Dress to Impress Tip # 25

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The easiest way to upgrade a look to more professional, be it jeans and a t-shirt or a feminine flowy skirt or dress is to add a nice tailored jacket.

A basic core wardrobe staple, be it in basic black, navy, camel, off-white or even white, a structured blazer in a beautiful fabric – wool, linen, cotton… will up grade your look from casual to professional.

A simple white (v-necked) t-shirt and jeans get an instant up grade with the addition of a black or navy blazer.

You love to wear flowy, flowery skirts? Feel like they might not convey a professional image? The neutral blazer to the rescue, be it camel or off white.

A minute before that zoom business meeting and you’re still in a tank top from working out? Or in that crew necked t-shirt? Throw on your blazer and you get that nice V- shape that draws the eye down and to your midline making you look both slimmer and well dressed!

When you are travel and you want to pack light, wear your blazer on the plane, to keep you warm and you have the perfect layer to go from beach casual to that lovely 5 star restaurant!

The blazer is the one of the most critical pieces in your capsule wardrobe.

Dress for Impress Tip # 24

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Variations on a theme. You love hats, or scarves or jackets or ties or (if you’re me) shoes.

Sometimes a change in color can portray a completely different message and give a boost of interest to a simple, elegant look.

A turquoise based tie with a brown jacket.

A red shoe with a black suit.

A hunter green hat with a burgundy dress.

A purple scarf with a navy blue coat.

And yes, a touch of (the right) yellow will brighten up do wonders for black.

The shapes don’t need to change for the color to give a totally different vibe, and make the whole look more interesting….

Interesting is memorable and

Who doesn’t want to be remembered.

Of course, the next question is “for what do you want to be remembered”

But that’s a question for another day.