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

Dare to go Backless

Yes, you heard right, backless! Would you wear a dress or top that showed off your bare back? This is one of the hottest trends that is gracing the pages of fashion magazines, websites and blogs. We love the look, when it’s executed well. We dare you to try it out, but we want you do it with confidence, so here are a few ideas… one is sure to fit your comfort level! Going backless is certainly sexy, so if you’re more ... Read more

Northshore Magazine, August 2012: Fall Gracefully

Check it out! The first installment of our new Style Tips series in Northshore Magazine, featured in the August 2012 issue. You can read "Fall Gracefully" online here! Read more

Spring Trends: Leather Ts

Looking for something simple, but with a twist? How about this fabulous leather shirt by Tibi at www.shopbop.com.     Don’t want to break the bank?  Check out this version from ASOS.       Or this bargain from Urban Outfitters...   <previous Read more

Caring For Your Boots: Salt Stain Removal

  Salt stains from icy winters can damage your leather boots, but there are simple things you can do to protect and clean your footwear and keep them for years.   I keep a bottle of this solution right in the cabinet next to my boots along with a small square of clean cloth. When white salt stains appear, simply wet the cloth and dampen the area.  Let the boots air dry and stains should be gone; if any remain, repeat the process.  This ... Read more

Ski Weekend Style

  Cozy clothes for après-ski are a must.  These pieces make a unique palette and the soft colors are so on trend. Check out this great scarf/wrap by aykelila on Etsy.   Bring a warm wrap to quickly throw on over your ski clothes.  This wrap from Nordstrom is made of polar fleece! nordstrom.com   Bring a cute hat to hide the crazy hair that happens from a long day on the slopes.  Of course cute boots for the hike to the lodge.               ... Read more
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