Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Style Tip Tuesday | For the Love of the Feminine White Blouse

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Style Tip Tuesday • Women for the Summer incorporate a white feminine blouse to your wardrobe. Whether it’s lace, silk etc. it’s sure to create a classic style that can be dressed up or dressed down.

To schedule a style consultation , contact me at www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Personal Stylist Tip | How to successfully plan out your week | What To Wear

Style Tip Sunday - I am taking today to get myself together for a new week. Real talk, I have a full clothes rack in my living room from my last client fitting + laundry that needs to be folded. It’s real life Sunday  situations. However I am still planning for the week ahead, while deep conditioning my hair. My multi tasking skills are on point!
I wanted to share 8 Tips on what stylish women do every day in order to have order & balance.
• 1. Plan your outfits the night before.
• 2. Give yourself time to get ready.
• 3. Pick clothes that flatter & fit your body.
• 4. Select the correct undergarments.
• 5. Dress for the occasion.
• 6. Select one “expensive looking” piece w/each look.
• 7. Always keeps flat shoes available when wearing heels.
• 8. Dry clean the investment pieces.
To book a style consultation to get your style life in order contact www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Style + Beauty Tip - Remove Dark Underarm Hyperpigmentation

Style  + Beauty Tip • Summer is here & it’s beyond HOT  so that means for some wearing more sleeveless blouses & tanks. Taking care of the appearance of your under arms is important. Dark areas under the arms is a form of hyperpigmentation. It’s noticeable more in people of color but can affect anyone. This can sometimes make you feel uncomfortable showing your arms.

This can be caused by a number of reasons, whether it’s shaving, allergic reactions to the chemicals in certain deodorants which causes skin irritation. You can lighten up your underarms with a small mixture of the following:

1. Get a small bowl, glass or plastic.
2. A whole lemon, roll it around to gets the juice going.
3. Teaspoon of Tumeric.

4. Teaspoon of Baking Soda.
5. Bottle water or cup or water.
6. Add mixture in the bowl, stir & form a paste, similar to a mask consistency.
7. Rub paste under your arms & use the other half of the lemon as an exfoliant.
8. Let it sit for 15 minutes, rinse & you are done.
9. Repeat daily for a week & see the difference!

This can also work on other dark areas such as knees & elbows!


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stylist Tip | 5 Ways to Update Your Personal Style | Nashville Stylist

The summer is upon us and the days are getting longer, if you are anywhere close to Nashville you know that the weather has started out with some heat!  I want to share 5 ways to update your style for the new season.  Each season you should be updating your wardrobe as you are changing out your closet pieces.  Lets face it, we change & our body changes from year to year. Whether you have been on a weight loss journey or you have been consuming comfort food this Winter updating your closet with help to keep your look fresh.

Tip 1:  Go through your your entire closet.  Donate or sell items that you know will no longer work for your body and current style.  I actually do a combination of both, I cycle through my closet each season and donate to Goodwill.  I also have a sell better items on Poshmark.  If think of this as "Flipping your Closet" so that you can purchase new pieces from your sales or you could apply it to your home monthly budget.

Tip 2:  Remove items that no longer fit the way you want.  I firmly believe in having a tailor or seamstress on deck.  Most times this will help you maintain your clothing budget because a tailor can  sometimes be more affordable than buying a new wardrobe.  Also with this tip, your blazer fit matters, pay attention to the shoulder area.  Even though the over sized blazer is in this season, it should still fit you nicely.  

3.  Less is More Simplify.  Now I will be transparent and say this one is tough for me, but I consider myself a "Ruthless Editor".  I don't mind donating and selling if I know that I will be bringing in new pieces. As a Stylist, I find myself buying something for myself if I am shopping for a Style Client.  This tip work well for people that are working on a minimalist journey and working toward a capsule wardrobe.  

4.  Replace tanks and t-shirts every season.  I recommend that you replace your basics every season.  Whether long sleeve or short sleeve shirts.  This keeps them fresh and crisp, especially your white, black & heather grey shirts.  I would also add to the list black & khaki slacks that make start to show signs of wear. I love a good crew neck tee because it look good with just about anything, especially jeans, slacks, skirts or paired with a blazer.   My go to places to refresh my basics is Gap, Old Navy & Banana Republic.  I am also not opposed to Target's basics because they are good quality as well, for both men & women. 

5.  Accessories Matter!  I am a firm believer in having current accessories.  My personal style is pretty classic overall, however I give it a boost with updated accessories especially during the Spring & Summer months.  You can really set off your look with a good statement necklace or earrings to create an entirely different look to the basic black suit or blouse and slacks.  Get creative!  

What are some ways that you update your wardrobe for each season?  To schedule a closet or style consultation please contact me at www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Professional Spring Style Trend | Pastel Blazers | ALatriceStyle

A Spring Style Trend that I am loving is the pastel blazer.  Pastels just put you in the Spring/Summer Vibe & they can be worn in the office or for more casual looks.  Depending on your overall style, these blazers can be paired with slacks & skirts for the office or denim jeans for a casual look.  

The key in wearing a blazer is selecting the one that best compliments your body type.  Blazer styles can be boxy, cinched waist, over sized, or the traditional style.  They can be accessorized with belts for more waist definition.  

Are you loving the pastel blazer Spring Trend?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Professional Headshot Style Tips | Nashville Professional Stylist

Professional headshots are necessary for your career, personal brand & conveys professionalism.  Its allows your audience or colleagues a chance to get to know your personality.  Its important to invest in a great Professional Photographer to capture your headshots.  This is not the time to take a cute iPhone selfie or have a friend to snap a quick picture and use it for your headshot. 
Invest in yourself, its worth it. 

Below are a few style tips for how to dress for your headshots.

1.  Black is always safe, however adding a pop of color allows your personality to shine through.

2.  Consider your personality when selecting your wardrobe for your shoot.  Adding your "Power Color is always a great thing. 

3.  Avoid logos and busy patterns.

4.  Avoid bulky clothing and/or sweaters.

5. Build on classic style pieces and incorporate stylish accents.  

6.  If you are a Creative Entrepreneur, choose pieces that accent your personality and brand.

7.  Choose pieces that you are comfortable wearing to eliminate the constant pulling & tugging during the shoot.

8.  Dresses (Sheath style) are always a good option.  Longer necklines  may be cropped out so choose a crew or v-neck style.

9.  Necklaces, earrings & scarves add a pop of color and personality. 

10.  Ensure your clothes are  pressed & free of stains. 

For more tips or to schedule a headshot styling consultation please contact me on my website at www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Why Hire a Professional Wardrobe Stylist - Nashville Tennessee

Why Andrea Latrice Style?
10+ years experience as an independent Stylist and Style Expert, meaning my opinion is unbiased and not based on a commission.
Spend a lot of time getting to know each client so I can help them best and translate their ideas into a professional style.
Assist my clients  with tips and tricks for closet organization.
I teach you about what is flattering for your body type.
I document what you already have in your closet so we only build upon clothing that you already own. It’s the best way to save you money.

I will tell you when something does not fit you properly, its all straight talk & no sugar coating!
Create a style plan of what’s missing in your closet & what you need.
Define a unique style that speaks to who you are as a professional.
Great for women who need total style transformations and who are only wearing less than 15% of their closet.
Helpful for women who are struggling to find clothing that looks good on them.
I recommend and other Style Professionals to complete your style makeover.
My personal style services are not just for the busy professional but also the stay at home Mom who needs a refresher.  I also work with Creative Entrepreneurs to define their unique style.  To schedule a consultation, please visit my website at www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com