How to Wear Fall’s Most Versatile Color Trend

How to Wear Fall’s Most Versatile Color Trend

Red Alert! Fall has arrived, and just like that, a new color pallet is upon us! This fall, we’ll see lots of bold, timeless, yet versatile color. Colors like bright cherry red, orange, green, kelly green, yellow, hot pink, and lilac popped up on the runways for Fall/Winter. Color is an easy way to transition your Spring/Summer wardrobe into Fall/Winter. Today we’re highlighting our favorite pop of color BRIGHT CHERRY RED. All of these looks are super wearable; you can mix and match all of these pieces to create dynamic and on-trend looks to take you into the new season.

I added the Chicos Traveler Pant under my sleeveless maxi dress for a very chic and unexpected look. 

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TRAVELERS CLASSIC

SLEEVELESS MAXI DRESS $49.50

TRAVELERS CLASSIC

NO TUMMY PANTS $34.40

You are what you wear

You are what you wear

We’ve all heard the expression: You are what you eat. Nowadays, thanks to a more conscious lifestyle that we all chose to embody, we know that the adage also includes what we watch, listen to, read, and the people we surround ourselves with. Everything that we consume and participate in makes up the fabric of who we are. Speaking of fabric, what you wear also plays a big part in your mental and spiritual well-being. 

There is a vibratory frequency to everything. Have you ever felt down and used a little lipstick as a mood enhancer? Frumpy, so you added your favorite pair of shoes? We’ve all felt stuck, unmotivated, and unconfident in our lives, and I find the best way to shake up any mood that I’m in is to go for an outfit change!

Live your best dressed and most confident life with these three motivating factors. 

Dress for the job that you want, not the job that you have 

These days, traditional office jobs don’t look so traditional, and a lot of us are working from our kitchen table. While your morning routine may look like making your coffee and hitting the keyboards running, allow me to try to persuade you to take a moment to take off your PJs and find your self an OOTD. What we wear dramatically affects how we perform and how people perceive us (even on Zoom). Dressing “the part,” even from your living room, can help motivate you and cultivate an air of confidence that ultimately enables you to stay focused, especially when you work from home. 

I LOVE this casual Work from Home Look from Lilly Style 

You are what you wear

Getting dressed can help elevate your mood, which I know we can all use right now. Often, when people feel depressed or bad about themselves, they reflect those feelings in their wardrobe. Dressing well can help your psyche, make you more empowered, and have the confidence to control your life. It can help improve your outlook, and the positive feedback you receive from others can significantly improve your sense of self and overall happiness.

Slim Aarons, “Quiet Afternoon”

You never get a second chance to make a great first impression

Whether you like it or not, people judge by their first impressions of us. Mindful dressing helps attract friends, partners, and relationships that form our lives. By attracting others and developing meaningful relationships, you can reinforce dressing well and begin to improve your confidence.

High Vibe Fashion 

Here are a few of my all-time favorite High Vibe Fashion Lines that are revolutionizing timeless essentials that are always in style. Ethical, sustainable, and value-driven choices that make everybody feel good!

Astra | Luxury Grounding Footwear 

Walk With Intention | ASTARA was created with the vision that shoes should be both functional and purposeful. An intentional piece connects you to the balancing frequency of the Earth, which is often blocked from urban living and the conventional rubber sole shoes.

SELENE Malachite Mule $260.00 
https://astaracollective.com/ 

Everlane | Modern Basics, Radical Transparency 

At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with the best, ethical factories around the world. Source only the finest materials. And share those stories with you—down to the true cost of every product we make. It’s a new way of doing things. We call it Radical Transparency.

The Cashmere Polo $128 
https://www.everlane.com/

AWAVEAWAKE | Naturally dyed, Earth Conscious, SUSTAINABLE FASHION.

AWAVEAWAKE strives to be a marriage of functionality and beauty: easy to wear but entirely elegant; modest, yet embracing the sensual feminine; luxurious, while conscious of its footprint and considerate of the resources of planet Earth.

 

 

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 https://www.awaveawake.com/

Xirena

Made in Los Angeles, colorful lingerie, easy shirting, dresses and tops are quintessential to the brand. With a clever mix of boy meets girl, underpinnings turn into swim and day dressing turns into a night out. This unpretentious collection can always be worn two ways – casual with sneakers or dressed up with heels. This is the XíRENA girl! 

Vista Ryver Dress $387
https://www.xirena.com/
How to wear Prints and Patterns at Every Age

How to wear Prints and Patterns at Every Age

I thought we would lighten the mood and have some fun with fashion on the Style Beyond Age blog. Today I´m sharing how to wear prints and patterns at every age, to keep them looking stylish and avoid overwhelming your frame.  Let’s dive into this styling session and see what we can create.

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Well, I certainly got out of my comfort zone with this look and I’m so glad I did!

 

As I get older, I am noticing that I am now “petite”. That means my height is shrinking, so being overwhelmed by prints would seem to be something to avoid. But, a pair of strappy heels and a confident attitude go a long way to feeling fantastic in a look like this. Bonus points for not having to think about coordinating anything, just pop it on along with your attitude and you´re ready to go.

Prints from Chico´s
This clutch has been in rotation for decades. It is actually an inexpensive one I found years ago. I embellished it with bits and pieces I couldn’t quite part with. You have things like that don’t you? They might hold a memory and might have been damaged through time.

The gold item is a button off a dress of my mother’s, the turquoise stone came from a necklace that broke and the lapis was a worry stone I rubbed for ages (have you ever used one they are very popular in places like Greece). It cracked on a fault line so I added the silver top to hang it as a necklace and it ended up on this clutch.

Clutch with Chicos Accessories
The sandals are from Zara last year. Something about the color spoke to me and I am getting a ton of use out of them. Check the acrylic and wood heel. A perfect counterpart to the Chico’s bracelet as luck would have it.

 

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Graphic Tee Cool

On the casual side. I finally found the high-rise wider leg jeans I was searching for and they are on sale at Chico’s.  They are my summer go to.

Paired with an open front lightweight cardigan (you will love the stickler feel of this fabric) with a graphic tee for an unexpected twist! This from our resident stylist @evokeserena

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Again a bit of a heel for an elongated look –  check the animal print on the heel I found these by Dolce Vita at TJMax!

The straw bag is from @targetstyle embellished with pompoms for a pop of color. ( I must be into decorating my bags).

Check the ring from @lovechicos. They have the best accessories every time.

 

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Prints and Stripes

Another fantastic Chico’s look.

Do you think of pairing prints and stripes? It is a formula that works perfectly almost every time. When you think of fashion outside the box this would be something to try.

We all have that striped T in our closets, so just pull it out, run it across your prints and see what catches your eye.

 

Styling Tip:

The key here is to keep it in the same color scheme – in this case navy.

 

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This Chico’s palm print linen pant is just the ticket for hot summer days. It doesn’t bind like jeans do and it’s a great alternative to shorts.

Until we show thispicture I didn’t notice the bottom of this @patricianash bucket bag. So cool!

The shoes are @colehaan. They work with this look but honestly they are too clunky for my taste and hard for me to walk in, however, they seen to be all the rage. You get height without a true heel just a flat platform, so they may work for you.

 

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How to wear stripes and prints
Well look who is wearing eye makeup and lipstick. That’s a lot for me! But we are here for fashion so check these Chicos earrings. Light as a feather and I am wearing them on repeat. This stone ring is from them as well. It will go with everything and it’s on sale!!
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Thank you to Chico’s for the great items at great prices.

Thank you Hope @hkcameraface for the photography.

Thank you to @evokeserena for styling tips

Thank you to Sarah @thebloggingboutique for helping me with my website.

You know it is impossible for me to do this alone ♥

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Loungewear for the Non-Casual Woman, like Me

Loungewear for the Non-Casual Woman, like Me

If you´ve been following Style Beyond Age for a while, you´ll have noticed I don´t really do casual, but maybe I´m changing? I call it loungewear for the non-casual woman, like me and here are a few of the stylish, relaxed pieces that I love to wear at home or out and about.

Loungewear for the Non-Casual Women, like Me

 

 

I´ve always considered loungewear to be those comfortable clothes you wear around the house when you don’t really plan to go anywhere, but nowadays loungewear is stylish, chic, and sophisticated.

I’ve dipped my toes into the casual pool, and been totally won over by the feel, the ease and the effortlessness of the pieces I’ve collected, that I thought it was time to share them with you.

Loungewear to Lunch Wear

This two-piece loungewear set from @therealguillaume is effortlessly elegant. As suited to lounging in my closet, as a last-minute lunch date – as you can see. A few accessories and I´m ready to walk out the door.
You can browse their different styles here.

Underwear as Loungewear

 

The new @evelynbobbie bra design has become a favorite to wear on its own or underneath something else.  Combining lift and comfort with an adjustable design it hugs you in all the right places, but isn´t too tight either.

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Casual Loungewear

 

Who says I can´t be casual? In this Alala loungewear, I can do anything. The comfort, the style, the ease – it´s ticking all the right boxes.

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Cozy PJ´s as Loungewear

 

You might hear me suggesting you can wear PJ´s out to lunch and think I´ve finally lost it; but when your pajamas are as chic as these, it is a possibility. I fell in love with this pair from @Somaintimates

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Loungewear for the Non-Casual Woman

 

I´ve enjoyed embracing this effortless and elegant loungewear style with me today on the Style Beyond Age blog. Do you have a favorite?

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20 Under-$100 Dresses for Summer

20 Under-$100 Dresses for Summer

She´s back! Today at Style Beyond Age our resident stylist, Serena, is sharing 20 under-$100 dresses for summer; and we´re spoiled for choice. There are maxi dresses, midi dresses, mini dresses, wrap dresses, smocks and more – before I give away too much, I´ll hand over to Serena, so you can dive straight in…

20 Under-$100 Dresses for Summer

 

A little late to the party, but it feels like summer has finally arrived!

In these hot summer days, when I can’t have anything touch my body, my go-to is always a dress. I’ve pulled together my favorite summer dresses under $100 to refresh your summer wardrobe.

You´re half way – Still 10 under-$100 Summer Dresses to go!

20 Summer Dresses under $100

I don´t know about you, but that´s definitely put me in the summer spirit.

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24 Black Owned Fashion Brands To Support Today

24 Black Owned Fashion Brands To Support Today

On the Style Beyond Age blog, we´re featuring 24 Black owned Fashion Brands to support today.

In the wake of recent events, many people have asked what they can do to help. And while there is so much to be done about educating ourselves on systematic racism and police brutality, as we protest, organize, call our local government officials and vote, there is nothing like putting our money where our mouth is. It is my goal to help amplify the voices of the many talented Black designers that have graced us with their visions. Here is a list of 24 Black-owned design houses that we love to support.

24 Black Owned Fashion Brands we LOVE

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies was founded by Aurora James in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanaly across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design. 

Brother Vellies

Edas

EDAS founded by Sade Mims, was created from an innovative standpoint, initially focusing on sustainability while using unusual home-goods and refurbished elements. Through the maturity of the brand, EDAS now delivers feminine and staple accessories, accommodating the everyday, eclectic woman.  We create each piece of jewelry by hand, and we take pride in seeing the hands of the craftsman within our pieces. Our signature is making each item one of a kind, and uniquely tailored to whoever chooses to wear it.

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lemlem

lemlem is an artisan-driven collection of women’s, men’s, children’s and home goods made entirely in Africa. Supermodel Liya Kebede was inspired to launch the brand following a trip to her native Ethiopia where she met a group of traditional weavers who no longer had a market for their craft. Meaning to bloom and flourish in the Ethiopian language of Amharic, lemlem is committed to elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa.

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Petit Kouraj

Petit Kouraj is the creation of fashion stylist Nasrin Jean-Baptiste. Handmade in Haiti, Petit Kouraj makes fun, stand-alone pieces of wearable art that celebrates a love of knitwear, sculpture, and identity.

Petit Kouraj

Cushnie

Cushnie, founded by Carly Cushnie, is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand that empowers women and celebrates diversity. Defined by the balance of proportion, structure and fluidity, the CUSHNIE aesthetic embodies a refined sense of cosmopolitan minimalism and femininity. Cushnie launched their Target capsule collection this week!

Cushnie

Victor Glemaud

Haitian-born designer Victor Glemaud launched his eponymous leisurewear collection in 2006 and is known for his brilliant use of knitwear and color for all people, genders, races, and sizes. Victor Glemaud was a finalist in the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and honored for his achievements by the Ambassador of Haiti to the United States.

Victor Glemaud

Vavvoune

Founded by self taught designer/artisan Valerie Blaise, in Brooklyn New York. VAVVOUNE (pronounced vav•une) is a leather accessories brand recognized by way of cultured design. Introducing passionate wearable leather accessories , while hinting spunk in effortless ways of impression. Moods, moments of nostalgia, and functionality introduces inspiration.

Vavvoune

Undra Celeste New York

Undra Celeste New York, founded by Undra Duncan, is known for its elevated basics; like our ultra-soft sheer turtlenecks to the eye-catching faux collar statement coat. Elements that you will find prevalent in the brand’s aesthetics are BOLDNESS (color and prints), MODERN (clean lines and silhouettes) and FUN (embellishments and metallics).

Undra Celeste New York

Island Tribe

Island Tribe is a womenswear lifestyle brand, founded by Angeline Hayling and OD Odero, with a strong commitment to sustainability and fair trade practices. “The Tribe” embraces femininity, environmental consciousness and holistic living. Inspired by the Ocean and the Elements of life; their intimate designs are created with peace, love and blessings for all the free spirited around the world. In 2020, they were selected as one of the top 25 emerging brands by the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Island Tribe

Andrea Iyamah

Andrea Iyamah, owned by Nigerian fashion designer Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing line strongly inspired by color, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear with hints of a retro yet contemporary edge in design.

Andrea Iyamah

Fe Noel

Fe Noel, founded by Grenada-born designer Felisha Noel, is a conceptual lifestyle brand created for the multifaceted woman who embodies a love for travel and style.

Fe Noel

Thebe Magugu

Founded in 2015 by Thebe Magugu, the eponymous label is a contemporary South African fashion brand producing women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, celebrating its African cultural roots with a modern approach.

Thebe Magugu

Mateo New York

Mateo New York, founded in 2009 by Jamaican jewelry designer Mattew Harris, is a fine-jewelry collection that takes inspiration from modern art. The fine jewelry collections bare Mateo’s true aesthetic of simplicity and minimalism, drawing inspiration from modern art for the modern woman. Each piece is made from 14KT gold with a consistent use of diamonds and precious gemstones.

Mateo New York

House of Aama

House of Aama is the spiritual expression of mother and daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka—materials range from orange faux fur to light, delicate lace.  

House of Aama

Hanifa

Founder Anifa Mvuemba launched Hanifa Clothing in 2012. Its latest collection, Pink Label Congo, was inspired by the “hope of the Congolese spirit.”

Hanifa

Khiry

Khiry, founded in 2016 by Jameel Mohammed, is a luxury and modern jewelry brand that is inspired by cultural practices, history, art and design throughout the diaspora.

Khiry

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson, founded in 2011 by sisters Kimberly Goldson and Shelly Powell, is all about brightly colored, statement pieces. The Kimberly Goldson lifestyle brand is inspired by the flavor of Kimberly and Shelly’s hometown, Brooklyn, and draws from the dynamic cultures encountered during their international travels. It was created as a mix of those worlds for women who love luxury and dare to be bold and vivacious, fearless and distinctive.

Kimberly Goldson

Laquan Smith

Laquan Smith, founded his eponymous brand in 2013. His distinctive garments and eye for detail, instilled by his grandmother, created a passion, and he’s become known for his sewing and pattern making.

Laquan Smith

Stella Jean

Stella Jean is a black Italian designer recognized for her multiculturalism and ethical clothing designs.

Stella Jean

Bernard James

Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Bernard James is known for his craftsmanship and intricate attention to detail. Bernard aims to reinvent the standard of luxury by creating timeless unisex pieces.

Bernard James

Brandon Blackwood New York

Brandon Blackwood ’s label is known for its high quality detailing and timeless silhouettes. The brand has grown into a contemporary leather goods line with a solid range of handbags, trunks, backpacks, and small accessories.

Brandon Blackwood New York

Octave Jewelry

Focused on bold forms, saturated colors, and subtle movement, Brooklyn fine-jewelry brand Octave Jewelry is inspired by the balance between sharp geometry and the soft organic form.

Octave Jewelry

Coco and Breezy

Corianna and Brianna Dotson (better known as Coco and Breezy) are the twin sister duo behind their eponymous sunglass line, Coco and Breezy. The brand is known for its signature cutouts and bold frames.

Coco and Breezy

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10 Styling Hacks to start Incorporating Today!

10 Styling Hacks to start Incorporating Today!

Today at Style Beyond Age we´re joined once again, by our resident stylist Serena, as she spills her industry secrets and shares 10 Styling hacks to start incorporating today.

10 Styling Hacks to start incorporating today!

If there’s one thing that all stylists agree upon, it’s that age has nothing to do with style. Great style is possible no matter how old you are; the key is knowing how to flaunt your body sensibility in a way that works for you. Navigating the ins and outs of fashion styling can be tricky, so I’ve put together a list of my favorite styling tricks that you can try today.

1 – To Tuck or Not to Tuck

In this case, we should have split the difference! This blouse looks like a boxier fit with a lot to tuck in, especially paired with these high waisted jeans. With this particular shirt option, I would have chosen a French Tuck or Front Tuck. Unless you are going to tuck into your seamless panties (which is my favorite trick), I would recommend working with the fabric instead of trying to hide it. This way, we are visually creating a waist and elongating the look. To achieve a casual front tuck, just tuck the middle of your top straight into your bottoms. You can losen where needed to achieve this casual tuck. I found an excellent resource for all other tucking issues here.

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2 – Shortening Statement Sleeves

I loved this dress so much but when my mom tried it on it just seemed off! The dress itself has wide longer sleeves that overpowered her and looked messy. We transformed these sleeves into a more bohemian blouson sleeve by wrapping two longer rubber bands (or two hair ties) around each wrist and covering them with matching silver bracelets.

 

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3 – Define Your Waist

By adding a good belt; you can elevate any outfit. You must, however, be mindful of your body proportions when choosing the right belt for your look. Short-waisted women look best in skinnier belts while thicker belts are better suited for longer torsos. Consider a belt, another piece of jewelry to be the icing on the top of your outfit!

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4 – Wear One Color

Monochromatic looks are chic, timeless, and are instantly more fashionable! Dressing in all one color is a simple, clean approach to putting an outfit together. Try mixing textures in the same hue to create a striking look that can be just as bold as a pattern.

This suit is from Choosy, Here is a similar one from there in Satin.  

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5 – Invest in Shape Wear

We all need a little help at times and wearing the proper shape wear underneath everything helps to give you smooth lines. We love Evelyn & Bobbies longline boyshort to smooth under skirts because they are just the most comfortable and aren’t too clingy like traditional shapewear.

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6 – Graphics Tees

I love to mix the feminine separates with tougher “borrowed from the guys” pieces. Try thinking outside the box while styling your favorite band tee by pairing it with something unexpected. Whether it is a silk skirt, or a two-piece suit, pairing a graphic t-shirt will always give you a bit of an edge.

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7 – Know When to Cuff ´Em

Cuffing your jeans is certainly not a new trick, but sometimes we forget that with just one turn of a hem we can, show off a little more shoe, instantly tailor a pant that is too long, or refresh an old favorite pair of jeans.

8 – Brooches

Our family has always had an affinity for brooches and have quite the collection. They aren’t typically on your radar as a fashion accessory; however, I love to add them to basic jackets as an unexpected statement. I’ve pinned them to necklaces to create dramatic effects and also used them to cinch and drape a blouse.

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9 – Become a Nudest

 

Nude shoes should be a wardrobe staple for any fashionable woman. Not only do they flatter and elongate the leg, but they can also go with basically any outfit. There are two rules of thumb with nude shoes: Find the correct shade of nude for you, and don’t forget to keep them clean!

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10 – Tinker Tailor

 

Often what makes or breaks an outfit is the fit. Tailoring your clothes is a luxury that does not cost a fortune. With so many body types, we are hard-pressed to find clothes off the rack that fit ANY body perfectly and as it was designed. I work with a tailor to alter new purchases to fit perfectly as well as alter clothes in my closet to give them new life. A good tailor can also recreate your favorite looks in whatever fabric and color work best for you now.

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10 Styling Hacks to Try  

 

That wraps up today´s share; 10 simple, yet effective styling hacks, from our resident stylist, Serena,  to help you get creative with the clothes and accessories you have.

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5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

There´s a whole lot of female-led fabulousness on the Style Beyond Age blog today, we´re sharing 5 ways that you can support small businesses during the time of Covid.

 

Support Small Businesses during Covid 

 

As the country starts to relax its Covid-19 precautions, we emerge into a different world. No matter where you are, I’m sure that you feel and see a change. Everything from the way we socialize, shop, eat, and engage is evolving. 

 

As we transition into this “new normal,” have you noticed that some of your go-to retailers haven’t come back or are packing up their storefronts for good? Some national retailers haven’t re-opened their doors yet, and if they have, they are only offering limited services or curbside pickups. 

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Support Small Businesses 

 

I see my local boutique owners as brave because these are stark and scary times for small businesses. Women often run most of these businesses that we admire and depend on as a community. 

And as you know, here at Style Beyond Age, we LOVE to support our fellow female entrepreneurs. I’ve made a list of my favorite shops that you can patronize today and five ways to help support small businesses during these transitional times! 

5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

(and Beyond)

 

1 – Shop local – online

Our communities need us now more than ever. Online shopping is convenient and can be done right from the comfort of your couch! Most, if not all, small business retailers have websites offering their products with a click of your mouse that can be delivered right to your door. Honestly, I love this way of shopping. I get just what I need, and it is available for pickup within the hour.

 

2 – Purchase gift cards

Consider buying gift cards for the businesses you visit most often to use later when they are officially up and running again.

 

 

3 – Order takeout

Can’t wait until you can eat your favorite meals from your favorite local restaurants? Many are keeping things going by offering meals to go, and some are even providing free delivery. This is a great way to keep money going into the local community while enjoying all your favorite dishes.

 

 

4 – Increase the tip amount

Don’t forget, servers and delivery people will also be feeling the decrease in business, and many of them survive on the tips they’re now missing. If you’re ordering takeout or delivery, consider giving a little more than usual when tipping. 

 

 

5 – Practice patience

We’re all in this together. Don’t forget that many small businesses are most likely working with a skeleton crew, so you might have to wait a little longer for your delivery to arrive or for items to become available to purchase.

SUPPORT  –  SHOP  –  SHARE

 

Women’s Boutiques and Brands that we love to Support 

 

Join Style Beyond Age in supporting small buisnesses during Covid-19, and beyond.

Accessory Junkie

@accessoryjunkie

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Aquelarre

@aquelarreshop

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Bird Brooklyn

@birdbrooklyn

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Harlow

@myharlow

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The Canyon

@shopthecanyon

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Ala von Aurspberg

@ala_von_auersperg

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Erica Weiner

@ericaweiner

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Grayson

@grayson

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JadeTribe

@jadetribe

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JoosTricot

@joostricot

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Lotta Stenssen

@lottastenssondesign

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Lykke Wolfe

@lykkewullf

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MBK beauty

@mbkskincareus

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Tai Jewelry

@tai_jewelry

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Day to Evening Maxi Skirt Restyle

Day to Evening Maxi Skirt Restyle

Today, at Style Beyond Age, we´re taking you from day to night with a maxi skirt restyle. As you know, we love to feature women-owned brands and businesses. I was over the bridge, excited to connect with the Peruvian Connection. Not only are they a woman-owned company but were founded by a mother and daughter team! That resonates with me because, as you know, I am super close with my daughter and our resident stylist, Serena.

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She has taught me a lot over the years about styling and using dynamic color theory to change a look completely.

When we shop for clothing, we look for items that can be worn in multiple unique ways and through the seasons. Today, we’re going to show you how to style this jacquard circle skirt, from Peruvian Connection, for a casual day time look and another for a warm summer night.

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How to Wear a Bohemian Maxi Skirt Casually 

Let’s be real; you know that I only live in casual looks here in Montana. Keeping it light, I paired my Siena skirt with one of the Peruvian Connections Sophia Swing Cami  in blush and used a white camp shirt to cover up. Layered with a suede and pearl lariat necklace from Proud Pearls  and topped it off with a tan straw hat (also Peruvian Connection).
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Once Upon A Warm Summer Night

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My Day to Night Maxi Skirt Restyle 

  

I swapped out the blush cami and white camp shirt for a more romantic black knit blouse that I’ve had for years. I love the soft fabric and off the shoulder neckline of this top. It makes any outfit feel softer and more romantic. Paired with delicate black wicker handbag and my favorite vintage silver and coral pieces, I feel like Stevie Nicks! 

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Maxi Skirt Restyle 

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Boho Refreshed with our Resident Stylist

Boho Refreshed with our Resident Stylist

We’ve got company. Join us for Boho Refreshed with our resident stylist, Serena.   We’re shopping from my closet, restyling old favorites and embracing a romantic boho style. 

Romantic Boho Style

Spring is coming to the valley at a clip. I still need this jacket now, but the winds, they are a-changing!

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Less is More 

Hasn’t it been fun looking through our closets and restyling what we already have? Just goes to show you: less is more.

I have posted this Lotta Stensson dress several times over the last three years and always feel fabulous in it.

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Style Beyond Age Lotta Stennson Dress

Closet Rotation 

This coral embroidered Zara jacket has been in the same closet rotation, every time looking different.

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Boho Restyle 

I hope that you have been creative with your beautiful things as well.

That wraps up my restyling session, boho refreshed with our resident stylist, but we´ve got a few more treats for you yet. 

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Our resident stylist, Serena, has put together three looks that you can get right now to bring this romantic boho look home with you today!

Serena’s Picks

Cris Cross Ring – White Gold 

Regular Price $106.00

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Kobi Halperin Lexy Coat

On Sale $478.80

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Dagget Western Boots

Regular Price $260

 

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Tory Burch Damian Embroidered Jacket

Flag Strap Cowboy Boot 

Regular Price $120

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My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space

My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space

Today, I’m sharing my ultimate closet hacks to maximize space and care for your clothes.

If you didn’t already know, I´m a big fan of shopping from your own closet and being creative with the clothes you have. The downside of shopping from your own collection, is the issue of storage. It´s meant I´ve gotten quite creative over the years, so let´s take a peak what´s inside. 

 

Transform your closet with these storage solutions

 

If you ask me, the closet is prime real estate, so when we were building our place in Montana, I took the opportunity to create a space I loved. I appreciate I´m blessed in the closet department now, but it wasn’t always that way. Whatever the size of your closet, a good storage solution, is a good storage solution, and are some of my favorites that I still use to this day. 

My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space

 

 

Office File Boxes

 

You might think they´re out of place here, but these clear file boxes from Target are handy and a great way to utilize shelf space. I line them up and store scarves inside. The clear acrylic is also very browser friendly.

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Drawer Dividers

 

Drawer dividers are simple, yet effective. I use them for sock, underwear, and accessory drawers. Drawer organizers allow you to make the most of your space, stay organized and easily swap items in or out as the seasons change.

 

 

Pull Out Rods

 

Pull out rods are easy to install and a great space saver. I like to use them for belts, as they´re easily accessible and just as easily tucked away again.

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Stagger Hanger Clips

 

Stagger the clips on your trouser hangers, to maximize hanging room. You´ll be surprised at the difference this little adjustment makes.

How to Maximize Hanging Space

Corral Old Hangers

 

If you´ve got unused hangers, don´t just leave them hanging there taking up space. Instead, corral them into old boxes, so they´re ready for when they´re needed again.

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Store hangers in boxes to maximize hanging space

Closet Hacks for Shoes and Accessories

 

We´ve maximized your drawer, shelf and hanging space, now onto the shoes and accessories.

 

 

Use Trays for Odds and Ends

 

There is often wasted space below hanging items, so make the most of this with trays and boxes. It´s a great way to gather up the odds and ends to keep them organized.

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Use trays to store accessories

Shoe Storage Solutions

 

A simple bookshelf is a great storage solution for shoes. Display them with the left toes facing out to your closet and the right toe facing back, and you´ll fit an extra pair of shoes on each shelf.

 

 

Storage Solutions for Purses

 

The perfect way to store your purse depends on the size of it. Larger purses should be stored hanging, to keep the bottoms from creasing. I have an adjustable display rack, that works perfectly.

For smaller purses I use an acrylic filing system, which you can pick up from any office store.

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store small bag in filing rack

Bags and Hats

 

Maximize space by hanging bags and hats on a peg. No need to take up hanging room inside your closet, instead attach them to the outside of your cabinetry.

So, that rounds up my ultimate closet hacks to maximize space and care for your clothes. Enjoy transforming your closet.

 

Until the next time…

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Covid 19 Changing the Face of Fashion: The winter of our discontent

Covid 19 Changing the Face of Fashion: The winter of our discontent

It only takes a quick scroll through Instagram to see that the Covid 19 pandemic is already changing the face of fashion. Our feeds are peppered with sweat sets, lounge wear and the newest addition, face masks.

Even at this stage, a shift in the fashion industry is apparent, but what is next? I want to explore how the future of fashion might change in light of this pandemic, which in the US at least is turning out to be thankfully much less than we had planned; but much more than we expected from an economic standpoint. So, what does this mean?

 

 

What We have Learned

 

This has been a time for reflection, assessment and thought. A new normal will emerge, and we are all part of its creation, so what have we learned?

 

About who we are: Do we want to be independent or be led in our lives

About our joint Commitment: How we join together and follow rules

About our Ingenuity: How we work to solve problems

About our Independence: How we define and defy authority

About our Security: how we buy into fear and deal with stress

 

In the end, history will show us how we handled this challenge, but one thing we know for sure we will have more to look back on you the next time.

The New Face of Fashion

 

How will fashion change? None of us really know, but here are some thoughts…

Quality over quantity. We will buy less but spend more on higher quality staples.

 

Fashion trends will slow down and be swapped for minimalism, capsule dressing and classic styles.

 

Will we see a rise in digital stylists, as shoppers seek advice from a socially safe distance?

 

As a nod to social distancing, will designers be playing around with hats, masks and capes?

 

The fashionable masks and gloves industry, here to stay? It looks that way.

It was well said by Angelo Flaccavento about the fashion industry; “this crisis is an opportunity to edit down the superfluous, to regain our long-lost soul “.

Un-Masking Creativity

 

If there is one fashion item to come out of the Covid 19 pandemic and define the aesthetic around the world, it´s the face mask. It looks like fashionable face masks are destined to become part of everyday fashion and we´re already seeing designers releasing their creative, revamped versions.

 

I am not a fan of being muzzled, so if I´m wearing a mask, it´s got to be a pretty one.

I´ve seen some gorgeous creations by Denver designer, Brooks Ltd. and there´s a beautiful face mask collection from Curriedmyrrh. I showed them off on a fun-filled day with my photographer, the talented HKCamerface, exploring the lakebed, discovering an abandoned Teepee and having lots of fun whilst, of course, maintaining social distancing.

These women, and so many others, have shone bright during these times and I have loved seeing the creativity, the invention, the resilience, the support, the beauty, the passion and the love from our fellow females. Thank you.

DIY No Sew Face Mask

 

If you haven´t had a chance to buy a face mask yet, you can DIY solution from home. We found this mask tutorial online and gave it a go for fun. Oh, the things you do for the Gram! HKCameraface and I had such a laugh.

My Attempt – Oh how we laughed

Not a fan of the plastic wallet visor? Here is another no sew face mask option, with a video walk through; all you´ll need is a scarf.

A New Normal

 

Covid 19 is changing the face of fashion and the industry’s reaction to the pandemic is quite apparent, but none of us know what the long-term future holds. I for one am taking positive lessons from this, holding onto what is important and looking forward to seeing the new normal we create from here.

 

I hope you enjoyed this share. It´s some fashion for thought. Until the next time….

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