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Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Have In Her Closet



Aren’t you tired of saying you have nothing to wear?

The basis to a great wardrobe and effortless style is building a strong wardrobe foundation.  Your wardrobe foundation or wardrobe essentials are the workhorse of your closet.  These tend to be classic pieces.   Once you edit your closet and recognize a few of your more valuable pieces then you will realize that you have so much more than you think. Most of us have pieces that transition from season to season and situation to situation.  You just have to discover them.  I included a couple of classics or must-have pieces should work in just about every woman’s wardrobe.  Don’t be afraid to create new combinations with these staples and add them into your rotation.


Tracey Evelyn is a wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and skin care expert who helps emerging women to reinvent themselves, feel empowered and  become unstoppable by embracing their authentic selves.
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc



7 Easy Ways To Update Your Style

Whether you are running a small business, heading out with girls, or going on a hot date  you are sending a message about yourself.  The first time you meet someone they have formed an opinion about you in a matter of seven seconds based on your appearance alone.  With a few simple steps you can send a positive message and make a great first impression.  If you want to be more memorable you have to step up your game.  Your don’t have to look like you stepped out of Vogue Magazine but investing in your look shows that you care about who you are and how you look.  Here is  a list of 7  easy ways to update your style:


  1.  Clean out your closet

People tend to hold onto clothes until the closet is overflowing.  Ask yourself: Does this piece represent who you are? Make three piles: one for items that fit well and look great on,  one for items that  no longer work or are appropriate for your image and one for items that need altered.  Clearing out clutter helps you determine what you still need.  Decide what is working for you and what is not.  Shop for pieces like jackets, pants, skirts and tops to add to your now revised closet.  These pieces will give you a variety of looks for different occasions.


  1.  Wear undergarments that enhance your body shape

Wearing the right underwear or body shaper for your body type is essential. For the best results choose well fitting undergarments that will enhance your body shape and figure.  Be sure to choose features and benefits over color and brand.  Choose the right size and look for quality fabric.  If you need a little help determining your bra size head on over to places like Nordstrom or Victoria Secret for a bra fitting.  Don’t forget that what you wear underneath your  clothes also makes a big difference to the way you feel!



  1.  Build around classic wardrobe pieces

Classic wardrobe pieces seem to never go out of fashion no matter what the current trends are. These classic basics are versatile and can be mixed, matched and layered to create a variety of looks. These essentials never seem to go out of style (Black turtleneck, little black dress, a jacket the defines your waist, white T-shirt, white button down shirt, pencil skirt, cardigan, trench coat, pea coat, solid colored stretch shirt, tank top, black slacks, black pumps, khakis, riding boots, pearl necklace, pearl or diamond stud earrings and a pair of jeans). Your wardrobe should consist of both the old and new classics.


  1.  Accessorize

The art of accessorizing is the secret to looking great in even the most basic clothes. Update your look with  variety of accessory styles that will bring color and character to the  outfit. Don’t be afraid to:  mix textures and prints, add bold colors, add a belt, rock a shiny clutch, wear junky jewelry, accessorize your hair or slip into a pair of sassy heels. Buy pieces that express your personality and remember not to overdo it.  Stick with one statement piece at a time.


5. Add a few trendy pieces

Buy a few trendy pieces to your wardrobe but try not to spend too much money since they only last a little while, then go out of style. To avoid looking like everyone else mix your trendy pieces with classic pieces. Try to stick to one to two trends in an outfit. Too many trends in one outfit will be way too busy.  Add pops of color to update outfits for the season without overdoing it.


6. Makeup and skincare

Bold lips are a classic way to add both impact and femininity to your look.  Your nails may seem like minor details, but they say a lot about you. Your skin is another important part of your body so treat it kindly with care, exfoliate and your skin will glow for you. Apply a face mask at least once a week.  Bold brows, minimal makeup and experimenting with color always works.


  1.  Try a new hair style

Give your hair a makeover, you don’t have to do any drastic changes, simple highlights or hair blow out makes an amazing difference. Just try moving the part from on side of the head to the other, this simple change can make it look as if you have a whole new hairstyle.  Try parting your hair on an angle, or creating a zigzag part for a funky look.  Consider going for bangs they create a dramatic difference.  This is quick and inexpensive!



* I get it!  You may be asking yourself does what I wear really matter? Sometimes you just don’t know where to start  when it comes to your wardrobe.  No more standing in your closet aimlessly. Get started with the wardrobe essentials!  Wardrobe essentials or basics are pieces that will go with you from season to season. Wardrobe essentials or basics are the foundation to a great wardrobe.

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Tracey Evelyn is a wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and skin care expert who helps emerging women to reinvent themselves, feel empowered and  become unstoppable by embracing their authentic selves.
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc






6 Simple Steps To Healthy Skin

6 Simple steps to healthy skin

If you are like most folks, then you probably desire radiant looking skin. Healthy, glowing skin is the ideal form of beautiful skin.  Some of us are fortunate enough to have fantastic genes and have great looking skin. While some of us have to put a little work in to maintain a healthy glow.  We can’t control our genes but we can control our environment to a great degree. Proper skin care can go a long way in improving your overall beauty, good health and it can also affect your self-confidence. Here are 6 simple steps to healthy skin:

  1. Cleanse, Tone & Moisturize

Cleanse, tone and moisturize two times a day. Follow these steps once in the morning before you put on makeup and once at night before you go to bed. Choose a cleanser and moisturizer specific to your skin type.

  1. Exfoliation

Exfoliation encourages the sloughing off of dead skin cells, stimulates circulation and blood flow which in turn promotes healthy looking skin.  Wash or rub gently with a granular substance to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin and promote a healthy glow.

  1.  Sunblock, Sunblock, oh did I say Sunblock

Sunblock acts as a protective shield against the harmful UV rays which penetrates the skin each time your skin is exposed to the sun. The sun gives off ultraviolet light that damages the skin and can cause sunburn. Over time, these rays can lead to wrinkles, dark spots, and other problem areas.  Apply a sunblock with a UVA and UVB of at least SPF15.

  1. Drink to beautiful skin

Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. Water flushes toxins from the body and transports nutrients to where they are needed. Celebrities often claim it’s the secret behind their supple, glowing, always camera-ready skin.

  1. Eat more of what is good for you and less of what is not!

Your skin is the largest organ of your body.  What you eat can affect the health of your skin as well as the rest of your body. To keep your skin in optimal condition, fill your plate with fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other nutrient-rich foods.

  1. Get some sleep!

Getting adequate sleep is important to give the body and skin time to repair  and rejuvenate itself. When you are tired the blood in your body is not flowing efficiently which normally results in a lack of oxygen in the blood. Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you sleep, which means you wake to a healthy glow.

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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc

5 Useful Last Minute Gift Ideas For Her


So many of you have been saying that it seems like time has just creeped up on us!  I feel the same way.  Now it’s crunch time and the job need’s to get done.   Rest assure, it’s not too late!  Most of what you need  is already at your finger tips.  With a click of a button you still have time to order.

Here are 5 useful last minute gift ideas that most gals can use:



Reversible Wrap Shawl Poncho $26.65






Makeup Brush Set $10.99



Louis Vuitton Josephine Wallet $989.88






Fresh Water Pearl Earrings $99







Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones $349

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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc

Gratitude Looks Good On You


While visiting family in Chicago I went to a church service.  I was completely  blown away by the message about gratitude.  I couldn’t help to think about how most of us want more out of life.   I immediately thought about how gratitude is a choice.  Wow! we can choose to be grateful.  It may take some work but, we can change our mindset and what a difference a simple change can make in our lives.  It’s never too late to set a goal or to dream.  Nine times out of ten, we don’t realize how much control we have over our future.  We have the power to take control over who we become.  If we don’t, we run the risk of not reaching our full potential. There is no better time than like the present to reinvent yourself.  If you are like most of us we are constantly looking for ways to improve or to reinvent ourselves.

Reinvention –

To remake or make over in a different form

A great place to start in our reinvention process is with gratitude.  Gratitude can help just about any transition in life become so much smoother.  Think about gratitude as a form of self care.

Gratitude –

the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness

Being grateful is available to everyone, it’s free of charge and can be implemented right away.  Here are a five benefits of showing more gratitude:


1. You begin to prioritize(What really matters in life becomes more important).  You tend to become less self centered.

2.  More gratitude leads to better relationships (Positivity will draw people to you).

3.  The more thankful you are the easier it is to push through dark moments. Gratitude makes you happier.

4.  Feeling thankful can improve your health, relieve stress, boost your immune system and add more years

to your life.

5. Those that express positive emotions tend to receive an increase in their income. Gratitude makes us more effective at work.

** Tip: The highest form of gratitude that we can have is our gratitude for one another.


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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.

Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc