The new Mrs. Clooney is all the current rage.
Besides snagging the previously unattainable George, Amal is not only gorgeous, self confident, and a brilliant international attorney, she also has a fabulous sense of style.
Even before her nuptials, my guess is that Amal has had a larger than average wardrobe budget which makes me all the more happier to hear, she is one who loves to mix high and low. I shop Zara, Amal shops Zara. We like her. And not only that, but she can go from elegant dresses and suits, to distressed jeans and tee. And sunglasses, lots of pairs of sunglasses.
In looking at Amal’s casual looks, she is pairing her trendy denim with basic (albeit good quality) tee’s and then a classic sweater or jacket. Mixing the investment pieces with the one season wonders allows for long term items to be updated with some inexpensive additions.
In work/travel wear, Amal has paired timeless pieces that can all be mixed and matched. The sweater, for instance would look just as good with a pair of distressed denim and some booties as it does with a smart pair of trousers.
In a fun, well fitted Ted Baker dress, Amal looks fabulous. Similar dresses for less can be found, the fit is the key.
**Although the above dress is currently on sale for $81!**
Getting Amal’s style really is about spending more on classics and updating seasonally with less expensive pieces. Kind of what we are all about at KBS! And although Amal goes from super feminine to rough and tumble denim, she truly maintains her personal sense of style across the board. Great shoes (just as many brogues as heels), oversized sunnies and perhaps walking on Cloud 9.
In viewing a bevy of pics of Amal and her sense of style, pieces that are a must have for her wardrobe include:
1) Simple, well cut dresses that are perfect for London Tea or Legal Battles.
2) Clean lined trousers that can be dressed up or down.
3) Well made basic tee’s for layering under jackets and sweaters.
4) Fun, print pants.
5) Distressed denim.
6) Oversized sunnies
7) Great flat footwear.
So, Sunday, after my photo shoot in Seattle, I met up with my gal Saige. She has the official role of meeting me and politely kicking my backside into organizational land. Boo…. I mean YAAAAAA! Yes, yaaa. It is something that has to happen for us creative types.
This blog and the corresponding FB page have taken on all kinds of roles and functions in the last two years and I am sure that there will be an adjustment or ten in the coming years but for now, I am setting some expectations to this style world of mine.
Instead of attempting to do many weekly blog posts, I am being realistic. For sure you will get one a week, perhaps a bonus second. But expect to hear from me every Monday morning about one of the following:
•Celebrity Style and finding the pieces to duplicate .
•Style tips galore. Quick tips from me, questions answered from you, tips you may have to share….
•Behind the scenes – what is going on in my world.
•Keep your eye out for (lifestyle/trend/local fashion news updates)
I hope that you will check in weekly for these and send your questions and comments.
Along with the AWESOME new schedule will be a monthly newsletter arriving straight to your in box. This will include some great styling suggestions as well as insider info on events, etc. The first one goes out 11.16 so be sure you are on the mailing list by signing up on the left hand side of this page.
Have a fabulously stylish week!
This week’s lady’s name is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, especially after she totally took just about every red carpet this past awards season.
31-year-old Mexican-Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o is a showstopper in more ways than just one – she is an Oscar award-winning actress, a stunning beauty, and a fashion knockout.
Lupita makes waves every red-carpet she walks, her most notable looks include the very recognizable red Ralph Lauren cape dress (*swoon*) and the gorgeous Gucci turquoise neck-piece number from the SAG awards.
Turns out, this lady has casual style, too. Whether it be on or off the red carpet, Lupita never blends in.
She regularly chooses bold colors, prints and accents, and she definitely does it right. Take inspiration from Lupita’s style details – accentuate your usual ensemble with a cool wool cape, or an intricate statement necklace that covers your entire chest.
Try a tea-length gown as an on-trend alternative to knee or floor length, paired with a fun printed button down with a peter pan collar.
For a casual look, update your jeans and t-shirt uniform with a bright colored blazer or handbag.
Take a look at the board below for some fun items!
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This Monday’s man is 33 year old singer-songwriter-actor, Justin Timberlake.
JT has always had a unique sense of style, but he has definitely come a long ways since his N*Sync days of acid wash denim, ribbed turtle necks and frosted tips. Nowadays, JT is more about the effortlessly sexy, put together type thing.
Whether he is on the red carpet or running errands with wife Jessica Biel, Justin’s looks are always perfectly stylish. On the red carpet, he regularly favors a less traditional tux, incorporating fun elements like olive colored slacks, bold check prints and the occasional leather lapel.
When he does choose to rock the traditional tux, however, he does it perfectly as well.
Off duty, JT embodies a softened version of rocker-cool. He mixes classic pieces like black jeans and band tees with more modern things, like a marled beanie, color blocked sweaters and suede sneakers.
To get some Justin into your closet, look for a button down with a modern twist, like one with a bold pattern and a contrasting collar and cuff. On the bottom, change up classic denim with an olive or khaki pant, or go even more fashion forward with coated denim.
Take a look at the board below for some cool pieces.
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This week we are shining Wednesday’s spotlight on Brazilian model-designer-mom, Camila Alves McConaughey.
As the wife of Hollywood actor and powerhouse Matthew McConaughey and mom to three little ones, including one newborn, Camila demonstrates that being a hot mom is easily achievable.
On the red carpet, Camila goes ultra-glam with lux, body accentuating gowns in bold colors – her two most notable looks featured a beautiful pale pink and a strong mustard yellow.
Off-duty glam, she favors an easy-going, urban bohemian look, which definitely ties into her Brazilian heritage.
Camila favors colored over traditional denim, and goes with an embroidered peasant top or silky button down on top. She is usually always rocking a bold fringe bag (totally on trend this spring), paired with mom-on-the-go booties, or beaded sandals.
To get her cool mom look, trade in your yoga pants for some white or bright blue jeans. Try a slouchy boyfriend tee, lace accents and ethereal jewelry. Even a printed maxi-dress is just as easy and comfortable to throw on, but super cute!
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This week’s man is 35-year-old singer/songwriter John Legend.
This dude has not only the voice of an angel, but impeccable style to accompany it. John’s style is difficult to pin down to a single definition, but one word seems to consistently present: smooth.
Just listen to his latest song “All of Me“, sung about his gorgeous wife. How does it not pull you in? I dare you to face traffic with this song playing and not sing along at full lung capacity.
Although John’s style isn’t particularly cutting edge, or risk taking, it remains modern, sleek and put together.
On the stage and the red carpet, John gives classic looks modern twists, like a blue and orange pol-a-dot double breasted suit, or a traditional blazer and tie paired with a slouchy trouser and combat boots.
Off duty, John maintains the same polished appearance, taking his well-loved sports coats to day-appropriate with skinny jeans and sneakers.
Take some inspiration from John, and build your wardrobe around classic pieces, indulging with those smooth touches. Look for bold outerwear and prints in basic colors that can be easily mixed and matched, or an unexpected fabric, like leather or neoprene to mix with different denim variations.
Take a look at the board below for some sleek pieces:
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