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JOYFUL DRESSING

There is much joy to be had in dressing, well,  joyfully. After a year in isolation wearing sweats, it seems natural to add some color and some whimsical designs to your wardrobe. It’s actually called “Dopamine Dressing”. Dopamine dressing has long been the subject of psychological research. To understand the concept, says Maria Costantino, a lecturer in cultural and historical studies at the London College of Fashion, “dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter that releases...

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WHY STYLE MATTERS

Putting effort into your appearance and style pays off in many ways, but especially in an improved attitude. I think we get “style stuck” because we set unrealistic goals and get derailed when they aren’t met. Style is more about showing up for yourself than others. Sometimes it’s hard to start.

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SPRING 2021 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

Spring is here, which means it’s time to put away the winter layers and update your closet with new styles! There are tons of fun spring fashion trends and colors to experiment with this season, including matching sets, flowy kimonos and great pops of color. There are some strong trends this spring that can be good additions to your existing wardrobe. Remember that summer clothing doesn’t last as long as your winter clothes and needs to be replaced more frequently. Keep your eye our for...

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HOW TO GET YOUR SASSY BACK

It’s easy to fall into a style rut in normal times, but this year it has been exceptionally easy to “let ourselves go”.  Style ruts happen when you feel that you don’t have time, need or the desire to spend time on dressing and or self-grooming. It seems that overnight, you have lost your groove and have no idea how to get your “style” back. It’s time to get back on track. Move through these roadblocks.

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SPRING 2021 FASHION TRENDS

New season new looks. Everyone wants to know what they need to add and what needs to be discarded. I’m always curious as to what trends will stick and which trends won’t get off the launching pad. Take your pick and add what works for your life style, shape, budget and comfort. Spring Trends Jackets: Menswear, Moto, Blazers. 2. Collared Blouses. 3. Second Skin (Tatoo) Tops. 4. Relaxed Denim. 5. Shorter Sweaters and Tees. 6. Puffed Sleeves. 7. Elevated Hoodies. 8. Cactus...

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LAUNDRY LOVE

Taking care of your clothes and knowing how to was them is a big part of a great wardrobe. Patric Richardson believes that laundry should not be a chore, but something you enjoy and maybe even love. In his book, “Laundry, Love, Finding Joy in a Common Chore”, he states that, “Laundry like cooking could be elevated from task to hobby, if only it were more openly talked about and celebrated.” He continues, “So many people are closeted laundry lovers.” I think...

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EASY SPRING CLOSET SWITCH OUT

Following these four steps will make switching out your winter clothing for your spring duds easy. Give yourself some time, get organized and be dazzled by your success. Purge like you mean it. The first step to freshening your closet is to purge. Take the time to go through all of your winter clothing and accessories to determine if you keep, donate or toss. Try on things you didn’t wear. As you discard, make a list of the things you’ll need for next season. Store your winter possessions...

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NO REGRETS CLOSET CLEANING

We often procrastinate about cleaning our closets because of the fear that we will miss something once it is gone. The truth is that if you allow clutter to collect, you won’t even remember what you even have. So, it’s time to get started, honor your instincts and move forward. Here are some strategies to get you going.   Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” is a must read if you find yourself surrounded by clutter and mess or if you just want some tips...

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