Sparkle and Shine for New Year’s Eve

If you’ve ever felt like wearing sequins and other embellishments, here’s your chance! Even the most casual outfit can have a little bit of that extra pizzazz for New Year’s Eve!

Try this if you want all out sequins….

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This Parker ‘Lucas’ sheer embellished top found at Nordstrom is the perfect thing to wear to a New Year’s Eve party! You can dress it down with your favorite jeans or leather pants, or you can dress it up with silk tuxedo pants. Add a black or nude cami for more coverage.

Never worn a jumpsuit before? There’s no better time! Jumpsuits are right on trend and perfect for a party! Bloomingdale’s is the place to find this gorgeous black silk blend Rebecca Minkoff Hayley textured jumpsuit.

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Are you going fancy and formal? Then try this dress from Von Maur for head to toe sparkle and glam! It’s Adrianna Papell and has a beaded cutout back.

Pappell beaded

If you’re spending just a casual New Year’s Eve gathering with a group of friends but would still like to wear something a little more special than your usual sweater, look for this cozy DKNY embellished sweater at Neiman’s.

DKNY Embellished sweater

 

Remember, if sequins and sparkles aren’t your thing, you can add other details like patent pumps, flats or a special clutch bag. This floral embellished Tory Burch clutch is so special you’d be able to pull it off with an outfit of jeans and a simple solid or striped shirt…the whole look would be amazing!

 

Tory embellished clutch

Have FUN and have a Safe, Happy and Healthy 2016!

 

 

The 60’s are Back!!!

What’s NEW This FALL?

What could be more fun AND classic than the 60’s? Jump into the trend with fringe, suede, leather, Shearling and a mix of textures and layers. Think hippie chic or Jackie Kennedy.

Tory Burch fringe suede

This Tory Burch bag might be just what you need to give you a fun new 60’s vibe. It can be hippie casual or sporty equestrian.

michael kors pearl flat

Try these OH SO CLASSIC Michael Kors flats to channel your best Jackie O style…

zara bow tie blouse

and Fall is all about layers, so the bow tie blouse from Zara is perfect for the office or a night on the town under this textured and perforated leather jacket from NeimanMarcus. Wear it with a pencil skirt at the office and then with skinny jeans and boots later. There’s a classic combo for your Fall escapades….dinner dates, cocktails with friends, football watching, marshmallow roasting … you’ve got the idea!

neiman marcus perf. leather jacket

FOX 5 WAGA TV Style Segment

“A Season of Gatherings”

What an exciting day for me and my team of models!!! Best Impressions In Style was invited by FOX 5 TV to create a style segment with Karen Graham, anchor of GOOD DAY ATLANTA using three basic pieces men and women could wear now and through the holidays to social gatherings. FOX 5 TV had already asked Kohl’s to participate so I got to work styling three models in fabulous outfits from a local Kohl’s store. Of course I wanted to include the current trends of animal print, embellished collars, gold accents, knits, and leather!

Don’t they look amazing in their new clothes?!! They’re in perfect outfits for parties, dinner out, and for getting together with friends. Each piece can be worn so many ways to make totally different outfits…love the leather jackets!

Here’s the whole group with GOOD DAY ATLANTA’s own Karen Graham (center) and make up artist, Udunma Ogene (second from the right).

This one’s a little blurry but we were having FUN!!!

Lucy looks hot but classy in this feminine blouse under a quilted leather jacket paired with a cute pleated knit skirt!

 Doesn’t Barbara look like she’s ready for a party in her animal print top with gold chain trim paired with cropped straight leg pants? She’s wearing a pretty cream colored jacket that’s a perfect fit for her little petite body.

 And here’s Karen Graham and me giving big smiles for the camera! Well, as they say in show business…. “that’s a wrap!”… Now I’m off to style my next client….is it YOU?!!

Atlanta Wardrobe Stylist Sue DeVos – Best Impressions in Style

Spring TIPS and TRENDS

Here’s a great question….. has it finally quit raining??? We should actually start having beautiful Spring-time weather. So…..what’s new for Spring?

One of the biggest trends for Spring is clean and crisp STRIPES! Stripes are everywhere and on everything this season! Narrow stripes are more flattering on most people than a bold stripe which can be a trickier option. Treat a two tone contrast stripe like this jacket from Dillard’s as a neutral and wear with any other solid color, or a print if you’re adventurous!

Another trend for Spring is a black and white color combo. It’s found in clothes, accessories, and shoes like these pumps by Ivanka Trump available at Nordstrom.

Floral prints are springing up on jeans, jackets and tops….even headbands like this tropical style and lots of other super cute “Turband’s” s from cultgaia.com which look great mostly on younger ladies!

Metallic studs, lace and laser cut-outs are popular trends and can make your outfit look new! Gold studs on this Michael Kors small shoulder bag from Macy’s are a perfect accent and transform even a simple outfit.

Add a new top with laser cuts from Tibi to your Spring wardrobe for a modern twist. Wear it with jeans for a night out with the girls or with a skirt for the office. Layer on a jacket for those cool Spring mornings and nights!

Have FUN this SPRING and just try something a little bit different than you always wear. You might like it!

Emerald Green: THE color of 2013!

Find YOUR best Emerald Green for the Holidays!

The Pantone Color Institute makes a prediction each December of the most popular color for the following year. Last Thursday, December 6th, lush and lively emerald green was selected for 2013 which means you’ll be seeing it everywhere including clothing and accessories, home furnishing, paint…. even cars. So, is there a better time than now to show off some of those gorgeous greens during the holidays?

Many celebrities have been sighted wearing emerald green gowns including Pippa Middleton looking fabulous in her dress by Temperley London. If you’re not headed to a formal event like Pippa and green is not one of your colors, consider the hue in shoes or accessories.

If you’d like to wear a casual green, Anthropologie has a darling “winter waves” cardigan sweater that could be fun and

Dillard’s carries Steve Madden studded ballet flats which would be perfect for the annual neighborhood “hot chocolate and cookie” gathering.

Coach makes a new emerald Penny Leather Shoulder Purse with a tassel detail that would make a great gift for the holidays and would be enjoyed throughout the New Year. No need to stress about what size to buy…it fits everyone!

Another perfect gift idea in green is these stud earrings from Kate Spade…. classic, classy and less than $50.

Will you be fresh and lovely wearing green in 2013?!!    One thing’s for sure… you’ll be ready for St. Paddy’s Day!

Want to learn more about the Pantone Color Institute? Click here!

 

Guys….. It’s Date Night!

HERE’S THE PLAN….. and let’s keep it simple !

First, you need to know that BLUE is a fantastic color on most men! So if you want to look your best, go for a blue shirt, like this one from Dillard’s. White or red could be a second choice, but yellow is a tricky color and isn’t wonderful on many guys. Add a charcoal grey t-shirt underneath for extra style. Now that you know the color, decide if you’re going casual or a little nicer.                         

  If you’re casual and wearing jeans, you might enjoy the Levi’s 501 original straight leg, sold in many stores but can be found at Macy’s. Heavy set men are better off with a boot cut jean.

Add a belt in woven leather like this made by Cole Haan at Nordstom for a little texture. Top your shirt with a great looking lightweight jacket, maybe in khaki from Nordstrom.

Then the last, VERY important thing is to leave your Nike shoes at home and wear a good leather shoe, possibly like the Ralph Lauren driver from Dillard’s.

You’ll look amazing for your Date! Have FUN guys and if you have questions, let me know!

Time for a Transition into FALL

 Bring those summer clothes into your FALL wardrobe

 

The kids are going back to school and it’s time to start thinking about Fall clothes but it’s still SO HOT here in Atlanta! So, how do you transform your summer clothes and make them work for you into the Fall season? Easy it’s all about the accessories (again!).

FIRST, switch out your summer bag and wear a heavier style like this Steve Madden Lizzard satchel from Dillard’s. It’s a great transition from the straw or canvas bags of summer and is neutral enough to go with everything you want to wear for Fall!

NEXT, add a lightweight jacket, or even a vest. This cute jacket from LOFT which has figure flattering waist detail in the back, can be worn to work or with jeans!

OR, add an airy scarf in a rich color, like this green scarf made of breathable bamboo fabric from Target Stores. Toss it on over a t-shirt, dress, or jacket and you can wear it until late Fall. It’s best to incorporate a mix of textures into your look.

THEN, wear a pair of chunky sandals or open toe pumps like these from Nine West until it gets cold outside. The stacked wooden heel helps make this the perfect pair of shoes to get you transitioned into the Fall in style! Or, try this pair of platform sandals from Aldo,  which could be worn with a skirt just as well as jeans. So, now you’re all set for the next few months!

Remember the Tax Free Holiday dates in Georgia are August 10th & 11th!

Accessories du jour

ACCESSORIES will JAZZ up your same “old” clothes!!!

Are you on a budget and need to keep wearing the clothes you already own? We all know how that feels! You want to look fresh and on top of the current style though right? Well, the best way to give your wardrobe an immediate update is to add some cool new accessories…. just a few that can be worn with many outfits.

I loved the necklace Emily wore on the final night of “The Bachelorette!” Even Arie complimented Emily on the necklace before she told him adios! It’s made by Robyn Rhodes and can be ordered online. She makes lots of other fantastic pieces too.

Also by Robyn Rhodes is this turquoise and leaf style necklace. While I’ll admit these two necklaces aren’t super cheap, they would add tons of flair to an otherwise ordinary outfit! Also, check out accessories at TargetH & M, and Forever 21 for inexpensive options.

Here’s Blake Lively, of “Gossip Girl” fame in a gorgeous black glass collar necklace by Roman & Sunstone. It will add plenty of texture and the color will always be in style! Kind of expensive, but you might think it’s worth it!

Adding a new bag can “up” your style……….Charming Charlie carries a whole smorgasbord of color and texture, from plain to patterned. They have all other types of accessories….. shoes, scarves and jewelry….the works! Add a splash of color to your look with a satchel like this red one. It’ll be hard to walk out of Charming Charlie empty handed!

Sequins can be found on everything these days so if you want to give your “old” clothes a boost, throw on a sequined accessory like this pretty blue scarf from NordstromAdding a scarf can help you transition a Summer outfit into a Fall style and won’t kill your budget!

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Nautical Style for Spring

Do you feel like a walking “what not to wear” casualty…. in need of a style make-over?

One of the latest trends for Spring you can feel safe with is the nautical look! This trend works well within any budget, and at any age or body type. Nauticals can be found in the smallest detail of accessories or an entire outfit of stripes or polka dots like this fun and comfortable dress made by Vineyard Vines from their newly launched Kentucky
Derby Collection, which was featured in the May issue of In Style magazine, or this great maxi skirt by Ralph Lauren sold at Dillard’s!

 

 

Pair a striped top from Banana Republic with your crisp white linen pants or go bold with a bright colored denim…..

then add a fun hat like this one from Old Navy!

 

If you want just a touch of the nautical look but don’t feel comfortable in stripes or polka dots, then this bracelet from J. Crew might be just what you’re looking for!

Or maybe this stylish little straw bag from Kate Spade will make you smile! You’ll be in style as you sip your mint julep and cheer on your favorite horse running the Kentucky Derby held on May 5th! Will it be Union Rags, Bodenmeister, Gemologist or another contender in the lead?!! Guess we’ll see…