Summer is in full swing which means everyone is on Island Time. Excuse me for this post being a bit late! I wanted to share a few of my favorite client purchases from the month of July. While this can be a slow time of year for me, those who do shop during summer always get great deals. That's because it's Designer Sale season. To make room for all those fall wares, stores heavily discount the remaining summer inventory. In the case of the Nordstrom sale, they even discount the new, fall inventory for a limited time. Summer is a great time to shop. Unfortunately, this is also means that many of the items purchased by my clients last month are no longer in stock. See the links below for a sampling of my clients' purchases in July.
Inspired by the weather, bored with black, or feeling patriotic led to several client requests for non-black work dresses. These were some of the favorites that worked well on multiple women. These dresses are also on the more affordable side. The Red Michael Kors dress and Coral Eliza J Number are under $100. The cobalt blue Tahari sheath is the most expensive dress on this list and its only $128. And thank you fashion world for giving me two dresses with actual sleeves! It's such a joy to find sleeves on dresses these days.
My personal styling clients picked up a range of great pants and jeans last month, including one of my perennial favorites-- the NYDJ Millie Ankle Jeans. One client also picked up these gorgeous black Rag & Bone pants during the Nordstrom sale. Shopping for pants is so difficult and I find myself returning to the Theory Alettah and Vince Camuto Side Zip Pants more and more. Once I find a pair that works, I'm very loyal.
Finding appropriate tops continues to be a challenge this season. Most of my clients want tops with sleeves that are work appropriate. Yet, the stores are filled with off-the-shoulder and cut-out styles that only one of my clients will even go near. I was able to find some goodies from Reiss and Boss on sale earlier in the month. Those styles are long sold out. Below are a few picks from Ann Taylor and Nordstrom.
Unlike the dismal selection of tops, I've found a wealth of stylish and comfortable shoe options. Here are some that clients purchased last month.
I'm Jaquelyn Wahidi. I take the stress out of getting dressed. As a personal fashion stylist in San Diego, I help women organize their closets, define their style, and shop with intention. My blog features practical style advice for women everywhere. I've been addicted to blazers since 2004.