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Goodbye winter, hello March 🌸


We are stepping into a new season of spring fashion! This is the one of the most exciting times for fashion-lovers (your's truly included).


It's time to get ready for the latest fashion trends that you can expect to see on the runway and on the streets this season.


In-with-the-lighter-layers and out-with-heavy-outerwear, knits and boots.


We can finally start focusing on pieces in our closet that will carry us into spring and start creating our budget for the hottest styles to invest in this season.


I know, not everyone is excited for this wardrobe switch, but we all need to get dressed everyday during the spring season.


That's why I'm here to help you simplify your selection and choose the trends that work for you so you can dress confidently and feel empowered.


Below is a list of my 8 favorite spring trends for 2023:


  1. Maxi Skirt Hemlines


It’s a new season and with that comes a new hem-line.


This spring is all about maxi-skirts and the longer hem-line proves to be the current preference.


The best part of this trend is that there are so many ways of styling the maxi-skirt (whether you are headed to the office or out for a formal event).


Style tip: Pair your maxi-skirt with a lightweight knit and your tall boots on the cooler days or pair your maxi with a structured blazer when you want to feel confident, empowered and on trend this spring.


2. Tailored Suiting



Now that most of us are returning to the office, spring's tailored suits trend is a must-have.


After all, nothing is more work appropriate than a tailored suit.


Suits are timeless, yet this season's version is sleek, simple and involves a clean-lined silhouette made of quality fabrics that will have you feeling powerful (whether you wear them to the office or on the weekend with sneakers).


Style tip: Make the most of your tailored suit by separating the pieces and wearing them in different ways: wear your blazer with a t-shirt, jeans and heels for a night out to dinner. Later, wear the trousers with a t-shirt, denim jacket and sneakers over the weekend!


3. Leather Any Way


A leather jacket has always been on trend for spring, however, this season's leather trend covers more than just your basic black moto jacket.


It extends to leather pants, shirts, skirts, dresses, blazers and coats (you name it, you will find it in leather and faux leather this season).


Leather pieces add visual interest to any outfit because of their luxe texture.


Anyone who has worked with me knows how much I love to add leather to any outfit for an unexpected twist to wardrobe basics!

Style Tip: Transform your 9-to-5 look by adding a leather blazer to your office wear. It's a great way to participate in this trend AND add interest to your basic suiting.


4. Metallic


Metallics are on trend for spring and this includes, not only your typical silver and gold, but also metallic blues, greens and purples.


Runways were full of metallics in pants, skirts, dresses and accessories.


Style Tip: If you are not into wearing metallics from head-to-toe, try this trend out in the form of eye catching accessories such as a metallic pair of shoes or purse.


5. Belts:


When in doubt, belt it! That’s the theme of spring 2023.


I’m sure all of you have a belt or two in your closet, so the best part about this trend is that you do not have to purchase something new, but rather, can use what you already have in your closet!


Style Tip: Try wearing your belt in different and unique ways, such as cinching-in the waist around your blazer. Remember to place your belt at your smallest area- which is usually right below the breastbone, and it define your waist and create an hourglass shape.


6. Off The Shoulder:


Designers are all about the collarbone this season.


Off the shoulder dresses and tops are all the rage.

Style Tip: Invest in a great bra so you can sport this look confidently all spring & summer!


7. Cargo



All things cargo are on trend this season. I'm talking pants, mini-skirts, maxi-skirts, utility shirts and jackets are everywhere for spring.


The more pockets, it seems, the more stylish the piece is this season!


Style Tip: Pair your cargo piece with something more fitted to balance out your silhouette. Or better yet, belt your cargos like some of the photos above!


8. Mary Janes



The last trend I’ll talk about for spring 2023 is a shoe trend.


Shoe’s are an easy way to add flare to your wardrobe basics and to participate in the current trends.


Style Tip: Don't save your Mary Jane's for the office, wear them casually with jeans and even shorts!


Remember to only participate in a trend if it represents YOU. After all, dressing fashionable is all about confidence and empowerment.


Whether my 8 favorite spring trends can be found in your closet, or you're have the budget to shop for some new pieces, I hope that my 8 favorite spring trends can help you create the perfect spring look.


If you are in the market for some shopping and style advice, I have some great news....I'm partnering with The Mall at Short Hills again and offering FREE shopping and style sessions. Sign up for a session to shop with me while appointments are available https://calendly.com/styling-program-short-hills/lisa-emelo-2-hour-style-appt?back=1&month=2023-03


Don't forget, dressing your best has real, measurable benefits.


Whether you use fashion to boost your confidence, express your individuality, or to create a positive mindset, the way you dress has a significant impact on your life.


So the next time you're getting dressed, remember that you're not just putting on clothes, you're empowering yourself!






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Happy 2023! It's a new year and it's time for a fresh start! Who's with me?


Sometimes a fresh start means wanting a new style; however, deciding what to wear at the end of January can be a bit challenging.


It's cold outside so we need to stay warm and cozy, but by now we are getting tired of our old winter wardrobe rotation (cue the sweater-jeans-and-boot combination we keep returning to).


Most of us want to make a fresh start in January, and going back to wearing our 2022 wardrobe feels a bit like déjà vu, rather the fresh start we were hoping for.


So, how do we stay warm and stylish all winter long without breaking the bank?


Keep reading to discover my 5 simple trends to add to your existing winter wardrobe that will have you feeling reinvigorated for the new year!


1. WEAR YOUR GREENS


Greens are not only good for your health, they are good for your wardrobe! Bright shades of green are all the rage this winter season. So invest in something green to add a punch of color to your closet and some vibrance to your winter look. Green hues will have you looking and feeling fresh in the new year!


Fashion Tip: Emerald green (like all jewel tones) is the most universally flattering shade of green because it compliments all skin types.


2. SPORT SOME STATEMENT STRIPES


Stripes were spotted all over the fashion runways so invest in a striped sweater or knit dress and you will feel fresh and inspired. Stripes are a classic print that is particularly on trend this season.


Fashion Tip: Avoid wearing horizontal stripes on areas of your body that you would rather camouflage. Instead, try wearing vertical stripes (such as pinstripes)- they will have you looking and feeling longer, leaner and taller!


3. SLIP ON A PAIR OF KNEE-HIGH BOOTS


Ankle boots are taking a back seat this winter, and are being replaced by knee-high boots. Breathe new life into your leggings, skinnies, dresses and skirts by pairing each with your knee-high boots. Not only will you be warm all season long (since your legs will be covered), but you will also feel completely on trend!


Fashion tip: Opt for a pair of brown knee-high boots, rather than basic black, for an unexpected look this winter.


4. WEAR ONE COLOR FROM HEAD-TO-TOE


If you have ever worked with me, you know how much I love a monochromatic look. That's because wearing the same color from head-to-toe is not only chic, it will also make you appear taller, and will elongate you (there is no break in the color line to cut off your look).


Fashion Tip: Try wearing shades of white with different textures (as above)- it's an unexpected twist for the winter season and an exciting change from the usual drab dark winter colors.


5. LAYER YOUR LOOK IN UNEXPECTED WAYS




One of the easiest ways to make old clothes feel new again is by layering them in unexpected ways. Creative layering will keep you warm in the colder months. The best part about this trend is that you don't have to spend a dime, just layer the clothes you already have in your closet in new and exciting ways!


Fashion Tip: Try layering a turtleneck under your button-down shirt or layering a sweater over a dress (as above) so that it feels like a skirt outfit. Layers make any outfit interesting and will have you feeling inspired all winter long!


To sum up, instead of breaking the bank and investing in an entirely new wardrobe this winter, choose 1 or 2 of these 5 simple trends to try out with your existing closet pieces.


Be creative, and think about styling your closet staples in slightly different ways by incorporating a few of these 5 simple trends to breathe new life into your old wardrobe.


Let me know if you need help (either one-on-one or virtually). DM me on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn @LisaEmeloStyle.


I'm here to select a few new trends to revamp your existing wardrobe so that you feel inspired in 2023.


I can also help you clear your closet of old items that no longer reflect who you are.


Don't forget that I'm offering a limited-time special: if you refer a friend who books a 2 hour style session (or more), you get a 2 hour style session FREE (now thru 3/1/23)!


Remember, wearing something you love can alter your mindset and give you confidence to achieve your goals.


Wishing you all the best in 2023!


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It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? For many, gift-giving is stressful and can even take the joy out of the holidays.


After all, we want to gift things that our loved ones will be excited to open. That pressure can make gift-giving a challenge, no matter who you are shopping for.


Wouldn't it be great to have a list of fashionable & fun gift ideas to make your holiday season shine a little brighter?


Look no further..., I'm going to to help you check a few names off your holiday gift list with some ideas for stocking stuffers. All of these options are thoughtful, stylish, and sure to be hits.


The best part is that these gifts can be found online so you can avoid crowded parking lots and lines of people, and instead, shop for these gifts from the comfort of your home!


1. Casetify Phone Cases

Everyone has a phone to protect, why not gift a stylish phone case to your favorite friend? Trust me, they will be thanking you for it all year long!





https://www.casetify.com/product/lsEZy_fairy-fairytale-princess-fashion-illustration-girl-pastel-blue-pink-rose-gold-transparent-pattern-butterflies-butterfly-cinderella/iphone13-pro/ultra-impact-case-with-magsafe?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=GoogleShopHandPickCollectionJul2018ProductsProductFeed&google_feed_country_code=us&nbt=nb%3Aadwords%3Ax%3A17963181775%3A%3A&nb_adtype=pla_with_promotion&nb_kwd=&nb_ti=&nb_mi=104321252&nb_pc=online&nb_pi=CTF-4444151-16003325&nb_ppi=&nb_placement=&nb_si={sourceid}&nb_li_ms=&nb_lp_ms=&nb_fii=&nb_ap=&nb_mt=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAg_KbBhDLARIsANx7wAzwbW_9zhgJ_Zzx12eB1sHrA59jAO1FjGwCVzLPhW0BG2aY6M5HX9EaAovgEALw_wcB#/16004047


2. Casa Lama Leather Paper Bag

For the person who has everything, a tote bag that can fit everything is the perfect gift! A Casa Lama tote bag seems to magically expand as you are filling it. Not only is it stylish (it looks like leather), it is made of paper so its ecofriendly, and it can even be washed in your washing machine (and looks better each time you wash it).


https://www.casa-lama.com/


3. Bubble Knit Pom Beanie

What could be better then staying warm and cozy this winter, while still looking stylish? The perfect way to stay chic in the cold weather is by wearing a fashion-forward beanie such as this one from lululemon.


https://shop.lululemon.com/p/women/Bubble-Knit-Pom-Beanie/_/prod10740061?CID=Google_Shop-Smart_Accessories_Shop-Breakout_NB_US_NAT_X_ag%3DUS_Shop-Smart_Accessories-Catch-All_DM&color=58310&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1NebBhDDARIsAANiDD3nRpOTyJ8iy7fFDo7HJUN_k5iJAtpsjz_u4hw61xTiW4HElgEbbQ8aAvj2EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&locale=en_US&sl=US&sz=ONESIZE


4. Velvet Travel Jewelry Box Organizer

Your friends and family will love you when they get this gift- it will save them from hours of untangling their favorite pieces of jewelry on their next trip. After all, no one wants their prized-pieces of jewelry in knots. This travel case has sections for rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, keeping them all stylishly contained and even fits in your favorite purse!

https://www.amazon.com/Smileshe-Portable-Organizer-Necklaces-Bracelets/dp/B09B1WH6N6/ref=asc_df_B09B1WH6N6/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=533457465049&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12224988129257688004&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003632&hvtargid=pla-1418715221478&th=1


5. Disco Ball Candle

Everyone loves a candle, but you can stand out by gifting a candle that shines! Not only will this candle sparkle, so will the container. This gift is sure to make anyone smile.


https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/disco-ball-candle?inventoryCountry=US&color=007&size=ONE%20SIZE&utm_kxconfid=vx6q4l3b6&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1NebBhDDARIsAANiDD34BPOsyqn2eU3t5ZAa1CEZuMMhJg7WSsSf-X0r_JXlR_L8wlH6ftoaAgCOEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&type=REGULAR&quantity=1


6. ASUTRA Silk Eye Pillow

This weighted silk eye pillow blocks out the light and is filled with lavender to help your favorite friend relax and fall into a deep sleep. What's more, the inner pouch slides out and you can replace it with a gel mask to depuff your eyes in the morning. This mask will have your bestie looking and feeling refreshed!

https://www.amazon.com/ASUTRA-Lavender-Weighted-Meditation-Blindfold/dp/B0BCNWNSKB/ref=asc_df_B0BCNWNSKB/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=632124619080&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6450891912554326759&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003632&hvtargid=pla-1884930679650&psc=1


7. Ugg Cozetta Slippers

Now that we've lived through a pandemic, we all know how important it is to own some elevated loungewear pieces. These slippers look and feel luxurious and can be worn all year round for warmth and comfort. Your bestie is sure to stay stylishly cozy in these slippers.


https://www.amazon.com/UGG-COZETTA-Graphic-Slipper-Natural/dp/B09P4CRSCS/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1DACH6NE4M0IZ&keywords=ugg+women%27s+cozette+sandal+slippers&qid=1668722900&sprefix=ugg+cozette+slippers+for+women%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-4


8. What Do You Meme Family Edition Game

Whether your looking for gifts for loved ones or a game to bring to a holiday party, this is the one that will bring all ages together and have everyone laughing!


https://www.amazon.com/What-Do-You-Meme-Family/dp/B0812BN1L1/ref=asc_df_B0812BN1L1/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459520597561&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14894319027167001616&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003632&hvtargid=pla-873443111937&psc=1


9. Sephora Favorites Makeup Must Haves Set

The most sought after beauty products all in one kit! What could be a better gift for all the glamour girls in your life? Inside is an assortment of the top-tier products from the most popular beauty brands.


https://www.sephora.com/product/makeup-must-haves-set-P501552?skuId=2609493&icid2=products%20grid:p501552:product


10. PeeperSpecs Glasses

Whether you are looking to gift blue light glasses or readers, this brand has the most stylish options out there at such a reasonable price point. The perfect gift for your most fashionable friend.


https://www.peepers.com/products/showbiz?variant=39591711866959


As always, I'm here to help with your holiday shopping and be sure to let me know if you have any gift-giving questions. Send me a note if you need help fulfilling any of your style goals. I'm available for In-Person and Virtual Style Sessions, Workshops, Seminars and Shopping!


Wishing you a very happy, healthy and stylish holiday season!



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