Make It Your Own Tips!

A few tips from our stylists on how to make any outfit truly yours!

Stylist: Emma
Fit
Notice we said fit, not size. In order to feel most yourself, you must feel comfortable. That means trying everything on and finding what feels right. Remember sizes are ambiguous numbers that change by brand, fabric and style. It may take a bit longer to find your fit, but just think of it as dress-up. We’re never too old for that.

Stylist: Marta
Layering
Start with the basics — a high quality cotton top that drapes just right and sets the stage for all kinds of fun. A beautiful cashmere sweater here, a fabulous belt there, and finish with a jacket or coat. We love Wilt, Kinross and Magaschoni for their layering possibilities. Make every layer yours, not just the top one!

Stylist: Jeanne
Accessorize with Jewelry
From a chunky statement piece to the daintiest of gems, jewelry is one of the best ways to make any outfit your own. We especially love the earrings from Miguel Ases, whose intricate hand beaded designs don’t weigh a thing but leave a lasting impact.

Stylist: Sharon
Accessorize with Scarves
Wear them as wraps, shawls, turbans, belts or cover-ups. The possibilities are limitless (and season-less!) We have everything from cashmere to silk and cotton blends. Our favorites are the feathery soft, lightweight ones from Suzi Roher and Matta–they’re so versatile!

How do you make an outfit truly yours? We’d love to know!

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