Thursday, February 21, 2013

Styling Session in Kristen's Closet

My latest Closet Fix was for a client who is also a Stella and Dot jewelry and accessories stylist.  Not only did she have some great clothes, but the accessories were to die for! (No joke.  Enough to make many women jealous!)

Kristen has an amazing closet full of staple items and basics.  To keep with her "mom on the go" style, I showed her some new ways to mix up the colors she had in her closet already.   Like many of us, she enjoys a great pair of skinny jeans or black ankle pants.  I wanted to stay true to her style so I used these in as many outfits as I could.  I also wanted to pair multiple shades of the same color together to help give her clothes new dimension through layering.

Don't be afraid to wear shades of blue in the same outfit- even with your jeans!  A dark rinse jean is the best for this look.  I love how the jewels pop against the sea of navy in this outfit.

Up-cycle those blouses of yours and layer them under a v-neck sweater.  Punchy hues like poppy, orange, and red look great together in one outfit.

 This outfit was one of our favorites.  I chose the top because it is one that she reaches for to wear with jeans or black pants to go out.  I wanted to create a look that would give her another opportunity to wear this top.  Layering a long sleeve tee, stripes under stripes, boots and a scarf give this weekend glam top some casual appeal!

This is an example of what a difference a scarf can make.  An everyday tee and cardigan can come alive with just the wrap of a scarf around the neck.  A printed one works best with solid layers.

A printed one works best with solid layers.

 This outfit may seem basic, but black and white is anything but.  Don't overlook the power of pairing black and white.  It can be dressed up easily and always looks polished- especially with some properly placed jewels!

I absolutely love the color of this sweater!  And the look of a statement necklace layered under a printed scarf.  Casual glam!

These ivory jeans were a new purchase for her.  A smart one!  White and ivory jeans can be worn year round.  Tucked in to boots in the winter, with ankle boots and flats in the fall and spring, and with a great sandal in the summertime.  Paired with colors or black they are a great staple to have in any closet.

No the lighting is not deceiving you, this outfit is entirely neutrals.  Pairing neutral shades, taupes, and whites make a fun backdrop for mixing metallic jewelry and showing off your shoes.  Stick with black or brown on your feet as to not compete with the rest of the outfit.  Layers work best with a neutral look like this.

I found this amazing maxi skirt in her closet that had not left the hanger.  Wear your maxi skirts now with a pair of boots and a long sleeve tee tucked in.  Add a scarf for added warmth.  I promise you won't be sorry that you made it a four season item!

Pairing contrasting brights and stripes is a favorite of mine.  When adding a little quirkiness, keep the look going by adding some unpredictable items like a lace up wedge bootie or buttoning up your shirt all the way to the collar or layering a necklace over the sweater.

This last look was a favorite of ours as well.  Pairing bold separates in different shades is an easy way for Kristen to mix it up and keep it fun when she's getting dressed!

Much to her chagrin, I believe that Kristen has some great pieces in her closet!  I mean, in just 30 minutes we had already found over a dozen new ways for her to wear what she owned.  

A lesson in never underestimating the power of your own closet!

Thank you Kristen for letting CFF style you!

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