Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What Messages Are YOUR Clothes Sending?

You know how when you visit a doctor's office, a gym, a fast food restaurant (ok I know you don't really visit those) you tend to see the same colour choices for decor over and over again? The psychological effects of colour on the human brain and emotions is well documented from a variety of perspectives and for multiple uses.

Recently, author Jackie Burns asked me to help her to uncover the subliminal messages that the colour of your clothes are sending. She wondered if there was a similar psychology, and the answer is a resounding: YES!

In her article What Messages Are Your Clothes Sending? I demystify the key of colour for your wardrobe.

I hope these tips will help you to choose the best combinations for the important events in your life, be it an interview, an important meeting, a date, or family movie night!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Try This Trend!

The Legging Pant

It's one of this season's top trends and one that can be worn in a wide variety of ways. An extreme version of the stovepipe pant, the legging pant is figure conscious and can go from casual day to evening – if done carefully & with style.

Keep these restricted to your off-work hours particularly for day wear, when choosing a pair made of hefty fabric, a dark neutral colour and 'pant' detailing such as seaming or pocketing. The addition of zipper pockets, for example, create a sophisticated look. The look is figure conscious pants, not workout wear, these have much more of an edge! Pair them with a tunic blouse, flowing cardigan or vest, a wide belt to cinch it all together, and structured flats or ankle boots.

For evening, try a more extreme look and play with new textures and trends like leather or sequins. Play down a shiny or detailed legging-pant with a fitted tuxedo ruffled halter top, snug-fitting cotton vest and T-shirt fringe scarf, or play it up with a marabou or faux-fur vest! Top the look with super high heels or cut-out booties and head out on the town!

My favourite picks this season:

Tie-Die Denim Legging, Juicy Couture

Leather front legging, Danier

Sequined Pant, Pacha