3 Ways to Wear Pattern Shirt (heart blouse)

Three casual but cute Valentine‘s or Galentine’s Outfit ideas

If you’re not celebrating in your favorite red dress this Valentine’s Day and you’re looking for a few casual options (maybe going out with girlfriends?) or day-after-Valentine’s like my husband and I usually do, here are three outfits to wear your heart on your sleeve (wink).

Plus- Tips how to wear your pattern blouses!

p.s-these are also really fun, easy casual outfits that work for weekends as well!

However you celebrate Valentine’s Day (or not) I am sending you love,
Hanna

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift Everyone Will Love!

Valentine’s..

   

If you need a no-fail Valentine’s gift that will fit everyone hop over to Alex & Grey and buy this red scarf (or purple or teal..) and then add this book to a beautiful box and add a love note.

Order this for your favorite friend to make her day brighter, forward this to your spouse or gift yourself- you will be delighted to support two small businesses and I can guarantee you’ll love both purchases!

1. Order the red scarf here or this purple(a universally flattering color for all skin tones)

2. Order the book, 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf, here.

Or..if you never want to think about gifting again, check this out (ahem, or forward it to your spouse..)  This is the best gifting solution ever, three times a year, receive a highly curated digital store.

Whether you celebrate this made-up holiday or not, tell someone you love them today!
XO

Hanna

3 Ways to Wear: Plaid Shirt (plus a layering trick to know!)

This is a fab “3 Ways to Wear” same plaid shirt & blouse. All great weekend outfits that are stylish, cozy and still put together.  I’m sure you have these pieces in your wardrobe and if not, use the outfit formula to achieve the same look.

P.S-if you want to see more or all of my “3 Ways to Wear, I do them often on my Instagram if you’re not watching over there yet @hannaleestyle!)

Happy weekend everyone! (be sure to watch the last video..everyone tells me it’s their favorite layering trick).

7 Style Hacks Anyone Can do to look put together (before & afters..)

7 Style Hacks Anyone Can do to Achieve Looking Stylish and Put-Together!

     

Drab to fab..

As a personal stylist, I’m always looking at opportunities to reimagine your wardrobe! Whether it’s suggesting to wear that favorite dress as a vest, changing the buttons, cutting sleeves off of a blazer or wearing that “fancy” jacket with a denim, a goal is that we get more use out of your existing wardrobe. Here are quick tips anyone can do!

1. Change your buttons

2. Turn your blazer into a vest

Got it From my Grandma, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/fromgrandma
Got it From my Grandma, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/fromgrandma

3. Half tuck your shirt and add a necklace

Quick Style Tips, Hanna Lee Style, https://www.hannaleestyle.com/hannaleestyleschool/
Quick Style Tips, Hanna Lee Style, https://www.hannaleestyle.com/hannaleestyleschool/

4. Add a belt

Stylish in Seconds, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com

5. Knot the side of a tank to make it shorter

6. Knot your tunic to make it look completely different (and elongate your legs)

Tie Your Tunic to Fake Waist, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/blog
Tie Your Tunic to Fake Waist, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/blog

7. Change your shoe to skin-tone to elongate your legs!

#1ShoeWeartoWeddings, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/neutralshoe

By avoiding black heels and wearing skin-toned, my legs look so much longer! You can do this too!

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3 Ways to Wear Your Poncho (Video!)

Three ways to wear your poncho..


Brrr it’s cold!  As a personal stylist that really helps women look stylish and also remain functional, this is a favorite easy look of mine. Don’t think you have to sacrifice style for comfort. I promise you can have both!

See the other two ways to wear your poncho on Instagram @Hannaleestyle (plus more “3 Ways to Wear”)! Have a wonderful weekend, stay warm!

Smart Purchase Alert

3 Ways to Wear: SAMIMAY shawl vest

As I keep going into my closet to edit and edit some more (thank you Konmari craze for the reminder..)  I was so excited to re-love this shawl cape.

I love sharing when a purchase has been both valuable to myself and clients.

This has been a fan favorite so I wanted to share this SAMIMAY shawl cape.  If you don’t own one- it’s an absolutely brilliant purchase and you won’t regret it.  Whether you use it for travel or an every day layer-your closet will thank you.

Do you own a SAMIMAY shawl cape? If so, how do YOU wear it? Would love to hear below!

What to Wear During Snowy Weekends

Three winter outfits to look stylish and stay warm.


The snow has arrived!

If you don’t have these pieces in your wardrobe, I’ve picked out a few favorites and you can shop them at the end of this post and some are on sale right now.  (Or call/e-mail me, hanna@hannaleestyle.com, to curate your very own collection!)

My top three outfit combinations to stay stylish in the snow or cold:

Cozy Winter Collection, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/cozycollection
Cozy Winter Collection, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/cozycollection
Cozy Winter Collection, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/cozycollection
Cozy Winter Collection, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/cozycollection
Cozy Winter Collection, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/cozycollection
Cozy Winter Collection, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/cozycollection

Shop a cozy winter wardrobe collection here.

Cozy Winter Collection, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/cozycollection

3 Wardrobe Audit Pitfalls & How to Conquer them

If you’re like the rest of the world and you’ve binge-watched Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up on Netflix and you’re stumped when it comes to common audit questions like “what if I lose weight?”..I’ve got you covered.

1. My grandma gave it to me…

One of my favorite quotes I think of often from professional organizer Peter Walsh, “That sweater is not your mother.”

He, of course, means if you let that sweater go that your mom gave you- you’re not letting her go.

If you’ve been a loyal reader of mine (thanks by the way!) you’d know that I inherited many pieces from my grandma.

It’s been both challenging and freeing letting go of her pieces (I’m so over having racks of clothing and let’s be honest- I don’t have the budget for that many alterations. (wink).

I’ve paired it down to one wardrobe rack of beauty and delight.  Many of these, I will not have altered to fit me and I’ve saved for photo shoots and simply-beauty! I will let them go when needed.

Here’s an example below; I wore for my baby shower and was SO glad I held onto it despite it definitely not fitting at all when I wasn’t pregnant.


2. But I may lose weight…

Are you though? While this may sound harsh, be realistic.  If you’re 5-7 lbs away from those “maybe I’ll fit pieces”, go ahead and keep them.

Anything over 10 lbs and you haven’t actively lost the weight- let them go. Seriously.  Why keep the reminder of things that aren’t making you feel GREAT? Let. them. Go.


3. But, I had a baby…

Congrats!  Your body may be different or your body may be the same after your baby. This is so personal and unique to you.  Give yourself up to a year to get your pre-baby figure back.

If a year sounds not long enough, I’m going to leave this one up to you (wink). 

But really.  If you’re someone that works out and is super committed-go you!

If not-go you!  You know yourself well- honor that inner voice saying “No way..” or “Yeah way”

If you’re working on building a beautiful mix-and-match wardrobe capsule collection; here are the ultimate seven questions to ask yourself when wondering if you should toss or keep.

7QuestionstoKeeporToss, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/blog

7 Simple Easy Questions to Ask Yourself When Struggling to Toss or Keep

1.  Does it fit? (If you find fit confusing..head over here. Before & Afters included!)
2.  Does it mix and match with my existing wardrobe?
3.  Do I feel comfortable in it (if you keep *trying* to  make a piece work- ditch it! It’s a sign it’s uncomfortable)
4. Would I buy this right now if I were out shopping?
5.  Is it damaged? (and worth the repair if so?)
6. Is it reflective of me?  My personality?
7. Do I love it? (*See my note below).

Donate


Sarah’s Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space.

Toiletry items, clothing and miscellaneous items needed. Please see a further list here of items needed.

*Clothing sizes XL-3X are especially needed.

Consign


North Shore Exchange is a breeze to consign with (and shop! They have fabulous pieces.) 100% of their profits are donated to charity.

Check out more information here.

Donate Your Bras


This organization is close to my entrepreneurial heart. By donating your new or gently used bras, you’re giving economic opportunity that women use to change their lives.

Your financial donation helps survivors of human trafficking start their own businesses selling bras in their local second-hand clothing markets while they recover and build their new life.

See more information here.

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Lesson From my Grandma: Put a Belt on it!

How to Use Your Belts

If you’re like any of my clients, you’ve got a drawer full of accessories and belts you’re not using.  Here are some ideas to use those belts! 

While a belt may seem like a simple accessory, as you can see, it can transform an outfit.

Additionally, they can create or emphasize a waist.

Afraid you have no waist?  Create (ahem, fake) a waist by using a skinny belt at the smallest part of your waist.

It creates an immediate hourglass shape! (no gym required)




Put a Belt on it, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/beltonit

My love of wardrobe was inspired by my grandma.  Here’s example of her looking absolutely chic.

Put a Belt on it, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/beltonit

Put a Belt on it, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/beltonit

I love that this belt adds a little funk to an otherwise potentially “business” suit.

Stylish in Seconds, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com

A simple before and after to see an “outfit” difference!

Vest, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/blog

This is one of my grandma’s belts.  This outfit is actually a top and a skirt but I’ve brought it all together using her belt.

3 Ways to Wear Belt, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/3waystowear

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Why You Should Adopt an Outfit Uniform This Year

The Outfit Uniform!


If I say: Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, what’s the first thing to come to mind?  Think visually here.

Hoodie sweatshirt and turtlenecks.

Yup, a good old fashioned outfit uniform!  While I’m not a fan of wearing a hoodie for a uniform, I am a fan of the concept and you can see here throughout these photos.



How can you create a “uniform” to make your life easier?

Here are three uniforms you can steal:
1. Blazer + scarf + skinny pant or wide leg and a boot
2. Vest + shirt + scarf + shoe
3. (Maybe you have great legs..show them off!)  Sweater-blazer + skirt + tights +boot

For many of my fabulous clients we often find a uniform that works and is easy for them.  It allows creativity to utilize what you own and you can look put together quickly, so if you’ve found yourself more or less wearing a uniform, dive in and embrace it! It works and allows for dressing ease!

As you can see, a vest outfit is more or less a uniform of mine.  It allows me to look put together without being overheated.

3 Ways to Wear Fur Vest, Hanna Lee Style, www.hannaleestyle.com/3waystowear

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