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!
Yesterday – at Chico’s checking out pieces I thought might work for some clients – I spotted this cream/black/tan tweed jacket (one of my signature styles) marked down to a ridiculous $19.95. (I know it isn’t technically a blazer, but I loved the alliteration, sorry!) I tried it in several sizes before settling on the Petite version. But …continue reading ...
Last week I challenged each participant in my VIRTUAL Style School to put together an outfit demonstrating a technique they had learned in the class thus far. This class member realized that her dress color was too pale to balance her stronger personal color pattern. Any of the deeper colors swatched along the left side of the image would be better.continue reading ...