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five ways to dress yourself between seasons

Even though the magazines and stylists and organizational experts say I should, I never “turnover” my closet when the seasons change. Instead, I re-style! Let me show you a few ways you can do the same, starring the trinity everyday bag from my latest collection.

 

add a layer on top

 

 

The easiest way to make your summer clothes work for the fall is to add a layer. I especially love a denim jacket for this! Denim looks great with nearly any color and any fabric, and works with any complexion or coloring.

If you need a more formal look, choose a dark wash, and more tailored details (something that looks more like a blazer than a motorcycle jacket), and you can even wear your denim jacket to work!

 

add a layer underneath

 

 

 

Global warming means weather is more unpredictable than ever, and can be strangely severe at the most unexpected times. Around here in the DC area, it is no longer unheard of to hit 80 degrees in November!

But 80 degrees in the fall does not feel like 80 degrees in the summer! You’d be cold in just a tank top, but it’s way too warm for a jacket or sweater. The solution? Layer your lightweight garments for the perfect in-between effect.

 

remove a layer

 

 

You might be saving your sweater dresses for the serious cold weather, when we’re past this transition time and truly into winter. But you can totally wear them now.

Instead of piling on a chunky scarf and wearing thick tights with your sweater dress, skip the scarf and go with bare legs. You’re only half-way to winter, so you can totally wear a half-wintery outfit!

 

switch out your shoes

 

 

This one’s easy: take an outfit you might normally wear with flats, sandals, or open-toed shoes, and wear it with boots (or ankle booties) instead.

You could also try wearing tights or socks with shoes you normally wear bare-foot. You’d be surprised how much warmer your whole body feels when just your feet are covered up!

 

mix it up

 

 

Why not try taking one element from your “winter” wardrobe and mixing it with one from your “summer” wardrobe?

This outfit is built on a wooly pencil skirt, that you might normally wear in the winter with a sweater, or a blouse and a jacket. In between seasons, try wearing that same skirt with something from your summer closet. Maybe something that you’d normally put underneath something else, like this lightweight ribbed top.

 

Are you inspired to look at your closet in a new way? You can always get more out of your favorite clothes if you get creative about styling, and have the right accessories! Then you can make your capsule wardrobe work year-round, and still have plenty of different outfits to express your personal style and make you feel happy and confident.

Visit the shop for more on the trinity everyday bag, and think about how it might make the favorites from your closet look new again!

 

 

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the denim dress formula

the denim dress formula: with purple and pearls

 

 

LBDs get all the press for being the most versatile dress in your closet, but what about a denim dress?

Try the denim dress formula when you’re in need of a short cut to being effortlessly stylish.

All you need is:

That’s it! I added dark pearls to finish off the look because I love them (but also because I’m using some dark gray denim in my next collection, and it’s been on the brain). Pearls make any outfit instantly classy, and also office appropriate. What’s not to like?

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versatile style: the student and the ceo

You might think a versatile bag for a busy CEO would have to be neutral for her to get the most use out of it.

Similarly, you might assume that a student would need a bag that was practical above all else – she wouldn’t have time or money to switch bags constantly!

You would be absolutely right in these assumptions! Except…those words don’t mean what you think they mean.

 

the student and the ceo

 
 

Practical does not mean “plain,” and neutral does not mean black or brown!

The anjelica tote bag pairs dark blue denim with bright red ultra suede, and a bold windowpane check in gold stitching.

She is bold and bright and not at all plain, but most importantly: abundant in versatile style!

The anjelica tote is perfect for the student, because red looks great with all the purple and blue she likes to wear. It’s big enough to hold everything she’d need for a full day on campus, and it will seamlessly transition to summer when she starts her internship!

inside the anjelica tote bag

The CEO makes a bold statement with the anjelica tote because – let’s face it – everyone she works with is probably carrying a plain black bag. Their briefcases probably came from a place where there are at least a hundred other bags just like it. The anjelica tote is sophisticated enough for her needs without being boring, but also helps her stand out in the crowd!

Both ladies get to be effortlessly, uniquely stylish carrying the same tote bag, even though they have drastically different lifestyles. Click here to see more of the anjelica tote, and imagine how she could help you feel effortlessly stylish!
 
 

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