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

Consider skinny jeans…

SKINNY JEANS are EVERYWHERE!

The SKINNY denim look keeps going strong! There are so many denim brands to choose from in all price ranges so it’s hard to know where to start and what to look for! Are premium denim jeans worth the price? You CAN find skinny (or straight leg) jeans to fit your shape!

People Magazine Style Watch 2012 winner’s Levi’s Modern Rise Bold Curvy Skinny jeans might be just what your curves need and the dark wash is slimming too.

Also a Style Watch award winner in the “boyish” category is the Gap 1969 Always Skinny jeans.

To improve shape retention, premium brands are made with specialized fabric blends of cotton, polyester, Lycra, spandex, etc… the list goes on. Added extra’s … hidden pockets and forward side seams are common, as well as other special features like you’ll find in the Paige skinnies (my personal favorites) available at Bloomingdale’s.

The rear pockets are very subtly asymmetrical for a flattering look and the dark wash is without whiskering or shading to help you appear longer and leaner.

If you prefer a straight leg jean, the DL 1961 “Kate” style was another Style Watch 2012 award winner, considered universally flattering and can be found at Nordstom and Von Maur.

Plus sized Lucky Brand “Ginger” skinny jeans are available in a dark wash and other colors, and are sold at Macy’s. 

Petite and Tall ladies will find many choices on the Lucky Brand website, and in Gap Stores.

You may decide skinny denim isn’t for you, but these are great options to try! Skinny or straight leg jeans are perfect with flats, heels, tucked into boots this winter or with sandals in the summer…..ahhhh, can’t wait for that!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Kick Up Your Style in 2013

ADD a JACKET to MAKE your OUTFIT!

Are you invited to a Super Bowl Party and don’t know what to wear? Or maybe you’re headed to New Orleans to see who grabs the trophy! Can the Atlanta Falcons do it??? You can toss a jacket over almost any outfit and you’ve just doubled your style all year long!  A jacket adds effortless chic to an ordinary outfit. Think black leather motorcycle jacket over a t-shirt and jeans, or a denim jacket over a sweater dress and boots.

photo credit INFDaily

Jennifer Anniston’s wearing a classic fitted navy blazer in this photo from 2010… it’s just as stylish now as it was then, and will be for years to come. So, what type of jacket do you need?

This denim jacket from Old Navy is on sale now and comes in six colors! The current fashion trend of wearing a denim jacket with denim jeans is great, but make sure the two colors are contrasting so you don’t look like you’re wearing a denim suit!

Jackets with contrast piping are popular like GAP’s version in a comfortable knit fabric. This blazer will go from the office to date night. Wear it with a solid colored top, stripe or print underneath since it’s a neutral… you can find it in petite and tall sizes too.

A fitted blazer like this from Ann Taylor will hide your figure flaws and give you a streamlined look making you appear pounds thinner, and

White House Black Market’s mini trench coat has great waist detail for a slimming look too!

Wear a jacket and feel stylish and confident for the game, a date night or the office!

 

 

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!

 

Men…It’s Business Casual

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU DON’T NEED A SUIT

Guys… You might be wearing a suit less than ever before, so what are you supposed to wear to look professional and put together? A shirt and khakis might be your “go to staple” but there are other options. Consider the current trend of a lightweight crew neck sweater like this from Brooks Brothers. A soft crew neck sweater can be worn without a shirt underneath for a clean, professional look.

Layer a crew neck sweater under a sport coat like this also from Brooks Brothers. Wear it with trousers for a business dinner meeting, and then switch to jeans for a casual night out with friends another time.

For an alternative color to your khaki trousers, consider these great wrinkle resistant cotton chinos also found at Brooks Brothers.

Another option on top is to wear a modern sweater vest like this available at Nordstrom. It can be worn under a blazer and may be worn with a tie.

Now remember your grooming touch-ups and you’ll look great! Hope these tips give you new ideas for business casual!

* Brooks Brothers is located in Lenox and Perimeter Malls

* Nordstrom is located in Phipps Plaza and Perimeter Malls

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!

Lace is the It for Summer!

   You’ll find LACE On Everything!!!

Lace has been around for hundreds of years, but is more popular than ever before on clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. There are lots of varieties of lace; eyelet, crochet, Battenburg, and many others. Designers from Zara and Anthropologie to Dior and Valentino have added it to their summer styles.

 How do you add LACE to your summer wardrobe?!! Keep the rest of your outfit simple and neutral and then add solid accessories to complete your look. Or, keep it super simple like Rachel McAdams seen here in a gorgeous black and nude lace dress.

You can be casual with LACE wearing a crocheted tunic like this one from Neiman Marcus, and it’s 30% off right now. Tory Burch.com. 

has this great top with crocheted sleeves coming soon.

Zara, in Lenox Mall has several lace pieces including a mini skirt shown here and a pencil skirt style more appropriate for the office. Want to add a little lace to your wardrobe but not a lot? A tank like this one from Macy’s might be the perfect style! Can’t get enough lace?!! This beautiful handmade eyelet leather wallet by Cleobella was featured in Instyle Magazine’s July edition. Gorgeous!!!

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…