So we talked about ideas of juxtaposition within outfits – how a military jacket like this creates interesting contrast with the slippery silk dress. One client loved the idea, one was more reluctant! And you? Do you feel more comfortable keeping like with like when it comes to fibers, or...

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For such a pared-down-looking outfit, I've got a lot of stuff on. Long cardigans and dresses comprise my favorite winter garment duo, and I love how these two came together: The dress is structured but made from organic cotton so it's got plenty of stretch. The cardigan is sleek, but made...

With the gunmetal earrings up top, I've got three gray items tying the outfit together. In matchy-matchy harmony. What's your favorite way to make an outfit feel harmonious? **Disclosure: Actions you take from the hyperlinks within this blog post may yield commissions for...

) This dress is a great length and – like many Karen Kane dresses – has sleeves! Yes to sleeves! However the big, black collar threw me off a bit. It seems a bit heavy for such a light print. So I added a relatively wide black belt for balance, a big black bangle, and black shoes. And a...

The polka dots on this dress are actually clear. Since they're shiny, they're visible, but they're wonderfully subtle. Now, I love polka dots both subtle and bold, but I thought this was such a quirky take on standard dots. What WILL they think of next? **Disclosure: Actions you take from...

Nothing like a colorful dress to help make an overcast day feel less gloomy. Maybe I can't make my own sunshine, but at least I can brighten my immediate surroundings. Are you more apt to wear bold brights on gray days? Or do you tend to match the weather and go for subdued neutrals? (I...

consult clients have wardrobes loaded with black garments, and incorporating a few pieces that feature black backgrounds with multicolored prints allows these gals to bring some bright, vibrant colors into their outfits. Intentionally! So, in this case, the purple in the print makes the purple...

perfect for this sculptural dress and a pair of colorful boots. I've loved this star-print scarf (and its sibling) since I nabbed them in Iceland a year ago, but they've been getting a surprising amount of attention lately. And there's a very specific reason for that: Since I can't steal...

I don't have a lot of pieces in my wardrobe that I'd describe as "architectural," but this years-old custom dress certainly fits that description. It's made from a sturdy cotton that keeps its shape, but also conforms to mine. And I still just love the ruffle detailing! Are you a fan of...

 

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