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Are you hung up on your sweaters?

Are you hung up on your sweaters?

These days closet and home organization are popular topics.  Some proclaim that hanging everything in your wardrobe, even your underwear, is the best way to control the clutter.  Others prefer folding all your clothes instead.  One thing is for certain, there are lots of options out there. What many of these systems often omit, though, is the differences in the…

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Which Hue is Best for You?

Which Hue is Best for You?

In a previous post I wrote about the psychology of color: how others interpret the colors that you wear.  But not everyone can wear every color – at least not well.  This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t, for instance, wear blue.  You just need to carefully consider the best blue for you.  So how do you know what that…

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How Do You Value Hue?

How Do You Value Hue?

Look around you and what do you see?  If you’re like most people, you’ll probably create a list of items.  But there is something that part of every item in your list.  Color.  Because it is so obvious we often take it for granted.  As kids color is one of the first concepts that we learn.  That’s another reason we…

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Are You Impressed?

Are You Impressed?

Remember the last time you met someone for the first time? Now assume they never spoke. You still learned something about them, right? You form judgements about everything including: Social status Trustworthiness Health Education Gender Sexual orientation Marital status At the same time, you’re creating this picture about who the other person is, your target is analyzing you. And all…

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Should Supermom Wear a Cape?

Should Supermom Wear a Cape?

From caring for children and other family to holding down one or more jobs outside of the home, mothers do it all.  Moms, nevertheless, get a bum rap for their clothing choices.  The term “mom jeans” says it all — the epitome of fashion flops.  Sippy cup stains become a badge of honor.  How do you prioritize dressing well, though,…

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The Language of Color

The Language of Color

What colors are you wearing right now? Did you have to look? Most people spend little time deliberating about the colors they put on. Yet color is usually the first thing other people notice about us. Color is so pervasive in our lives that it’s inescapable. It’s a language unto itself that is buried deep in the genes of human…

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12 Tips to Recognize Quality Clothing

12 Tips to Recognize Quality Clothing

With my fashion design background, I’m often asked how to identify high quality clothing.  Most people assume that if you pay more money, you get more quality.  But in today’s world of thrifty reselling, that isn’t necessarily the case.  Others will swear by only certain brands.  While identifying designers that personally work for you is valuable, brand names alone don’t…

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Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Getting dressed is something that we all do every day.  More than seven billion people wear clothes—every day. Most would say that we wear clothing to keep us warm.  Yet that doesn’t explain why clothing continues to be worn through hot temperatures.  Even in cultures near the equator, clothing is worn regularly.  In those warm climates clothing may be worn…

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