Style Dilemma: How can I get more outfits from my current clothes?

Style Solution:  Connect unexpected color combinations using accessory “links”.

A link is a multi-colored accessory that contains several colors from your Color Fan.  It helps garments in those colors look more intentional when you combine them into outfits.  Scarves and necklaces are ideal links because they also focus attention up near your face and away from any figure challenge areas.

Here are some examples of outfits with and without linking accessories.

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What creative combination can you create by adding links to the garments in your closet?  I’d love to see your examples

Find extensive details about accessory selection and wardrobe development in LOOKING GOOD … Every Day.

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About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.


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    • Nancy Nix Rice on September 20, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Glad you enjoy the information – I have a ton of fun putting it together.

  2. Kati on October 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Those accessories made a huge difference!
    I am really enjoying reading your new book!

    • Nancy Nix Rice on October 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks Kati – So many of us get too focused on the clothes and forget how important accessories are. When I’m coordinating a woman’s closet I always bring along a portfolio of scarves and jewelry to work with in building outfits with the garments she already has. It can work magic!

  3. Amy on December 6, 2014 at 6:13 am

    There’s a very big emphasis in your recommendations on using scarves and necklaces to tie things together. But I have a thick neck and very large bust, and a nice belly too! I always feel that a scarf just adds too much bulk where I don’t need it, and necklaces bring attention to my short wide neck. I prefer bracelets to bring attention to my slim wrists, and earrings to bring attention to my face. But that makes it harder for me to coordinate colors. Any suggestions?

    • Nancy Nix Rice on December 6, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Great question, Amy. Statement earrings are always a great way to polish a look and emphasize your look, but don’t usually provide much color link. Bracelets – while the do emphasize slim wrists – also tend to pull attention to the hip area avery time you relax your arms to your sides. So I’m a huge scarf/necklace fan. Neck/bust dimensions DO play into the choices in a big way, though. To avoid feeling crowded when your neck is shorter/thicker, choose necklaces or scarf ties that create a shape similar to a V neckline, elongating your neck and face. In your case, don’t let the V get too deep or you’ll end up with bust emphasis you don’t want. Check my YouTube channel for scarf tying videos and try the inside-the-jacket-front option in Scarf Video #1, the knotted necklace in Video #4 the twisted version of through-the-loop in Video #2. Happy accessorizing!

    • Nancy Nix Rice on December 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Oh, one more thing, Amy. Really consider adding a removable foam shoulder pad to any garment that doesn’t have them built in. Women who are concerned about upper body bulk often avoid shoulder pads like the plague, but they really do make an amazing difference by pulling focus up toward your face and away from bust and tummy. They don’t add width; just square off your shoulders and eliminate any drag lines pointing toward your fuller areas. I promise you’ll be surprised and amazed!

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