Strategic Style

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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!

The Real Skinny on Dressing Slim – Part #11 – Nude Hose

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From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #11 – Nude hose make you look fat.  Hardly! Some women love their panty hose; others hate them.  And there is a big push by a few New York designers to declare them hopelessly old-lady.  Their comfort and fashion merits are topics for another day, but they certainly DON’T add visual pounds – not a single one.

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The Real Skinny on Dressing Slim – Part #10 – Shirt Dresses

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From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #10 – Shirtdresses make you look fat.  No they don’t. Shirtdresses are an easy-to-wear style that can be very figure-flattering.  It’s gentle shape is more forgiving than a fitted sheath.  As always, the degree of flattery relates to the fabric, shape and design details.

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The Real Skinny on Dressing Slim – Part 3 – Capris & Shorts

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From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #3 – “Capris and longer shorts make you look fat.”  NOT NECESSARILY!

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The Real Skinny on Dressing Slim – Part 2 – Print Pants

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More from the list of “100 ways to look fat” – Baloney Concept #2: “Print pants make you look fat.” NOT NECESSARILY! Depends on the print.  Bold, bright, oversized prints add pounds, on whatever part of your body the garment covers. But …

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The Real Skinny on Dressing Slim – Part 8 – Boatneck Tops

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From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #8 – Boatneck tops make you look fat.  Huh? A boatneck is a neckline that moves almost straight across the shoulders with very little dip at center front.  It forms a very dominant horizontal shoulder emphasis that is flattering to virtually any figure type.  And it anchors attention away from excess fullness at the bustline, hips, tummy or thighs.  What can possibly be bad about that?

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