Monochromatic Style Trend

Did you know that dressing all in the same shade makes you look taller and leaner and if done right polished and stylish?

So what exactly does monochromatic mean in color?
Monochrome colors are all varieties of a single hue with different tints, shades, and tones. Additionally, a monochromatic color scheme consists of brighter and darker shades of the same base color or hue.

10 Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas Anyone Can Wear

I love wearing skinny jeans especially in the fall and winter! The boots, jackets, coats, all of it. Check out these contemporary skinny jeans outfits anyone can wear.

Make skinny jeans more fashion-forward by wearing an oversized blazer

Two of my favorite things jeans and blazers. I have way too many jackets and blazers but I can wear a blazer with just about anything. Make sure you have at least two, one classic and one for fun!

Add some color

The color can be in the shoes, a jacket, handbag, or a colorfull shirt. Be creative.

Wear with some stylish booties or fun shoes

You can wear the same jeans a couple times a week by just mixing up the shoes that you wear with them.

pink jacket

Try adding a fun belt

I love this Gucci belt but you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Try shopping at a second hand store for a couple of nice belts at a bargain price.

Wear a jacket or coat that stands out

This coat Rocks! Dress up or down your skinny jeans with a coat, jacket or the shoes. I like that she is wearing a white t-shirt to make it more casual. 

Wear them with over the knee boots

Skinny jeans work well with boots because the legs are tight. Buy a  pair in a cool color like the ones below

Modern style

What about skinning jeans you can workout in?

Athleta now has skinny jeans that you can work out in. I have three pair:) I have never worked out in them but they are comfortable. They look like any other pair except they are more flexible to move in. You have to get a pair.

Going out for date night in skinny jeans

This is my favorite way to to wear skinny jeans. I love to dress them up. I usually wear heels or boots and a fun jacket, like Jlo.

Take a casual look

Wearing sneakers has been a popular look for the last couple of years. It’s not a look that I would wear too often however, I do have a pair of Tom’s slip on with dogs on them that I like to wear in the summer. (I will post a photo to Facebook:)

The amazing white skinny jeans

Last but not least are the incredable white jeans. Everyone needs a pair! They look good with almost everything. Have you ever wore white on white? Give it a try. 

Cheri style story

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When and How To Wear A Jumpsuit


I love jumpsuits! They are not always easy to wear so it’s important to wear a jumpsuit that makes you look and feel good.

Next time you do a date night or go out with your friends step out of your comfort zone and put on a jumpsuit instead of a dress or jeans. Wear it to a wedding or formal occasion, be stylish, and have fun.

Here are some things you might want to know before you buy or step out on the town in your jumpsuit.

Find the perfect fit. If you are tall you probably look good in most styles. If you are shorter try a sold or vertical stripe jumpsuit. Also, add a heel to give you a longer leaner look.

 Stripe Halter Wide Leg Jumpsuit, Main, color, TUSHAR STRIPE LIGHTHOUSE

Define your waist. Wear a gathered waist to avoid the straight-up and-down look. I do like the baggy/loose look but it is best on a tall body type with the right shoes.

Wear it with a jacket or blazer. This is something I know about. Some people have a shoe fetish I have a jacket fetish. So many jumpsuits are short-sleeved or sleeveless, add a jacket to wear year-round, were a blazer to look stylish at work, Wear a jacket and heels to go from a daytime look to date night.

Blazer w/ jumpsuit... | Black jumpsuit outfit, Jumpsuit, Clothes

Add fun accessories to a sold-color jumpsuit. Add a bright handbag to add color to a solid color jumpsuit. Have fun with colorful earrings, sunglasses, try feathers, or another long look. Wear a colorful scarf or a fun pair of shoes.

Buy one that you can dress up or down. If you are only going to buy one jumpsuit make it neutral in color and make sure you love the fit. Go from day to night with just about any jumpsuit by adding a pair of pumps and a stylish jacket.

Shopping tips for buying a jumpsuit

I just bought this Frank Lyman jumpsuit and love it! I will post to Instagram when I wear it.

  • Follow the ideas above
  • Make sure it’s comfortable and easy to get on and off
  • Don’t trip on it
  • Wear the right bra

Most important it must flatter and make you feel fabulous!

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Winter Looks That Everyone Can Wear!

Winter Looks That Everyone Can Wear!

I love fall fashion but this year we are going into the cold weather fast. So I want to share some winter looks that everyone can wear! The first three are from Sundance. I love their winter style. They have great coats and winter accessories. I like to wear color to brighten up the cold winter days.

What’s new for this winter? Coats that make a statement as well as faux fur, knee high and over the knee boots, oversize tops with jeans or leggings (make sure to cover the backside), and booties with a sweater dress.

From Sundance

I love this coat and the colorful hat and scarf. I think it might look good with a bright yellow top or a solid color scarf. What do you think?


From Sundance

Wear this and I bet you would get lots of compliments. It is fun and beautiful!


From Sundance

I love everything here, the leg warmers with the booties the jacket, the turtleneck, and the hat. I want it all. Even the background.



This is a great classic outfit. You can’t go wrong with an oversized top and boots.


How about a poncho and boots?


Another oversized top and jeans a winter look that everyone can wear and look good in!


I had to put this one in. What a great top! It will keep you warm and look stylish at the same time.

Do you have winter looks that everyone can wear? Would you wear any of the fashion above? I would wear all of them.

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Stay warm,

Wear Neutrals and Stand Out

Want to know how to wear neutrals and stand out?

You don’t have to reach for a color to make a style statement. Warmer weather neutrals like tan, cream, blush and white are easy to wear. Here you will see what Crystall (over 30’s look) and Me, Sherry (over 50’s look) would wear. We will also include neutrals with jeans.

My (over 50’s) take on wearing neutrals


I love the all white look even though I also love lots of colors. The bright monochrome look can be a bit intimidating, so if you’re not ready to wear all white add some neutral colors with it like tan and cream. I also like this look with a jean jacket. If you feel like it’s just not enough add some accessorize, (shoes, handbags, or jewelry) with fun embellishments like feathers, beads, or print.


Blush is “in” this year! You can add this color with shoes, a skirt, pants, a bag and mix it with denim or white. Don’t forget to add other light hues like blue, greens, Carmel, and tans.

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Try a pair of neutral jeans in taupe, tan, white, or mauve. I don’t mind spending extra money on a good pair of jeans that I can wear with anything. Also step out with the different styles, crop, wide leg, straight leg, or the torn look.

white jeans


Wearing all the same color also can make you look slimmer and taller. If you want to add another color try wearing a jacket, scarf, sweater or Cardigan. The trick to wearing one color from head to toe is playing with different shades and textures.

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  Sam Edelman Women’s Telsa D’Orsay Pump                Sam Edelman Women’s Yaro Heeled Sandal


Do you consider them a neutral?

 Neutrals style jeans    jeans and white shirt

Crystall’s (over 30’s) take on wearing neutrals

Think Pink, blush pastels and neutral colors. This Spring this is The color to add to your everyday wear. It’s subtle yet bold. You can even do two shades together to add some neutral color blocking. I love the idea of keeping it simple and looking polished at the same time. Add some staple pieces like this wrap jacket or a shorter version to layer the look.

Also, keep the nude look with your shoes to really make your outfit come together. For something a little extra, I’ve also added denim to the mix to tie the neutral look together. I love layering this button-up denim shirt with a blush pink or white tee and a cute fitted jacket overtop.

wearing neutrals style

I also Love adding black as the baseline for the other neutral color palette to have its opportunity to shine. But when it comes to comfort, which I think I thrive in that department, I love a stylish hoodie.


I always try to find jackets that can cinch in at the waist to show your waistline.

tan jacket

Lately, I like the shorter cropped hoodie for Casual wear and some joggers. Then if I need to spice up the look I can throw on a fitted pair of grey jeggings and bootie boots and off I go. I’m ready for dinner with some sass. I think feeling confident is really the trick to pulling off an outfit. Never let the outfit wear you (guilty a time or two) I mean who hasn’t been there.

Just remember this Spring look is about you bringing some Life into your style by wearing neutrals and feeling confident.  Have fun with it, trust me it will pay off when you decide to play outside your comfort zone, just remember you know what works best for your body and how you carry your confidence.

Have FUN!

Sherry and Crystall