Spring 2017 Trends for Women

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Spring 2017 Trends for Women

With the impending change of seasons - I couldn’t be more excited to start planning and shopping for the Spring wardrobe that I am THRILLED to be rocking very soon.  And I’m assuming you are right there with me, wanting to know just exactly what you should be on the lookout for to keep you looking put together, polished, and “on trend”. 

Stylist Tip #1 - There is a BIG difference between “on trend” and “trendy”.  On trend means that your clothing, your style, and the pieces you are wearing together are current and make sense for your image and what you want to be portraying to those that see you - either online or in person. “Trendy” means something that is a fad, but will soon go out of style - so you never want to invest a ton of money into those pieces, because they won’t stand the test of time.

So, because I believe 100% in buying pieces that make sense to ADD to your wardrobe and to keep it looking fresh and ON TREND - I have pulled together some great pieces that I know will look great on most of us and also are not “too trendy” to not stand the test of time

Below you will see a design I put together to show you exactly what I’m referring to when I talk about these different Spring on trend pieces.

These pieces are great to incorporate into your closet and wear with your current favs that you already know, like, and trust.  Not only are the pieces and cuts really great this season - but the COLORS are beautiful neutral shades with pops of color that you can mix and match with most of your wardrobe.

For my ladies, you see a lot of pieces that have different cuts and designs in the tops….such as bell sleeves, slits in the arms, one shoulder tops, one shoulder cut out, and off the shoulder pieces.  Not only that, but you will see these pieces in a lot of stripes.  Specifically, seaside stripes and banker stripes (think blue & white pinstripe and the nautical/nantucket seersucker striped feel).  All of those tops will pair really nicely with white denim, white or black shorts, colored denim, or even tucked into some cute high waisted skirts.  Oversized button downs and white shirt dresses will be largely present on the style scene as well as one of my VERY favs - JUMPSUITS!!!  I love a great jumpsuit.

For accessories - this season you will fall in love with the necklace and shoe options.  Layering necklaces will be SUPER on trend as well as all shades of yellow.  I love the yellow accessories with the chambray (denim) pieces as well as the striped pieces.  Shoes are super chic and super COMFY.  How great is THAT?!  Lace-up espadrilles, flat booties, and open toed booties are the leaders of the pack this season, and I love them ALL!  

Stylist Tip #2 - Always shop for a camel colored shoe first, if you are looking for an initial color to purchase, because it goes with literally EVERY color in your closet.

Last piece for my ladies - Pale Pink.  You will see this in everything from shoes to blazers to earrings.  It is a perfect color to pair with white, black, grey, denim, navy….you get the idea.  It’s a wonderful Spring color to add to your wardrobe.

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Spring 2017 Trends for Men

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Spring 2017 Trends for Men

I have put together a set to focus on business casual, date night out, and hanging on the weekends. The three areas that I think can be the biggest struggle for my men.

Right off the bat, you notice that there are 50 shades of blue for the men’s trends.  I couldn’t love this more - and it also goes along beautifully with the 2 other on trend colors for men - stone and khaki (think linen suit for the khaki - as opposed to khaki pants).

If you don’t currently own a gorgeous bright blue fitted blazer - that can definitely be the next piece that you add to your wardrobe and you can do it with confidence knowing that you can wear it with denim, grey pants, black pants, khaki, and stone colored pants.  Make sure that you get the blazer fitted perfectly for your shape.

The next thing you will see are a lot of are different size boxed prints - from gingham to boxed plaid to large box prints - this is a great print to wear with any pant you own and also mix up with a different printed tie or a solid color if you want to keep it classy.  

Lastly, shoes and work bags.  I’m loving all the new shoe options available to men and, again, if you are looking for one shoe to add to your collection - always go for a camel colored shoe if you don’t yet own one.  They go with almost everything and will look SO nice with your blue blazer, box print shirt, dark fitted denim, and a camel colored belt.  PERFECT ensemble.  

For a more casual shoe, look for an athletic inspired shoe - like the Nikes shown in the photo - but go for a fun color like that military inspired green.  Keep it fun and confident.  

And for the work bag…it’s time to let go of the backpack and embrace the adulthood and studliness of the leather work bag.  It looks amazing and just will give you a boost of confident each day when you head to work.  Rock it out and watch your productivity increase!

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Spring 2016 Style Set

This Spring is bringing back some of our favs as well as some new stylish loves.

Fringe, Exposed Shoulders, and Denim Everything are just a few of the seasonal trends that I am loving and find it VERY easy to pair with my favorite white destroyed denim.

Bright & Bold Stripes paired with some sequins or sparkle - will most DEFINITELY be one of my go-to's this Spring and pairing it with a great white bomber....just YES!

And if you are looking for a skirt that looks good on anyone - the Paper Bag waist skirt is the skirt for you.  It is forgiving, stylish, and fun all in one!  I need to grab 3 - just to keep them in rotation. :)

Grown up gingham is always a love of mine, and pairing them with destroyed boyfriend jeans is just a given for my wardrobe.  

The romantic ruffles and lace that we saw in the Fall have continued this Spring, and that means you get MORE wear out of those pieces you bought last season!  YAY!

A mix of shoe wear will be key for your Spring wardrobe - a great pair of light pink or nude pumps, a white sandal, some great open toed heels, a nice navy flat, and a classy yet funky heel (Valentino please?!) will all keep you styled and chic this Spring

!It's not just florals for Spring anymore - get into it! :)

xoxo

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Fashion begins again in the Fall, and this season has it all!

From the beauty & brocade of the Romantic Era to 60's Mod, this season has it all. Funk, Style, & Class. You will be sure to see lots of color, prints, and accessories that aren't afraid to be loud & proud. 

Colors are off the charts with reds, blues (cobalt, navy, and powder - LOVE), greens, and monochromatic black or winter cream.

The romantic era inspired fashion will bring lots of high necks, lace, and ruffles.  There will be dramatic flair, puffed sleeves, and rich tapestry prints.  

The mod inspired swinging 60's looks will give us bold geometric prints, carwash pleats, and super short micro minis.  Not only that, but you will notice overly tall boots and lady loafers galore!

Plaids are in again, (YAY for my Rails plaids!) especially in red, as well as menswear-insired prints (tweed, herringbone, and houndstooth).  And yes, it's true, flared bottoms (think jeans and pants) are back in...BUT make sure they are super high waisted and tight fitting on top.

As for accessories, you will notice big beautiful stoned accessories, funky tights to pair with your dresses and skirts, and lots of options for bags - including box bags (a fav of mine).  Striped scarves and skinny scarves are both on trend as well, and will look great as a completion accessory to your look.


This season is sure to be one of my favorites...I love a great throw-back mod or victorian look!

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Valentine's Day: Romantic & Edgy

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Valentine's Day: Romantic & Edgy

For all of you beauties that are preparing for your Valentine's Day dates - here is a little inspiration to have you looking beautiful, edgy, and romantic all in one!

Overall you want to have a look that speaks true to your style, while also saying "I'm excited for romance!"

How do you do that? I'm glad you asked! 

Keep your look romantic with a classic lace top and add in the edge with your favorite coated skinnies, a moto jacket, and an awesome pair of black booties. Don't forget to complete the look by adding beautiful gold accessories that don't speak louder than the romantic lace and edgy pieces that you are rocking!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with Love and Style!!

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Fall Fashion: Women's Style Edition

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Fall Fashion: Women's Style Edition

This season's styles, colors, and trends have me crushing hard - I'm literally falling for fall!

Beautiful Cobalt, Striking Burgundy, Comfortable Grey, and Funky Army Green are just a couple of my top favs for color this Fall.

Grab an oversized sweater, pair it with a great pair of dark jeans, throw on a bright accessory - and you are looking STUNNING! 

Or if you want to dress it up - Plaid is the name of the game this fall. Plaid skirts with sweaters, Plaid dresses, or my fav...Plaid PANTS!  They will all have you looking put together and stylish.

Can't wait to see all you beauties in your Fall Fashion. Post a pic to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and #TaylorMadeCoaching to the post! 

xoxo Kate

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Fall Fashion: Outerwear Edition

Fall is in the air, and it is time to grab your coat...but what colors are on trend and what styles should you be on the lookout for?
Oversized is the name of the game this fall, and you won't go wrong with a gorgeous belted robe coat or an oversized wrap coat.

I am loving the belted robe coat because of the silhouette that it gives while also being stylish, sleek, and functional. 
The colors that you will see the most this Fall are Sangria (Wine, Burgundy, Maroon); Grey; Royal and Cobalt Blue; Pastel Light Blue; Cream; Red; and Cypress Green. 
So grab your gorgeous coat and get out to those orchards for some apple picking fun in style!

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Cold Weather Fashion to Keep Your Style Hot!


Cold Weather Fashion to Keep Your Style Hot!





Has the winter weather got you down? Well, we know the cure all for that…warm fashion!

While we push through this second half of winter, we want to make sure that you have the right pieces to keep you cozy…while also looking Hot!!

The “On-Trend” looks for Winter are similar to the Fall, with a little more of a “cozy” touch.

A warm oversized plaid cape with a great pair of skinny jeans, and your favorite boots is one way to look stunning while staying warm on snow days.

Printed sweaters with a great pair of colored painted denim pants, an oversized infinity scarf and a pair of booties is the perfect ensemble to wear while having a shopping day with the girls.

Looking for a great date night look, but want to stay warm? Grab a sexy pair of liquid leggings and pair it with an elegant blouse, a great statement necklace, and a hot pair of heels.

A personal favorite of mine is an awesome pair of printed pants with an oversized cardigan and my favorite booties. I love adding a statement necklace and an oversized scarf to keep me warm and fashionable.

Make sure to complete every outfit with your favorite coat…and even better if it’s brightly colored! We love seeing a great coat that can be bright and stands out as an outfit on it’s own.

Don’t forget your options for extra warmth…grab a chunky infinity scarf, a knitted beanie, or a winter wool hat.

Keep using the great pieces that you got in the fall and just layer them to make sure you are getting the most use out of your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to add more layers for warmth – just make sure that it’s your style!

Sending warm fashion wishes!

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Winter Fashion to Warm Your Style


Winter Fashion to Warm Your Style

With winter weather just around the corner, we want to make sure you are all ready and prepped to look your best and feel even better!

The “On-Trend” looks for Fall are transitioning perfectly into the winter season.

Leather accents on sweaters with a great leather pant or painted dark denim are great to pair with your favorite pair of leather booties.

Plaid button downs can easily be worn by themselves with your crushed denim skinnies and statement necklace, or pair the plaid with a colored vest to keep you warm.

Blazers or your favorite crew neck sweaters give more options to style your plaid button down while also layering for warmth. Add your riding boots to either choice for a completed winter look.

A personal favorite of mine is the high waisted skinny jean with a statement blouse and clutch.

Make sure to complete every outfit with a single strand necklace and stud earrings to portray your polished and confident look.

And for extra warmth…grab a chunky infinity scarf, a knitted beanie, or a winter wool hat.

Keep in mind that you will get the most out of your winter wardrobe by mixing and matching. Think outside of the box and change up your layering pieces, pants, and accessories.

Happy Holidays!

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Accessories to Make Your Fall Wardrobe Pop!

Accessories to Make Your Fall Wardrobe Pop!



In need of some Fall inspiration and wardrobe direction? This season’s accessory trends are just the thing to get us excited and ready for the cool air around the corner.
From single stranded statement pieces, to fun & functional bags, you will have no excuse to stay in this season.
Pair your business attire with a great “from the top” bag, a single stranded crystal necklace, an elegant belt, and top it off with your favorite stacked shoes.
Or for a ladies night out, grab some sexy femme fatale pumps and a statement portfolio purse to hit the city in style.
Pearls are also a big “yes” this season and can easily make your work attire look polished, while transitioning nicely to dinner out.

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Fall Fashion...Burgundy, Cobalt, & Leather...Oh My!

Fall Fashion...Burgundy, Cobalt, & Leather...Oh My!



If there is one thing that we can all look forward to, other than the crisp cool air of fall, it’s the fashion trends of the season that never disappoint.

This year, fall fashion is speaking directly to my heart. Comfy Fisherman Sweaters, Full Skirts, Flats w/ Detailing, and Leather Motorcycle Jackets – just to name of few. It all makes me want to crawl up in front of the fire with a great book and a cup of hot tea.

The many lovable trends this year could keep us all shopping for days, but a must-have for your wardrobe should be that awesome motorcycle jacket that fits you just right with just enough edge but not too much biker.

Menswear inspired fashion for women is a biggie this season and plaid is the new neutral. Also, make sure to note that the big colors of the season are burgundy, cobalt, and jewel tones. Pastels will be the most unexpected colors that you will notice while shopping for your fashion needs.

Tiny stud earrings and flats with detailing will be the perfect addition to any of your fall pieces, and if you are feeling flirty – grab one of those full skirts that you will see all around.

No matter what fall trend you are falling in love with, make sure that you find pieces that are timeless and that will transition easily into winter, to get the most bang for your buck!

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What to Wear...to Work!

What to Wear....to Work!

It’s one of the questions that I hear the most…What should I wear to work?!

Maybe you have your casual-wear all set, but when it comes to appropriate work attire that says, “I mean business”, you are at a loss. Well no worries, I’ve got you covered.

There are a couple great pieces that every working woman should have, and they will easily transition through the seasons. Now, the colors can be your personal preference, but some of your wardrobe staples should be: a great tailored dress, a blazer that is appropriate for your height and size, a pencil skirt, a great pair of nicely fitted pants, and some great dress shirts that can easily be layered.
To give a completed and polished look, don’t forget to have some great accessory pieces close by to accent your wardrobe with pops of color and style. And of course make sure to have the perfect pair of pumps or flats to top it all off.

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The Perfect Summer White

The Perfect Summer White
When completing your summer wardrobe, one thing to keep in mind is having pieces that allow you flexibility and ease.  A pivotal piece that allows for that, is the perfect pair of summer white jeans.  They can work for all events and occasions, and go from day to night without skipping a beat.
As far as white jeans go, these JBrand Destructed Denims had me at hello.  They are the perfect length and style for any occasion, and can be dressed up or dressed down in an instant.
Here I have two different, yet similar, looks paired with the JBrand Destructed Denims.  One is a Shoshanna Marissa blouse with Cole Haan Nude Manhattan flats, and the other is a Shoshanna Renee Blouse with Christian Louboutin Nude Patent Pumps.  Two great options that can easily be worn to a BBQ in flats, or a dinner al fresco in pumps…and since summer has “officially” begun – go grab those jeans and enjoy it!

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Fireworks & Fashion

Fireworks & Fashion

July 4th is just around the corner, and I want to make sure that you look patriotic, relaxed, and in-style. Why not make it a goal to enjoy your 4th of July picnic and fireworks display in the most relaxed and fashionable way possible, while not breaking the bank or looking super cheesy.

Here I have put together a couple of options that are easily duplicated with the basic red, white, and blue. Any navy and white striped piece that you already own can be accented with some great red accessories for that pop of patriotic flare. Or, you can also venture out to find some new red, white or blue items. Keep in mind that you want to be able to wear them again for other functions, so don’t go too crazy with your choices.

Either way, enjoy your time with family and friends, and Happy 4th!

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Summer Vacay Style Essentials

Summer Vacay Style Essentials

It’s that wonderful time of year when we are all packing our bags and heading out for our long anticipated…Summer Vacations!

Here we have put together some of your summer vacay must-haves! As long as you have packed these few items in your carry-on, then even if your luggage gets lost, you will still be set!

With these few pieces, you are guaranteed to feel amazing and turn heads on the beach this summer. Comfortability and ease is the name of the game with your summer maxis and summer rompers. You can’t go wrong with throwing one on over your suit, and heading out. The best part of wearing either a maxi or a romper, is that once you have added your summer hat, sandals, tote, sunglasses, and your statement jewelry piece – you can easily just head to dinner after you finish that Mojito by the pool! No major changing needed!

So, make sure to grab these pieces before your summer trip, and enjoy the ease in not having to worry about anything except relaxing and treating yourself!

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A Maxi-Must Summer!

Every summer, it’s standard…my go-to summer outfit is a light weight and flowy maxi dress paired with a great pair of shoes. You really can’t go wrong with your favorite maxi dresses. They are major.  Maxis are perfect to dress up with accessories for date night, or just as easy to throw on over your bikini for a day in the sun!
On top of having the perfect maxi, pairing it with a great pair of nude wedges, will have you turning heads everywhere you go. Make sure this summer, is your summer to be a show stopper with a great maxi and fantastic shoes!

A Maxi Must Summer!

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The Great Gatsby

Well I, for one, am beyond excited that my life-long obsession with The Great Gatsby is finally something that the whole world is now taking part in and celebrating with movies and fashion!  There is probably nothing more important than accessories when trying to achieve Gatsby fashion, and Tiffany & Co. has far exceeded this tall order.  Their Gatsby line is beyond gorg, and accessorizes the Miu Miu and Oscar de la Renta Gatsby pieces with perfection!  The dripping pearls and diamonds are enough to make all of our jaws drop.
With the opening of “The Great Gatsby” movie coming in May, make sure that you all head to that premier in your best Gatsby attire, and don’t you dare forget the jewels and accessories!!
The Great Gatsby

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We Love Boston

While we are based in Boston, we have all been effected by the tragedy of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.  Some in large ways, and others in small.  We wanted to share a small tribute to those that we love and those that were impacted.  We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those we lost, and those that were victims of this tragedy.  We are One, Boston and we will triumph.  These yellow and blue pieces are meant to honor the Boston Marathon Tragedy.  We love you, Boston.
The city of Boston has set up a foundation for the families that were effected by this tragedy, and if you are interested in helping their cause…please visit http://onefundboston.org/
We Love Boston

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It's a Shoshanna Tweed Easter!

We all love Spring for many reasons…the beautiful weather, the flowers in bloom, the pastel tones that we see in everyone’s wardrobe, the Easter bonnets (ok…that last one was pushing it).
But this year, Shoshanna is giving us even more reason to love Spring with their Spring Tweed pieces! We are LOVING the Ombre pieces, along with the Jacquard Beaded dresses.
You really can’t go wrong this Spring with Shoshanna on your side!

It's a Shoshanna Tweed Easter!

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