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!

Coastal Chic for Warm-Color Women

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You don’t have to wear cool white and pale blues to jump on the Coastal Chic bandwagon.  (You don’t have to live near a coast either.) Here’s an alternative color scheme to inspire warm-toned gals to get mixing and matching in their own closets …

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New Additions to “Coastal Chic”

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I was able to build nearly 2 dozen Coastal Chic looks from items I already owned, but I found even more options in my fabric collection just waiting to be transformed into additional coordinates …

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Coastal Chic: On-Trend Looks From Your Closet

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“Coastal Chic” is the fashion world’s label for the beach-y colorways of blues, creams and tans, interpreted in casual mix/match separates.  I peeked around in my closet and found several pieces that fit that description – and I’m betting you could do the same.

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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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