Easy Ways to Update Your Style

Hello Fashionistas,

Personal Stylist picks a cold shoulder topAs winter trudges on, do you find yourself getting tired of your winter outfits. Even as a Personal Stylist, I do, and I am sure you do, too. In this blog, I am going to talk about some easy ways to add some fun pieces and feel updated–even if you don’t consider yourself a “fashionista.”

Fashion Tips From Your Personal Stylist

Tip 1: Consider buying an updated sweatshirt. We all have them, and some of them we’ve had for a long time. What’s new about a sweatshirt you say…think again! Today’s sweatshirt may have bows, ties, Cold Shoulder top, floral insets, lace, sequins, large bell sleeves, super bright colors, etc. They are fun. If you are like me, you think: I don’t want to pay much for merely a “sweatshirt.” So, don’t! Buy a sweatshirt with some unusual details that make it stand out such as this super bold yellow “sweatshirt” from Nordstom’s Halogen brand. It has bows, some inserts and certainly stands out. I love it.

Try these: 

Nordstrom Halogen Grommet Bow Sweatshirt

H&M Floral Sweatshirt

Tip 2: Embrace some floral, either in a dress, pants or top. Moody florals continue to take us though winter to spring, and they are so fun. I love a floral dress either in knit or a sheer material, paired with a leather or fur-lined denim jacket, and some booties or tall boots. Add some color contrast and don’t match…

Black Floral Long Sleeved Dress

Tip 3: Try some new jeans. We all have our favorite brands and cuts. I get it! Sometimes, it’s a good idea to mix it up: winter is a good time to do that. Out with the old, and in with the new! I suggest you try some new details such as embroidery — I love this trend: especially flowers. (Remember to watch where they are — and the size of them…look in the mirror.) Another trend I still like are distressed denims, especially in white for this time of year. Also I like the horizontal stripe down the side, patches, fringe, crops with a flared leg. These are all fun. Remember to balance the shape of your pants with the right top–skinny pants, more volume in your top. Wider leg pants with a more fitted top. Just remember that! I still see some printed pants out there, and I love them. If you are more heavy in the hips, make the print less large and make sure it’s darker.

Net A Porter Crop Distressed Jeans

Bloomingdales Striped Skinny Jeans

Tip 4: Shoes are always a good way to update your look. If you are not the casual type, I encourage you to stretch your fashion attitude and try some new sneakers. There are so many out there from fancy to classic colors in black, navy or white. I, your Personal Stylist,  recently bought some Kate Spade sequin Keds in a nude pink. I nearly donated them because they were not comfortable at all, but tried some little socks, the the problem was solved. I love them! High tops look great as a casual look, too, especially with your fancy sweatshirt.

Tip 5: Since there is still some chill in the air during these final months of winter, consider a fur-lined denim or cotton jacket. I recently bought a distressed blue jean jacket with floral embroidery and fur lining. I cannot tell you how much I wear this jacket. I love it with dark blue jeans or colored jeans, dresses, plaid shirts, etc. It’s new and different yet familiar. I also like a good faux fur coat in a fun color such as this nude pink.

detailed shirt from your Personal Stylist

GAP Faux-fur Collar Denim Jacket

Nordstrom Shaggy Faux Fur Jacket

Tip 6: Finally, try one of those feminine blouses with billowy sleeves and some cool details…

Make Me Chic Striped Deep-V Lantern Sleeve Top

Macy’s Poet Sleeve Top

Try something new! Keep it sassy, Indy.

Beth Divine,

Personal Stylist and Image Consultant