Posts Categorized: tutorial

Transitional Season Cheat Sheet

season transitional dressing

Whenever the seasons shift, the vast majority of us find ourselves fumbling through our closets, plagued by doubt, unsure if we should dress for the current season, the coming season, or some bizarre hybrid of the two. Because transitional seasons are confusing. Do you dress for the weather or the season?  When do you rotate the coming season’s items into your active wardrobe? How do you look chic and timely when the temperature and time of year are clashing?

I’ve covered a lot of this ground before in previous posts, but I thought I’d boil it down into a quick cheat sheet: read more

Originally posted 2011-08-25 06:19:47.

How to Be Your Own Stylist

I firmly believe that any wearable item can look good if styled properly. OK, maybe not cloven-toed shoes or butt-cheek-exposing short-shorts, but pretty much everything else. Trendy items like jumpsuits, tricky items like ankle booties, even garments that fit imperfectly or hit your body at strange angles can all be strategically styled in ways that will make the items look natural and you look amazing.

And since I want you all to feel confident in exploring style as a means of self-expression, to try new things and branch out, to grow your skills at assembling amazing outfits, I thought I’d write up some instructions on how to cultivate a stylist’s skill set. read more

Originally posted 2011-08-02 06:09:30.

How to Style Printed Shoes

how to wear printed shoes

I’ve been drooling over the various printed shoes and sandals that are flooding the shops this season, and since the amazing folks at ideeli were kind enough to send me a pair of pumps from Desigual’s new line of footwear,* I thought I’d whip up a post about printed shoes. Mostly because – if I’m being honest – they challenge me.

And by “challenge,” I mean “stymie.”

Now, I realize that this is subject to taste and preference, but I find animal prints to be far easier to style: read more

Originally posted 2012-04-03 15:00:42.