Olive, Black & Cream

This is an easy outfit combination to pull together, even when you don’t wear black because you might have black footwear. And since olive is having its fashionable moment, you might have some olive in your wardrobe, or at least have tried it on in stores.

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Ensemble Style Advice - Olive, Black & Cream

Cranberry, Pumpkin & Bordeaux

This colour palette came together beautifully during a recent outfit creation session with one of my clients. We refreshed her Fall and Winter wardrobe with burgundy this year, which worked well with the burnt oranges and fuchsias she has in her closet from previous seasons.

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Ensemble Style Advice - Cranberry, Pumpkin & Bordeaux

Stripes, Dots, Leopard & Plaid

Stripes, dots, leopard and plaid are classic patterns that work well together in an outfit. They are the easiest to combine in a neutral colour palette, just like the outfit from J.Crew shown below. Pattens and solids in black, white, cream, tan, toffee, ink blue, navy and blue denim are a good way to go.

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Ensemble Style Advice - Stripes, Dots, Leopard & Plaid

Wine on Ice

This ensemble was inspired by a scarf I bought to complement a new pair of Bordeaux booties. Both items work well with my new brown specs and Bordeaux belt. The deep, warm, rich burgundy in the scarf is tempered by a cool light blue. I thought the pairing delicious, so the scarf followed me home.

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Ensemble Style Advice - Wine on Ice

Fall Dress & Gilet

A gilet is a long vest or sleeveless jacket or coat. They can be dressy or casual, and come in a variety of lengths, fabrics and style sensibilities. It’s a fabulous item to wear over a Fall or Winter-weight dress, which I’ve been doing the last few weeks.

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Ensemble Style Advice - Fall Dress & Gilet