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!

Cotton Cardigans Anchor Spring/Summer Looks

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Dusty pastel cotton cardigans are ideal over-layers for Spring/Summer casual wear.  Both of these combos are anchored by chocolate brown jeans from Chicos …

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Neutral + Color Mixes

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Increasingly warm days prompted me to put some off-white toppers back into my wardrobe rotation.  My jean jacket and cotton sweater are breathable and hot-weather friendy.  And they are such a versatile neutral they can work into countless outfits.   Here are just a couple …

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Print Tops Link These Color Combos

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During the Pandemic lockdown I kept myself entertained in part by sewing up fabrics & patterns I had on hand. A sleeveless cowl-neck top design (Vogue 9006) was ideal for using up small yardage of semi-sheer print fabrics and now I’m using those multi-color tops to suggest pairngs of solid garments like these …

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Tranistioning Into Summer Style

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Blue is my favorite color – maybe it’s yours too – and here are two ways I’ve used various blue tones for outfits transitioning into warmer weather …plus a third look that really didn’t work as planned.

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Mix/Match Marathon Continues …

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That headline is inspired by the fact that my sweet husband is out running a literal marathon, as I am enjoying my third cup of coffee in the hotel cafe, writing this post while awaiting his return.  Each of us believe we have the more desirable experience.  But enough about me … and on to more outfit inspiration…

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