Beth Divine

Beth Divine is an independent personal stylist based in Indianapolis, who specializes in wardrobe consultation and personal shopping.

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Accessories that Elevate Your Summer Style!

Although you may already have your summer glow, the first official day of summer isn't until June 20th. With the changing of the seasons comes the changing of the accessories. Accessories are a key part of any outfit. They can truly make or break your look. However, don’t let that scare you. Accessories are a great way to spice up your outfit, and really let your personality shine through. I spent the past few days perusing the mostly empty malls to see what was on display for the season. Here are these Personal Stylist recommendations of four summer accessory must-haves that will help transition you into the perfect summer style. Personal Stylist's 2020 Must-Have Accessories Recommendations Espadrille Sneakers: No summer is complete without the perfect pair of sneakers. Summer is the epitome of casual laid back outfits, and you can’t have a laid back outfit without sneakers. I am particularly loving espadrilles sneakers. Espadrilles are a summer staple. They actually date back all the way to the 13th century. The roping style was used for the lower class. However, in the 1970s they were brought back into style in a wedge form, which quickly became a classic. Nowadays, with more and more people choosing comfortable sneakers over heels, espadrille sneakers feel like the perfect compromise. I found these Superga sneakers at Macy’s and they also happen to be on sale. These sneakers come in a wide array of colors and are the perfect touch to finnish up your outfit. Pair them with boyfriend jeans and a striped tank top for a chic french style look! Hair Accessories: I promise hair clips are not just for little girls! Every store this Personal Stylist wandered into was showing off super [...]

By | July 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Accessories that Elevate Your Summer Style!

Wedding Styling Made Easier with Beth Divine Style

As an Indianapolis Fashion Stylist, I sometimes get called to help out with the most fashionable day of a young couple's life, their wedding.  I have a lot of fun doing wedding styling. I'll help the bride pick her dress or sometimes I help the mothers of the bride or groom. It is a fun activity! I have learned the mother of the bride/groom often struggle for many reasons. I thought I'd cover that in this blog since one client is fresh on my mind.  Indianapolis Fashion Stylist Tips For Mother's of the Bride/Groom Dress For You, Not The Bride A lot of mothers tell me they are really unsure of what to wear to their child's wedding. Especially if they do not want the big, traditional mother-of-the-bride dress es that is out there. So many mothers think they need to pick a  big, heavy, satin, beaded, and lacy dress. It's just too much, especially for a summer wedding.  So my first piece of advice is to stay true to yourself and your style. If you don't want this kind of dress there are other options. You want a dress that flatters you and you feel comfortable as well. You don't have to sacrifice style for that. Give Yourself Time Allow plenty of time to shop and don't give up easily. Don't shun bridal stores. Sometimes they have more options than the typical website or department store because they can order in sizes and colors. Don't Try To Be A Bridesmaid Don't try to "match"the bridal color scheme. If anything, try to coordinate with it. With so many colors and options, it's hard to match anything. My Indianapolis Fashion Stylist advice is to ask the [...]

By | June 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wedding Styling Made Easier with Beth Divine Style

Style Means Loving What You Do and Taking Risk…Interview with Mexico City Fashion Designer Jaime Hemsani

As a member and president of the Association of Image Consultants International Chicago Midwest Chapter, I am privileged to interact with other Image Consultant professionals who help people look their best and present their best image at work and to the general public. I also have access to learn from fashion designers. Those innovators who create and produce the clothes we wear and love. Last week, our AICI Chicago Midwest Chapter held an online event called Conversations with Mexico City fashion designer Jaimie Hemsani. We listened as he described his journey to becoming a designer and then how he does his art and craft in day to day operations. Here is The recording from the interview:  Watch My Conversation with Jaime Hemsani Now Becoming A Fashion Designer It was fascinating to listen to Jamie and how he "thinks!" It was so different from the path that I took to becoming an Image Consultant and it was interested to get a different perspective from the designing world. But you can tell when someone is made for a career. I Asked about when he knew he wanted to be a fashion designer, or at least work in the industry. Hemsani said it all started with a party he was going to attend with his mother. "I wanted to wear something different from everyone else, and I didn't have that in my closet," he said. So with the help his mother, Hemsani created a special piece that was uniquely his, that no one else had ever before! Truly the designer was born. Hemsani didn't immediately pursue his dream for a fashion career. He went to college and majored in chemical engineering. It was helpful to him, but eventually he pursued [...]

By | June 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Style Means Loving What You Do and Taking Risk…Interview with Mexico City Fashion Designer Jaime Hemsani

Don’t Make these Image Mistakes!

Everyone says to me: Beth, you're an Indianapolis Image Consultant, how do I make sure I am always appearing my best? That seems like quite the loaded question, but I do have some easy-to-follow rules to live by if you're always trying to keep a good image of yourself in mind. Personal image is something we own as individuals, but it's always good to reflect on ourselves to see if we're portraying the image we want. Indianapolis Image Consultant's Tips For A Great Personal Image:  Avoid Ill-fitting Clothing Clothes that are too big or too small, too long or too short look cheap and unkempt. They can make you appear sloppy or disorganized.  Unless your clothes are custom-made, find a good seamstress or tailor to manage hems and such. Give Yourself the Sniff Test From bad breath and body odor to heavy cologne, people are turned off by strong smells. Unpleasant odors leave negative impressions. It’s good to know that, after a short time, your sense of smell becomes immune to a fragrance. Some people take it too far in the opposite direction and douse themselves in too much in perfume or cologne. Don’t be that person either. Revealing Too Much In a professional work environment, low necklines and short skirts detract from credibility.  With that in mind, it's helpful to always have a professional jacket on hand.  A short sleeve shirt or sweater doesn't cut it.  When making a presentation or talking to upper management, throwing on a blazer will give off the impression that you mean business. Watch Your Tounge Your image isn't portrayed just in what you wear, as an Indianapolis Image Consultant, I often remind my clients to watch what they say. [...]

By | June 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Make these Image Mistakes!

Summer Style Trends to Try!

While your summer vacations may be cancelled, and there is an uncertainty that hangs in the air. There's one thing for sure that can never be cancelled: fashion. With arguably the best season just around the corner it's time to prep your wardrobe for this summer's trendiest items. Who knows, these trends may even inspire you to change out of your quarantine sweats! Here are my Indianapolis Fashion Stylist trends to try this summer. Long Shorts Finally! The reign of the booty short is over! This shorts trend is perhaps the easiest trend to implement. Not only does it look flattering on all shapes and sizes, but they are very comfortable. For the ultimate casual look, try pairing long denim shorts with a white t-shirt or button up with sneakers. Add some simple gold accents to create an effortlessly polished chic look. For a dressier look, try shorts with a matching blazer and add a pair of heels for the perfect day to night look.  I also love long shorts with big belts! Bright Colors The spring summer runways were full of bright color pallets. While neons were hot last summer, these hues are much more wearable in everyday life. First up, orange. Although this may not be everyone's favorite color it really can add a certain punch to any outfit. Whether you try a light tangerine or a bright red orange it is sure to be a show stopping outfit. Another color your Indianapolis Fashion Stylist recommends worth trying out is turquoise. Perhaps the color that represents summer the best. Turquoise accents on jewelry or shoes can take any boring outfit to the next level. Personally, I have been loving wearing turquoise nail polish for an everyday [...]

By | June 6th, 2020|Fashion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer Style Trends to Try!

Wearing Masks With Panache

If there is any spring trend you should be following this spring it’s got to be the mask. Take it from an Indianapolis Personal Stylist, not only is this item essential for your health, it can be used to make a fashion statement. With many states making it mandatory for people to wear masks when they go out, it presents the perfect opportunity for people to get a little creative with their outfits. Masks can be a great way to display your own personal style. Whether it be with a fun saying, funky pattern, or just a standard hospital mask. In Asia, masks have actually been trending for some time now. It is not uncommon to see masks incorporated to street style looks in places like South Korea and Japan. Young Asian influencers often pair their masks with an oversized hoodie and baggy pants for the perfect comfy and casual look. But now with the spread of the corona virus the mask craze has become an international affair. Nowadays, almost every major brand is using their resources to produce and donate masks to healthcare workers all over the world. But where can you find a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19? Perhaps the easiest way is doing a little “Do it Yourself.” How To Make Your Own Mask There are plenty of tutorials online giving step by step instruction on how to fashion your own mask if you have a sewing machine. However, if you do not have a sewing machine, this Indianapolis Personal Stylist can help you make one at home easily. First find a scarf or a bandana that isn't too long or thick. Then, fold it inward twice depending on the width. Next, [...]

By | May 19th, 2020|Fashion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wearing Masks With Panache

Vacation Time: Making Your Wardrobe Work!

A lot of my Indianapolis Wardrobe Stylist clients often ask me: How do I pack for a trip? I always have to think about that question because I think dressing for a trip is really like dressing for every day. You need to have a good mix of basics, accessories, and a little spice to make sure you look great in all your vacation photos no matter what outfit you've chosen for the day. This applies to men as well as women. I always like to see guys dress in a fun print, an unusual color of pants. Adding fun colors will give you a touch of edge for a romantic dinner. Patterns can also be fun for beachwear. The best thing about going on vacation is that oftentimes, locals won't see you on a regular basis. Play around with your style and if it doesn't work, then don't wear it at home. Of course, our shapes and silhouettes come into play as well. If a garment is beautiful but does not flatter your shape, then it's not a good choice. Here are my Indianapolis Wardrobe Stylist Tips For Dressing on Vacation: 1 - Dress For Your Scheduled Fun Truly think about your trip and what you will be doing each day. Dress for the activities! If you're going to be hiking all day, but your hotel has a pool, be sure to bring a swimsuit if you want to relax in the hot tub. Start monitoring the weather for where you're going. Don't forget to pack a rain parka or umbrella if it will be rainy. Make a list of activities you'll be doing throughout the whole trip. Will you need a different outfit for every [...]

By | May 30th, 2020|Fashion, Uncategorized, Weddings|Comments Off on Vacation Time: Making Your Wardrobe Work!

Men: What is Your Style, and How Can You Rock It?

Men have certain style types, too, even if they may not think it as often as women. For instance, I remember talking about leather jackets with our stockbroker. He wears a lot of plain suits andskinny ties. But at the suggestion of adding a leather jacket to his wardrobe, he said, "I am not a leather jacket kind of guy." I thought that was interesting, and it made me realize, as an Indianapolis Men's Stylist, men don't categorize themselves into certain styles like women tend to do. But just because they don't think about style categories, doesn't mean they don't exist. If you're lost in the world of men's styling, keep reading to learn how to identify your own style. Common Styles For Men Classic or Preppy Style: I would categorize our stockbroker as a pure "preppy" or classic style. He often wears Ralph Lauren pinstripe suits, paisley ties, and crisp, monogrammed white shirts with gold cufflinks. On weekends he might wear the Nantucket Red shorts or bright colored pants paired with a button-down polo from a designer like Polo Ralph Lauren. A classic dresser will have designer jeans that are tailored for a perfect fit. Shoes will be expensive but classic such as a leather driving loafer.   Sporty: Another type of style in men is the sporty look. Like their female counterpart, these men spend the least amount of time thinking about their wardrobe or special grooming. This guy is not going to get a designer haircut. He lives in athleisure clothing and instead of spending his money on formalwear, he might pay for higher quality sweat-wicking apparel.  He may wear a special button-down shirt or jeans for a date. His favorite jeans are most [...]

By | May 24th, 2020|Fashion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Men: What is Your Style, and How Can You Rock It?

What is Your Style, and How Important is it?

As a personal stylist and Image Consultant, many clients ask me: "what is my style?" I don’t think I know it. They often appear confused and sad they don’t know this supposedly important key to their life. I think this attitude often appears because of the vast amount of press and blogs by stylists who talk about this subject. Is it important to know your style? Yes, of course, it is. Is it the only, most important factor to know in helping clients create a wardrobe that works for them and their lifestyle? I would say “no.” Let's define what "style" means. Style is what clothing and looks you prefer as a person. It goes beyond just clothing but it can also touche on lifestyle and grooming. It is "fun" to know your style and then how to make it work in the life you lead. In this blog, I will define the most common styles for women. And if you're still unsure which style you fit into, we got a little quiz to help as well! Most Popular Styles For Women Classic: Individuals that like a classic style tend to lean towards a more tailored look. Clothing that would last for years and look professional. Classic is neutral and not attention-getting. A person who favors a class style can spice it up a little with a more fashion-forward top such as a halter or asymmetrical neckline. Most of the time, they like straight lines with prints that are not too out of the ordinary. Someone in this group might be hesitant to try a trendy new look, or an unusual color or print. I am also going to put those who love Menswear into this [...]

By | May 16th, 2020|Beauty, Fashion, Makeup|Comments Off on What is Your Style, and How Important is it?

Avoiding the Little Pitfalls that Diminish Your Look!

This blog is one of those blogs that sheds light on the little things we see every day or that impact how we look. Take it from your Personal Stylist, these corrections don't cost a lot to fix. You'll have to take time and attention to fix them, but in the end, your overall look will improve. I'll be sure to share tips for both men and women. Simple Fashion Fixes That Make A Big Difference Tip 1: Avoid Clothing That Is Too Tight Sometimes we think tight clothing is sexy or attention-getting. While it may not be sexy; it certainly is attracting attention. For guys: if your pants are so tight they show all of your "plumbing," (and you know what I mean) they are too tight. Even if your clothing is just a little tight, that might be too much. Ladies, if you can see the outline of your stomach, thighs, or breast outlines, your outfit is too tight. You find this commonly in tight dresses. If you wear pencil skirts, stand to the side. If you can see the complete curve of your behind, then the skirt is too tight. Watch white pants as well. If they show too much butt, it's not a good look. Neither are pants that are so tight they show your cheeks. Tip 2: Make Sure Everything Fits Just Right Just as tight clothes can be unflattering, the same goes for clothes that are too large. When clothing just hangs on you, guess what: you look larger. It might give the impression that you don't care how you look. If you are actively losing weight, invest in some new clothes, or get old ones tailored. But show off [...]

By | May 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Avoiding the Little Pitfalls that Diminish Your Look!