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

Fall Fashion, the clothing season I love most, is nearly here!!  The Fall Runways showed all sorts of fabulous trends – many very classic and wearable.  Those resonating with me most are Cross Body Stoles, Gray Plaid, Navy Overcoats, Off-the-Shoulder, Pin Stripe Suiting, Shearling Bombers, Statement Fur and Velvet!!

Shown here are runway images.  Below each example is a wearable and affordable example of the trend.  Click on the link for more information or to purchase.

CROSS BODY STOLES

I love a fur accessory and wearing a luxurious stole across your body is a fun and versatile way of using it.  Definitely makes a statement and shows you’ve got confidence.

cross body stoles

zara fur stole

Zara Small Fur Stole

 

GRAY PLAID

I will never tire of gray plaid and I am happy to see this classic is hot this Fall!  So many ways to wear – casual, for work, and even dressy and a super wardrobe staple and builder.

gray plaid

 

theory 2

Theory Double Faced Wool

 

NAVY OVERCOAT

Perhaps you already have a navy overcoat – please wear it!!  This is another classic worth having in your wardrobe and since it is on trend for Fall, wear it with everything.

navy overcoat

JCrew Navy Topcoat

JCrew Lady Day Coat with Gold Buttons

 

OFF-THE-SHOULDER

This is such a feminine and flattering look.  If you didn’t get a top for Spring and Summer, it’s time to get either a long-sleeved top for Fall or a great dress.

off-the-shoulder-trend

Milly Selena Off the Shoulder Midi Dress

Milly ‘Selena’ Off the Shoulder Midi Dress (Nordstrom)

 

PIN STRIPE SUITING

A sharp and classic fabric – just a pair of slacks or a blazer would be a superb addition to your wardrobe and have you on trend but will work for years.

pin stripe suiting

Zara pin stripe trouser

Zara Pinstripe Trouser

 

SHEARLING BOMBER

Fun, fun!!  A chunky and cozy outerwear piece that makes a big statement.  Go faux and save a few bucks.

shearling bomber

Zara Suede Effect and Fleecy Jacket

Zara Suede Effect and Fleecy Jacket

 

STATEMENT FUR

Here is an opportunity to show off your personality and individuality. (Faux is fine.)

statement fur jcrew

Zara Multicoloured Faux Fur Jacket

Zara Multicoloured Faux Fur Jacket

 

SHADES OF TAN

Elegant, classic, cozy…cannot go wrong adding something tan.  Goes with everything for any occasion!

tan-color-trend

JCrew Cashmere Tan Top

JCrew Collection double-faced cashmere top

 

VELVET

Luxurious and chic –  a velvet blazer or even a velvet sneaker would work hard this Fall.

velvet

Anthroplogie Eve Velvet Blazer

Anthropologie Eve Velvet Blazer

Have fun with Fall Fashion and make selections that suit your personal style, update and build your wardrobe and boost your confidence!!

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Runway Images: Stylecaster.com

Faux Fur

Fur, real or faux, is a classic and current way to add luxury and opulence to your look and wardrobe. Real fur is the ultimate, but today’s faux fur looks and feels so authentic that you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy all of real furs benefits.  There are so many gorgeous and affordable options!  One of my favorite stores for finding well-priced current pieces is Zara.  Adding a chic and cozy faux fur piece now will get you through the cold weather months ahead in style!!

Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Lined Hood

Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Lined Hood

Zara Soft Furry Stole

Zara Soft Furry Stole

Zara Faux Fur Maxi Stole

Zara Maxi Stole

Zara Faux Fur Snood

Zara Faux Fur Snood

Zara Long Furry Waistcoat

Zara Long Furry Waistcoat

Zara Furry Waistcoat

Zara Furry Waistcoat

Zara Long Vest with Faux Fur Collar

Zara Long Vest with Fur Collar

Zara Furry Vest

Zara Furry Vest

Zara Coat with Faux Fur Hood

Zara Coat with Long Fur Hood

Zara Houndstooth Cape

Zara Houndstooth Fur Collared Cape

Zara Waistcoat with Fur Collar

Zara Waistcoat with Faux Fur Collar

 

Are you ready to add a cozy and chic faux fur piece to your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia