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Strategic Style

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Welcome to "Strategic Style".  It’s different from most fashion blogs.  It doesn’t feature pictures of how great I look in the hottest new trends for the season. Although I sometimes use my own wardrobe as an example, this blog isn’t really about ME at all.

It’s about YOU. It teaches how classic design principles can guide you to wardrobe choices that showcase the things that are fabulous about you.  That knowledge lets you shop strategically, dress effortlessly and feel confident about your appearance no matter your lifestyle, age, size or budget.

I believe it is the clothes’ responsibility to make you look good  -- not the other way around.  Each woman looks her personal best in clothes and accessories that have “points of connection” to her.  The more characteristics that exist in common between you and the things you wear, the more fabulous you will look. Your stuff will look more fabulous too, based on the design principle of repetition.

And things that connect with you will also connect with one another, right?  So you quickly develop more mix-and-match than you ever thought possible.  Shop less, spend less (or at least not any more) and feel great about how you look every day.

Then you can put wardrobe worries on the back burner where they belong, and march out the door every day with confidence to play your valuable role in the world – whatever that happens to be.  Welcome aboard!

Fall ’19 Colors – Enticing Earth Tones

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Finally- after nearly a decade’s absence –  the beautiful earthy browns are making an appearance in stores this Fall. Chocolate, Caramel, Camel and Sand are in the spotlight … and not exclusively for women with warm coloring.  See mix-match options for a cool Chocolate-based wardrobe HERE.  And read on for more ideas …

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Fall 19 Colors – the Good-News Greens

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If you’ve tried a wrong green and vowed to avoid that color family entirely, this is the year to revisit that decision.  Color temperature is usually the culprit in a mis-match, and this year you’ll find gorgeous choices in warm greens, cool greens and everything in between.  Here are some ideas to get you started …

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Fall ’19 Colors – the Bad News

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In personal styling, my motto is “Never say never; never say always.”  For just about every color or style there is somebody on whom it is wonderful.  I’m about to make a BIG exception!  This Fall there is an acidic  yellow-green color (or maybe you’d call it a greenish yellow) that absolutely NOBODY should wear, even though it’s featured everywhere and at every price point.  Here’s why …

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Smart Shopping at Summer Clearance Sales

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Do you love shopping the sales, but find too many of those so-called bargains end up gathering dust in the back of your closet. Want to be a more savvy sale shopper?  Here’s how:  to take advantage of end-of-season bargains – without being taken advantage of yourself – you’ll want to SWAP.  No, I don’t mean exchange the things you bought earlier … I mean Shop ­With ­A Plan. Get it?   S. W. A. P.

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Multi-Purpose a Classic Suit

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A beautiful suit is a treat to wear, but maybe there  aren’t many occasions when you need to dress quite that formally.  I spent some time the other day playing with my royal blue skirt suit and found 3 new ways to wear those pieces in a variety of looks.  Here’s how …

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