Category Archives: Image and Style

Fashion Styling Tips No One Tells You and More

I thought it would be fun for you to not have to read or watch anything, and instead sit back and listen while you have your morning
coffee, apply makeup, or cook a meal.
I was a recent guest on a brand new podcast called Magnificent Aging podcast hosted by professional organizer Deirdre Dolan Nesline.
In this podcast you’re going to not feel so alone and learn a few tips you won’t get in a magazine or on TV.

Here are a few things you’ll learn from this interview:

  • How to figure out what’s right for your dressing style
  • The process of letting go and keeping what looks incredible on you
  • Scarlett helps people create great outfits and get rid of items that no longer work for you.
  • Her BIG secret to shopping and releasing emotion regarding what to wear as we age
  • Who are you dressing for?
  • Are color charts still relevant?
  • Trends-why be part of a pack?
  • Lots and lots of ideas including money-saving tips.
So sit back, and get ready to see your clothes in a whole new way.
I take that back…get ready to see your clothes in a bunch of whole new ways.

PS The End Your Closet Shame is over but you can still get my help to show you how to always know what to wear when you click here.

Today is Compliment Your Mirror Day

Today  is Compliment Your Mirror Day

 

No, seriously on the calendar of silly days, today actually is
Compliment Your Mirror Day.

 

Now, here is what you need to do………

Stand in front of your mirror with your eyes closed. Put a big smile on your face and I mean a big smile.

Now, open your eyes.

Isn’t the picture of the person in your mirror absolutely stunning?

YES, it is because you truly are beautiful.

So, make sure to compliment your mirror for displaying the beautiful person being reflected back to you.

Boost Your Confidence With What You Wear

I was asked to share my tips and suggestion for 2nd Act TV on the topic of boosting one’s self confidence by simply changing what we wear, and now I’m sharing this short video with you.

Take a look or listen, and see which simple tip will change how you choose what to wear.

 

If you watched the video all the way till the end, and I sure hope you did, you heard me mention my FREE End Your Closet Shame 5 day plan that will show you how to know which clothes and accessories should stay or go.

It started on Monday and ends Friday, but you still have 2 days to join, get all 5 days of tips and join my private FaceBook group where you’ll get my advice for FREE!

I know crazy right? But I love giving wardrobe styling advice and helping women have wardrobes they get excited to wear and be seen in.

So, End Your Closet Shame Plan is for you if you’re ready to let go of the past and clean your closet out of the clothes that simply aren’t good enough for you.

I’m going to show you how to say goodbye to the clothes you shouldn’t keep and help you start a new relationship with the clothes that will treat you right.

 closet shame

Are You A Fashion Coward Shopper?

Don’t let this happen to you!!! 

This week it’s all about having a laugh.

Thank you Saturday Night Live, or for us cool kids SNL, for making a hilarious video about how some women play it safe when shopping for clothes.

I tell all who’ll listen to me, that your immediate reaction is the one that counts, and if you agree you’ll love what happens in this video within 30 seconds of trying to talk yourself into buying something.

Maybe Next Time You’ll Volunteer Too

I thought you’d enjoy seeing how I gave this wonderful and funny audience volunteer some of my what colors to wear tips when I presented to NAPO, The National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals.
She was so much fun to have up on the stage with me, but I was taken aback when she told me what she was once told by a color consultant a few years earlier.

 

Hmmm, does my below Virtual Wardrobe Styling client look familiar?

“I was tired of looking in my closet and seeing clothes that I had spent money on but would never wear. I hate to think about how much money I have wasted buying clothes only to donate them never worn.
In the past, I thought that if I buy more expensive, but fewer clothes, I would have more I’d like to wear. But really, regardless of spending $5 or $100 on something, it still looked lousy on me so I didn’t wear it. Cheap versus expensive was not the issue; it was not knowing what worked for me.
Hiring Scarlett, as my personal Image Curator, I love saying that, gave me the guidance to know what to wear, buy, where to find it, and she is amazing at finding deals on quality items!
I am continuing to learn as I try more things and see ‘wow, I really see what she means, this style does NOT work on me!’
The truth is, that I feel better when I am wearing my ‘Scarlett’ outfits.”
Christine Daves ThinkOrganized.com

Go here to see how YOU can change your struggles choosing what to wear.

Here’s An Easy Way To Make Your Neck Look longer

Wish you had Audrey Hepburn’s enviable long neck?

I do but I don’t.

But I do know how to not make my neck look shorter, therefore longer.

Do wear shorter earrings than long ones.

Don’t wear earrings longer than approximately your upper lip.

If you wear longer earrings, you’re going to make your neck look shorter and emphasize an already short neck.

Notice how the woman being used to model these earrings has a very, very long neck. Then imagine these earrings on a more average length neck…not so great, right?

 

Little details make a big impact and if you want to learn more about them, check out my April 26, 2019, Stop Stressing About Dressing Styling Workshop.

Only 3 out of 5 spots left.

 

4/26 Styling Event:

Introducing An Exclusive Scarlett Image Styling Event.
You’ve stood in front of a mirror multiple times & hated how you looked in the clothes you were wearing?
You’re tired of not knowing what to wear when you have events to attend?
You’ve tried changing your body and clothes many times…yet you’re still frustrated and …
Continue reading 4/26 Styling Event

The Sleeve Length You Shouldn’t Wear

 

Almost all women hate showing their arms…even when
it’s 100 degrees outside.

I can relate.

But don’t rush to wear any top just because it has sleeves.

Beware the half-sleeve.

This is one sleeve style that can be quite unflattering.  For starters, it has a major FRUMP producing look.

The Sleeve Length You Shouldn't Wear

The Sleeve Length You Shouldn’t Wear

 

These sleeves are too long or too short, depending upon how you look at it and unless your upper arms are very wide, this sleeve length will:

  1. Make your upper arms appear bigger than they actually are.
  2. Make your chest area look larger, from side to side which is soooooo not the goal of most women.
  3. Make you look older than you are.
  4. Make you look wider than you are.
  5. Make an outfit look a bit too casual and/or messy looking.

When you know how little details make big improvements, getting dressed is so much less stressful.

My online course Dress Without Stress is available. Click here to learn more.

Subscribe to Scarlett Says – my free twice-monthly newsletter for women who want to stop stressing about dressing, and I’ll send you my free End Your Closet Shame 5 Day Video Guide.

Size Shaming

No More Size Shaming!

Let’s Shout Out loud – Stop Size Shaming!!

I apologize in advance if I seem a bit angry in this video.

If you have any size shaming stories to tell, please put them in the comments below, and let’s unite to stop the madness!

Pssst…Overheard In The Dressing Room

I’ve helped many women find the perfect dress to wear to their son or daughter’s wedding, and now that our daughter recently got engaged, soon it will be time to find a dress for myself. No pressure! Ha!

Here is her engagement photo, taken after saying YES!! And we’re so happy she found a great guy and a very cute dog too.

Size Shaming

What Shoe Shapes Are Out Of Style?

What Shoe Shapes Are Out Of Style?

 

Ever wonder what shoe shapes are out of style?

 

Every time I review a client’s closet’s contents, try saying that 3 times fast… she asks:

“Are these shoes out of style?”

And lately, my answer is almost always…”NO.”

Why no you ask?

Because these days almost all toe shapes, pointy, round or Square are ‘in’.

Same for heels. Kitten, stiletto, wedge, block, or chunky are all fine to wear but do wear the ones best for your feet and lifestyle.

Pssst. I’m not a huge fan of most square-toed shoes as they tend to make feet and outfits harsher looking.

You can see this is true by looking at the recent style feature in a magazine.

What Shoe Shapes Are Out Of Style?

 

The only real toe shape exception would be the ones that are so pointy, they could be used as a weapon by a sexy villain in a James Bond movie.

HALLELUJAH

Want to know what is going out of style? PAIN!

Shoe designers are creating more and more styles meant to get us where we’re going with style while helping to maintain our sanity.

Women are now choosing comfort for healthy feet and minds, over agony for the sake of looking good.

Note: If your shoes are worn out beyond help, then those are indeed ‘out of style’ and it’s time to say goodbye to the shoes and boots that will make you cringe if you bumped into someone and they looked down at your feet.


Pssst…Overheard In The Dressing Room

I once had a client who used to always wear some sort of Spanx like undergarment.
When I took her shopping she was in her Spanx trying on clothes and I found her a very flattering dress for work, speaking, and networking, but it was a size too small.
While she was looking at her reflection in the 3 -way mirror outside of her dressing room, and I was about to get it for her in one size up, another store customer passed by and without either of us asking for her opinion, proclaimed quite loudly:

“Oh just put on a pair of Spanx, and it’ll look great!”

Thud. Ouch. And, who asked you??? It was so hard for me to smile and say nothing as protecting my client’s feelings was all I cared about.

Have you ever gotten unsolicited and hurtful advice from a stranger in a dressing room?