Rachel asked – during a VIRTUAL Style School session – if she could build a capsule wardrobe grouping around a fashion color instead of a traditional neutral.  Of course she can – and so can you.  It may not be quite as versatile, but it still work fabulously.  Here’s an example I shared with the…

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Many women struggle to find pants that are a great fit — more than just “they’ll zip”.  And it’s often because they don’t understand the criteria that define flattering fit in the first place.  Know this: You may not find perfection right off the rack.   A well-fitted pant starts with the right style for your…

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Do you love shopping the sales, but find too many of those so-called bargains end up gathering dust in the back of your closet. Want to be a more savvy sale shopper?  Here’s how:  to take advantage of end-of-season bargains – without being taken advantage of yourself – you’ll want to SWAP.  No, I don’t mean…

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A beautiful suit is a treat to wear, but maybe there  aren’t many occasions when you need to dress quite that formally.  I spent some time the other day playing with my royal blue skirt suit and found 3 new ways to wear those pieces in a variety of looks.  Here’s how …

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I’m sewing more these days, largely because the retail selection is so frustrating.  But the style lesson from the jacket I just made applies even for those who buy their clothes. It primarily an homage to  TEAL BLUE – the most universally flattering color range for the vast majority of women.

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Last week I taught at the huge women’s expo in Seattle and had the chance to see many of my blog readers and students wearing outfits that exemplify the “points of connection” concept.  Regardless of age, dress size or personal style, they stood out in the crowd as being polished and put-together.  I didn’t take…

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From the book “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…

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More from the book “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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From the book “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 a strong look on virtually any…

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