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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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Yes, you read it correct! Many of the Fall 2022 trends may actually be hanging in your closet because they are all basic wardrobe staples!


The good news is, you do not have to spend a lot of money on something new to dress fashion forward this autumn. It's all about wearing the basics, aka, the simple everyday pieces that you already have hanging in your closet!


The bad news is, you have to invest time putting your looks together in new, fresh and exciting ways so that you are on point for fall. But don't stress. I'm here to help you spice up your basics and help you create fashion forward looks for fall.


So if you want to learn more about how to reinvent those staples that have been hanging in your closet, read my list of trends and style hacks below!


  1. THE CLASSIC BLAZER


I'm so excited this wardrobe staple is considered an "It" item for Fall 2022! Guess what, your blazer can look anything but corporate, if you wear it in a casual-sort-of-way. By all means, feel free to pair it with your suit for the office, but when you are off-duty try pairing it with a pair of wide-leg jeans, a white tank top and your favorite sneakers …trust me, your style will be on point for Fall 2022.


Style Hack: When in doubt layer whatever you are wearing with a blazer! If your wallet will allow, purchase a blazer in a leather or faux leather texture for a fashion forward look this fall. What's more, this piece will become the workhorse of your closet for years to come!


2. White Tank Tops



White tank tops, were spotted all over the Fall 2022 runways. Pair this wardrobe staple with everything from fancy bottoms to basic jeans. If you don't already have a quality tank in your closet, run out and get one today. Wear your white tank top with everything, from your leather pencil skirt, to your wide-leg jeans or trousers.


Style hack: My favorite tank top can be found at H&M for just $7.99! That's right, you can find this fall 2022 trend for under $10!


3. Black Trousers


Hooray, your work pants can be worn to more then just the office! Sign me up for any piece of clothing that does double duty in my wardrobe rotation. Black trousers have a refined look that can be styled many ways, from corporate looks to relaxed weekend attire.


Style Hack: Instead of reaching for your jeans this weekend, try wearing your black trousers with a white tank, comfy cardigan and your favorite pair of sneakers. If you are in the market for a new pair of black trousers, try a wide-leg tailored trouser this season.


4. Ballet Flats





A fall trend that's actually about comfort and style! The ballet flat blends comfort and fashion like no other shoe out there. Ballet flats have been in style since Audrey Hepburn wore them and they have remained in style, but are particularly on trend this fall and were everywhere at New York Fashion Week. Pair your ballet flats with anything in your wardrobe and you will feel polished and pulled together no matter where you are headed this season.


Style Hack: If you are in the market for a new pair of ballet flats, find one in a texture or pattern that will add umph to any look!


5. The Trench Coat


Everyone should own a classic trench! Not only is it a versatile layer that you can wear all year long, it will also protect you from the elements. More importantly, it will elevate the look of any outfit because it's timeless. Pair it with your jeans when you are running out the door for an of the moment fall look with little effort.


Style Hack: If you don't already have one, purchase your trench in an interesting color or pattern for a nice change from the typical tan trench coat.


6. The Cozy Cardigan



There is a reason that this piece is a closet work-horse. A cozy sweater can go a long way. It's a classic that can be look updated with the slightest effort. Wear it as is, or throw it over your shoulders or wear it tied around your waist. It's a key piece that can instantly change-up your look. Pair it with anything from your Little Black Dress (LBD) to your jeans and you will look on point for Fall 2022.


Style Hack: If you are in the market for replenishing this wardrobe basic, go for a cardigan in a pop of color (such as cobalt blue) or of the moment pattern (such as houndstooth) and get even more bang for your buck!


7. Knee High Boots



Ankle boots (aka booties) are great, but my true love has always been knee-high boots. They keep you warm in the fall and winter and can be paired with anything from dresses and skirts to skinny pants and jeans for a more sophisticated look.

Style Hack: Go for a pointy toe knee-high boot to help your legs look elongated!


8. The White Button Down



The white button down shirt is so versatile, it can be worn open over a dress, under a blazer, or loosely tucked into jeans during the fall season. The options are endless. It remains a way to blend business and casual in the most chic way.


Style Hack: If you are in the market for a new white button down shirt, choose one in a fabric that is not see through!


9. Edgy Leather (or faux leather) Pieces



No matter what year it is, leather instantly adds a cool factor to any outfit. Whether it is a leather moto jacket, blazer, pants, skirt or dress, leather is always in style.


Style Hack: Yes you can wear leather to the office if paired with a blazer for a fashion forward corporate look (I'm here if you need help styling your leather pieces for work).


10. Shoulder Bags




This bag is a classic that is particularly on trend for fall. Of course, I love a statement bag as much as the next person; however, this season I'll be reaching for my tried-and-true shoulder bag to sling over my shoulder.


Style Hack: Your classic shoulder bag can be worn for years to come so, I promise, the investment will pay for itself over time.


Now that you know your wardrobe basics are fully on trend for Fall 2022, make sure that you put these items together in new and exciting ways so that you feel like your most confident self this season.


Send me a message if you need help getting your look in line for Fall 2022.


If you don't have the basics or want to freshen-up you wardrobe, I'm hosting a free shopping event at The Mall at Short Hills so sign up now while spots are available. Here is the link to shop with me https://calendly.com/styling-program-short-hills/lisa-emelo-two-2-hour-style-appt?back=1&month=2022-10


Have a fun and stylish fall season!





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