the classic look favors natural fibers, clean lines,
trends will repeat themselves yet almost always
and neutral colors such as black, gray, brown
in a new way.
and variations on white.
The addition of ba-
sic primary colors and the classic beige create a look that exudes effortless refinement and grace.
The new year is a great time to reassess and give oneself the permission to define or redefine the kind of person you wish to be. This is branding yourself; conveying outwardly who
To build your own a classic wardrobe, pick one
you are in the inside without compromising
basic neutral color and build upon it. Prints
ones true self. It is your self-presentation. This
and plaids when worn are downplayed on the
is a choice and not about vanity. It is about confi-
silhouette. For instance, a tartan plaid blazer
dence. It is about revealing on the outside various
should be worn with a white shirt and black
components of your personality. The best place
pants or black top, trousers and shoes. Acces-
to start is developing a distinctive wardrobe with
sories are most often simple. For women pearls
a style that flatters you the most.
are a must along with a metal watch for both genders.
Remember: Less is sometimes more and one can never go wrong with simple elegance.
A man in classic style would usually appear conservative even in casual attire like tennis
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whites or dark jeans. Slipping on a sport coat enhances the classic style. Menâ€™s classic pieces are constructed of fine fabrics and tailored to fit. Ms. Marjorie Presley Burciaga
If a classic outfit is perfect for enhancing with a trend, what is a trend? A trend is something the
Image Consulting Austin | www.imageconsultingaustin.com Marjorie is a professional image and wardrobe consul-
industry will follow for a short period of time - it
tant trained with Empowerment Enterprises. She is a
will come and go. A trend is a design that will
certified coach with World Coach Institute whose cer-
often date an article of clothing or accessory. One will often see this with shoes, costume jew-
tifications include career, leadership and professional coaching. She specializes in relationships and bereavement to aid those going through transitions. Marjorie
elry, embellishments on a top or dress. Some-
relishes the idea of helping clients develop their own
times it is the shade or pattern detail. A trend
style by starting with a fresh approach to exploring
tends to draw attention to itself when worn or
oneâ€™s positive inner attributes. Marjorieâ€™s services include working with staffs of organizations on appropri-
makes a statement. Been to any retro parties
ate company dress codes and styling show events. She
lately? Those parties are requesting past trends
has been featured on Talk radio 1370AM Austin and in
to be worn as costume attire.
Austin Woman magazine.
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