe issues on the back burner and head out the door every day with confidence to play your special role in the world!   Welcome aboard!

Up-leveling Meg’s Wardrobe

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On a recent trip to the Boston area for a program, I squeezed in a visit to Meg’s stunning home – a stone barn she and her husband (both architects) redesigned to a sleek, modern interior.  She applies that same eye for design to her wardrobe, often snagging great pieces on resale sites like The Real Real and ThredUp and refashioning them.

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Warm Colors in Hot Weather?

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How can I wear my deep warm colors in hot weather?  I get that question a lot this time of year, and the answer is simple.  It’s the fabrication, not the color, that determines the seasonality of a garment.

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Bride-zilla? Mom-zilla?

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With a 2-year backlog of weddings plus the newly-engaged crop, my inbox has been flooded with requests for help choosing  M-O-B and M-O-G dresses.  This mom was considering royal blue, but wanted some input on color choices.

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Shoe Strategies – Goldilocks Style

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A luncheon of my professional women’s group was my first chance to wear a new shirtdress I bought in Charcoal coated denim.  It has an almost leather-like look and lots of topstitching a la jean jackets – overall a  tiny bit of “rough” vibe.  So what footwear to choose?

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Make Your Color Fan Even Better

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In the virtual class on how to optimize the use of your Color Fan, we stumbled on a little modification you can do yourself to make that wonderful tool even easer to use.  Here’s how:

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