It’s summertime and the living should be easy. We are busy updating the summer wardrobes of our clients so that they can effortlessly relax in style.

 Here are five trends that have caught our attention with some ideas on how you can add them to your wardrobe as well. Enjoy!

Historically, skirt trends have been closely tied to our nation’s economy. When the nation’s income plummeted, so did the hemlines. When things picked up, well... so did skirt hems.

I love helping clients prepare for all their vacation getaways. This time of year, I am most frequently pulling out and evaluating summer wardrobes, getting folks mentally prepared and their clothes perfectly organized to head south on spring break.

For those of you lucky enough to be able to relax in the sun this spring, here are 5 vacation style ideas to consider. For the rest of us, please use these tips (and photos!) as mid-winter inspiration as you begin to think about what you might like to add to your late spring and summer wardrobes. After all, warm temperatures will return to all locations soon – they always do!

For me and my colleagues at Dressing Well, winter and screen time go hand in hand. Catching up on our favorite shows is one way we make it through the darkest days of the year. Added bonus, we're often able to feed our collective fascination with fashion decade-by-decade and often century-by-century. We love sharing our insights with one another too.

In this week's blog, I dissect the distinct looks from my two favorite shows that are currently streaming and share the styles that inspire me the most.

Monday, 07 January 2019 08:27

5 Ways to Wear Short Pants in Cold Weather

Not too long ago, short pants were a seasonal wardrobe choice worn mostly in warm weather. Today, they are literally "cropping" up in all seasons giving the trend a much wider range of style interpretations for both men and women. They can be preppy and very casual when worn with sneakers and other flat footwear and quite fashion-forward and sophisticated when dressed up with heels and a variety of hosiery.

This time of year, America seems to have a love/hate relationship with malls. Some have fond memories of going to these traditional retail centers with loved ones to do most of their holiday shopping only a decade or so ago, and still rely on them as a major source of their current holiday shopping whether driven by nostalgia or not. Others scoff at the idea of going anywhere outside their home (never mind the mall which they never fully embraced in the first place) to buy gifts now that they can shop in their pj’s 24/7 while having things arrive at their doorstep in record time.

Yet with their evolution into more consumer-friendly lifestyle destinations, I believe today’s indoor and outdoor malls may be underestimated by some who have not visited in a while. Plain and simply, you can get a lot done at the mall if you plan your visit well.

No one seems to want to let go of this endless summer in New England. With cooler temps heading our way and busy fall schedules on the horizon, here are five fall fashion trends to get you moving from your summer wardrobe back to cool classics. Integrating these styles now will help you ease back into your fall routine – promise! Here’s to fall!

This year the kickoff to wedding season could not have been more exciting when American actress Meghan Markle wed Great Britain’s Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. From the moment Meghan stepped out of her limousine, fans were obsessed with every detail of her outfit, including her tiara and finely detailed veil. Also in the spotlight were the close family and friends of the couple, who dressed elegantly in designer dresses, shoes, and of course, hats. Following on the heels of this exciting moment, we consider how to dress well as a bride or a wedding guest even without royal connections.

Sneakers are indeed having a moment. No longer just for exercise, they are showing up in board rooms, at parties and being worn with everything from jeans and shorts to skirts and dresses. The devil is in the details when sporting your runners. To kick off the busy summer season, we share 5 ways to wear all your sneakers well.

Monday, 07 May 2018 15:59

5 Tips to Be on Point with Pins

With historical dramas more popular than ever in movies, television and online, pins and brooches have made a fashion comeback. 

If you follow these types of shows, you've probably noticed stunning pins and brooches, particularly those set in the early and mid 1900s. From The Crown (a British drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth) to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which focuses on a Jewish housewife in NYC in the 1950s and her unusual gift for comedy), brooches and pins are prominently displayed and given beautiful historical context by the show’s producers.

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