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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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Fashion Questions Answered: Part 2

Mommy Attire (That Doesn’t Involve Stretch Pants or Workout Clothes)

  • There are so many comfortable, easy options for busy moms that do not involve

workout wear. You can be comfy and casual and still wear sneakers or flip flops while

looking chic

  • Some items that are excellent go-tos for moms on the go:

  1. Chinos in maybe a shade like army green

  2. Boyfriend jeans

  3. Denim skirt

  4. Shirt dress

  5. Comfy stretchy dress

  6. Lightweight, oversized knit layering pieces

  7. Denim jacket

  8. t-shirts and tanks you love to mix with all the bottom pieces

  • Save your workout attire for actually working out and have some easy pieces that you

can throw on and get out the door in minutes. Just have your “mom” section of the

closet with these items and you can go straight to them when you are getting dressed

and it will be just as easy and comfy as workout attire.

How To Wear Flowy Styles-When You Are Vertically Challenged

  • So the major tip for wearing flowy, oversized styles (especially when you are on the

shorter side) is to add height. I also think when you add height for these pieces a

chunkier shoe is a better option

  • Adding a longer necklace also gives you a better eye line and will elongate the look and

make your outfit even more flattering

  • If you have a flowy pant or dress or top you can add a more tailored jacket or layering

piece to tie in the look and give your figure more of a shape which also will help flatter

the more oversized pieces.

What Colors are Inappropriate to Wear to a Wedding?

  • There is the obvious answer here which is to not wear anything white or off white

  • Don’t wear a dress that could at all look “bridally”….i.e. a blush lace mermaid silhouette

gown.

  • But do not be afraid to wear color or prints! You can wear fun bright colors or prints as

long as it is tasteful of course.

XO Tamara



Fashion Questions Answered: Part 1

How do you know what to get rid of in your closet?

  • Anything you have had in your closet that you haven’t been wearing.

  • Any pieces in your closet that don’t bring you joy to wear or that you don’t feel good in

    when you wear them.

  • Take a good look at your clothes and pieces that have holes, stains, pulls….anything that

    is damaged or worn NEEDS to go even if you love it UNLESS it can be cleaned or

    repaired. This is especially true for shoes that are very worn and have been through the

    ringer.

  • Have a rule that any time you add a piece into your closet you eliminate a piece at the

    same time.

Ways to enhance your work wardrobe

  • Best way to add life into your work (or really any wardrobe) is through great layering

    pieces and bolder accessories.

  • Elevate your look with layering pieces like jackets or knits through prints, colors, leather,

    textures and so on.

  • Bold necklaces and statement earrings will instantly enhance your look.

  • Add some love to your shoes through color, prints and updated silhouettes.

How to break out of your typical shopping box

  • Take a friend or shopping buddy with you that will encourage you to break out of your

    mold. Someone who will support your effort to break out of your box.

  • Find ways that are comfortable to you to take some fashion risks. Take new trends,

    colors, styles in doses and add them into your wardrobe in a way that still makes you

    feel confident. So if you want to add in a bright color and you don’t normally wear

    those shades add it in your shoes or a bag or do a print in small ways if you normally

    wear solids.

What are some great investment pieces?

  • Invest in what you love; so if you are a shoe person find a style or two (fashion sneaker,

    mule, sling backs etc.) in a higher end brand and add that to your wardrobe. Or if

    dresses are your thing pick out a fantastic dress you love and invest in one of those.

  • Layering pieces, especially leather jackets, are always a great place to put your money.

  • Sunglasses and purses are other items that are wise to invest in.

  • Typically, don’t spend a lot on really trendy items because those will not last and not be

    worth your money. Spend money on items that will last through at least 3 seasons

    although many of these items should stand the test of time. For really fashion pieces

    (disposable fashion) go to places like Zara, Target, Top Shop and so on for those fun

    trends to add them into your closet.

XO Tamara