FALL FASHION 2019

Cooler Temps! Autumn Colors! Halloween Decorations!  All add up to Fall and that means it’s time for Fall Fashion!  Dressing in layers, wearing heavier fabrications, deeper colors, outerwear….all the things I adore.

Fall Fashion 2019 trends I am loving follow.  Below the inspiration photo are photos and links if you are interested in learning more or purchasing.

LEATHER on LEATHER

Leather is classic but sexy and layering it is super chic!

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http://ZARA Faux Leather Jacket

http://ZARA Faux Leather Legging

 

SMART SUITS

Always a fan of a power suit – a great investment that you will feel super confident wearing!

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http://Marc Cain Blazer and Trouser with subtle check

 

JEWEL TONES

Exude confidence wearing bold, bright color – easily done in an outerwear piece.

http://Blank NYC Colour Block Faux Fur Coat

 

CAPES

So many style options to choose from.  If your lifestyle is casual choose a casual style.  If your classic choose a trench style.  You can’t make a wrong choice.

Chloe – Image: Marieclaire.com

 

http://Ellen Tracy Faux Fur Cape

 

ANIMAL PRINTS

These are never out of style…but this season animal prints are showing up on everything from lingerie to sneakers.  Add a piece to your wardrobe.

Image: Marieclaire.com

http://Zara Faux Suede Coat

 

 

Best Wishes for a Fall Season filled with good health, good times and leather or faux leather, jewel tones, animal prints, a cape and a sexy, power suit!

Thanks for stopping by…. Cynthia

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

 

Men’s Holiday Style

The holidays are creeping in quickly so now is the time for you to be thinking about stepping up your holiday style game!  The key to looking put together is wearing clothing that fits you properly.  The minute you step out in properly fitting clothes you will feel SO much more confident and carry yourself taller!!

Tips for Men’s Holiday Style: Wear classic pieces with a twist like a blazer styled as a tuxedo, velvet sportcoats, monochromatic combinations.

Here are a few ideas for dressy and casual holiday looks, as well as, formal occasions:

Navy blazer styled as a tuxedo with a black silk peak lapel and flap pockets.  Worn here with a custom black stretch cotton button down with smoke buttons.  Can wear this with dark jeans, a black 5-pocket or with matching trouser.

A grey velvet blazer worn over a black button down with black trousers. Pop of color with a pocket square.

Navy tuxedo worn with classic black bow tie and clean front formal white shirt and silver studs.

Casual look for a holiday get-together.  Custom Gingham shirt over a cashmere v-neck with our custom Tech Field jacket.

Layering looks great!  Custom henley underneath a custom casual shirt topped with our custom Reversible Vest.

Casual holiday shirting – looks great with sweaters, denim, vests…

Grey velvet double breasted blazer styled with a peak lapel worn with a custom classic plaid button down.

A less formal tuxedo look:  Classic black tuxedo paired with a custom stretch navy cotton shirt and bow tie.

Winter white tuxedo jacket worn with a white button down.

Hope you are you inspired to step your style up for the holidays?!

I want to help you PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD.  If you live in Westchester County, NY, Fairfield County, CT or New York City I can assist you with my concierge-style personal shopping service.  In addition to pulling from stores if desired, I carry the largest custom, lifestyle menswear brand, JHilburn.  We offer everything from t-shirts to tuxedoes with the finest Italian fabrics and superb quality all at a great value.  Will visit you at home, office or NYC showroom and you can avoid the hassle of shopping in a store.

Wives and significant others – give your guy a gift card to get him started.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy and healthy and happy holiday season!!   Cynthia

JHilburn Spring 2018 Menswear and Golf Collection

JHilburn is a Custom and Made-to-Measure clothing brand exclusively for Men.  Using the finest Italian fabrics, we offer formal, business, casual and social wardrobing items.

This Spring, JHilburn launched their newest collection…MTM Golf!!  Offering a beautiful selection of performance fabrics for polos, trousers, shorts, vests, as well as, custom golf belts.

The Golf Collection

Golf Gifting Idea:  Gift certificate, custom golf belt and color block performance MTM polo.

Collection items…

MTM performance vest offered in 4 colors. White, black, taupe and navy.

 

The Spring 2018 Collection is now available and offers a variety of lighter weight fabrics for suiting, sport coats, trousers, dress and casual shirting, polos and t-shirts, casual pants and shorts – and all custom or MTM.

Casual Cotton Shirting

The latest technology in fabrics...estrato suiting – offers natural stretch = comfort and wrinkle resistance. (Taupe/Blue Estrato)

MTM shorts – made to the exact length you desire. 7 colors.

Lightweight Sportcoats in Wool/Linen/Silk blends (Wine Textured Windowpane)

MTM Chinos – 100% cotton in 7 colors

Custom shirts – limited edition spring prints.

MTM Spring Suiting worn with our NEW custom t-shirt – Linen/Cotton Blend (Powder Blue Chambray Solid)

MTM Outerwear

MTM spring weight Quilted Moto vest – 4 colors

A Spring Collection

MTM 5-pockets in 8 colors

A collection of Spring Limited Edition Suiting and Sportcoat Fabrics

Tropical Wool Suiting (Blue Tropical Revenge Micro Solid)

Tropical Revenge Wool Limited Edition Suiting

I provide a concierge-style service in Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY and New York City and will visit you at your home or office. It is my pleasure to assist you in building a wardrobe that is customized and personalized just for you!

Please feel free to email me at cynthia.hudson@jhilburnpartner.com for more information.

Thank you for stopping by….Cynthia

New Year’s Resolution – Wardrobe Consultation

Happy New Year!!!  It’s that wonderful time of year when we get a fresh start!  We may also feel the pressure to come up with a New Year’s Resolution.  Are any of these on your list?  Lose weight,  get back to the gym,  cut out white sugar, cut back on coffee, reserve alcohol for weekends…  Sound familiar?  Focusing on positive and healthy change is great, and I admit, a few of these repeat goals are back on my list again for 2018….

In 2010, I achieved my New Year’s goal and long time goal of starting my own business!  The main reason I started a personal styling and personal shopping business was not because I enjoy shopping and love fashion, but because it was a way I felt I could truly help people feel better about themselves.  It is empowering stepping out of your home in clothing that flatters and you feel great in.  And, having a closet filled with clothing you love and that works is stress relieving and time saving.

Is your New Year’s Goal the same as in the past?  Or, might you consider a resolution focusing on something stress reducing and empowering?  Are you happy with your wardrobe?  Are you confident with your style?  Do you love what you wear?  Are you dressing to enhance your figure?  Do you feel great with how you look?  If you are not confidently answering yes to at least a few of these questions, you may want to consider treating yourself to a Wardrobe Consultation.  During a Wardrobe Consultation you take the time necessary to audit what you have and edit out what is not working.  As well as, put together new outfits with the good items you own and make note of what is missing.  It is remarkable how much better you feel when you enter your closet knowing that you love what is in it and that you have outfits to wear!

Editing your Closet takes time and energy – but is so worth it!!   Here are few suggestions and tips to get started:

Jeans –  If they don’t make you feel GREAT, get rid of them.  You should absolutely have a pair of great fitting, very dark wash denim.  The style depends on your shape.

T-shirtsGet rid of all stretched out, stained and pilled t-shirts.  A great fitting white and black tee are essential.  Style is a preference, however, replace every year if washed frequently; the black fades and the white yellows.

ShoesDon’t keep shoes you aren’t wearing because they are uncomfortable.  Keep shoes you like in good condition – make any repairs at the end of season.  If you don’t have a classic and sexy black pump…get a pair!  Try many on to get a comfortable pair and be willing to pay more for a quality pair.  A classic cut will always be in style and if you take care of them, they will last forever.  They go with everything and make you look and feel great!

 

The fresh start of a New Year is the ideal time to re-focus on you.  If you would like more information about assistance with a wardrobe consulation,  please e-mail me at cynhud@optonline.net.

Best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I sincerely hope it is filled with happiness, good health and, of course, an even more confident you!!

Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

 

 

Styling Services for Men – J. Hilburn

Cynthia Hudson Style services are broadening!  I am very excited to announce that I am providing Personal Styling Services for Men through the luxury Menswear line, J.Hilburn.  I assist men with their style and wardrobe with the goal of boosting confidence and building a wardrobe they love with clothing that fits and suits their lifestyle!

Most men dislike shopping. Often they purchase off-the-rack clothing that is intended for many different body types and fits poorly.  With J.Hilburn, I make shopping easy by visiting his home or office, take his unique measurements and choose fabrics together to get great fitting clothing built just for him! I offer custom shirts, made-to-meaure suits, sport coats, trousers and formal wear, as well as, top of the line Ready-to-Wear like Allen Edmonds shoes, AG jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, accessories and more.  Additionally, J. Hilburn only uses the finest quality fabrics from the best mills in Italy — One stop personal shopping made super easy and at an affordable price!

My goal is to help guys build a wardrobe of clothing that fits him and his lifestyle!!

Here a few selections from J.Hilburn Fall/Winter…. Spring 2016 on the way shortly.

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Smart Sportcoats

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Casual Sportcoats and cashmere sweaters

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Great fitting AG jeans and Allen Edmonds Shoes

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Truly custom shirts – choose all own styling details.

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Formal Wear Choices

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Hundreds of the finest Italian fabrics to choose from – dressy to casual.

Let’s get our fabulous guys in great fitting clothing!

Contact me at cynthia.hudson@jhilburnpartner.com for more information.  To check out J. Hilburn’s website click here :  https://cynthiahudson.jhilburn.com

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia