News flash: Summer is not canceled. It’s actually just heating up!

Yes, many weddings, vacations and other fun plans have been put on hold, but there are still plenty of long days, warm temps, people to safely see, restaurants to get back into the black, and porches to hang on that do require that you at least get partially dressed and presentable. Unless you want it to, your style doesn’t have to go on vacation this summer.

With a new month upon us (and the promise of things starting to open up a bit in the days ahead), we’re ready to get our mojo back while providing some motivation for you do the same.

As you begin to transition out of your stay-at-home attire and get ready to venture back into the world more regularly, we hope a few of our ideas and suggestions resonate with you and make getting dressed this season something that brings more joy than stress as we continue to make our way through these extraordinary times.

It’s always nice to have a break from having to dress in anything other than loungewear for a few days. For many of us, that’s what snowstorms are for.

Yet as winter has become spring and important social distancing mandates continue to stay in place, the “new normal” of working and being at home day-after-day and week-after-week has become less novel. As we all settle into new routines for at least the next month or two, developing strategies for keeping mentally and physically energized while creating boundaries between work and personal time is warranted. Clothing and accessories, along with a few simple wardrobe organizing tips, can have a significant impact on your mindset.

If you’re like us, you have already caught up on your favorite series and could use a dose of fashion inspiration to escape from the day-to-day challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are 5 of our all-time favorite fashion movies and why we love them. They are all easy to find and download on various devices. May they help take your mind off the current state of affairs and escape into the magical world of fashion, beauty and cinematography. Enjoy!

We all know the transformative benefits of lavender, especially during winter months when many rely on it to lift moods. As stylists, we think of it as the perfect cool weather pastel, providing an easy mid-winter boost for wardrobes too.

As one of spring’s hottest fashion colors, it is already showing in abundance throughout the retail landscape. Here are 5 fresh ways to start wearing it well now. Enjoy!

The days of packing all your whites away after Labor Day are long gone. When mixed into your cool weather wardrobe with thought, white is not only bright but also modern and unexpected. White boots have been trending for a while, white jeans look winter-made when paired with appropriate winter footwear and tops, and there truly is a warm white coat for everyone – promise!

When dressing during the darkest days of the year, I tend to reach for my black pants first. It’s a uniform mentality that gets me out the door quickly and ready for both business and days that are my own. With denim everything trending right now, I find I am opting for my black denim jeans the most.

Every new decade brings the promise of fashion trends that become part of the fabric of our times, impacting how generations are defined and years are marked. The roaring 20s brought us flappers, the 60s flower power and boho chic, the 80s power suiting (including very big shoulder pads!) and the 90s the beginning of business casual dress codes that are now standard throughout every imaginable industry.

Just back from a quick weekend trip to NYC and wanted to share 5 fresh street trends that caught my eye. It is fashion week after all! Each style can be worn now to navigate the tricky fall transitional dress season.

Thanks to technology, we can conduct business with anyone, at any time, almost anywhere in the world.

While face-to-face meetings are still relevant and important, our phones, computers and tablets make connecting with colleagues, clients and prospects highly effective. With videoconferencing becoming the new norm as businesses across the Globe close traditional offices and send people home to work remotely in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many business professionals are looking for tips and strategies for using video conferencing most effectively.

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