How To Wear A Sweatshirt And Not Look Frumpy

Deborah BolandWhat’s the newest way to wear jeans and a top? Try swapping out your tried-and-true t-shirt for something bolder: a sweatshirt!

If this sounds like a fashion nightmare, keep an open mind. Fashion Stylist Morgan Mullin has some ideas for how to wear this new look that won’t make you look like a frump.

purple sweatshirt

Morgan: Ladies, as you can see ( above) I’m not talking about that ugly varsity number from your college days or some oversized monstrosity with a hood. There’s a new incarnation of the sweatshirt in town, and it’s surprisingly chic. Continue Reading

Classy,Casual Holiday Looks

How do you look dressy but still relaxed and comfortable this holiday season? Style expert Mary Barrios has put together a couple of looks for us  that don’t involve the traditional red and green.

The key to looking dressy yet casual this holiday season is simplicity. Minimalistic elegance goes a long way.

Let It Snow Christmas


Silver Bells

A dressy sweater may be a hard item to find, but once you’ve found it, you will fall in love with it. A sweater such as this light grey one, which has a shawl drape over the shoulders and back is not only elegant but also very comfortable and feminine.

Pair it with wide-leg winter white trousers for added elegance and a very slimming look. Add a pair of silver sequined loafers and statement silver jewelry to complete this look, which can go from day to night and from party to after-party.




A Navy Christmas

A Navy Christmas

For a very casual and polished daytime look, you don’t have to sacrifice style or comfort! Wear a dark knitted sweater, such as this navy blue one, over a plain white collared blouse.

Add a pair of dark patterned trousers, like these black and navy floral pants, for a more modern and chic look. Plain trousers are just that – plain!

Pair this ensemble with black ankle booties, a medium-sized bag in matching colors and add a pop of bright color with glossy red nail polish.  This is a look that could be worn in the evening, but is most appropriate for a day-to-afternoon party.

Have fun!

How to Rock Fall Booties on a Night Out

black booties

We've been talking about  rocking booties at work, and on the weekend, but you can also pair booties with your more fancy, night-out-on-the-town looks. A sexy bootie is a great alternative to an … Continue Reading

Fall Booties – What You Need to Know

cowgirl bootie

Now that the fall air is getting crisp it's time to reach for long coats, cozy sweaters and of course a fab pair of  boots. Every woman knows it’s all about the shoes! (LOL) No matter what you … Continue Reading

How to Wear Black Leather Over 40

Suzie Orman

There's a hard edge vibe this fall and much of that is coming from all the leather we've seen out there. Leather is super popular this season, especially black, because it signifies a strong … Continue Reading

Dress More Creatively With Extreme Structure


A few days ago I wrote about the new silhouette known as controlled volume and gave you some ideas for how to take it from runway to reality. However, just because you've reached a certain age doesn't … Continue Reading

Controlled Volume – 3 Tips To Wear This New Silhouette


For the past few seasons, designers like Stella McCartney have been churning out designs that are almost sculptural. Instead of being fitted, garments are now swooping upwards and outwards, taking on … Continue Reading

Colorblocking Done Non-Weird!

color blocked basics

When you think of colorblocking, do you think of neon pink next to a searing yellow? It doesn't have to be. Colorblocking for  fall is much more sophisticated, while still looking youthful and bold. … Continue Reading

Beads, Shine and Embellishment for Casual Daytime- Really?

studded leather gloves

Shine, embroidery, applique, beading, oh my! Designers have added interest to this season's frocks by playing with texture and intricate detailing. You might think these glam looks only work for … Continue Reading

Styling Tips to Look Feminine In Menswear

Fall-Fashion-2013-Menswear Trend

How do you feel polished, poised and sophisticated? Take a style note from couturier Coco Chanel and embrace the menswear trend. Everywhere you look this season there's a menswear inspired … Continue Reading