Summer Style Refresh 2

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Even the most stylish people can use some inspiration now and then – a fresh eye on your look can help you break out of a rut, tame your style stress, and make you see what you wear a little differently.  That’s what I did with a few clients – I created unique looks just for them that may be a bit out of their comfort zone, or are a new way to wear what they love.  I’m calling it a Summer Style Refresh.

I recently created a series of outfits for Faye.  Faye loves fashion, and is super stylish on her own – she works with jewelry and different ways to wear it on a daily basis.  I wanted to inspire her with looks that not only enhance her assets, but also allow her jewelry to shine – so I created outfits to take her through a bunch of summer occasions: a typical day at the office, a summer wedding, date night, a weekend barbecue, and one of the jewelry parties that she regularly hosts.


An open-shoulder dress that skims the figure is a great way to be stylish AND comfortable at any dressy summer soirée.  But don’t stop there – kick up the glam factor with ruffled heels and layered gold necklaces.

Why did I choose this look for Faye?  When we first started working together, Faye told me that she wanted to have more fun with color – so that’s what I gave her.  A berry-colored dress, layered necklaces in shades of blue, and citron heels pack a color punch together that is so much more than the sum of their parts!


You can be just as stylish on duty as you are off duty – it’s all in the interpretation.  A feminine, attention-getting pencil skirt is balanced by a simple chambray shirt – and subtle (but stellar) accessories polish off an office-ready look.

Why did I choose this look for Faye?  Faye doesn’t wear a lot of skirts – so I wanted to show her how to use one as the basis for a completely appropriate (but still completely Faye) outfit for work.  The skirt is the blueprint that all the other colors reflect – it’s an easy way to create something cohesive, but altogether fun!


Summertime date nights are the best time to grab something that you otherwise may not – a little lace, floral print heels, and that patterned straw clutch that you’ve been eyeing.

Why did I choose this look for Faye?  Faye loves fashion – and she’s fully embraced the off-the-shoulder trend this season.  But the best thing about this trend is that it’s an amazing way to show some skin, while still being appropriately covered.  For something different, I went with simple black and white – and then made it all about print, texture, and a sculptural necklace.


What’s the formula for fun summer weekends?  A major hit of color, a dash of white, and then pile on the gold!

Why did I choose this look for Faye?  Faye is on the petite side, and I wanted to give her the option of a long dress, but not too long – so a midi (that comes in petite!) is ideal.  And then, it’s all about keeping it simple – a wear-with-everything white denim jacket and gold accessories are her go-to’s for summer style.


Yes, a necklace can completely inspire your look!

Why did I choose this for Faye?  When she’s hosting a party or pop-up event, she needs to be sassy and stylish, but still able to get around to all her guests – so I chose crazy fun pants and easy-to-wear wedges.  And then to keep her necklace center stage – a simple white top is the perfect backdrop.


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