Stylish Outfit Ideas for the Office Christmas Party

Roxanne Carne, Personal Stylist & Shopper, shares quick ideas on stylish, yet simple office Christmas party attire!

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With Christmas just around the corner, parties are certainly going to be on many of our calendars and this includes the annual office Christmas party.  While you may like your job and get on well with your colleagues (and even your boss), you know that the office Christmas party will certainly have a slightly different vibe than parties where you’re with close friends and family and more able to be completely yourself.

There’s certainly no need to be stressed at this event just because your boss is there!  But being aware of the atmosphere, vibe, and company culture, you want to ensure that you wear the right attire – and make the right impression.  The last thing you want to do here is going too crazy and risk making a fool of yourself because you chose the wrong outfit.

Now, everyone should absolutely be free to express themselves comfortably through their attire!  So, if you’re struggling to come up with something to wear to the office Christmas party, below I’m sharing some quick tips for stylish ideas to help you look and feel great while making a great impression.

Roxanne Carne, Personal Stylist & Shopper, shares quick ideas on stylish, yet simple office Christmas party attire!

A Little Black Dress

I ALWAYS feel that you can truly never go wrong with a little black dress (aka LBD). This simple and elegant style is timeless and works for pretty much any occasion. The best thing about a little black dress is how versatile it is, so no matter what your typical style is, you can easily find one that can suit you and will feel great wearing it. You can accessorize and jazz your LBD up with subtle jewelry and incorporate makeup looks such as bold red lipstick or smokey eyes – this will really bring your entire look together.

Jeans You Can Dress Up

Jeans are such a versatile wardrobe item to have and these days, they can really be worn to many different events. Although they’re not the first thing most people may think of wearing to a party, you’ll be surprised at just how effective they can be through simple touches such as jazzy tops, stiletto heels, accessories, and even handbags. When appropriate, jeans really can make the perfect party outfit if you know how to dress them up the right way.

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A Bold Blouse

Blouses have really been making a comeback and for good reason. They’re extremely versatile and can be worn during the day, after hours, or at Christmas parties. A nice long-sleeved blouse in bold or patterned colors worn with jeans, a skirt, or a pair of trousers can quickly and easily give you a highly stylish outfit for your office Christmas party.

Simple Accessories

Accessories are essential to bring your outfit together and while it’s important not to overdo it with accessories, some well-placed jewelry, hair clips, or a nice clutch bag to hold your essentials will definitely set your stylish outfit off.  Gotta look cute for the office Christmas party pics and selfies, right?

What other simple, yet chic outfit ideas do you have for your office Christmas party?  I’d love to know – comment below!

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Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

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My Personal Black Friday Shopping List

Take a peek at what's in Roxanne Carne Personal Stylist Black Friday shopping list!

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As a Personal Stylist, I spend lots of time shopping and styling my clients (and I love every minute of it!).  But every once in a while, I need a closet refresh and need to shop for myself!  Interestingly enough, many people think that I constantly add new pieces to my closet because I’m a stylist.  While I will indulge in a special piece every now and again (not gonna lie!), when shopping for myself, I typically acquire many pieces at once.  This method is most efficient for me from a time perspective, but it also allows me to plan my shopping around major shopping events such as Black Friday!  What a great way to update my wardrobe pieces and save money at the same time!

This year, I’m inviting you in to see my personal Black Friday shopping list.  I want you to get a glimpse of my wants and needs, style-wise! LOL  At the time I’m writing this post, I’m not 100% sure that I’ll get everything on my shopping list below, but I’m going to try to get the best items and the best deal.  Once I get everything, I’ll write another post sharing which new clothes, shoes, and accessories I scored for Black Friday!

And what’s cool too is that I’ll be shopping for all of these items in real time with some of my followers during my virtual shopping event on Black Friday!  Interested in joining me and shopping your Black Friday list?  Click to here to sign up – it’s totally free and will be lots of fun!

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My Personal Black Friday Shopping List

Okay, so onto my personal shopping list!  Take a peek at what I’ll be hunting for, click the image links to check out the retail info, and share your thoughts in the comment section below.  Are there any similar items that you’re after?  (FYI, the items on my list are in no particular order).

Black & Dark Wash Skinny Jeans

I’m in need of a new pair of black & dark wash skinny jeans – preferably mid-rise jeans as those fit me the best, but I’m open to high-rise as well since those are great at concealing midsections! 😉  They are great for wearing with pumps, flats, and boots!  Darker-hued jeans can also look more dressy so they're extremely versatile that way too!  Here are some that I’m considering below:


Brown Ankle Boots

I recently donated an older pair of brown ankle boots that were so nice and comfy!  I’ve really missed a pair like that especially as we’ve moved into the fall season.  Brown ankle boots can be pretty much worn with anything and are quite versatile.  What do you think of these options?


Tall Brown Boots

I have plenty of tall black boots, I don’t have a pair of brown ones…yet.  I’m determined to get a pair of brown boots to complement any warm, neutral looks that I style.  I’m open to calf-high, knee-high, or over-the-knee boots.  I’m really in love with the Linea Paolo pair below.  I may spring for two pairs of boots this time around – I love the riding boot style because they’re great for casual looks and usually pretty comfortable, but sleek-cut dressy boots can instantly enhance any look!


Burberry Trench Coat

Okay, I kind of cheated on this one!  This was definitely on my Black Friday shopping list, but I couldn’t resist and already got it a couple of weeks ago (pics to come soon!).  This is a momentous month for me because I turned 40 years old!  So, I treated myself to the gorgeous Burberry Kensington Cashmere Trench Coat (the first coat below).  I wore it for the first time on a recent trip to NYC and it was so luxurious and warm at the same time.  Every woman should own a Burberry trench, especially a cashmere one!  Check out the trench that I got (the first coat below) as well as some other great choices from Burberry.


Burberry Scarf

And while we’re on the topic of Burberry, I also need a new scarf!  The Burberry scarf can be spotted instantly with its famous check pattern.  They come in various colors and sizes to fit your own personal style.  I think I may go for the traditional Burberry colors (since they match with so much), but I have to admit that the soft pink one scarf is really appealing too.  I have a cute pink trench that it’d be a fab match for!  I’ll report on which one I buy!  Check out the options and retail info right here:


Seamless Bra

It’s about that time!  I’m due for a new set of bras!  I always say that bras (and underwear in general) are the most important items that you wear every day.  They’re essential to creating a smooth silhouette!  It’s recommended that you replace your bras every six months to a year (and check out other bra tips here).  I’m within that time frame right now, but I use visual triggers to determine when it’s time to replace my bra.  I know my bras’ time is up because their elastic straps no longer have any give.

I’m on the hunt for a seamless bra as they provide the smoothest, cleanest silhouette.  Personally, I try not to go for bras that have lace trimming or appliques.  While they’re pretty to look, these added trims can create a ‘bumpy’ silhouette on fitted clothing.  Here are a few brands and styles I’m considering:

Seamless Panties

Along with my bras, a new set of panties is on deck!  Like bras, a panty’s life will run its course.

For comfort and breathability, I always opt for cotton underwear, preferably bikini or French-cut style.  There’s nothing worse than wearing an uncomfortable pair of panties so you have to find a style that makes you feel like you’re not wearing them at all!  Another must for me is for the panty to be seamless (for all of the same reasons I mentioned above for my bras).  Here are some great brands that I’m checking out:


Turtlenecks

For the past couple of years, I gravitated away from turtlenecks – no real reason why –  just a change in style preference.  But coming into this season, that totally changed!  I’ve been craving turtleneck tops or sweaters.  I’d like a couple of ‘staple’ turtlenecks, but also desire something that’s a bit more dramatic, too!  (Check out my #1 tip on how to look stunning in a turtleneck). Now, which one(s) should I get from the selection below?


Sweaters

One other item I’m after is new sweaters!  Cozy sweaters make you feel soooo good in autumn and winter.  Sweaters can also be uber stylish and add that bit of panache to your outfit while keeping you warm.  Fitted sweaters are my preference (remember silhouettes is key), but loose, comfortable sweaters work can be cute too!

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Puffer Jacket

I’m looking for a stylish, yet functional jacket that works for both the autumn and winter seasons.  I have a puffer jacket right now, but I’ve had it for a few years and am ready for something new.  I’ll still keep it because it’s in great shape (this will be my new fall bike-riding jacket), but I’m looking for a jacket that’s more stylish overall.  I’m considering one of these puffer jackets below and am leaning on the pink AVEC LES FILLES.  What do you think?


Knee-High / Trouser Socks

I’ve been wearing the heck out of my boots so far this season and need a ‘reboot’ in my knee-high / trouser socks game.  When I wear a skirt or dress with tall boots during this time of year, I usually also wear pantyhose to keep my legs warm.  But wearing boots directly over pantyhose always results in small snags or even runs on the hose.  For an extra layer of warmth, a snugger fit in the boot, and more importantly, the prevention of snagged pantyhose, I opt to wear knee-high or tall trouser socks on top of my hose.  I like socks that have a bit of pattern to them – even if no one can see them, LOL.  I wonder which ones I’ll end up with?


Statement Pumps

I love shoes and am ready for something cute and snazzy this season!  I’m looking for a pump and that’s basically my only requirement, LOL.  I’m flexible on color, pattern, and design.  The statement pump I select will be one that I can build an outfit around, which is so much fun to do!   Here are some pumps that caught my eye…take a closer look by clicking on the image links:


Tank Tops / Camisoles

Tank tops and camisoles are a wardrobe staple for me.  I replace these the most often because I wear them ALL the time.  They are great for layering and depending on the style and time of year, they can be worn on their own.  I tend to stay with neutral colors because they give the most flexibility for layering, but accent colors can come in handy for a pop of color.  When it comes to tanks, I'm usually a 14 & Union gal, but I'm really interested in Hanro's options this time around.  Here's a closer look at what's on my shortlist…


Long-Sleeve Fitted Tees

T-shirts are certainly a wardrobe staple for me.  But I’m pretty picky about them in terms of the fit and quality.  I love wearing tees that are fitted close to the body and have necklines that are preferably V-neck, boat neck, or even a cowl neck (check out various necklines here).  I also really like my tees to be made of soft cotton or jersey material.  It feels so luxurious and is comfortable to wear, especially for casual or lounging looks.  Here are a few that have caught my attention:

Boot Shapers

Last, but not least, I need some new boot shapers.  There are different styles out there, but I prefer shapers that not only shape the boot but also has an attached hook which conveniently allows me to hang them in my closet.  Regardless of style, boot shapers are a relatively inexpensive way to maintain the look and style of your boots.  It helps prevent leather (or vinyl) cracking that comes from unsupported folds – who wants that, right?  Here are some viable options.


So, there you have it!  That’s my entire Black Friday Shopping List.  I can’t wait to shop for these items on Black Friday in hopes that I can get some great deals across the board.  I’ll be sure to report back with my latest acquisitions with pics, so definitely watch this space!

Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

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Women’s Fashion – 2018 Fall & Winter Fashion Trend Guide

Seasons change and so do we! Download your free 2018 Fall & Winter Fashion Trend Guide for Women - Roxanne Carne Personal Stylist

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I feel that each new season signifies change and an opportunity of rebirth – especially for your closet! ? In that same vein, each season brings new fashion trends that keep us on our toes!  I’m always excited to see what's sashaying down the runway and which overarching designer themes trickle down to retail stores (and eventually into our closets!).

Seasons change and so do we! Download your free 2018 Fall & Winter Fashion Trend Guide for Women - Roxanne Carne Personal Stylist

As a Personal Stylist, I revel in tracking trends and my clients get the full benefit as I’m able to help them update their wardrobes with the most up-to-date looks.  However, fashion trends aren’t the basis of their looks, but rather an accent.  This is important to remember if you don’t want to be a slave to fashion.  Trends allow you to dip your toe in the water and try something new for your wardrobe.  And you never know…fashion trends can turn into a staple look for you – but only if it makes sense for you and your style!

I love to help my personal styling clients discover fresh looks and I want to help you, too!  So, once again, I’ve taken the guesswork out of determining the hottest trends out there.  How?  I’ve just published the newest edition of my semi-annual report highlighting the top Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion trends for women.  And the report is available to you here for FREE! ↓↓↓

My free fashion trend report includes the Top Ten trends for this fall & winter.  Not only do I share top exciting trends, but I also share multiple inspiration pieces for each trend that are available in stores right now (over 100, to be exact!).  So, it’s like your personal style catalog – if you see a trend that you’re totally feeling, stylish options handpicked by me are literally at your fingertips.

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Top Ten 2018 Fall/Winter Fashion Trends for Women

Below is a little teaser highlighting a couple of my favorite fashion trends that have emerged for this fall and winter season.  Gain access to the full report by signing up to download now…

Statement Bows

Statement bows are showing up everywhere and they’re looking really good!  Don a statement bow on a blouse, dress, handbag, or even pants!  Here are a few snazzy options that are available in stores right now ↓↓↓

Plush Fake Furs

Fake fur jackets and coats have been trending steadily for the past few autumn/winter seasons – and they’re still going strong.  The thing I love most about them is that you can experiment with different colors and patterns (like ombre, for example) and actually pull it off!  They are great for dressing up or down.  Here are my picks for super cute fake furs that you can rock today ↓↓↓ 


Pretty nice teaser, right?  Want to see more?  What are you waiting for?  Go ahead and download your free fashion trend report.  What a great way to see what's hot and get inspired to enhance your personal style!

Please comment below and let me know which trends are your favorites – I'd love to know!

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Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help you define your style!

Seasons change and so do we! Download your free 2018 Fall & Winter Fashion Trend Guide for Women - Roxanne Carne Personal Stylist

Black Friday – Shop Online with Me!

Ready to redefine your wardrobe? Join Roxanne Carne, Personal Stylist, for a free Black Friday virtual shopping session!

Well, here we are again!  The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time for holiday shopping too!

Well this year, you don’t have to go at it alone!  As a Personal Stylist & Shopper, I always encourage women to invest in themselves by investing in their wardrobes.  Remember my mantra, “Transform Your Wardrobe, Transform Your Life?”  Well, it’s totally true!

There are a few pinnacle times throughout the year where you have the opportunity to do just this and Black Friday is one of them!  So, in an effort to help you redefine your wardrobe, I want to invite you to a FREE virtual Black Friday Shopping Session with me! Scroll down for more info!

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What’s the Black Friday Online Shopping Session All About?

  • It’s my free, private pop-up Facebook group that you can join and virtually shop with me and other women who are on a mission to snag some great deals while upgrading their style!
  • The session will be LIVE on Black Friday, 11/23/18 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET
  • During that time, I’ll personally be in the group sharing store sales & product deals, giving advice and recommendations on specific wardrobe pieces you’re shopping for, and also sharing deals that I snag from my shopping list, too!
  • You’ll come prepared with your shopping list, share deals that you’ve snagged, and ask questions about items you’re looking for…oh, and have fun too!
  • Joining this FREE virtual session will give you the opportunity to:
    • Make a dent in your wardrobe shopping list at great sale prices
    • Tap into my style expertise and insights while you shop
    • See what's on MY shopping list
    • Hang out with a new group of girlfriends that all desire to enhance their style this season!

I Want In!  How Do I Sign Up?

Signing up for the FREE Black Friday Online Shopping Session is super easy!

#1 Sign up directly below:

#2 AND then head over to the private Facebook group and request access

#3 Spread the word! Share this blog post with your girlfriends and encourage them to sign up, too!

So, what are you waiting for?  Let’s get your style set for the Autumn/Winter season…together!

See you on the inside!

Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

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Get Some ‘Sole’ – Hot Spring & Summer Shoe Styles

Does your spring & summer have enough 'sole?' Check out my top picks for the hottest shoe styles this season! -Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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It doesn't hurt to have a bit of ‘sole,’ right?

This spring and summer deliver great options for not only clothes but also for shoes!  This summer boasts very relaxed vibes that translate into cool, easy looks, especially for footwear.

As I’m out and about with personal styling and shopping for clients, I’m totally inspired by all of the lovely shoe choices that are currently out there!  So, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite spring and summer shoe styles that are perfect pairings for maxi dresses & skirts, rompers, billowy tops with shorts, or cropped pants/jeans.  There are lots of options to choose from – you really can’t go wrong!  So show off your pedicured tootsies!

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Hot Spring & Summer Shoe Styles

Wraparound Sandals & Gladiator Sandals

My absolute favorite shoe this spring and summer is the Wraparound Gladiator Sandal by Free People!  It's a gladiator sandal with a cool twist – literally!  Instead of having a leather strap that you either manually wrap or zip up your calf, this sandal has springy straps that easily coils around the calf – how cool is that?  I love how shoes can evolve, LOL.  Anyway, this is a fun take on the traditional gladiator sandal that's been trending for the past few years.  Check out this cool sandal below, as well as a few similar options for hot gladiator sandals you can rock this season!

More Gladiator Sandal Options…

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Thonged Sandals, Mules, and  Slides

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Flats: Ankle-Wrapped, Loafers, and Espadrilles

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Heeled Sandals

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So tell me, what type of ‘sole' are you this spring & summer?  Comment below!

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Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!

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Ultimate Shopping – Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale!

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Today is the first day of Nordstrom’s massive Half Yearly Sale!  Twice each year, Nordstrom runs a massive storewide sale where you can score some great deals!  It’s a great time to acquire key pieces from your wishlist as well as snagging some bargains on last season’s clearance items!

There are literally thousands of sales items from Nordstrom, but I’ve done the heavy lifting and edited my favorite pieces for you in the following 10 categories: Dresses, Tops, Skirts, Pants & Jumpsuits, Jeans, Jackets, Professional, Swimwear, Handbags, Shoes, and Accessories!  I've covered it all! ?

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale – My Top Tips

To get you prepped and ready to shop, here are some helpful tips as you navigate through my edit:

  • There are quite a few items I’ve edited in each category.  Be sure to click the gray arrow to the right of each collection to ensure you don't miss any items!
  • Remember that each garment is available in various sizes so don’t overlook an item because your size may be different from the models shown.
  • I’ve included pieces at various price points so there’s something for everyone!
  • And my most important tip is this: if you see something that you really like and want, buy it at that time!  This is a HUGE sale and the hottest items will go fast!

So now that you’re armed with these tips, you’re ready to see the best of what Nordstrom has to offer in their Half Yearly Sale!

Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale – The Edit

Dresses

Style Notes: Here you’ll see a nice mix of midi & maxi dresses as well as stripes (which are hot again this spring season), ruffles, and ruching!

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Tops

Style Notes: Here’s a fun variety of season-friendly tops with off-the-shoulder, wrapped, cropped, and relaxed fits!

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Skirts

Style Notes:  Ooh, this is a fun section!  I’ve curated some cute skirts with hi-lo hemlines, checks, stripes, ruffles, and asymmetry.  Do we see a theme here?

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Pants & Jumpsuits

Style Notes: This Half Yearly sale offers some great pants options this season!  Check out pants that have beautiful wide-leg options, are cropped, and have trending paper bag waists.  Don’t snooze on the well-fitted jumpsuits either!

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Jeans

Style Notes:  You always need a banging pair of jeans!  Check out some hot styles that are great for various body types!

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Jackets

Style Notes:  Casual jackets can be a nice accent piece or centerpiece to your outfit.  You have so many choices right here to create a fun, new look!

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Professional

Style Notes: Look professional and chic at the same time! Take a look at what Nordstrom has to offer for great work looks!

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Swimwear

Style Notes: Indulge in summer with delectable one-piece and two-piece swimsuits as well as some gorgeous coverups!

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Handbags

Style Notes: It’s handbag heaven at Nordstrom!  I’ve selected springtime hobos, clutches, shoulder bags, and more!

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Shoes

Style Note: I know shoes are a weakness for many of us ladies!  We’re seeing some metallic and sparkly looks continuing to trend on from last season, which isn’t a bad thing, LOL. 😉  Oh, and there are plenty of mules and slides, too!  I’m happy to share my favorite picks that Nordies has available right now!

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Accessories

Style Note: Lavish yourself with statement accessories to include jewelry, belts, hats, sunglasses, and scarves!

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Well, I hope you enjoyed the collection and were able to pick up some items that represent your best personal style!  Please dish on which Nordstrom goodies did you added to your shopping cart below!

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Roxanne XOXO

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Top 10 Tips on How to Wear Stripes

Want to know how to wear stripes the best way? Check out my Top 10 Tips on how to rock stripes in your wardrobe! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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Each spring & summer season, I’m always tickled when I see stripes hit the scene!  If you’re not typically into wearing patterns, they are an easy and stylish way to introduce prints into your life. I truly feel that anyone can wear stripes and that they should be a BFF in your closet!

But there is certainly an art to wearing them so they don’t exaggerate any ‘trouble’ spots.  Here are some quick simple tips to keep in mind when wearing stripes.

10 Do's and Don'ts on How to Wear Stripes

1. Horizontal stripes are generally friendlier to ladies’ figures (regardless of one’s size). Vertical stripes can work, but you really have to be careful with the fabric.  Vertical stripes can literally stretch horizontally on the widest sections of our body.  Now, I know that sounds a bit confusing but bear with me here.  Imagine wearing a stretchy sheath dress with vertical stripes, for example.  As you visually follow the vertical stripes downward, they will expand and contract over the widest and most narrow areas of your body.  So essentially, what that’s just done is totally bringing attention to the widest parts of your body in a very unflattering way.  Do you see why this is a no-no?  You can better disguise problem areas with horizontal stripes (with one exception below).

-Okay, sidebar… I totally approve of wearing vertical pinstripes on tops and bottoms.  But this needs to be with a structured fabric that doesn’t stretch.  Generally, vertical stripes of a smaller width work much better for everyone! ?

2. Diagonal stripes or stripes in a chevron pattern are a great way to add length to your body or torso.

3. Always think about scale. For the most part, I feel that narrow stripes (let’s say about 1.5” or smaller) are more flattering that wide stripes on most women.  There are some exceptions to this rule, but that width is definitely the safe zone.  Overall, they’re just most flattering to our shapes.

4. If you have very wide hips, stay away from horizontally striped pants or skirts. In this instance, the stripes accentuate the width in an unflattering way, so it’s generally a good idea to stay away from them.

5. High-contrasting colors (like black and white) are easier to wear together; low-contrasting colors (like navy and purple) are definitely do-able, but I recommend adding an element that will pop – like a statement belt (to break up the stripes) or a scarf or long necklace.

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6. If you wear a striped jacket, break it up by adding a column of solid color underneath – this is easier on the eyes and allows you to add a fun element like a long necklace to help break things up!

7. The converse of #6 also works. Placing a solid-colored jacket over stripes is a good way to tone it down some (if you feel the need, of course)!  Also, it’s a nice way to add some pop under a solid jacket, too!

8. Want to give the illusion of a wider shoulder (especially if your hip area is wider than your torso)? Instead of wearing stripes in a crew neck style, go with a boat neck or off-the-shoulder style.  This effect visually elongates your horizontal neck/shoulder line, which is always very attractive!

9. Feel free to experiment by mix-matching your stripes! In my recent blog post about how to style polka dots, I mentioned that they could go well with stripes!  You can mix-match stripes with polka dots, florals, and other prints.  Just pay special attention to scale and complementary colors because if not, it can go really wrong really quickly!  Oh, and you can mix stripes with stripes (like vertical with horizontal) – again, it has to work just right in order to pull it off so be very mindful of these aspects.

10. Timid about incorporating stripes in your summer ready-to-wear looks? Play with stripes in your shoes, handbags, or accessories!

Check out a collection of pieces I curated that give you an idea of how to wear stripes well!

Living a Striped Life

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What's your favorite way to wear stripes?  Drop a line in the comment section below!

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Roxanne XOXO

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In Love with Lavender

Are you a fan of the color purple? Check out my top picks of violet-inspired fashion for women! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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If you know me at all, you probably know that I LOVE to wear black, white, ivory, and gray.  Like many women out there, these are my go-to colors especially if I'm in a pinch!  But what many of you don’t know is that outside of my core neutrals, my absolute favorite ‘real’ color is purple!  Yes, purple!

Did you know that purple symbolizes royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition?  Well, it's no wonder why I've always been drawn to it!  And according to Sensational Color, the color purple naturally makes you feel uplifted, calm, and may even spark some creativity.  We can all use a dose of that, right?!

Ever since I was a little girl, a part of me has always been in love with this color, especially lavender.  I love seeing sprays of lavender in gardens and open fields (like that screensaver on Amazon Fire, LOL).  It always makes me think of spring, Easter and even Mother's Day!

So imagine my delight when the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year was announced as Ultra Violet!  Keep an eye out as I bet you'll see this color and its sister shades pop up in clothes, accessories, and lifestyle products!

As your Personal Stylist, I’d love to share some cute pieces out there that reflect this color palette.  So show off your power, ambition, and luxe aura by incorporating this color into your closet!  Three cheers for Lavender, Lilac, Orchid, Mauve, Periwinkle, Plum, and Violet! Enjoy the looks below!

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In Love with Lavender

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How do you feel about this year's Pantone color, Ultra-Violet (or its sister shades)?  Comment below!

Oh, and if you'd like to delve in a bit more about the psychology of what other colors symbolize, check out this interesting guide on ten colors that we see and use every day!  It gives some great insight that will help you determine which colors you want to incorporate into your wardrobe.

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Going Somewhere? My Guide on How to Travel in Comfort & Style!

Planning overseas travel? Find out how to travel in comfort and style by packing the right wardrobe! ~ Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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With spring finally getting into full swing, travel season is upon us!  One of my awesome clients (and RC Style Guide VIP members) is prepping for international travel and wanted to know what types of clothing I recommend for both long flights and suitcase living.

So today, I’m sharing my recommendations on how to travel in both comfort and style!  Let’s get started!

Given the time of year, I assume that most places people are traveling to have a mild/warm climate, so keep in mind that my recommendations are centered there. ?

The pieces that I recommend are suitable for both traveling by plane, train, or automobile, as well as when you’re on the go and out enjoying your vacation.  I’m breaking it down to you by clothing and accessories, and a bonus section on key that you should have in your suitcase and carry-on.  And I'm sharing examples of every section, so be sure to scroll through for inspiration or to shop!

The key to it all is packing a wardrobe that allows you to mix and match core areas.  But another important aspect is having a packed wardrobe that you can layer.  This is important because temperatures can sometimes shift up or down and you want the flexibility to add on or take off on demand. 😉  Now it’s up to you many of each item you want to take!  Make careful consideration of your actual travel time, itinerary, and activities to determine which pieces to bring along.

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Comfortable Tops, Tees, and Tanks

At the core of any travel wardrobe, you need some comfortable top, tees, and tanks.  These are great to wear on their own with comfy pants, shorts, or skirts, or underneath a light jacket.

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Light Sweaters / Light Cashmere Sweaters

Packing at least one light sweater is a must just in case things get a little chilly especially in the early morning or late evening hours.  Light sweaters are perfect for layering, too! When possible, I recommend cashmere because it generates a gentle warmth, it’s so breathable and uber comfortable!

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Dusters and Maxi Dresses

Add some length, flow, and more comfort with a duster to go over your outfit or opt for a maxi dress.  These are a great option for the travel portion of your trip and most settings on your vacation.  The best part is that they're quick and simple to rock!

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Cropped Pants & Jeans / Comfortable Shorts / Jumpsuits

I absolutely love sporting cropped pants, shorts, and jumpsuits when on vacay!  The pants and shorts are a staple when wanting to remain comfy, whereas the jumpsuits serve up a little more dressiness, but are still very chic and comfortable.

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Loungewear

When traveling for business or pleasure especially to a new destination, you can easily get caught up in a busy itinerary of exploring and sightseeing, but it’s important to try and squeeze in some R&R every now and then.  Enjoy your “me” time in comfortable loungewear while you soak in everything around you!

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Shift Dresses / LBD Shift Dresses

Another great option for daytime wear (or for travel) is the shift dress.  Look, when you’re on vacation, you ultimately want to be comfortable and a shift dress is a cute way to achieve that!  Pair it with some flats or slides (see below) for an easy look.  Coupled with that, I’d recommend also packing an LBD (Little Black Dress) for fun evening soirées – and if you want to continue the comfy vibe, go with a shift dress again.

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Light Jackets / Denim Jackets

You’ll want to pack a light and/or denim jacket for all the same reasons as the light sweater above. ?  Denim jackets are easy because you can pretty much layer them on top of anything!

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Stylish Loafers / Slide-on Sneakers / Sandals / Slides

Okay, your shoe game needs to be very comfortable when you’re abroad because you’ll likely be doing a lot of exploring on foot.  I recommend packing some stylish loafers, slide-on sneakers (I own this pair), sandals, or slides.

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Swimsuits

No matter the destination, you should always pack at least one swimsuit!  You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the pool or ocean or enjoy a soak in a jacuzzi.  (I’ll be writing a blog post all about swimsuits for this season very soon, so be sure to check back in for that!)

Accessories

What’s a trip abroad without some stylish accessories that offer function and comfort?  Always pack:

  • A straw fedora because they can pretty much match anything and always looks cute!
  • A scarf for added dimension to your look or for warmth (like on a plane)
  • A nice pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes and always look chic
  • A durable leather travel bag because it can double as a flight carry-on and is handy for short trips within your trip!
  • A tote bag to hold your essentials during the trip and collect new ones along the way! ☺

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Bonus Section: Essentials

In addition to clothes, shoes, and accessories, here’s my list of essential items that you should always travel with:

  • Light Blanket – There’s nothing worse than being in a freezing plane for hours so it makes sense to pack a light blanket in your carry-on. (If you fly first-class, blankets aren’t always guaranteed, so don’t get caught up!)
  • Eye Mask – I prefer complete darkness when I nap or sleep especially when I’m trying to do so when I’m en route, so I always pack an eye mask (cashmere ones are the best because they’re sooo luxurious and soft!). Eye masks also come in handy if you have a window-seat neighbor that leaves the window up when you prefer it to be down (we’ve all been there!).
  • Ear Plugs – Yet another necessity especially for plane travel. Mute out all the noise with a high noise reduction rating.  This is the most important item on this list, LOL.
  • Wet Ones – If you’re a germaphobe like I am, this item is essential. It’s great for conveniently disinfecting your hands between washroom visits, but also useful for quickly wiping down tray tables, armrests, telephones – anything you want!
  • Compression Socks – Long hours of plane travel can do a number on your feet in terms of swelling. When possible, opt to wear a pair of compression socks as they reduce the amount of blood that pools in your leg veins from sitting so long in that environment.  You want to be able to rock your cute slides and sandals, right?
  • Good Reading Material – Travel offers the best opportunity to catch up on your favorite books or magazines so indulge yourself and pack a few to get you through the trip!
  • Portable SteamerGarment steamers are an essential item for your home closet, but portable steamers are essential for your travel bag. Hotel rooms don’t always offer irons (or in some cases, they may be gross) so to ensure that you never look like a wrinkled mess, always bring along a portable steamer.  They’re super easy to use and don't take a lot of space in your suitcase.   Just remember to pack a power converter that you can plug it into from country to country.

And one more thing…don't forget your passport!  😉

So there you go!  Those are my top tips on what you should pack to travel in comfort and style!

Do you have any go-to outfits or essentials that give you ultimate comfort?  Post them in the comment section below!

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Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually!  Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2018

Looking for special Mother's Day Gift Ideas? Check out my 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide that's full of thoughtful, luxury items that will have Mom feeling oh so special! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

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Today is the first day of May!  For most of us, the month of May signifies spring blooms, proms & graduations, and even the beginning of grilling season!  But one event in May always takes the cake and that's Mother's Day!  This is one special occasion where we have the privilege to honor all of the awesome moms in our lives and honor yourself, too, if you're a mother!

I enjoy spoiling my dear mom on Mother's Day and I think you should, too!  We enjoy the day by getting dressed up, attending a fancy brunch, and strolling through beautiful gardens.  During this day that's all about mom, I especially love presenting her with a thoughtful gift that she can use and always remember me by.

Looking for special Mother's Day Gift Ideas? Check out my 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide that's full of thoughtful, luxury items that will have Mom feeling oh so special! ~Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist

This year, I've curated some fabulous mother's day gift ideas that have inspired me – and I hope they will inspire you as well!  I always like to give a gift of luxury or something that definitely has some panache!  From lady-like leather gloves to cashmere sleep masks, there are ideas for everyone!  For this year's Mother's Day Gift Guide, I did something a little bit different.  When thinking about moms, how busy they are, and how much they do day-to-day, I thought it'd be fun to include some gift ideas that went beyond just clothes and shoes.  I selected gifts that complement their lifestyles – so you'll a smattering of home and beauty items included in this guide such as a sterling silver hand mirror or a beautifully scented candle.

I invite you to indulge in my handpicked list of top gift ideas you can buy for mom [or (ahem) for yourself] this year!  Each item is for sale at fine retailers – just click the image to find out more about it.  But like I always say, if you snooze you lose!  The hottest items go fast and you don't want to be in a lurch looking for gifts at the last minute, right?  So if you see something you like, go for it and have peace of mind!

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Mother's Day Gift Guide – Treasures That Mom Will Love!

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I hope you enjoyed this year's Mother's Day Gift Ideas!  I'd like to know which items you liked the most?  And did you pick any of them for Mom (or for yourself)? 😉  Please share below!

Stylishly Yours,

Roxanne XOXO

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