Posts Tagged: magenta

Reader Request: Spirit-lifting Clothing

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Lovely Dana e-mailed me this request:

I love your post on “How to Dress Joyously.” Similarly, you could do a post on specific prints, styles, colors, or color combinations that lift your spirits.

Woo! Now here’s a question I’m tickled to tackle. As you’ve heard me say approximately 78 gazillion times, I believe that how we choose to dress can impact how we feel. The colors, textures, prints, and patterns we put on our bodies travel with us all day, so why not pick something that makes you smile whenever you glance into a mirror? Here are some of my personal spirit-lifting clothes, colors, and accessories. read more

Originally posted 2013-12-04 06:07:33.

Thrifting for Trends: Fall/Winter 2014 Edition

It’s time, once again, to examine the hot “new” trends for the season, and remind ourselves that fashion recycles EVERYTHING! Here are just a few of the garments, colors, and styles that are trending for fall and winter that you can easily track down at your local thrift and consignment shops. (Note that all of the on-trend items I’m wearing below have been thrifted. Already.)

Plaid

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Can a classic like plaid really be considered trendy? When it shows up in on dozens upon dozens of runway shows and subsequently FLOODS the mall stores, I’m answering with a resounding, “Yes.” But! Since plaid never really goes out of style, that means it’ll be plentiful on the thrift store racks, too. Classic tartans featuring red, black, green, and blue are always a safe bet, but feel free to spring for more modern iterations. Just be sure to pick a plaid that is dark-color dominant: White-backed plaids can work for fall and winter, but sometimes seem a bit to light for truly cold weather. read more

This Week I Love …

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… magenta.

Cobalt may be the color of the season, but my heart belongs to magenta. This color is one of the most versatile jewel tones, pairing beautifully with cool brights and warm tones equally well and adding richness to nearly any mix. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I always end up recommending some basic pieces in magenta when I work with clients, but they can be frustratingly hard to find. I challenge you to track down an affordable magenta cardigan that’s available in a decent size run! It’s well-nigh impossible, people. But here are a few other magenta items that are lurking at the edges of my wish list: read more