Wardrobe Essentials this Fall into Winter

Every closet should be stocked with clothing staples and a few trendy items to ensure getting ready “made easy”, yet right.  You don’t have to be a hot mess and throw on those yoga pants, jeans, or slacks with whatever top you have.  If you have the right wardrobe essentials your outfits will look polished, sharp, smart and envy worthy.  If you follow these clothing tips with your wardrobe then getting dressed will be fun and easy.

Fall into Winter clothing & accessories to have in your wardrobe:

Staples: Long sleeve shirts in black, white or gray & 1 pop of color, Black leggings, Skinny Jeans, Skinny gold or silver belt, Black printed or solid scarf, Tall leather boots, Trench coat, Wool coat, White button down, LBD, Black skirt, Tights & Undergarments (thongs & push ups), Sweater vest, Black blazer, Basic sweaters in cream, black or gray, Denim shirt and make sure you have different socks (thick, wool, thin, high, ankle).

Trends: Leather Biker Jacket, Shoe booties, Black & white striped clothing, Floral on black, Plaid anything, Metallic finishes, Leopard or Animal prints, Pastel jackets & sweaters, Studs & Spikes, Leather or Pleather pants, Leather details on shirts, Pencil skirts, Faux or Fur coats, Chain link jewelry, Cutout clothing, Army clothing, Lace pieces, Heel booties, Over the knee boots, Velvet clothing.

Clothing Tip:  Keep your basics up to date-no fading, ironed & clean to wear all week and make sure you have plenty of clean undergarments and socks/tights on hand.  Keep your handbags and footwear wiped down and clean.  Jewelry should be organized and accessible to pile on.

How to wear your Basics and add your Trends:  Dress yourself mostly with your basics and add a trendy item or two.  Layering is the key to stylish dressing.  Decide if you’re in the mood to wear pencil skirt, black leggings or skinny jeans then decide what to wear on the top.  For example, if you go with a pencil skirt to be dressy, then go for a trendy blouse and decide if you’re going to layer your sweater vest, biker jacket, trench coat or black blazer on top.  Now figure out your shoes…try on your options in front of a long mirror.  Try the shoe booties, tall leather boots and heals to figure out which ones make the best looking outfit for the day.  Lastly, spice up your look with accessories and trends…scarfs, jewelry, belts and handbags.

Remember getting dressed is all about layering.  If your outfit isn’t right, then go back to your basic items and swap something out, for example if you’re wearing that pencil skirt and you like what it looks like, but is too dressy for the event your attending, then replace it for the back leggings or if really casual then put on your jeans.  Or if you just have to wear the pencil skirt but need a more casual look, wear a long sleeve basic shirt then either add a sweater or skip the sweater and layer your sweater vest, biker jacket or trench coat with your scarf.  If you have the right staples then making outfits is so easy.

My final advice on polishing your outfit for the day is to make sure your hair style and make up reflect and enhance your look.  You don’t have to have the perfect face, but if you’re going for a natural look make sure you have the right make up to correctly achieve this look.  With make up it all starts with the basics as well and layer to add different colors and make up trends to your look.  Really it’s the same concept!

If you’re closet is organized by color then getting dressed can be a breeze!

If you don’t have the time to make your closet work for you, I have a service that may work for you.

  D.Jacobsohn Designs ‘Closet Special’

Designed to meet with you once to get clothing completely under control.  We’ll clean out, clear up any clothing confusion and organize your closet.  By doing this you will not continue to feel frustrated with your wardrobe and spend extra money on any unnecessary clothing.

This is a 2 hour service and a Flat rate of $100.  Happy to create fundamental outfits + $75.  I can also create a digital portfolio of wardrobe essential to purchase on your own  + $75

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Dressing for a cause (part 2)

I recently attended the 11th annual “Benefit by the Sea” for Crossroads House in Portsmouth, NH.  Crossroads House provides a safe, transitional shelter and program that helps its residents move with confidence to stable and worthy housing.

Again, it was an impressive event of beautifully dressed people and pretty touches all around.  As I looked around, some were dressed in formal black tie and others in slacks and the ladies were mostly in cocktail attire with some being more or less formal.  But in the Seacoast area, really anything goes.

Last year I was in a long form fitting dress, so this year I went for a short babydoll dress.

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DSC_0022 - Version 2Love the details of this dress….flowy, light and airy feel.  A very easy dress to wear~!

DSC_0058Hair by Salon Sabeha

DSC_0037Diamond earrings

DSC_0054soft pink nails

DSC_0033Dress by H&M

DSC_0034shoes by Alfani

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Wore a large pearl ring to pick up the small pearls in my necklace

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Compared to last year, this look felt much more casual.  Last year people were really drawn to my dress.  I like to mix up my looks, as it’s part of my creative process.  Really who cares what you’re wearing to such a well deserved cause.  Overall, what a hit!

Makeup Rule 1, Bold eyes Nude lips

Makeup rule 1:  figure out what you want to enhance, eye or lips and stay focused.
I adore making the eyes bold, but I’m not a fan of working the lips with it….keep the lips nude or light.  Your eyes don’t know where to look at a face that has too much going on.  A face that is too made up can look cheap and overdone.
keng001:  Michael Franco (Photographer) (via Where Professional Models Meet Model Photographers
sultry eyes & nude lip, cant go wrong-
Love the make-up and lace top
More inspiration from Eva Longoria. Her soft waves are stunning!
Smoky eye, nude lips
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Asian makeup
Mila Kunis - Love the cut

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Products that I adore to get this look:
Stila all day waterproof liquid eye liner intense black and
Too Faced, “better than false lashes” 2 steps apply mascara & apply nylon lash fibers, Making Faces
Ardell Fashion Lashes, 100% human hair, self application, Drug Stores
MAC Lipstick, Cremesheen + Pearl, several nude options, Nordstroms

bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0, Modern Priscilla