Secrets of How to Look Special on Easy Evenings


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Printed Velvet Tuxedo Blazer from Anthropologie

For laid-back events when you’re going out but it’s nothing fancy, I’ve got lots of ideas.  You can take a plain and comfy outfit to something special…or even to something sexy yet classy.  When you keep it classy, age doesn’t matter.  With that in mind, here are 50 outfit combinations to inspire you:

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How to Dress Up Your Little Black Dress

A black dress, as we all know, is good for any situation.  If you don’t know what to wear that will fit into an event, choose a black dress.  Then you can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion and your taste.  Age doesn’t matter.  There are so many different kinds of black dresses to suit any age or body type or style.  Choose what you love and then make it yours with the accessories you add to it.  There are infinite possibilities…

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How to Wear Velvet Now for All Your Special Occasions

Velvet is a luxurious fabric for fall and winter, so it fits right in with festive events. This year, it’s a popular trend so it’s easy to find everywhere in everything from dresses, tops and bottoms to accessories of all sorts.  So age doesn’t matter.  Here are some ways to wear it:

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How to Look and Feel Festive Every Day of the Season

Starting with Thanksgiving and leading all the way to New Year’s Day, I like to give an air of festivity to what I wear every single day.  I also like to wear Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil during the holiday season.  Why don’t you try adding holiday colors, bling and scents every day of the season?  It creates a joyful mood. Try adding a little more color and shine to your everyday outfits. Age doesn’t matter. What matters is that it makes you look and feel good.

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What’s the Coat that Will Make You Warm and Glamorous?

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Religion Maxi Coat in Faux Mongolian Fur from ASOS

I was reading a blog post about warm winter coats, and by the end of it I was amazed that all they talked about was puffer coats!  What about fur?  (Remember to always buy faux fur to protect animals.)  I believe fur is just as warm, and looks better, too!  Age doesn’t matter.  We can all look good and feel good in a warm fur.

If you’re looking to buy a new winter coat, you might want to take a look at some faux furs and treat yourself to a luxurious look.  There are many affordable options nowadays.

Although I realize we may tend to save our fur coats for evenings and special events, that’s simply not necessary.  There are fur coats that are more casual that can be dressed down during the day as well as dressed up during the evening.  That way you can look like a million on the daily.  And it’s great for the party season that ushers in Winter!

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How to Gain A New Perspective on Holiday Outfit Colors

At Christmas time, what colors come to mind?  Red and green, right?  But there are other holiday colors as well.  What if true red and true green are not colors that look best on you?  Age doesn’t matter.  What matters is what you love and what looks best on you.  Think of the beautiful, artistically decorated Christmas trees and lights…blue and white, silver and gold, etc.  Maybe some other set of colors is more you.  Let’s take a look at holiday color combinations to wear besides the usual red and green…

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How to Look Classy When You Go Out for the Evening This Fall

This list of outfit ideas took me longer than usual to compile for you.  I worked all day and evening for days.  These ideas are the result of many years of coming home after work and sitting down with the news on TV, a drink, a candle and the cats to just relax.  My favorite way of relaxing was to come up with ideas on how to combine the clothes I had.  I finally realized there are infinite combinations, and decided to share them with you!

When the weather gets cold, there are certain items that come in handy for numerous evening looks.  Age doesn’t matter.  Just choose the pieces that work best for you!

Fall begins with casual evenings, and then holiday parties of all sorts start rolling in.  Here are the evening pieces I find that I use over and over, along with my ideas for how to wear them.  When the holidays are here, take a look at my holiday posts:  Over 100 Evening Looks for Holiday Events and A New Perspective on Holiday Outfit Colors.

These lists are handy for when you want to decide what to buy for your evening wardrobe, or to inspire you when you don’t know what to wear.  You don’t need all of these items, especially if you like a minimal wardrobe…just pick and choose from what you like best.  These are just ideas I’m sharing with you.  I like to check off of the list what I wore, and just keep the outfits on the list (maybe with a star) that looked best.

You might like to print these lists out and keep the printout as a pamphlet handy in your closet.  To make it easier for you to do that, I am limiting the amount of photos so they don’t get in the way so much when you print.  If you prefer more photos, let me know in the comments section.

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Here Are 45 Sure-Fire Ways to Rock a Kimono!

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Sophie velvet kimono at Anthropologie

A kimono makes a simple dress or jeans and a tee into something special, just like a blazer or jacket.  You can cover a body-conscious dress with a flowing kimono. On the other hand, a black lacy tank or any sexy camisole makes a kimono date night ready.  Throw a kimono over a hoodie and jeans outfit.  Use a kimono as a robe around the house.  Or try a kimono as a bathing suit cover-up!  There are so many ways to wear a kimono…age doesn’t matter.  Take this list, look in your closet, and create some new outfits for yourself!

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How to Transform from Summer Day to Evening

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During the summer, there are so many fun things to do that you’ll probably have to go directly from your daytime activities to an evening out.  Or maybe you make a pit stop at home and need a quick presto change-o!  I’ve got plenty of outfit ideas to make that easier for you.  Age doesn’t matter.  These tips work for everyone!  Continue reading “How to Transform from Summer Day to Evening”