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Travel Packing…Easy Tips!

Travel Packing…Easy Tips!

When you pack to travel, do you bring too much? Do you do without? Do you pack in advance? Or, are you a last minute packer? I have always packed last minute, and since I have traveled so much, it never seemed like a big deal.  I’m pretty good at it. I wanted to...
Maxi Skirts…what length?

Maxi Skirts…what length?

Skirt lengths have been going up and down since the 1920’s.  Maxi lengths ebb and flow on the fashion scene, but they don’t disappear. They were big in the late sixties, and they are strong again now. What are your thoughts about them?  I like them, they are...
Do You Know which Neutrals Work Best?

Do You Know which Neutrals Work Best?

I posted a photo on social media last week. I love to ask what others think about various fashion topics. Who looked best in the beige and crème outfit?  A blonde or a brunette. Most thought the blonde would look better; I would agree.  This is the photo.  ...
Are you an Unmade Bed?

Are you an Unmade Bed?

When I looked at the woman in the red duster, I thought of an unmade bed.  The visual of the unmade bed vs the clean and crisp room says a lot. When you walk into a cluttered room, how does it make you feel?  How about when you have just washed the sheets and your bed...
Please…Change your Handbag!

Please…Change your Handbag!

When I speak to groups about image, I usually address handbags. I ask, “how many of you use the same bag every day?” Usually, at least half the group raises their hand. I then ask for a volunteer who raised their hand. She shares her bag with the group. It is often...
Fashion From all Angles

Fashion From all Angles

How many things do you have hanging on your walls? How often do you really, I mean really, look at them? This is a framed gift from the Burlington Free Press. I received it eons ago. I haven’t read it or studied the photo in years. What a flattering note from Ed...
When is a Purchase Worth it?

When is a Purchase Worth it?

I consider myself a careful shopper. Careful shopper? What does that mean? Several criteria go into that answer. When purchasing an item, these are some of the questions I may ask myself. How often will you wear this? What do you have that goes with this? Is the price...
Holiday Parties…What do I Wear?

Holiday Parties…What do I Wear?

Do you experience anxiety when you are dressing for a holiday party? Do you feel you have to run out and get something new? If getting a new outfit excites you, go for it. Shop away. If you are not that person, there are a couple of things you can do. One…you can go...
Visual Overkill

Visual Overkill

When I look at this photo, I am overloaded with visual information. What do you look at? There is so much going on that my eye can’t get back to the model’s face.  I love mixing prints, but I also like the mix to tell a story. What do the boots have to do...
Accessories Make a Difference

Accessories Make a Difference

When I looked at this photo, I said to myself, “oh no, wrong.” I bet she was running out to do a quick errand. I would guess, when one has a bright blue dress coat, there are other outerwear options in her closet. Either change the shoes or change into a more casual...
When you Know it’s Right!

When you Know it’s Right!

I went shopping last week-end and I tried on about five pairs of pants. Nope. That was not a pants day for me.  Everything was cut too straight. I’m thin. What about women who have more meat on their bones? Funny how a legging can be more flattering than a straight...
What to Wear on a Date…A Podcast

What to Wear on a Date…A Podcast

This was fun. I met Rosine Kushnick through Linkedin. She is a dating consultant. In this video, we discussed visual impressions you might make on a virtual first date, on an in-person date, and beyond.  How do you want to dress after many years of a relationship…and...
Visual Illusion

Visual Illusion

A casual night out… I absolutely love my Betabrand leggings. They are warm and so comfy! However, they are not my most flattering leggings. To create the look I want, I go oversized on my top by cabi and I do wide calf boots by Rockport. It gives the illusion that my...
Full Figures

Full Figures

I was asked by one of my followers to post about full figures. As I said in the home page of Your Wardrobe Studio… know the features to accent and which ones to play down. I have many posts in my full figures board on Pinterest. Click here to follow me on Pinterest...
Contour Belt

Contour Belt

I’ve gotten to the point where I put on a belt and then I opt out. I used to have a great waist and larger hips. Go figure!  If you are one who has a good waistline, don’t waste it. Belt it. I am a fan of contour belts!  They fit into your curves and they don’t ride...
Oblong Scarf Tying

Oblong Scarf Tying

I learned to tie an oblong scarf from Echo Scarves years ago.  There are many ways to tie a scarf. I would say, this is the easiest and most attractive. Let me know what you...
Use a Ring

Use a Ring

Large square scarves can be cumbersome. This is an easy tip. Fold the scarf in half to make a triangle shape. Instead of tying a knot, which will be huge and awkward, try using a ring. I rarely wear this ring on my finger, so… I feel good that I am putting it to use...
Which one and Why?

Which one and Why?

One of my many social media posts asking my followers what their preference would be. Most chose the white blouse tucked into the jeans. The tunic model is very stylized. To me, the necklace is off putting. It competes with the embroidery at the neckline of the tunic....
Which One?   Fuchsia Hat

Which One? Fuchsia Hat

When you look at the model on the left, she is giving you two color stories.  Her hair and her skin tone call for warm colors. The hat is a bit out there to begin with, and the color makes it more ridiculous. Look at the brown around her neck…you can easily see that...