• The Appeal of Neutrals in Your Wardrobe

    I thought I’d throw a lighthearted post in before the holidays begin about fashion… We all have neutral colors in our wardrobe, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that neutrals can mix with each other. Where once upon a time you didn’t mix black with brown, I’m happy to report, those days are over. (A few years ago, I had students tell me I wasn’t allowed to mix brown and black!) Mixing neutrals (browns, blacks, blues, greys, tans) can be fun, and the result can be a very elegant look. Don’t be afraid to pair grey with brown or tan with navy. You can later decide if…

  • Answering Reader Questions for Fashion Friday

    Only a couple more Fashion Fridays remain. Once the semester starts, I’ll be back to writing about books, literature, films, and maybe even mommyhood and life. Thank you to those of you who have participated in Fashion Fridays on Steph’s Scribe and have wanted some tips on various subjects. Today, I’ll do my best to address reader questions about fashion and offer tips. Let’s begin. Reader Question #1: How do we hide those not so flattering features? For example, how can I make my bootie look smaller—or at least cuter—and how can I camouflage my muffin top? First, I have to address this right up front. Before we talk strategy,…

  • Steph’s Scribe’s 25 Style Tips for Fashion Friday

    When I used to consult clients on their fashion choices, I’d always attach this little list as reminders. These would be my top 25 things to always keep in the back of my mind when shopping. Also, one final additional thought before we begin. When shopping, buy the size that fits you, not the size you think you should be. If you’re in the dressing room, and the size 8 isn’t working and you need a 10 because of the cut, buy the 10. No one but you knows the size. Luckily, we don’t walk around with size tags on our backsides. Buy what fits. Rule #1 before we even…