Transitioning From Summer to Fall

How to take some of your favorite summer pieces and style them so you can wear them into fall.


OUTFIT ONE:

Transitioning from summer to fall can be a tricky time of year when it comes to getting dressed. Temperatures are still warm but we don’t want to look too summery. We are craving booties and jackets but the thermometer says otherwise. Because, for most of us, this time of year begins to cool down, at least in the morning and evening, layering is important and also allows us to start adding in those lighter weight fall jackets. Or for those of you who live in places where it is still blazing hot, the AC is usually on full blast so you can use those layering pieces when inside.

OUTFIT TWO:

One of the easiest ways to figure out how to transition your summer wardrobe into fall is thinking about mixing some of those lighter or whimsical fabrics with darker hues and being more conscious about your footwear.

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OUTFIT THREE:

Now that we are nearing the end of September, don’t put on an outfit that you wore in summer just like you wore it in summer. Give it a fall spin.

OUTFIT FOUR:

Take advantage of booties with no tights, mules and slingbacks as those are excellent for this time of year.  Or if you want to wear your strappy sandal think about doing it with jeans, pants, or a more fall looking dress.  Eliminate the white eyelet dress with strappy heels and instead wear the white dress but with a blazer and a mule for example.  

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OUTFIT FIVE:

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Taking navy, black, grey, camel and are the perfect compliments to your whites, pastels, summer florals.

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OUTFIT SIX:

Adding these darker shades and switching up your footwear allows more summery pieces acceptable for fall.  You don’t have to put away all your favorite summer items just yet, rather give them a fall facelift!

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OUTFIT SEVEN:

Because this is a little more challenging to explain I do find that the photos are the best way to express how to achieve this in a way that works for everyone’s closet.

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OUTFIT NINE:

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This is why I designated two weeks’ worth of photos on how to transition your summer pieces for fall.

OUTFIT TEN:

So, go back and take a look and then think about what you have in your closet and use my looks as a reference point on how to achieve the best transitional outfits for yourself. 

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OUTFIT ELEVEN:

And as always you can DM me with any of your questions.

Happy “soon-to-be” Fall!  

X0 ~ Tamara


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LOOKING BACK TO LOOK FORWARD | Fall Fashion Week Blog 2019

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There are a few new things happening this fall as we ramp up for NYFW presenting Spring 2020.  As Diane von Furstenberg steps down as the CFDA chairman,  Tom Ford stepped in and one of his first acts as chairman was shortening NYFW from 7 days to 6 with a more compact schedule.  

Looking forward

Looking forward to what will be in store next spring there are fresh colors like mint, powder blue, and chiffon yellow.  In addition to these hues, suiting, leather, exaggerated shoulders, romance, bohemian, florals and appliques are among the top trends that will be showcased on the runway.  To be a trendsetter find ways to take these elements into transition and fall. Beginning next week, I will be showing looks that will help take the pieces you loved in summer and make them perfect for fall.  So, take the trends you see during Fashion Week, along with the inspiration I will be giving in the coming weeks, and bring them into your wardrobes this coming season.  

PREVIEW FROM FALL 2019

As a preview from fall 2019 here are the top trends for the upcoming season.  I will be bringing back “strut to street “later this fall emphasizing these trends. When you are thinking of yourself what you need to add to your wardrobe for the season here is your cheat sheet!

SAVILE ROW:

Sharp shoulders, belts, tailoring make up the new power suiting for fall.

BOUGIE GIRL: 

Silk blouses, bows at the neckline, pleated skirts, tailored jackets, hats all bring chic revival of the classic 70’s girl.

ELECTRIC HUES: 

Not for the faint of heart. Bring bold colors into the fall for maximum impact and a fabulous punch of color.

ENGLISH TWEED: 

The Queen’s tweed gets a modern take in capes, mixing of plaids, herringbone, tights, lace booties and powerful coats.

DARK ROMANCE: 

Give floral life for the fall; with dark romantic florals in modern ladylike shapes.

AT ATTENTION:

Add military vibes into your wardrobe with hardware on blazers and outerwear, combat boots, camouflage and army green.  

STATEMENT OUTERWEAR: 

Add some love to your coat closet this season with capes, trenches, leather, fur/faux fur, and bomber styles.  Think animal prints, bold colors, belted coats, hardware, metallic ...just go beyond the basics! 

ROCK & ROLL METALLIC: 

Metallics aren’t just for after 5:00 any longer.  Add silvers, golds, rose golds, metallic colors in all shapes and forms.   

PURE UTILITY: 

Equipped with pockets for your essentials and built to stand the test of time.

LOVELY IN LACE: 

You can always wear lace in beautiful silhouettes or in feminine ways take this classic look to new and exciting depths by how you mix it with the above-mentioned trends.  


Making the Most Out of Your Wardrobe

Making the Most Out of Your Wardrobe

One of the best things, at least I’ve been told, about having a personal stylist is the outfit coordination. It is a way to bring new life to existing pieces in your wardrobe and taking the new pieces I pull for you and finding creative and fun ways to add them into your wardrobe. Imagine having an item in your closet that you know how to wear one or two ways and then you have a stylist show you 5 ways you could wear that single piece. Do that with 10 different items and you have 50 new outfit creations! If you visit the section of my website called “personal” and then scroll down to “coordinating/photoshoots” you will see a “gallery tab” where you can see some great examples of how I coordinate outfits.


Erica’s oUTFITS 

Before and After Photos

Item One: Black shorts

Item two: blue jeans

ITEM THREE: ila skirt

ITEM FOUR: DUSTER

If you look at how I worked with Erica it too gives you a glimpse into how I work with my clients as well. I take a key piece, whether a basic like her black shorts or more of a statement piece like the floral duster, there are always ways to create new and exciting outfits. When I put together an outfit, I take the piece I am working around and create from there. I don’t want to create a look that a client can do themselves I want to offer them something they don’t think to do. One of the greatest joy for me is when a client says, “I never would have thought to put that together but it looks perfect”

X0 ~ Tamara.

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Favorite Places to Travel in the US

Favorite Places to Travel in the US

This photo was taken this summer in Maine, it was absolutely beautiful!

This photo was taken this summer in Maine, it was absolutely beautiful!

Traveling is something most of us love to do and I am no exception.  I didn’t really begin traveling outside of my typical family vacations we took every year until I was in college but really began spreading my wings post college.  And once I really started, I just couldn’t get enough. Something shifts in my heart when I travel and explore new places, cultures and people. I am fascinated by it all!  Since I have been exploring the US a lot in the last year, I am going to list some of my favorite places to travel in our great country.  

Maine (Bar Harbor/Kennebunkport)

 I have been in love with the NE ever since I can remember and there are countless things I love about it but when I recently traveled to Maine it quickly moved to one of the top on my list.

Hamptons

As I stated above I adore all things in the NE and my favorite beach spots in this area are in the Hamptons...superficially South Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Shelter Island.

Nantucket

Nantucket is definitely another east coast favorite. So quaint and a picturesque town!

Lake Tahoe

I fell in love big time with the place last summer.  It is the perfect all a year around place and combines my two loves; water and mountains.

vAIL

Vail is just a dream and every time I am there my heart comes alive.  Whether in summer, skiing, fall….any time of year I just love all this town has to offer; not to mention the incredible restaurants.  

cARMEL

Carmel is one of my favorite places on the west coast.  This charming town, although cool, is just a true gem and will capture a piece of your heart.  

Santa Barbara

I planning to choose this place as my wedding destination…need I say more?!

This photo was also taken this summer but in California!

This photo was also taken this summer but in California!

Siesta key, FL

Siesta Key is a childhood favorite that has lasted well into adulthood.  I used to travel with my family and my mom’s parent’s every spring break since I was a very small child.  Not only does it hold some of my fondest memories it also has the most beautiful sand and beach of any place I have traveled in the US.

OlD FORGE, NY

Old Forge is another place that captured my heart ever since I was a small child. This is the place where my father grew-up and where we traveled every summer to visit his parents and for all of my dad’s side of the family to gather together. They are some of the best memories of my life.

Sun VALLEY, Idaho

Sun Valley is another place that is close to my heart after our summer adventures from last year.  As Erik says it was the “dark horse of our trip”. I loved everything about this gorgeous state and would go back there in a New York minute.  

I still have SO many places to see and explore so stay tuned as my adventures will continue!  

And in the words of Doctor Seuss:

“…you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”

~XO Tamara