Back to Basics: White Collared Shirt

A white collared shirt. Can’t have a complete wardrobe without one. This post is about how to make sure yours is PERFECT.

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Magnified – Business Casual

“Business Casual” is a delicate balancing act. You don’t want to look too dressed up or too dressed down. You don’t want to look out of place but you do want to show some style.

This post gives a few more examples of what can pass as business casual. Pay attention to the gentle guidelines set forth by these outfits.

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Best Kept Secrets: shopstyle.com

For a fashionista, the internet is a godsend. Millions of styles and stores just a click away.

But with so many options, who has the time? You do – with my favorite research site http://www.shopstyle.com. This post is about how to use this website to shop better and smarter.

This website is great because it aggregates fashion from all over the internet. For the tutorial, we’re going to pretend that I’m looking for a cocktail dress.

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Quick Tip: Stop Wearing Black

Black is everyone’s go-to color. ESPECIALLY here in New York City. My fashion resolution is to consider gray first. Yours should be too.

Gray is a chic, uncommon alternative to black. It works with most colors and most hues. I strongly suggest incorporating some gray into your wardrobe.

For each of the outfits below, try to imagine how the would look if the gray accents were black instead.

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Quick Tip: Embellished Tees Are Your Friend

If you read Levels of Dress – Daytime Edition you know that I believe that the majority of your wardrobe should be able to do double or triple duty for you. Most of the time, even the savviest shopper has to find these pieces one at a time through trial and error.

That’s why every woman should thank the powers that be for embellished tees. These little fashion powerhouses have the potential to work harder than any other item in your wardrobe – even your best pair of jeans.

Let me show you how.

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Color Courage: The Final Chapter

You’ve tackled colorful accessories, colorful prints and colorful focal pieces. But to really call yourself the Queen of Color, you have to be able to match color with color.

The Strategy: Color on Color

Color on color outfits are distinctive, eye-catching and memorable. They aren’t for everyone because they do command attention. In order to do them right you have to know how colors relate to each other. Thankfully, we have our trusty color wheel to help us.

If you haven’t already checked out Color 101, now would be the time to do so. If you have, READ ON!

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Color Courage: Part 3

The previous post was about pulling colors out of prints to brighten up your outfits. Once you’re comfortable with that concept, it’s time to move on to the next.

The Strategy: Colorful Foundations

Even people who are afraid of color see colorful pieces that they love, but are intimidated by. In this post, I’ve chosen three colorful dress that are beautiful and flattering in their own right, but might be a little too bright for the color averse. Then, I used neutrals to tone down the brightness and make the outfit more accessible.

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