When to Shop for Spring Styles

It is hard to get motivated to pick up fun Spring pieces after yet another snow storm, but now is the time when the most sizes and colors are in stock.  Especially when living in New England, other areas warm up first and can beat us to the "online shopping" punch.  Though it is good to disperse your budget across the first few weeks of a season, don't miss out on some early bargains and a chance to find the perfect ... Read more

Spring Break out the Color

  If you're done with drab winter clothing, you're in luck this spring.   Break out the color and the prints for a confident new you! Color is back on trend this year; if you tend towards basic black, take the simplest step by buying jewelry with a hint of color. The best necklace should play off a color in your outfit, but would look smashing with jeans and a white tee, too, like this piece from J.Crew.     Think prints! Start by finding a print ... Read more

Behind the Scenes at WBZ

Aricia Symes-Elmer, style expert, featured New Year's style resolutions on WBZ Channel 4 on January 6th. Hair was done by Monica Tufts of Indra Salon in Andover www.indrasalon.com Makeup was done by Jennifer DelMonaco www.thebridebeautiful.com Morning Anchor, Kerry Connolly introduces Aricia, Tara, Jenny & Jenn. Fabulous looking Moms turned models: Tara Kelly, Jenn Levental and Jenn Howard Kerry agrees with Aricia that a "well set-up wardrobe makes dressing so much easier", and makes a new year resolution to go out and buy the "little pieces" that ... Read more

Stay Warm but Look Cool!

Just because there's snow on the ground doesn't mean you're stuck in fleece.  A Northeast girl has no choice but to become skilled at the art of layering.  How many layers, you ask?  Well, if you are going out to grab a cup or a bite with your girls- no need for a bulky sweater, wear a fitted long sleeve t-shirt, a thin cashmere sweater, and a wool blazer. We promise you'll be cozy. Heading over to the kid's school?  Don't get ... Read more

New Year, New Look as seen on WBZ-TV

Click here to view the video!     As you resolve to make the New Year your best yet, you might want to think about breaking some old wardrobe habits.  Aricia Symes-Elmer went into the WBZ-TV studio with lovely morning anchor Kerry Connolly, to show how three Northshore Moms make resolutions to shift their style and make it work for their lives. If you're a "Mom-On -The-Go", with a habit of throwing on jeans, a tee and cardigan as your "uniform", make a ... Read more

Wardrobe Essentials for the New Year

If Santa is too busy to find the perfect choices for your wardrobe essentials, let Shift Your Style be those busy little elves that check off your 2013 style checklist!  This is an amazing LBD from Ralph Lauren. Comfortable, easy and can be transformed endlessly! (And only$130) After-Christmas sales are fast approaching so now is the time to think about exactly how you're going to spend your gift certificates, gift cards, store coupons or return credit.  We suggest avoiding the nice-to-haves and invest in the ... Read more

Chill in the Air

With some simple tips and planning, you can be warm and cozy without sacrificing your style.  One of my top recommendations is simple -- thin knits!  These are your T-shirts for winter.  They can be worn on their own like a T-shirt and jeans, but they can also be used over and over as a layering piece.  Choose Merino wool or cashmere in a simple style.  This season I love this piece from Halogen -- it is well cut, well priced ... Read more

When to Wear Boots?

People ask me all the time: "When can I start wearing boots?" You don't have to wait for the first snow. Riding boots like these classic Blakeley Riding Boots from Lands End are versatile enough to wear year round.   In fact, boots are a great way to transition your look from summer to early fall. Try balancing them with bare legs and your favorite skirt or dress.  (BCBG Max Azaria)   As the weather gets colder, pair boots with jeans and a sweater for ... Read more

Fall Updates: Shop Swap or Store

What should you purchase, reuse or keep in the back of your closet this Fall? Finally a cool breeze is in the air and I was able to wear my sweater through the whole day without peeling it off in the midday heat.  It does get you thinking about those real Fall items. I am swapping out my great printed denim that I wore all summer and pairing it with a simple sweater instead of my summer tank.  Instant new outfit that is ... Read more

Northshore Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012: Back to Style

This fall promises fun trends that can be easily incorporated into your routine with minimal effort and a few smart purchases. Check out Shift Your Style's top five autumnal trends in "Back to Style", published in Northshore Magazine's September/October 2012 issue! Read more
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