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Tired of your clothes, but can’t afford to buy anything new? Did you invest in that trendy belt only to have it sitting in your closet because you have no idea how to wear it? Trying to figure out how to keep wearing that oh-so-comfortable maxi skirt even though it’s cold outside? Breezy Mama‘s Fashion Editor, Vanessa, is here to make all of that happen for you. . .
Wondering how to stretch your current wardrobe into the fall and winter? Clients constantly ask me, “How can I wear this for other seasons?” One of my favorite things to do is to show them how one item can have new and updated looks by changing or adding an item or two that they already have in their closet.
Here are some simple “How To’s” to help keep your wardrobe current.
1. How to . . . wear that long skirt you bought in the summer.
Yours might be flowy or body skimming and, OH! how you loved it in the hot weather . . but now that it’s a bit more crisp outside you’re a bit lost on to keep wearing it. Here’s the trick–layer it up on the top. Add your long sleeves. Good choices could be a not-too-tight turtleneck under a long cardigan or a thick, short, chunky sweater. If you like to be on the trendier side of things, add a fun fur vest. The options are endless. As for your tootsies, stick with tights and any type of boot–whether it’s short or tall, flat or heeled.
Check out the hot looks above–let them be an inspiration of what your style can be.
2. How to . . . wear those belts you have hanging in your closet.
You like how belts look and you have several, but you stare at them and wonder what’s the “in” way to wear them? The belt is now looked at as an accessory, not as a necessity. One style option is to tuck the extra length of the belt down in front of you instead of hiding it on the side like we used to.
Above are a few of the styles (a wide woven, a tie-around/obi, a skinny braided and a simple leather) that most of us have hanging in the closet along with some options to get you thinking out of the box. And YES! it’s okay to not put a belt in the belt loops and YES! they are great to wear over a sweater, jacket or coat!
3. How to . . . add bright color to your otherwise all black wardrobe.
You are in a funk. One that you are very comfortable in, but a funk none-the-less. And that funk is the ever easy, all-black wardrobe. Don’t get me wrong, black can be wonderful, but adding a bright color here and there can make your wardrobe options double in size.
Try adding color in one of the following ways–a coat or sweater, a patterned/multi-color scarf, or a pair of pants (you could also try a pair of colored flats or a beanie for those extra chilly days). Keep the rest of your look simple in your fave black.
Say goodbye to the days of just blending in and enjoy some of the above looks!
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About Vanessa Corbett of Revamp Your Style: Before becoming a mother of 2, Vanessa immersed herself in the fashion industry- studying textiles and merchandise management while working four years in retail management. After college, she pursued her true passion–Buying. For the next 5 years, Vanessa worked as Lead Buyer for Volcom and as an Associate Buyer for the Tilly’s chain of retail stores.
In 2009, Vanessa’s love of people and fashion led her to start her own business: “Revamp Your Style”. As a Personal Stylist, Vanessa helps clients’ (women, men, and children) bring out their inner style and create an individual style through closet consultations and customized shopping–updating their every day wear and finding perfect outfits for their upcoming events.
No budget is too big or too small- Vanessa has done it all. Contact your Personal Stylist directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.