Dancing Cows and My Top 5 Seasonal Transition Tips

Have you ever wondered where the phrase "dancing cows" comes from?

When the farmer lets the cows out of the barn after a long Winter, they dance!

They buck, they moo, they roll in the dirt.  Boy, were they happy to see that grass!

Spring makes us want to dance -- the joy of the colors, the warmer air and fragrance on the breeze.  Even if it's not yet Spring where you are, it is coming!

This month, My Style Suites Group Class is shopping their own closets.  They know what their vision for their Personal Style is now -- we've co-created that.

Their next task is to learn how to style their existing pieces so they have looks they love -- and see if they can use what they have to start putting their new personal style into action.

You can do this, too, when you bring your Spring clothing out from storage and put away your Winter looks.  For inspiration, watch my video, "Top 5 Transition Tips for Spring"!

PRO TIP:  Keep a few warmer pieces for those chilly, rainy days and make use of your scarves to variegate your temperature.  You'll find your wardrobe is the most full during seasonal transition.

Enjoy!

 

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Which Hue Is Right For You?

 

Which hue is right for you?

Make Color Work For You

Just recently, I was talking with a potential client about her frustrations with understanding color -- which work for her, why some call to her over others and how she's supposed to even apply that knowledge when she has no control over what colors are being sold each year!
Are you having the same concerns?  I hear you!  It can feel futile to invest in knowing which colors work for you when only some colors call to you and then even fewer are available to you!
Here are three ways amping your color knowledge can help you amp your style:
1.  Knowing which colors are right for you helps you look your best.
2.  Understanding why certain colors call to you helps clarify your personal style
3.  Deciding your color story allows you to make trends work for you.
Make sense?  It's okay if your answer is, "No!?"  I'm going to break it down for you!

Let's dig in --

Photo by Cristina Stoian

Know Which Colors Are Right -- For YOU
Have you ever had your colors done?  No?  Why would you?  Because wearing the right color for you makes you instantly look better.
That's right!  Wear the right color and you will glow!
Do you see this pale pink blouse to the right?  It makes me look awake and alive.
This photo was taken after doing my launch Style Starts Now! Workshop in Amsterdam last year.  I can tell you -- I was definitely tired!

But, I don't look tired.  Why?  The pale pink color reflects the best light back on my skin -- giving me a healthy glow.

Who doesn't want that?  But how do you figure out your colors?
Knowing which colors are right for you is not complicated.  It's based on a simple formula combining your hair color, your skin color and your eye color.
Some of you will be able to figure this out for yourselves, others will need pro help.

Either way -- knowing what colors look best on you helps YOU look your best.

Understand Why Certain Colors Call -- To YOU
Certain colors call to you because of their meaning.
Recently, I was working with a client creating her Signature Style.  When we clarified her color story, she realized the colors that matched her style words were all the dominant colors already existing in her wardrobe!

What she had thought was a random collection was actually a coherent story being told by her subconscious.
Now when she walks out the door, she'll know her color story is meaningful for her rather than random.  She'll feel confident rather than anxious because she knows she is already conveying exactly the message she wants to convey.

Understanding your color story can help you clarify your personal style because you know the WHY behind your color attraction.

Learn How Trend Colors Can Work -- For YOU
When I was talking with my potential client about her color frustrations, she mentioned how annoying it is to not even be able to buy your favorite colors when you want to buy them!  However, if you know how trend colors work, you most certainly can build your wardrobe using your favorite colors.

Spring Capsule Wardrobe.
Spring Capsule by Allison of DailyOutfit

When your color is on-trend, that's when you want invest in it.  It'll be available in everything from accessories to main wardrobe staples to beautiful accent pieces.
For example, my favorite ballet pink has been having a moment the last two years.  I knew how to take advantage of it.  I purchased everything I wanted for my capsule wardrobe, prioritizing these items because I knew the moment wouldn't last forever.
Will this date my look?  Absolutely not.  The pieces I bought were on-trend, but classic and elegant as well.  They will last for years.

Knowing how trend colors works means that I could take advantage of the trends as they happened and build my wardrobe accordingly.
You can know exactly which hue is right for you.  You can understand how color can convey the message you want to send.  You can use trends to work for you.
Why not dispel YOUR anxiety and confusion?  After all, knowledge is power!

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"You're A New Song"

If you had to choose a theme song for your upcoming year, what would it be?

At New Year's, my friend and marketing guru, Janet Wallace, asks herself this question each year.  As part of her Life As You Climb Corps, she asked our group to name ours.   

The answer came quickly for me:  "You're a New Song" by Warpaint.

 

Warpaint at Primavera 2014

When Warpaint came on stage at Primavera Sound, I cheered, having fallen in love with the band the minute I heard them on the festival's playlist.

They greeted us from the big stage, as we stood under the fading blue of the Barcelona sky, and proceeded to wow the crowd -- not with sparkles or pop, but with deep musicality, nether-worldly vocals  and excellent grooves.   

They are insouciant, joyful, fun -- standing in their power.  

My kind of women!

Warpaint in RockTotal

In this video, they are dancing and singing through my New York -- the Village and the Lower East Side.

Singing and dancing, mugging for the camera, the video is a celebration of female friendship.  The song is a celebration of female empowerment and encouragement.

I am reminded of my younger self, carefree and not a little silly.   

This is exactly the song I want to sing to you. 

"You're a new song, baby!  You're a new song.  You're a new song -- to me."

I'm here to encourage you and empower you to step forward into your purpose.  And because I know you can do it and I want to hear your voice, you're a new song -- to me. 

What's your theme song going to be this year?

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Welcome! My 3 Why's

Have you ever wondered why I started DailyOutfit?

As I welcome you into this community of smart, ambitious women, I want to share my three whys:

1.  Change the Paradigm:  Have you ever been made to feel less-than because of fashion?  The women I work with are smart, accomplished and ambitious.  If you don't get how to style an outfit immediately, that's not on you.  Style is a skill.  I can teach you how to make style easy, fun and empowering.

2.  Reclaiming Your Beauty and Body:  Have you experienced unwanted attention because of your beauty or your body?  35% of the women on this planet have been violated and most of that occurs before a girl turns 18.  This is formative; I know this because I am survivor.  My work helps you become visible on your own terms so you feel beautiful & confident every day.

3.  Claim Your Dreams:  Have you ever felt afraid to stand out as your best self, yet you know you must to propel your own purpose forward?  Working with me helps you build your confidence and become the architect of your own life, so you can step into your power literally and figuratively.

Here is my manifesto!

 

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#WhyIMarch

#WhyIMarch

I march for my daughter -- and my son. I march for the 35% of women worldwide who are the survivors of sexual abuse. I am one and I cannot stand by and do nothing as someone who bragged about sexual abuse ascends to our highest office.

As the pre-eminent Corinne Dettmeijer said at #DareToBeAGirl last night, "People think of violence against women as a woman's problem. If most victims are women, and most sexual predators are men, is it not a man's problem? No -- it is both".

Maja Groff, who also works tirelessly on these issues for The Hague Conference, quoted Martin Luther King, Jr, saying, "Power without love is reckless and abusive."

I march for the power of love -- I hope you will join me tomorrow as we stand up worldwide, step forward and march for women's rights everywhere.


The Flash Sale is Over!

Enrollment for Fall/Winter 2017 will happen in June.

You need to be on my list to get invited.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!  


My programs help you get ready for the great things you will accomplish in your life.  Whatever is on your agenda, creating your personal style will set the stage for you and will support you as you work towards your goals.

"My goal with the Style Journey was to define a new look for work and private life reflecting my current self. I learned that style is a mixture of the things that look good on me and the things I want to express. And that knowing my colors and style is key for easy shopping. You’ve guided me step by step through the program. I always felt welcome and respected with my opinions. The Style Journey has been a fascinating and insightful experience delivering visible results. I discovered new facets of myself and it still feels totally me. Thanks for everything, Allison!"
- Dagmar, Signature Style Journey


FLASH SALE: What have you got to lose?

This program is amazing to do now if:

  • You are working on becoming healthier or losing weight
  • You say no to the events you want to attend because you don't know what to wear
  • You are thinking about making a big change in your life, but you're not quite ready

Did you say YES to any of those statements?  Then, this program is for you!

You need to be on my list to get invited.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!  


This program helps you get ready for the great things you will accomplish in your life.  Whatever is on your agenda, this program will help you set your intention and support you in your goals.

"Not only does DailyOutfit's 6-month personal style course teach you how to find your signature style but it is also a journey to discover yourself, and find all those things that make you you. It goes deeper than clothes and what looks good on you. It helps you define yourself and remind yourself how worthy you really are.It has been a revelation and transformation. I can finally walk out the door at any moment, feeling prepared for any occasion might arise, confident and feeling beautiful!"
- Cristina, Style Suites Group Class

 This program will not be offered again this year.  If you know you want to do it, now is the time.

FLASH SALE: Will I be able to handle it?

This program is designed for you if:

  • You enjoy learning from the comfort of your own home
  • You are active on Facebook and open to sharing with others
  • You have a lot going on in your life and you need a program that respects how full your life already is

Did you answer YES to any of those statements?  Then, this program is for you!

You need to be on my list to get invited.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

Here's what Olga had to say about her experience in the program:

While doing the Style Suite Session Group Class I had a very stressful full time job, was volunteering in two different organisations, not to mention the general household and family duties that we all have... So, pretty busy! However...just from 1 hour per month session (which is really not a lot of time, no matter how busy you are) I learned to how spend LESS time on shopping and choosing my clothes! Also, because in the class we learn how to organize our wardrobe, I ended up spending LESS time on cleaning and had MORE time to do fun things or errands. Also, looking good and feeling confident automatically reduced my stress level, which made me feel like I had MORE time to do things I wanted to do, even with a super-busy schedule!


FLASH SALE: What is the Value of the Style Suites Program?

This program is valuable for you if:

  • You want to save time, money or energy on your wardrobe
  • You are aware of your first impression and want to brand yourself effectively
  •  You are ready to take your life, business or career to the next level

Did you answer YES to any of those questions?  Then, this program is for you!

You need to be on my list to get invited.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!  

Here's what Jennifer has to say about being in the program last year:


FLASH SALE: Who is it for?

This program is for you if:

  • You have important goals this year for your life, your business or your career
  • You are confused when you get dressed and you want to be confident
  • You want style to be easy
  • You want to be in control of the message you send in your first impressions

Did you answer YES to any of those statements?  Then this program is for you!

You need to be on my list to get invited.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!  

Here's what Ute has to say about being in the program last year: