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!

Core Pieces in Sage Green – REALLY!

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Sage green is a wonderful color for women with mid-value, slightly subdued coloring, but it can isn’t often available in a full assortment of coordinates.  Until now …

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When is a Scarf Not a Scarf?

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When it’s a duster-length vest that you can make without sewing a stitch, then transform – PRESTO – right back into a scarf.  It’s a great look to up-level your pandemic uniform of jeans and a tee into a stylish look for patio dining out.  Here’s how to do it …

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Susie’s Sheath Dress — Updated

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Susie followed up her first Style School session with this update to a dress she already owned.  She realized that a dress in a deeper color would be a better balance for her — deep berry, teal or hunter green perhaps.  But this tan one was right there in her closet, and she could improve it a good deal just by  …

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Lucy’s Blouse Options – Evaluated

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After her first session of VIRTUAL Style School, Lucy looked at her collection of blouses and wasn’t quite sure which ones were her most flattering.  It’s always harder to see ourselves accurately, isn’t it?  So she made a collage of her photos and asked me and her fellow participants for input …

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Pam’s Updated Chanel Jacket

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After a discussion of garment design details in Session #2 of VIRTUAL Style School, Pam immediately thought  about the green jacket she never wears, despite the fact that she loves the color and the style.  She thought she now knew how to make it work …

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