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!

Editing & Prioritizing Lisa’s Fabric Stash

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My sewing clients routinely tell me they own more fabric than they could sew up in two lifetimes.  So why waste time sewing anything but the very best pieces – the ones that are the most flattering to your coloring and features?

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New Colors – Spring Pantone Report

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Each season the Pantone Color Institute puts forward its projections for the most influential colors to expect in fashion.  Here is a peek at the newest collection …

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How to Minimize a Full Bustline

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A blog reader reached out last week asking how to minimize her ample bustline – which she colorfully described as “2 buffalo’s in a bag”.  Here are a few thoughts on gracefully wardrobing those DD’s …

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“Cost per Outfit” … more

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Thanks for all your comments on substituting cost-per-outfit for the more traditional cost-per-wear to determine the long-term value of proposed new purchase.  Here’s a bit more about evaluating …

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Presto! Refresh!

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About this time of year, many of our dark washable garments may start to look a little faded and drab.  No need to replace them.  Just refresh them.  Here’s how:

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