Beth Divine

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

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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?

Guys: The Basics You Need in Your Wardrobe

The fashion basics you need applies to men as well as women. We have stepped far away from wearing suits to work these days. Many companies have adopted a much more relaxed dress code. Men, if you find yourself unsure about what is appropriate to wear to work anymore, you're not alone. Today in the blog, I am going to talk about some basic types of clothing Beth Divine Style recommends for my Indianapolis Men's Styling clients. Indianapolis Men's Styling Basic Essentials Although the workforce is adopting a more casual dress for men, some men still need to wear suits for work. I am not going to go into great detail here because if you still wear suits, shirts, ties, etc., you know what they look like. Suits in charcoal, navy or grey are still the norm. Formal business dress is white shirts, suits, a somber tie in grey, navy, black understated print. Conservative business adds a few details such as a colored shirt, a more colorful tie, and a fun pocket square or socks. The descriptions from there for business casual vary from company to company. For when you're not in the office, throw out your old sweat pants and check out the newest in athleisure fashion.  To look put together, pick a color family and stick with it. You can still look good while being comfortable when you coordinate your relaxed looks together. Try black track pants, with a white or grey tee, and a hoodie in similar colors over it. White sneakers or black and red sneakers add a little punch. Bottoms Dark rinse jeans are a must-have. Buy good quality jeans that fit you perfectly. You might have to try on quite [...]

By | April 11th, 2020|Fashion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guys: The Basics You Need in Your Wardrobe

The Basics You Need to Make a Wardrobe Work: Women

Hello, fashionistas! I am going to join the long list of Indianapolis Women's Styling experts who recommend some basics you need. Basics are the pieces that are the foundation of your wardrobe. So - don't be afraid to buy quality clothing at a higher price. Pure fibers are more expensive but last longer. For instance, how often do you wear black pants, ladies? Quite a lot I am sure. Must-Have Fashion Essentials From Your Indianapolis Women's Styling Expert Tops Let's start with the basic blouse. Your bouses could be cotton, button-down, silk, knit, etc. Stock up on this Indianapolis Women's Styling essential in a variety of subtle prints and solids. These are perfect for work or to wear under a blazer. I am a huge fan of polka dot--very classic and looks wonderful. Another must-have: Classic blazer in a neutral (black, navy, camel, cream, grey) color. It should fit you perfectly in every way to flatter and slim you. Many stores have beautiful blazers such as Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and so on. Buy pure fibers such as wool, cotton, etc. Find something you like that doesn't fit quite right? Alterations on blazers can do wonders! Bottoms Dark rinse, classic jeans that fit you perfectly. You can wear these to work or on a night on the town. My favorite jeans lately have been from Madewell, White House Black Marketing and Lucky Jeans. Don't be afraid to buy them snug if they have stretch. They should not be uncomfortable but if you don't buy them snug they will droop later. Even if you're not a frequent skirt wearer, having at least one in your closet is a must. Ladies, I still love a pencil or A-line skirt in [...]

By | March 28th, 2020|Fashion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Basics You Need to Make a Wardrobe Work: Women

Wear Masks with Panache!

If there is any spring trend you should be following this spring it’s got to be the mask. Not only is this item essential for your health, but it can also 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. Your Indianapolis Personal Stylist has some tips on how to make your mask display your personal style. Whether it be with a fun saying, funky pattern, or just a standard hospital mask. Incorporating Your Mask Into Your Outfit In Asia, masks have actually been trending accessory for some time now. It is not uncommon to see masks incorporated into 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 coronavirus, the mask craze has become an international affair. Nowadays, almost every major brand is using its 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.” There are plenty of tutorials online giving step by step instructions on how to fashion your own mask if you have a sewing machine. However, if you do not have a sewing machine it can be just as easy. Here are my Indianapolis Personal Stylist instructions on how to make a mask out of a scarf or bandana you probably already have in your closet! How To [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|Fashion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wear Masks with Panache!

Guys and Gals: Statements Pieces and How to Wear Them

This blog is going to touch on statement pieces.  Why we need them, what they do for us and our style and when to know we have too many. Take it from this Personal Stylist, statement pieces and really add some "pizazz" to both men's and women's wardrobes. My definition of statement pieces is that clothing that "stands out." You remember it; you love it, but you probably don't wear it every day. I recently bought a "statement" blazer. It's teal velvet with delicate flowers from Boden.com. (It's a British company. Check it out if you're a romantic like me and like the girlish feel of their lines.) David Edwards CC is, partly owned by one of my image consultant colleagues, is a perfect example of some statement pieces. I particularly love their print shirts. I plan to wear the jacket with a simple red blouse and jeans, a navy basic dress or navy pants and red shoes. The blazer is a statement piece because you see it, and it "stands out." I love this blazer and will wear it with caution because people remember statement pieces, and it's not something I wanted to always be remembered for wearing. I did not buy the matching pants -- for me that's too much going on. I could have bought the floral pants and made them my statement piece -- but I am much smaller on the top than the bottom so I put my "statements" above the waist or in my jewelry. Guys, what is a statement piece for you? It all depends on your style. If you are more of a conservative dresser, your statement piece maybe a pair of yellow or Nantucket red pants or [...]

By | March 21st, 2020|Fashion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guys and Gals: Statements Pieces and How to Wear Them

So Much to Love: Trends for Spring: Women…

Of course, spring trends were already being analyzed last October. Now, many of those items (originals and knock-offs) are hitting the stores.  I am so ready for spring clothes! Ladies, the menswear look will continue to be hot. According to Harper's Bazaar mag. The twist I noticed was adding the belt to jackets (a look I love). Make sure to pick jackets and tops that are not so bulky and that are not double-breasted. Otherwise, you'll add bulk to your look! Hot Fashion Trends to look forward to this Spring From Your Indianapolis Wardrobe Stylist The Big Collar Large, angular collars are in. It was most often seen on top of a jacket such as a contrasting jacket color or even a silk shirt (my personal favorite). Not sure you can pull it off?  The size of the collar depends on the scale of you. If you're petite, I recommend a smaller collar.  If you're a medium-sized, look for collars that are medium and grand.  The bigger the collar, the more balanced the look. Make sure the collar doesn’t overwhelm you. Crochet Dresses  Crochet is so diverse. You can find it in bright colors or neutral tones. Look out for large or small crochet dresses and evening wear. It’s not your grandma’s crochet. I also saw crochet in home interiors as I toured the Home Showcase at the Indy home show. These dresses are form-fitting and show a little skin in all the right places for a flattering look. Bra Tops & Crop Tops Bra tops and crop tops are still here. If you can wear them, great! Pair a crochet bra top with high pants and a large jacket for a less exposed look [...]

By | March 7th, 2020|Fashion|Comments Off on So Much to Love: Trends for Spring: Women…