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VIDEO: Style Rewind – 4 – 1980’s

Style Rewind – 4 – 1980’s – How to Wear a Colored Leather Jacket This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This fourth episode is a time warp back to the 1980’s. This episode will show you how to wear a colored leather jacket: Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt See the look at 3:43 in the video for how to wear it with the wedges in episode 3 See the 1980’s inspired crimped hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 6:56 in the video) Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSqugbTmUyI

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Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas June 21, 2018

VIDEO: Style Rewind – 4 – 1980’s

Style Rewind – 4 – 1980’s – How to Wear a Colored Leather Jacket

This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This fourth episode is a time warp back to the 1980’s. This episode will show you how to wear a colored leather jacket:

  • Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt
  • See the look at 3:43 in the video for how to wear it with the wedges in episode 3
  • See the 1980’s inspired crimped hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 6:56 in the video)
  • Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items

Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSqugbTmUyI

What to Wear Articles June 15, 2018

You’re Not a Plain Jane – His Parents Should be Thrilled

When you first start dating someone, meeting the parents for the first time is a big step. You wonder if they will like you. You wonder if they are going to be slightly crazy, or maybe they used to work for the CIA and have a lie detector hooked up in the basement. And of course, you wonder about what to wear to meet the parents.

 

You want to look nice, you want to look put together, and you want the parents to think, “She’s a catch!” But you don’t want to look too sexy or too high maintenance. But you also want to be yourself; you don’t want to misrepresent yourself. You want them to like and accept the real you. With all of these conflicting objectives, what is a gal to do?

 

In this article, you will not find the perfect outfit to wear. But for whatever outfit you choose, you can learn how to make it the perfect choice. That is the answer for what to wear to meet the parents. We just have to take you from being dressed to being well dressed, and we are going to do that with accessories. These little touches done in the right way will communicate volumes.

 

For this meet-the-parents wardrobe plan, you are going to aim for three accessories. One of those will be earrings, and depending on your personality and what you are wearing, they can be simple studs, large hoop earrings, or statement earrings. If you do statement earrings, remember that your other accessories need to be smaller.

 

I usually prefer either a necklace or a bracelet but not both. That is just my personal preference, but by no means is that a hard and fast rule. So here are some of the options:

 

  • Necklace and a watch
  • Watch and a bracelet
  • Necklace and a ring
  • Bracelet and a ring

 

The options listed above will be the easiest combinations. But there are many other accessories you could choose, such as a brooch or scarf. In warmer weather, you could choose an ankle bracelet or a toe ring. But remember that your aim is three accessories.

 

Become an expert in accessories and you can go from dressed to well dressed so that no matter what you settle on for meeting the parents, they will be thrilled to meet you because you are not a plain Jane. You are well dresses and seem to be the perfect match for their child.

Look Book - Inspired Outfit Ideas June 14, 2018

LOOK BOOK: Style Rewind 3 – 1970’s

This is the perfect look for a date with your significant other (or potential significant other). This look is fun, dirty, and stylish. You’ll love the compliments you receive in this shoes.

This outfit was inspired by 70’s inspired outfit ideas from the third episode of the series, Style Rewind. You can watch the third video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Style Rewind on our YouTube channel or on the blog.

 

More Ideas for 70’s inspired outfit ideas:
  • These wedges are perfect to wear with ankle length pants
  • For a leg lengthening look, pair them with shorts
  • For a more laid back look, have these wedges peek out from beneath your maxi skirt

 

What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit:
  • “Those shoes are everything”
  • “I can’t stop staring at your legs in those shoes” (this one is from your significant other)
  • “Those look great. I bet they don’t even hurt your feet.”

 

You can see all the looks from the Style Rewind series by browsing through the Pinterest Board.

 

Remember, you can do this! You now have all the ideas you need for 70’s inspired outfit ideas.

 

♥ AJ

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas June 7, 2018

VIDEO: Style Rewind – 3 – 1970’s

Style Rewind – 3 – 1970’s – How to Wear Wedges

This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This third episode is a time warp back to the 1970’s. This episode will show you how to wear wedges:

  • Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt
  • See the look at 2:47 in the video to learn how to wear it with the shift dress in episode 2
  • See the 1970’s flower child inspired hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 4:30 in the video)
  • Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items

Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v9vtfTOV_k

Complete the Look June 1, 2018

Complete the Look – Summer 2018

 

Want to know what to wear to a museum?

RELEASED: June 1, 2018

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What better way to learn about style than by playing a game? Watch this episode of Stylecast and learn how to complete this look for a trip to a museum. It includes a pink gladiator sandal. For the bonus second look, learn how to transform the this dress to create a look for a date.

 

what to wear to a museum - pink gladiator sandal, black flowered jumpsuit, bye and white striped jumpsuit

 

 

Wardrobe Items:  Black flowered jumpsuit, pink gladiator sandals, pink cross body purse

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Don’t Crash and Burn at Your Next Open House

The costume designer Colleen Atwood said, “Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth—it really does establish who they are.”

 

This is true whether it is the first time a character walks onto the a stage, the first time a character appears on screen, or when a potential buyer sees you for the first time at an open house.

 

You don’t want to crash and burn at your next open house, so that means you have to make a fabulous first impression that establishes your character. There are three pillars you have to cover when deciding what to wear to your open house:

 

  1. You need to look professional. Prospective buyers and their agents should know you are the agent putting on the open house. You need to look professional. (Remember, professional does not always have to mean a suit.)
  2. Anything but a plain Jane. You want to stand out in the crowd. You want it to be memorable. In high-end real estate, the open houses are parties that use event planners. There is music, performers, and great food because they want what you experience in that home to be memorable. In deciding what to wear to your open house, don’t be a plain Jane.
  3. You need to be on brand. Whatever that you have decided is your brand, that needs to be on full display during your open house. If part of your branding is the color red, you should be wearing something red. You don’t have to be in that color head to toe, but it should make an appearance.

 

So, let’s say you are a real estate professional that specializes in an area where homes are by the ocean. For your brand, you have made the love of the ocean and its creatures as part of your brand. For the open house, you could wear a very simple but sophisticated white dress with blue high heels. This checks the boxes on both professionalism and anything but a plain Jane. But what about being on brand?

 

To be on brand, think of your accessories. Could you have starfish earrings or a oversized starfish-inspired ring? Could you have a sea horse brooch? Could you wear a coral necklace? These are things that help you establish your brand, help you to become memorable, and make a great first impression that establishes who you are.

 

If you would also like to make a great first impression on your company website, you could mention that you are a member of the Surfrider foundation or a gold-level donor at the local aquarium.

 

Remember these three pillars when deciding what to wear to your open house and your next open house will be your best open house…well, you know—until the one after that, and then the one after that, and then… Well, you get the point.

Look Book - Inspired Outfit Ideas May 31, 2018

LOOK BOOK: Style Rewind 2 – 1960’s

This is the perfect outfit for a coffee date to meet with a potential business partner or vendor. This dress can be dressed up with a blazer or dressed down with the loafers shown in this look. You’ll love the compliments you receive in this dress.

This outfit was inspired by 60’s inspired outfit ideas from the second episode of the series, Style Rewind. You can watch the second video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Style Rewind on our YouTube channel or on the blog.

 

More Ideas for 60’s inspired outfit ideas:
  • In fall, add black knee-high boots
  • In summer wear it with flat sandals
  • For work, add a black blazer (and maybe even a brooch)

 

What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit:
  • “I need a dress like that”
  • “That dress will go with anything.”
  • “You look so chic in this outfit”

 

You can see all the looks from the Style Rewind series by browsing through the Pinterest Board.

 

Remember, you can do this! You now have all the ideas you need for 60’s inspired outfit ideas.

 

♥ AJ

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas May 24, 2018

VIDEO: Style Rewind – 2 – 1960’s

Style Rewind – 2 – 1960’s – How to Wear a Shift Dress

This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This second episode is a time warp back to the 1960’s. This episode will show you how to wear a shift dress:

  • Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt
  • See the look at 4:44 in the video to see how to wear it with the circle skirt in episode 1
  • See the 1960’s Brigitte Bardot inspired hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 5:58 in the video)
  • Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items

Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4BdEOaxFEw

How to Wear Articles May 18, 2018

How Style Icon Diana Ross Made the Most of Her Style

When you think of Diana Ross, two words come to mind: glamour and wigs. Most of the time, she was full-on glamour with sparkles, sequins, ruffles, bright colors, and furs—everything that is the epitome of glamour. But every now and then, she would dial it back and do simple to remind us that even without accouterments of glamour, she can be glamorous in jeans and a t-shirt or a simple maxi dress with almost no accessories.

 

What happens when you learn to embrace the glam is that you now bring the attitude of glam into everything you do. That is how you learn how to wear outfits like Diana Ross. You have to embrace everyday glamour.

how to wear outfits like Diana Ross - split image of diana ross in jeans and a t-shirt and in a maxi dress

Monday:

Wear jeans, a sequin top, a blazer, and boots to work. Your touch of glamour is the sequin top.

 

Wednesday:

Add a faux fur scarf over your coat when you go into work in the morning. You won’t wear the scarf all day, but it is a great way to make an entrance and exit, and it will look great draped on your office chair at work.

 

Friday:

Wear a ruffled skirt to work with knee-high boots

 

Sunday:

Wear a simple maxi dress and no jewelry with your hair pulled back in a simple bun. After a week of glamming it up, see if you carry yourself differently when you don’t have the sequins, the furs, or the ruffles. You will find that you do carry yourself differently. You will have that je ne sais quoi. You will have that thing that makes someone an “it girl” when we can never quite define it.

 

How to wear outfits like Diana Ross is to keep people in a state of expectation. You are glamour; you have these touches of glamour. You have an over-the-top aid. Just when you are expected to zig, you zag and show them a new definition of glamour as simplicity. And then people think, “It’s not the clothes. It’s her. And if we could only bottle that, we could make a million dollars.” So if you want to learn how to wear outfits like Diana Ross, you just need the attitude of glam and keep them in a state of expectation. Then, you, too, can embody a fashion icon.

Look Book - Inspired Outfit Ideas May 17, 2018

LOOK BOOK: Style Rewind 1 – 1950’s

This is the perfect outfit for a relaxed outfit at work. This circle skirt can be dressed up and dressed down. You’ll love the compliments you receive in this skirt.

This outfit was inspired by 50’s inspired outfit ideas from the first episode of the series, Style Rewind. You can watch the first video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Style Rewind on our YouTube channel or on the blog.

 

More Ideas for 50’s inspired outfit ideas:
  • For summer wear the skirt with a colorful tank top
  • Make it edgy with ankle boots and a moto jacket
  • Make it preppy with a white button up blouse and a statement necklace

 

What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit:
  • “Did you lose weight?”
  • “I love your skirt”
  • “You look so happy today!”

 

You can see all the looks from the Style Rewind series by browsing through the Pinterest Board.

 

Remember, you can do this! You now have all the ideas you need for 50’s inspired outfit ideas.

 

♥ AJ

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