How To Wear A Denim Jacket


This post has been sitting in my draft folder for some time now.  With the rain, clouds, and cold today I figure it's fitting.  The new spring skirts, dresses, and tops we've been stocking up on can't be put on hold.  Especially after the beautiful weekend we just had, wasn't losing the layers life changing!  The denim jacket has a knack for helping to  keep all those great seasonal pieces in rotation.  My favorite way to style it is to balance out, or neutralize an outfit that might have a lot of print or color to it.  I also turn to the denim jacket when I have a client in a loose dress or drapey knit and we need to add a little structure to the look, (and a blazer would be do dressy.)

With A Dress

With A Skirt

With Pants

Styling Notes

- Denim jackets are so versatile, they look great paired with dressy pieces or more casual outfits.
- Always cuff or roll the sleeve, this will give such a structured garment a softer and more feminine look and feel.
- Under layers can be left out or tucked in, if your top hangs longer than the jacket that's okay!
- The non-traditional denim wash is a great buy too, colored or white denim jackets give great style also.
- If you are looking for the traditional wash stay in the medium to dark wash.  A light wash, or one that is distressed, should only be added into your wardrobe in addition to a traditional denim jacket.

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Mom's Make-Over...With Grace

Last night I had a great conversation with Jordana Green on WCCO Radio AM.  (If you're just jumping into this crazy space, I am the monthly resident fashion/style contributor on The Jordana Green Show.)  We talked about that awkward place where your mom needs a style pick me up, but you don't want to be the one to tell her!  How do you give a woman in your life the a gift that might send to wrong message?

1. Empowerment

Style is all about empowerment.  Do we as women feel as we are being our best selves, or are we settling for less than what we are worth?  Or worse, are we exhausting ourselves trying be and look like someone else?  The mission of Fashion Fix is to help women correct that wrong, and to give them the tools to feel empowered to be who they are in their best way.  Sometime all it takes is tuck here, a necklace here, great shoe there, etc...

Craft the message of your gift in way that says..."Mom I want to be empowered to be your best self this year!"

2. Confidence

Style can be used to give confidence.  Fashion Fix works a lot with women going through life change.  Women that are becoming empty nesters, making a career change, going through divorce, experiencing a mile stone birthday, and more.  Change can be positive or negative.  What ever it is, our style can help give us the confidence to achieve our goals.

Craft the message of your gift in a way that says... "Mom, I want you have time to be taken care of, instead of you taking care of everyone else!"

3. Smart

Style can be used to look and feel smart.  Think about it, we use that word in so many ways.  You've heard your self say before, "What a smart looking outfit."  Or, "She looks smart in that."  You may not be saying that someone actually looks like the have a high intelligence level, or they look like as if they went to Harvard. (Well, sometimes outfits do look like that, especially if they are wearing glasses.)  Fashion Fix works with women in their closet to find looks that help them covey the right message about who they are.  We are adult women.  Who are grown up and know how to dress our selves intentionally, our look should show that.  Fashion Fix's mission is to show women how respect them selves enough to wear something other than yoga pants everyday!

Craft the message of your gift in a way that says... Wait!  You might not need to send this message.  If you mom, sister, or girlfriend feels empowered, confident and smart in their style...  Well then leave them be!

Listen to the podcast from my talk Jordana!

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How To Wear A Statement Necklace

Last night Fashion Fix participated in a busy, big, and fun pop-up shop.  It was the second time Fashion Fix was a vendor at the Wild Ruffle Pop-Up, and I am excited to have the biz there again in the fall!  There were crafters, creators, designers and more.  One of the most popular tables where those filled with beautiful hand crafted jewelry.  Lot's of necklaces, rings, earring, pins, and other adornments.  It got me thinking about all of the clients I work with who love to pick up these pieces, bring them home, and then never wear them!  It's heartbreaking!  Accessories are the flavor to any great outfit and can significantly change up a look depending on how you wear them. 

A hot piece right now is the statement necklace.  So get out the duster and clean off those buys, because here is is how you are going to wear them!

With Tops & Blouses

Jackets & Cardigans

Do you have a stash of jewelry, pile of scarfs, or other accessories you aren't wearing?  Do you want to learn how to wear and style your accessories, or the rest of your wardrobe?  Let's get together then!

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