Q: What are the key pieces that everyone should have in their closet in order to stay fashion forward during the winter months?
A: Blazers and Scarves are this season’s “must haves”! A classic blazer can be mixed and matched with pants, skirts, and jeans. The boyfriend blazer is an updated version that can be worn over dresses, leggings, and skinny jeans. Scarves are the perfect accessory for fall and winter and can be carried into the spring if the material is lightweight.
Q: How can those key pieces translate to various body types?
A: A blazer is trendy and flattering on any body shape! It can be worn with a great trouser pant and an embellished tank to flatter a pear-shaped body. For a more curvy body type, a blazer can be worn over a simple sheath dress with a wide belt. Anyone can wear a scarf!
Q: People often have a hard time with accessories whether it’s too much or too little. What is your accessory rule of thumb?
A: Don’t over-think accessories! If you think it’s too much, it probably is. Pick a statement piece, like a great necklace, and keep everything else simple. Rings are great statement pieces this holiday season. If you choose to accessorize with a ring, keep your necklace and earrings to a minimum. And remember just because some jewelry is sold in sets, it doesn’t mean you must wear the set together. Mix and Match!
Q: During the winter, you often see people in “safe colors,” neutral “can”t-go-wrong” pallets. What expert advice can you offer to people who desire to incorporate color in their winter wardrobe without being over-the-top?
A: Small doses of color! A pop of color isn’t too bold and will liven up any outfit. You can easily incorporate color with accessories like a bold handbag or a colorful scarf.
Q: What are some pieces that are fashionable at all ages?
A: Many of today’s trendy fashion lines can translate to many different age groups, you just need to know what pieces work.
One of the best pieces that can easily translate between mothers and daughters is a pencil skirt. Tights and a blouse can be worn with a pencil skirt for a sophisticated look, while a simple tank top, leather jacket, and heeled booties give the skirt a more youthful look. Pencil skirts, blazers, and updated cardigans are all pieces incorporated in most designers” Fall/Winter collections.
Another key style that can work for any age is a great pair of jeans! A brand like Hudson Jeans, in a boot cut, can flatter many body types and also can be styled with heels and a great jacket for a nighttime look. Slip on a pair of flats and a sweater for a cute and casual look.
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