Strategic Style

Welcome

Welcome to my Strategic Style blog.  You’ll find it’s different from most fashion writing in the blogosphere.  It doesn’t feature pictures of how great I look in the hottest new trends for the season. In fact this blog isn’t about ME at all.

It’s about YOU and the other slightly imperfect women who populate the real world.  I call it “Strategic Style” because 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. (more…)

Style Dilemma: How can I get more mileage from the clothes I buy?

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Style Solution:  Plan your wardrobe in Capsule Groupings like these:   Mix-and-match groupings called “capsules” are the smart way to dress well on a budget. When each item in your wardrobe works at least 3 ways with other pieces, the results can be MAGIC. Check out these guidelines to get you get started.  Then scroll down to see some examples from the closets of real-life clients.

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Style Dilemma: I have some great scarves … and no idea how to tie them.

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Here are ten easy-to-tie and easy-to-wear variations for you to try.  Scarves are absolutely magic in your wardrobe, creating focal points far away from figure challenges and linking surprising colors into fashionable combinations. You can read the directions below, or watch the video version if you prefer. Before you wear a new scarf — regardless of how you plan to tie it — start by carefully cutting off the tag.  You’ll look far more fashionable.

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Style Dilemma: How can I dress to look thinner?

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Style Solution:  It’s amazing the difference clothing and accessories can make in how slim and trim a woman looks.  Follow the easy tips listed below to peel off 10 … 15 … even 20 visual pounds – INSTANTLY!

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