Aricia tells WBZ viewers what to wear when it’s hot out!

I had so much fun this Sunday morning being featured as the style expert on CBS Boston for their WBZ News fashion segment with Kate Merrill.  I was asked to find new ideas for hot weather dressing so we turned to three style savvy stores:  Lyn Evans, Macy's and H&M. Molly, like many of my clients, hates to wear shorts so opts for capris, but capri-style pants cut her leg line and made her look shorter than she is. Now Molly is wearing ... Read more

Northshore Magazine July Issue: Summer Style Simplified

Aricia highlights chic summer pieces that will enhance your look yet keep your style simple and cool in hot July weather.  This month's style feature finds Susan Leger Ferraro of Imajine That, sporting 3 terrific summer looks, published in Northshore Magazine's July 2013 issue.  Let us know what you think. Read more

Hot weather cool look!

When it's going to be a hot one, many of us who don't like the look of shorts, think to reach for our capris.  The problem is that capri pants, even the cute ones, actually serve to shorten the length of your leg because it's cutting you off at the calf.   Let me suggest a better option: a long linen pant~ no, not the ones with a huge flare that's reminiscent of 70's bellbottoms.  Find a linen pant that is ... Read more

Conquer Closet Chaos

A Quick Guide to a Closet Cleanup! You always say you'll get to it, but Katy's soccer game and Jack's baseball double header seems to take over those free weekend minutes.  Make it less of a time drain with this two-hour plan.  30 minutes at a time also promises to feel less daunting. To start, some stylists suggest emptying your closet...  not me- that's a strategy that will leave mounds of clothes on the floor when called back downstairs to help with the ... Read more

Trend Proof Clothing: Items worthy of keeping

When cleaning out your closet, be sure not to throw out any gems!  Certain items always come back in style, so even if they are "out" or you are just tired of wearing them, store them away because they'll be ba-ack! Trend Proof Items: Classic Wool Coat                                                                         ... Read more

Time for some Style Therapy! — Next one Friday June 7th!

This Spring, there's nothing like a little retail therapy to put a spring in your step.  Clothes that fit right will give your wardrobe a much-needed workout even if you're still losing those extra 5 pounds. Not sure how to choose the right pieces?  Come get some Style Therapy with Shift Your Style!  Shop with a professional stylist to learn the tricks of the trade used to make you look like you've hit the gym, when you've really just hit your favorite ... Read more

Wearable Spring Trends

This is the time when everyone asks "what should I buy this Spring to update my look?"  This season, Aricia is excited that the style trends are wearable and don't look like they belong just on runway models.  Think colored denim, floral prints and sporty dresses. No need to jump on to the short-lived fads of peekaboo pieces or statement sunglasses, opt for trends that will shift your wardrobe going forward. Spring Trend #1 Colored denim is not brand new, but it's a trend ... Read more

Jeans that fit… in six steps.

  The difference between ill-fitting jeans and those that make you feel in"jean"ious always lies in the fit.  When you hit the stores, remember these 6 steps to the best looking jeans you'll ever wear: 1.  Go for premium denim in a uniform wash~ the tighter the weave, the less that second-day sag. 2.  Look for higher-waisted styles with a higher rise to prevent any muffin top (try 9" or more!). 3.  The most flattering slope is lower in front and gives thong coverage in back. 4.  Placement ... Read more

Can I Wear Sandals Yet?

When you show your toes is a complicated question in New England.  There are no more hard and fast rules like "white after labor day" so we are left to use our conscience as our guide -- and a bit of advice from Shift Your Style! 1. Do watch the weather:  If it is a beautiful sunny day, but there is still snow on the ground, skip the sandals.  Leave it to the college students to wear shorts on the first sunny day ... Read more

Sandal Alternatives for This Spring

There are so many quirky and fun alternatives to sandals this season.  Step out and add some style this Spring by switching it up! How about a great pair of summer boots -- lighter colors and cut-outs that are perfect for the warmer weather.   Also perfect for those days right before your next pedi!   Designers are creating cutouts on all kinds of shoes this season and turning them into the perfect warm weather compromise.  Try these cutout oxfords from J. Crew.   Booties are ... Read more
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