What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

Capsule Wardrobe 101

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Capsule Wardrobe 101:

AT A GLANCE: A CAPSULE WARDROBE IS A GROUP OF CLOTHING THAT MIXES AND MATCH TOGETHER. 

Ahem, hello versatility!

It’s a less-is-more approach when it comes to wardrobe. Which, as you know, we’re all busy so saving time is so important and it’s why I strongly believe in capsule wardrobes!

While it obviously depends on your lifestyle, an example of a versatile piece may be something as simple as your little black dress. While it may seem like a special occasion dress- it is so incredibly versatile.  You can wear it casually above using these formulas:

  • Denim jacket + floral scarf + jewelry + leopard sneakers
  • Denim jacket + vest + silk scarf + hat + cute sneaker
  • Army jacket + vest + scarf + jewelry + bootie

Little black dress so not you?  Keep reading for other casual looks I swear by. 

In your capsule collection you may have two pieces like a gray sweater and a black pant. Here are some great examples of outfits you can copy!

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Elongate Legs & Create a Waistline With This Trick

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Give it a quick tie! This super simple trick takes seconds and is incredibly effective!


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Remember, style can be simple AND stylish.  Give your tunic a quick tie and voila! You’ve got a waistline and longer legs.

Win win!

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Why I cut the sleeves off a Chanel blazer

I had my grandmas Chanel blazer turned into a vest. I knew I’d wear it ten times more if it were a vest. If you’ve been following me, you know I looove vests.

Why? Because they’re beyond versatile. And easy.  You can literally add it in seconds and it changes your look!

Whether you add it to a pair of jeans, graphic tee and necklace or an outfit like below (top it with a scarf) each look will be different with this fabulous layer.

(And, don’t forget, I’m always giving away free shopping when you join the newsletter!) I’ve got a beautiful roundup of vests going on right NOW!

We make a lot of decisions in our day-to-day lives and getting dressed doesn’t have to be one more (stressful) decision.  

 I’m all about ease and looking put-together quickly.

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The Ultimate Travel Outfit

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Here’s your ultimate travel outfit:

  • Layering piece like a pashmina, oversized scarf or cape like this (SAMIMAY CAPE –>Use code HLS15 for 15% off your order!) that can be worn for “dress up” occasions (black is your best color bet because it implies evening/ dressier)
  • Denim jacket for cooler days & day
  • Graphic tee. Cuter than a plain tee
  • Black jogger pant or black pant that can be both casual or dressy with the change of a shoe
  • Sneaker that can be worn for “active-but-cute” daysI found this from my trip to NYC last year. Hilarious, right? Buuut also brilliant because I am consistent (wink).  I like the sneaker above (Nike) better because I could also use it for longer walks and working out (aka it has more support).I wore this cape three days in a row and own three colors, shop it here and use my discount code HLS15 for 15% off your order!
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Maximize Your Wardrobe Instantly With These 3 Tips

Hint: repeat the same outfit.

Whether it’s a work-from-home uniform, a capsule wardrobe or all things versatile; here are my Top 3 Tips to Maximize Your Wardrobe (so your mornings are easier and you spend less time worrying about what to wear). 

  1. When it comes to a capsule wardrobe, an outfit formula or all things versatile?  My #1 tip is to stick with the same color palette. Especially your basics/essentials. This allows for ultimate mixing and matching. (And, makes travel packing so easy. Check out my last blog post). 
  2. Use your layers!  In my free resource (1 Outfit/ 8 Ways) I show how one simple outfit (same sweater, pant and shoes) can be easily transformed with one layering piece, an accessory like a scarf & simple jewelry.3. Silk Scarves can quickly change any outfit!
    They take up minimal space and add such great color to any outfit (in less than 5 seconds!) I recommend small business owner and a mom!;  Alex & Grey. She has dreamy scarves! (Bonus: she gives how-to scarf tying lessons/ has videos!) so follow her on Instagram @alex_and_grey


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Just with one layer swap, these look like such different outfits!

Getting dressed shouldn’t be stressful so whether you need to repeat outfits, hire an expert (wink) or add pops of color with accessories- make sure it’s easy!

Cheers!

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My #1 Secret to Score When Sale Shopping

The art of sale shopping!

I’m always looking for a great deal and for me as a stylist;  a great deal means great quality and a great price.

So whenever I travel to sunny Florida to see my family (we usually go late winter).  I’m always able to find mega-deals on their “winter” apparel.

I typically wear between a size 4 and 6 (more of a 6 right now..) and this beauty is a size Large!

Sizes on tags are so ridiculous these days that you’ve got to try multiple sizes on to know if it fits. Don’t go by the tag (especially sale shopping!)  If you see something you like while you’re out shopping, don’t completely disregard it until you try it on.

It’s also why I always shop every sale rack, not just “my size.”

p.s- as I am typing this I am wearing a kids vest in size 12 (yes, you read that correctly. A size 12 kids).

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Stylish in seconds. Put a belt on!

If you’re anything like myself or my clients- you love ease and being super stylish.

Here’s a quick tip that takes seconds and adds the right finishing touch to any outfit: add a belt!

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Add a brown belt to your dressy jumpsuit to look more casual.
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Add a belt to two separate pieces to make it unique and pull the outfit together.

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As you know- I’m always out shopping and here’s some belt inspiration from in stores (Nieman Marcus and Via Strozzi).

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Valentine’s Day: Practical and Stylish Gift Ideas

As a stylist, I work with a lot of husband’s gifting their wives the gift of styling (what a lovely gift might I add) Wink, wink.

And, I know not everyone can afford a stylist in their back pocket so I’ve come up with a Valentine’s Gift guide of favorites that I know practical and stylish women will love (ahem, we want these but wouldn’t always buy for ourselves.)

I know that Valentine’s Day is completely made up and kind of ridiculous. Another holiday to sell (a lot of) pink and red…buuut I love it! I love love.  If I meet you for the first time, it’s most likely going to come up in a conversation.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas that are practical and stylish. These aren’t totally ridiculous three foot bears on this list..(although, let’s be honest? For a split second that would be fun to receive a la Phyllis from Bob Vance, Vance Refigeration).

If you’re anything like me and have all the best intentions to be on time with gifts and yet, every year, you’re not. Just do it! I’ve done all the hard work and given you plenty of ideas (And price points).

Single? Go ahead and buy yourself something pretty!

XO

Hanna

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How to Stay Work Appropriate During the Winter

How to Stay Work Appropriate During the Winter:
Hint: Chic Pair of Boots Required

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A lot of my clients struggle with winter wardrobe and the shoe dilemma. I get it!

Stay chic this winter (and work appropriate) by wearing your go-to black boots.  Pair them with a skinny pant, skirt and dress (obviously add tights!)

Keep a pair of go-to boots at the ready (waterproof preferred!)  Some of my favorite brands are Blondo and Aquatalia.

And remember, always wear your layer to pull-it-all-together.

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5 Tips to Audit Your Closet (For a Good Cause!)

If you’re wanting to pretend spring is near or you have the time to finally audit your closet, here’s a free resource you’ll want to download!

The bonus to auditing your closet?  It’s for a great cause!

If you’re new to donating or consigning items, please check out North Shore Exchange. They’re an extraordinary nonprofit organization and 100% of their profits go to charity. How amazing is that?

Click here to download the FREE guide to Audit Your Closet!

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Nothing to donate or consign but you want to support such a great cause? SHOP! They have a wide selection of home, accessories and wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorites in store right now:

 

Don’t forget to use these 5 tips to audit your closet so you can get dressed easier, enhance your style and donate to a good cause!

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