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My Minimalist Inspired Tiny Washington, DC Closet Clear

Oh my! Us stylists can have closet issues too.

Below is my closet before. Quite the mess. This year, I spent so much of my free time helping clients with their wardrobes that I had little time left for my own.

One thing about living in Washington, DC – generally, closet space is minimal. To add to the clutter problem, my closets doubled as storage space too. Continue Reading →

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8 Ways For Busy Executive Moms To Stay Stylish Not Frumpy

I have noticed my executive clients who have families sometimes let their own needs, such as beauty and wardrobe updates, take a backseat as they accomplish at work and at home.

Does this sound familiar to you?

As you work hard and do a great job juggling family, work, and extra responsibilities – team building, networking, and travel might chip away at your time, and energy too. Then, as your children grow up, getting the kids off to college, and assisting aging parents are often added to the mix. It’s easy to see how one day, you might look at yourself, and your closet, and feel utterly dissatisfied with what you see. What happened to the polished powerful woman?

If this describes you, don’t despair – you are going to be fabulous again in no time.  Here are eight easy instant fixes to jump start your style: Continue Reading →

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6 Spring Closet Clearing Tips I learned From Marie Kondo

No one knows clutter clearing better than bestselling author Marie Kondo. So of course I had to read her book when it came out.

Our closets are sacred spaces that help us prepare for our day. And now is the time of year many of us feel like spring-cleaning them. When you want to make a major change in your life like a new job or a promotion, letting go of garments that are no longer a reflection of you and refreshing the image you present to the world, helps attract what you want.

So to help you on your journey, here are a few tips based on Marie Kondo’s methods:

1. Before you start, visualize your destination – Picture how you want your closet to look. Your life to look. Ask yourself what your personal goals are for the year, for the next five years. This will give you an idea of the types of clothes you require to achieve your goals. And help you prioritize your shopping. Continue Reading →

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4 Ways To Reuse The Clothes In Your Closet

Here’s a fun, free way I love to shop. I call it “closet shopping”. Before purchasing new clothes for the season, I see how I can reuse the existing clothes in my closet.

You can do this too. Your wallet will love you, and since you won’t need to purchase as many new pieces, you can invest the savings on fewer, higher quality pieces when you do shop. Here are four ways to reuse the existing clothes in your closet:

 

1. Recombine Colors – You can instantly update your style by switching how you combine colors. Start with a jumping off point for inspiration like YouLookFab did with this printed DVF top.

 

Then head to your closet and see what you have in those colors. Here YouLookFab remixed the colors from the DVF shirt as shown above.

When creating spring and summer looks, try  infusing white and nude instead of black. It works like a charm.

A few other ideas for reusing the pieces in your closet:

2. Turn a dress into a skirt – Especially if the dress has a lot of pattern. Pieces with a lot pattern sometimes work better when there is less of it. Visit your tailor for fine tuning. source

3. Transform dress pants into shorts – Perhaps have them cuffed. Long dress shorts are on point right now. Wear your dress shorts with pumps and a blazer to work, if you work in a creative work environment. Or wear them on the weekend.

4. Define your waist – Pair a belt with a flowy top and leggings on the weekend, or a fitted top and a pencil skirt for work. Belts are an easy way to update your look. Try a kimono style belt for the most updated belt look – but really any belt that suits your personal style and body type will work well to define your waist. And defining your waist is the goal!

What ways have you found to reuse the pieces in your closet?

Happy closet shopping!

xo,

Jamie

 

 

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