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!

Image Trainees Tackle MY Wardrobe

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My professional colleagues and I often say that even a wardrobe consultant need a wardrobe consultant herself from time to time.  And I had exactly that opportunity this week …

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Another Sneaky Reader Tip for Your Closet

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LOVED all the feedback and comments on last week’s closet tip about facing your garments let or right.  Here’s another new take on organizing from an anonymous reader…

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Tiny But Terrific Closet Tip

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Sometimes the smallest things – things you might never even think about – can make a very big difference.  That’s the case with this tip a professional organizer shared with me the other day …

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Play Paper Dolls in Your Fall Closet

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After you rotate the cold-weather items back into your closet, it’s great to spend some time experimenting with new combinations you may not have worn before.  I lay out mixes on my bedroom carpet, finish with the accessories and snap a quick cell-phone pic of each combo for future reference, like this…

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Summer Sweater Goes Year-Round Stylish

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Mid-tone cardigan/shell combos, made in breathable fibers, can be 12-month wardrobe staples in almost any climate.   This rich, deep pink set from Chicos was a summer favorite – shading my arms from extreme sun outdoors and balancing out extreme air conditioning indoors.  Now it’s the basis of several cool-weather outfits … with the added benefit of no itchy wool against sensitive skin.

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