Another Pair of Eyes: Silfath Pinto + Classic White Shirt = Multiple Looks for Gina

The white button down shirt is a very versatile piece in a woman’s wardrobe.
The outfit below is Gina’s favorite. Perfect for for a Sunday brunch with her girlfriends or a casual day at work.
Grandfather Sweater: Anthropologie
Shoes: Gina’s own
Shirt: Campbell & Kate
We added a statement necklace and a belt to polish the look. The necklace plays up her beautiful coloring and the belt enhances her small waist.
Accessories are key in the outfit below!
Each piece is a unique statement, yet they work together.
The gold necklace for a little of shine, the ethnic oversized clutch for texture and the satin shoes for a sexy touch.
Necklace: Jones New York
Clutch: Aldo
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
When wearing neutrals you don’t have to match exactly the colors. This outfit mixes different shades of brown, beige and gold to create an amazing combination!
Vest: Anne Klein
Pants: Jones New York
A scarf can be worn in so many different ways!! Here Gina is making a statement with a big side bow and beautiful colors–perfect to spice a basic work outfit!
Scarf: Echo
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Pants: Calvin Klein
The key to all the outfits we created is fit. This white button down shirt fits her perfectly at the shoulders, at the bust and the waist. Once all your clothes fit you perfectly, the possibilities are endless.

Another Pair of Eyes: Silfath Pinto finds the perfect LBD

We found the perfect LBD for Gina: flattering and versatile! The fitted waist showcases her small waist and curvy figure, plus the soft drape around the neck is very feminine.
The first outfit below would be perfect for a cocktail party. The statement necklace plays up her warm coloring and is in proportion with her body scale. It also brings the attention away from her bust.
Necklace:  Jones New York
Dress:  Ralph Lauren

We added some flair to the outfit by combining a soft print in the bag with a leopard print heel.

Clutch:  Banana Republic
Pumps:  Ivanka Trump
A cardigan and some cute flats tone down the dress for a more casual look. Perfect for dinner plans with her girlfriends or–why not?–a date night.

Belt:  J. McLaughlin
Clutch:  Aldo
Remove the necklace and add a handbag, Gina is ready for a busy day at work.

Handbag:  Gina’s own

I hope I have inspired you to go review your own LBD! Make sure it brings out the best in you and adds versatility to your style. Use accessories and layering to reinvent it, create exciting combos and, ultimately, look fabulous!!
Do you have the perfect LBD? Or do you feel like you need a better one? Please share your experience and do not hesitate to contact me for expert feedback!

Another Pair of Eyes: Silfath Pinto Works with Gina’s Closet Essentials

Darlene and I are very excited to showcase how essential pieces like a white button down shirt and a little black dress (“LBD”) can add so much versatility to your wardrobe.
As a stylist, when I work with a client I always make sure she has the right foundations to build a stylish yet effective wardrobe. So we started by reviewing Gina’s white button down shirts and LBD. The shirts were too big, so we put her in a size 12L Campbell & Kate shirt that showcased her waist and fit her shoulders.
Her LBD was not very flattering as it did not enhance her small waist. Plus the sleeves and the neckline made her look matronly. Curvy women should prefer modern and stylish cuts to avoid looking matronly: V-neck, empire waist, cinched waist, wrap dresses create a nice shape.
One of Gina’s favorite looks that day. We used her existing pieces to create exciting and flattering combos!
The look below was not completely flattering because the sweater does not fit right: it was one size too big.

I used statement accessories, funky shoes and a classic blazer to dress up a casual look (white shirt and casual jeans).

At the end of the session, we identified a few great pieces to be included in the Styling Wardrobe Essentials photo shoot: the jeans, the animal print shoes, the black blazer, the grey cardigan, the brown belt, the pearls and the bronze flats.
Gina was very excited for the professional insight into her existing wardrobe, habits and beliefs, plus she discovered new flattering combos with her existing pieces.
Do you have all your wardrobe essentials? Is it difficult for you to find basics that are flattering! Please share your questions, concerns and tips. I will be happy to help!