Yes, we love shopping for new things, but it's also good to be able to mix up what we already have too, right?
As a matter of fact, remixing your wardrobe is quite easy when you have the right things in your closet to begin with! Here are just a few wardrobe staples that can make "remixing" easier:
1. A great-fitting white (or off-white) collared shirt-- Can be dressed up or down. The key is that you would look equally polished pairing it with jeans as you would wearing it with a cute skirt.
2. Nude shoes-- Elongates the leg and adds a certain "chicness" to an outfit when a regular brown or black shoe just won't do. Typically, they are best with outfits that you could wear a darker brown shoe with--not a black. I have a nude shoe in every style (pumps, flat sandals, wedges, boots), by the way!
3. Versatile Accessories-- Belts, Statement Necklaces, Scarves, etc. in your best neutrals and color palette makes it very easy to create outfits for days! Also, don't be afraid to mix things up. Just because a dress was bought with a belt, doesn't mean that belt has to be worn with THAT dress all the time.
What are some of your wardrobe "remix" tips?
How's Your Business Casual IQ?
Are you confused about all of the "rules" of Business Casual attire? No worries... you’re not alone!
There are often questions about what is appropriate and what is absolutely not. While I could go into much more detail about it, I think that it may be helpful just to list what is usually not acceptable for Business Casual. (Sometimes knowing what "not" to wear can help when you're trying to pull together that perfect outfit.)
Abide by this list of no- no 's and you will not only keep your business image intact on Business Casual Day, but you'll also avoid being 'Business Sloppy'! (Not good)
General Rules of what NOT to wear when the situation calls for Business Casual:
So does the list above coincide with your own?
Prints & Florals: Hit or Miss?
They are popping up all over- on pants, skirts, and even pumps. So how do you wear this eye-catching trend effectively?
Here are my top 3 tips for prints and florals:
1. If it is an all-over pattern (like on a top),
let it be the "star" of your outfit! In other words, don't cause eye confusion by putting together too many patterned pieces. Pair your floral top with a more understated skirt, jeans, or trousers.
2. Create a balanced body by using the floral or print to draw attention away from a specific area. For example, if you are top heavy or have broad shoulders, wearing pattern on your bottom half draws the eye to that area-- and away from your top half-- creating a more balanced silhouette.
3. Don't overpower yourself with a pattern that's too big for you. The print should not only complement your frame, but your features, and personal coloring as well. If you are very petite with delicate features, a bold, bright, all-over pattern, may not be best suited for you. But a bold printed shoe would be just fine!
So, what are your tips for successfully wearing florals and prints?
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