By Traci McBride
Everyone wants a quick pick-me-up to stand out a bit more, so having the right style bundles can be your influencer.
Style bundles are always accessories. Ties, scarves, jewelry, shoes, nail polish, belts, hosiery, watches, hats etc. A style bundle is usually two to five items that, when added to basics, such as blouses, shirts, jackets, and dresses, can impact the outfit to look like a brand-new look.
A style bundle visually communicates to others that you pay attention to the details, and that they are worth the effort to do so. Let me give you some visual examples.
Fur collars are all the rage this winter and an easy yet inexpensive way to doll up last year’s blazer, coat or sweater. Finish with a sophisticated leather bag, gloves, and shoes. Instant polish and influence!
Instantly change your energy and boost the mood of everyone around you with a pop of color, even wearing a basic white–collared blouse and black slacks or jeans. The details in this red example will have others noticing you – even better service from the barista when you wear a style bundle in your power color! Perhaps your power color is orange or teal – whatever it is, be sure it flatters your skin tone.
Feeling a little sassy? Use your style bundle to communicate it! These details paired with a black, khaki or chocolate pencil skirt or heck, even tailored jeans, will have all the fun people wanting to talk to you!
Tip #1 — Start in your closet and drawers. I just know you have under–used or unused accessories tucked away. All the closets I’ve visited over the last eight years have proven to me everyone has goodies tucked away that they forgot about or don’t think go with anything or save for a special day. Today is your special day!
Tip #3 — Step outside of your comfort zone. Try some new combinations. Push yourself. Watch how others react to you. Get your power colors near your face and feel your energy change and your confidence rise. Embrace your new, elevated style while not spending a dime, using what you already own!
Please share with me how this works for you. Experience any challenges or need input? Receive compliments? I want to know! Email Traci@TeeMcBee.com and share comments and photos.
Traci McBride is the wardrobe stylist of TeeMcBee Image Consulting and is a longtime supporter of nonprofit Dress for Success-Cleveland. She encourages readers to subscribe to her timely e-zine, schedule a style strategy call, or request her to infuse your staff or organization with a passionate professional punch of style to elevate everyone.
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