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!

Closet Conumdrum

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Starting the new year, we’ve focused in the LOOKING GOOD online community on organizing the contents of our closets.  Here are a few of the tips we’ve been discussing.

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Perfecting the Art of Print Mixing

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Mixed prints – within an outfit or within a single garment – are showing up a lot a we start to thing about Spring wardrobes.  But how can you adopt the trend without looking like a clown?  Here are some tips …

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Making Holiday Outfits from Your Current Clothes

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Wow – holiday parties and events – IN PERSON – many for the first time in ages!  Whether it’s the office party, a neighborhood open house, family gathering or church events, won’t it feel good to get dolled up?  What fun!!  And what to wear?? Here are some quick tips for adding festive touches to clothes you already own…

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The “Jean-ius” Bar – Best Jean Fit EVER.

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I’ve always dreaded jean shopping wth clients because getting a good fit is so incredibly tough.  But now I have an  answer.  Measure&Made jeans (and traditional pants too) are sold in sizes 0-28 and in THREE BODY TYPES to address 97% of women’s fit issues. They even offer length options!  Use these tips for shopping this amazing new resource.

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New Navy Blazer. Now What?

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“Everybody” knows that a classic navy blazer is a wardrobe must-have, right?  So I got one, then realized that the standard coordinates aren’t my style.  Khaki pants, camel trousers and the like are great with the jacket … but not on me.  My current navy bottoms aren’t a color match for the jacket – no surprise  since there are so many shades of navy.  Now what?

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