Hello friends! I am so excited to feature one of my best friends and one of the most amazing women I know on my blog today.
Megan Kophs recently launched her personal styling business, StyleRemix. I asked her to share some fashion tips for fall. If you feel like you’re in a rut or need some help pulling the perfect outfits together, I highly recommend a personal styling session with Megan. It’s fun and worth every penny! You can also sign up for her weekly emails to receive free style tips, the latest fashion trends and new blog posts. I highly recommend this too!
Fall fashion tips…a conversation with Megan Kophs
Q. First things first, what is your favorite color/color combo for fall 2014?
A. That is a tough one! I am drawn to both the metallic and navy trends this season but for a true pop of color I am obsessed with red! The quote "When in doubt, wear red" by Bill Blass comes to mind. It is a confident and timeless color and it wardrobes effortlessly with almost any neutral. It is easy to add a pop of red into your wardrobe with accessories, shoes, a handbag, or to really make a statement try a red coat.
Q. What is your favorite trend for fall 2014?
A. My favorite fall 2014 trend is the classic tailored lines and simple shapes everywhere this season. Minimalist styles easily transition from work to evening. I love the casual and modern look of an oversized wool coat with a cropped pant or a midi skirt. Just add a cashmere sweater and pumps or a heeled boot for a polished and sophisticated look.
Q. What is your style philosophy?
A. As you develop your personal style and understand what styles flatter your body, you can create a wardrobe that reflects your signature look. Only keep or buy items that make you feel confident and happy. What you wear gives others an instant snapshot of who you are. It can be great way to express yourself so have fun with it and let your personality shine through!
Q. What investment pieces are you recommending to your clients for fall 2014?A. I always recommend investing in great boots, perfect-fitting denim and wool coats. These are items that you will wear over and over and will carry you through the winter season. My absolute favorite boot trend for this season is knee-high Stuart Weitzman boots. There are also some great suede color options. They can be worn with dresses, skirts, leggings and skinny jeans throughout the fall and winter seasons.
Q. How do you help your clients look and feel their best?A. I work with my clients to assess wardrobe needs and tailor my services to fit individual budgets, body types and lifestyles. Together we create goals for developing a personal style which usually starts with a closet consultation. My goal is to have every client feel confident getting dressed and understand the styles, patterns and colors that will make them look and feel their best every day.
Q. You do the working mom thing so gracefully. What are your go-to items for transitioning throughout the day?
A. Have fun with accessories and invest in great handbags and shoes that fit your personal style. If you have staple pieces in your wardrobe you can put together a very versatile outfit by sticking to the basics. Adding a great tote, a necklace and the right shoes can pull together almost any outfit from a t-shirt and jeans to basic pants and a cardigan. I can go from volunteering in the classroom, to a client meeting, to date night by bringing a great handbag, a scarf or a statement necklace, and change of shoes.
Q. Anything else you want to share?A. Every wardrobe needs essential neutral pieces that fit great. These include timeless pieces that you can wear throughout seasons and you feel great in. Some of my must- have essentials include: perfect fit denim, black pant, white button up shirt, tees and camisoles, blazer, LBD, trench coat, cashmere turtleneck, skirt, cardigan, riding boots, ballet flats and patent heels. Once you have those key tailored pieces it is easy mix and match, add seasonal trends, and accessorize without getting overwhelmed.
For more inspiration check out the Style Remix website.
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