Red Rocks – JCrew Event – Looks 3 and 4

Red Rocks!!  It’s great as the main event or the perfect accent color.

I will be at JCrew New Canaan, CT – TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 12 for a Special Color Style Focus Event:   10:30-2pm/24 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT.  I would love to assist you putting together a great look using color or a thoughtful gift!

Be sure to :  “Mention Cynthia Hudson and in addition to promotional discounts get another 20% off your purchase of $125 or more and a FREE JCrew tote bag”

Red Rocks as the main event in the first JCrew look here.

I styled it as an outfit which could be worn any cold day, as a really great sport spectator look or heading to cut down the Christmas tree outfit.  Layered with a cozy and trendy sherpa toggle coat over a classic wool fair isle sweater with red accessories, curvy toothpick jeans and awesome Nordic boots (love the red laces).  Of course, you need your cool sunnies too!

SHOP THE LOOK – below pics of this look.

 

 

Sherpa Toggle Coat

Crewneck sweater in vintage fair isle

Curvy toothpick denim

Ribbed beanie with faux-fur pom pom

Glitten glove in cashmere blend

Nordic Boots

Sunglasses (similar)

 

The following JCrew look started out as a dressy look with the burnout velvet leopard skirt and sequined cable knit sweater with chandelier earrings but then by pairing it with the silver bootie (my own) and camp socks it went much less serious – I love it for a party but also as a unique day look too.

Red Rocks here as the accent color in the sunglasses, the coat and the socks.

SHOP THE LOOK – below photos

A touch of whimsy with the camp socks.

Wear a beret and the look goes French chic!

 

The sweater has beautiful details – the sequins make it a sweater you can dress up.

Cable-knit sequin sweater

Slip skirt in burnout velvet leopard

Daphne topcoat in Italian boiled wool

Loopy stitch oversized cable-knit scarf

Camp socks

Beret (similar)

Crystal and pearl chandelier earrings

Seaside Round Cateye Sunglasses

Harper continental wallet in metallic Italian leather

 

Remember RED ROCKS!!  Hope to see you tomorrow and thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

 

 

 

Styling with Color – Look 2

Styling with color is a fun and creative process.  I think most people default to typical and quiet combinations.  Clearly some colors compliment eachother and others do not – but I dare you to push the envelope and create a bit of surprise with your outfits.

The JCrew outfit here, styled for a casual party or even a meal out, combines a dressier, stiffer, lace fabric in the trouser with a super cozy, soft turtleneck sweater.  A more common decision would be to  dress up the red lace pant.  By combining a stiff fabric with a soft sweater in a warm color, like camel, relaxes the outfit and makes it feel more casual.  It also makes the pant more versatile.  By pairing with an unexpected combination of accessories like a tartan scarf and leopard print shoes and gloves makes the outfit more interesting.

Try styling with color by pairing combos you would not normally put together and combine a dressier piece with a casual piece – it will open up a whole new wardrobe world!!

Follow my instagram @cynhudstyle for looks and inspiration.

And find details about an upcoming event at JCrew, New Canaan, CT on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

SHOP THE LOOK – see links below photos.

 

 

 

 

 

Lace Pant

Turtleneck sweater with side slits in supersoft yarn

Tartan scarf

Italian Calf Hair Touch Leather Tech Gloves

Cabana Reader Sunglasses

Earrings (similar)

Block heel pumps in leopard (similar)

I hope you are going to challenge yourself to try new color combinations?  Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Color for Personal Style – Look 1

As a lover of color, I believe it is a useful tool when creating your own personal style and unique looks. Mixing unexpected combinations and using colorful accessories, makes the outfit and most importantly, makes YOU stand out.

I have always loved JCrew, especially for it’s unique point-of-view. Consistently combining and styling color in fresh ways.  Which is why I was thrilled to be invited to collaborate with JCrew to host an event in their New Canaan, CT store with a focus on “Color Styling”.

The event is at JCrew:

Wednesday, December 12/10:30-2:00/ 24 Elm Street/ New Canaan, CT

Please come see me at the event!  I’ll be there offering my help, tips and styling advice.  Enjoy the discounts and if you mention my name, Cynthia Hudson, receive a cute, JCrew tote bag.

Follow my instagram @cynhudstyle – I’ll be posting all my JCrew looks this week!!!

Here is one of four looks I put together (more to come – check back).  This is a Chic Day Look – I love the combination of white, chartreuse and grey with the added pop of burgundy accessories to elevate the outfit.  And, metallics always add elegance and are a basic, so the gold bootie works well with this look.  Style Tip: Wear a lip color that matches a color you are wearing.  Chose a burgundy lip color to pick up the burgundy accessories. (If I am not wearing a color appropriate for the lip, I would choose to enhance my eye color and wear a nude lip.  For instance, a deep grey eye shadow, to match the cape, with a lip gloss or a nude/beige.)

SHOP THE LOOK – links below photos.

 

Burgundy gloves and burgundy snake skin print – luxe accessories add elegance.

Gold boots (metallic shoe) add lustre and tie the metals and embellishments together.

 

 

Jeweled embellished Fair Isle crewneck sweater

9″ high rise toothpick jean in white

Faux shearling poncho

Harper mini satchel in snake embossed leather

Cashmere-lined leather tech gloves

Ribbed beanie with faux-fur pom pom

Pave hoop earrings

Sadie ankle boot in metallic gold

 

Bring more color into your wardrobe!  Hope to see you at the event and thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

 

Fall Fashion 2017

Summer 2017 is coming to a very quick close.  Kids are heading back to school, I’m getting back to my regular routine and thankfully, the Fall Fashion season is upon us!!  It’s like an annual ritual for me – gather the September Fashion magazines, check out Pinterest, and browse my favorite clothing stores for inspiration.  I gather, I contemplate and then I narrow down my favorite fashion trends for the season.

I like a lot of what is out there, however, these are my four favorite trends for Fall Fashion 2017:

 

I love outerwear and a cozy and stylish shearling is a simple way to look on trend.  Throw on over a top and jeans with great footwear and you are set!

 

I always seem to lean toward a plaid/check – classic for sure, but if you are willing to mix prints – super stylish.

 

Loving Burgundy – always have – and happy to see it “in” this Fall season.  Burgundy is beautiful head-to-toe, but it also compliments blue, black, grey, white and metallics, and is a chic accessory.

Gucci Medium GG Marmont 2.0 Matelasse Velvet Shoulder Bag

 

After a dress, what is easier than a pantsuit to look pulled together?  Slim or slouchy – go with what looks best on you.

Hope these images and trends provide you with a bit of Fall Fashion inspiration.  If they appeal to you, try to find something to add to your wardrobe and help you put together your own updated style for the season.

Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

 

Images:  stylecaster.com

How to Wear a Skinny Scarf

A skinny scarf is my favorite accessory right now.  I love the way they add polish without effort and go casual or dressy.  Try wearing a skinny scarf with a round or v-neck t-shirt and jeans – so chic!!

In this outfit I am wearing it with a black v-neck tunic, skinny, high-rise, destructed jeans and ankle booties.  I threw on a suede trench with it.  Have fun trying different looks!

Links at bottom of post.

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Skinny scarf and a Floral Style here

Jeans

Tunic (similar) or (similar)

Suede Trench (similar)

Booties

hoop earrings

Marc Jacobs handbag (N/A)

All photos by Carola Muis

Try a skinny scarf and thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

 

Fall Accessories at Henri Bendel

welcome to your best skin ever

 

Nolita Pearl Ear Jackets

Nolita Pearl Ear JacketsFall Accessories – scarfs, hats, shawls, gloves, chunky jewelry and so on!!  Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue in New York City is Mecca for the accessory lover!  I love the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping?”  Therapy for me can simply be a visit to Henri Bendel for a few hours to look around – I get lost in the sea of beautiful choices.

All of the selections here are from Henri Bendel…Fur trim is a big trend for Fall and since it’s a classic, it is a great investment. Cashmere wraps are so luxurious and versatile – the one below has something special with the simple detail and embellishment – goes from sidelines to swanky.  The Hudson cuff and stack rings (named after me of course) are updated and chic and a skinny scarf is this seasons ideal way to easily ramp up an outfit –  looks great casual or dressy.

If interested in more info on pieces click on description above the photo.

Faux Fur Long Leather GlovesFaux Fur Long Leather Gloves

Faux Fur Wrap Scarf
Faux Fur Wrap ScarfHenri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

 

Henri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

Hudson Cutout Cuff

 

Hudson Cutout CuffHudson Stack Rings

Hudson Stack RingsMonogram Skinny Scarf

Monogram Skinny ScarfPom-Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

 

Pom Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

What kind of fall accessories will you add to update your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

Mini Bag – Fall Trend

Mini Bag for Fall is a trend that provides the perfect, handy accessory to update your wardrobe and to use for all seasons!  How cute and chic are they?!  Ideal size to carry just your essentials for a night out, to lunch or shopping.  Larger bags lead to overfilling which tend to weigh us down and can actually cause back problems – this bag won’t let you!!  Mini Bag for Fall and go about life with essential items, feeling light and looking chic!

For more information about the bags I’ve selected click on the description below the photo.

Henri Bendel A-List Mini Embossed SatchelA-List Mini Embossed Satchel

Henri Bendel Carlyle Mini Satchel

Carlyle Mini Satchel

Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Biker Grommet Mini Backpack Crossbody

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Domo Biker Grommet Mini Backpack Crossbody

Kate Spade NY Cedar Street Cami Mini Bag

Kate Spade NY Cedar Street Cami Mini Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs DIY Mini Tool Box Crossbody

MARC by MARC JACOBS DIY Mini Tool Box Crossbody

Henri Bendel Jetsetter Mini Quilted Convertible Backpack

Jetsetter Quilted Mini Convertible Backpack

Are you considering adding a mini bag to your handbag collection??

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Modern Metal Cuff Bracelets

Minimal and Modern Metal Cuff Bracelets are great statement accessories!  They add a finishing touch that complete yet and will not overwhelm you or your outfit.

Add a Modern Metal Cuff Bracelet to your costume jewelry collection.

Classic Sunglasses

 

Classic sunglasses – the best possible accessory you can invest in!!  Wake up in the morning,  splash water on your face, moisturize, put on some lip gloss , pop on your sunglasses and you are ready to face the world looking good!!

Take the time to find the perfect pair.  You must consider your face shape and where the bridge of the glasses rest on your nose.  And, importantly, high quality lenses protect your eyes from the suns damaging rays.  So, make an investment in a quality pair that provide the dual benefits of eye protection and looking chic!

What is your favorite sunglass shape and brand?