Morning, friends! I hope your weekend was fantastic. I'm still in CT at my parents' house; I was too tired to drive home last night and it feels so good to wake up and see green everywhere. I just took Charlie outside and the sun was peeking through the leaves and I could hear only the sounds of the burbs. Can you tell I'm in love?? The past few weeks have been busy in the best way, and I've been finding myself mentioning the same things to clients over and over - which got me thinking about my philosophy of dress. Here are the 3 issues I hear most from clients, and I've outlined my advice here for you guys!
1. "Does it match?" Don't worry about it. I always tell clients that everything matches. While that's not exactly true, it helps get the idea across that anything can work if you think about it the right way. Black and blue, silver and gold, plaid with florals- these looks are all over the internet (along with other non-matchy looks) and are awesome if you gather the gusto to rock them.
2. "I don't know how to wear this." Play dress up! No, seriously. Reserve all judgement about your appearance and start to pair everything and anything with the piece in question. After a while, you may come across something that works (a belt, different shoes, pants, no pants, etc). Just go with it - take it to date night or out with friends! The worst thing that could happen is that you decide you need to revisit your closet.
3. "I never wear that, but I love it." I always ask my client - have you worn this in the past month? Have you worn this in the past year? If the answer is no, you may want to consider selling it or donating it. I know as well as anyone that holding onto pieces I don't wear does nothing except take up room in my closet!
What do you guys think of my advice? What's your style philosophy? xoxo