Pintribute Pin Pal: Trista Granberry

A few weeks back I blogged about my obsession for Bold Pants, so when Trista pinned these (to DIE for!) floral printed pants, I just had to share it!  All the prints and the colors on each pair is amazing!  These pants are such a statement, I love them!  Trista found the photos of the bold pants on the blog …love Maegan and there you will find sooo many more styles of these bold pants AND where to buy them! Thanks Trista for pinning on PINTRIBUTE and sharing with everyone… i love, love, love it!

If you want to be my PIN PAL so that your pins can be shared and featured on my blog, it’s really easy all you have to do is send me your Pinterest username in a comment or message and I will be sure to add you to the Pintribute w/ Jen Clyde Stylist board.  Happy Pinning!!

Cheers!!

Color Blocking Is Rocking Spring 2012..You Ready??

Color Blocking 101

Color blocking heating up spring 2012! Learn how to find your color combo!

Yes, spring is almost here! I like to always bring spring in a bit early by throwing some amazing color into my life! It is true that color does affect your mood. Whether the color is on you or around you, it can make that personality shine! A unique quality of the color blocking trend is that it can be utilized by women of all ages and during every type of adventure that we create when we color block. If you are at work, rocking a bridesmaid dress, out on the town with friends, or just a cute mom shopping at target, when you got color blocking you got the most wearable fashion trend for spring. There are no excuses! So what are you waiting for? It goes right along with my most favorite word “MisMatched Moments”..or ok….I guess two words. So, try this new trend even if you donʼt love color. Keep reading and i’ll give tips for the “not quite sure gal” to the “I am obsessed like Jen Clyde girl.” Here are my words of color wisdom:

1. For The “Not Quite Sure” gal: Start off small. You will keep more money in that color blocked wallet of yours if you don’t buy a brand new outfit that hangs in your closet with tags on it all summer because you wanted to be on trend but really couldn’t commit. Donʼt waste your time, money, or closet space. Start off with a cute pair of shoes that are one big, bright, bold color…. or even a color blocked shoe with two colors! Maybe throw in a color blocked scarf. Either way, you are staying on trend but being true to yourself. Donʼt over do it and just baby step. You may find yourself wanting more color once you have introduced it in small doses, you know? Be confident! Show your true colors in tiny segments. Get your color blocking accessory today.

2. For the “Ok, I’m in but still need my safe black”: Ok I know I know, I am a stylist and I dress thousands of women, so I know that you all need your black or safe neutral! Itʼs almost like your security blanket…and I get that. Some donʼt like a huge color blocked on their behind because they donʼt want it to look bigger then it is, right? Or maybe you donʼt like your middle, or upper chest? So why would you block it with color? I get it! Trust me, I hear your concerns. So my word of wisdom to you is this: go with your color but anchor it with some black or neutral color such as grey! Not white though… you need to have that dark to pull it all together like a tight rope! Also, donʼt be afraid to clash and mismatch….hello, this is not a matching game we are playing here! So maybe stick with two colors and then add in a splash of neutral. A great place to throw the neutral color is in your problem areas or as a accessory with your belt, shoes, cardigan, necklace, or just anywhere to tie the outfit into one!

3. For the “I’m Obsessed, now show me which color is best?”: Stick with two or three colors at best so you donʼt look like a hot mess! That totally rhymed, but anyways moving on….. Ok choose mostly clean, no patterns, un-fussy silhouettes to keep it together like a beautiful rainbow. Some of my favorite combos are Pink and Red. This to me just works like an unexpected moment you thought would never come together. But it did and it does and it looks amazing! I also really love Teal and deep Blues. Another one to try is Yellow and Reds, so hot! Also Pink, Purple, Teal, and Orange scream, “I am amazing and I know how to color block.” So get your color on and have your spring moment be a bit mismatched and donʼt be afraid to color outside of the circle! Happy Spring!

Just remember there are really no wrong ways here, just wear it with confidence. There are so many stores from all different price points like Target to Gucci, that have these trends right now so itʼs for every one of all ages and sizes. Remember, donʼt color your troubled areas it just screams louder than it needs to in all the wrong places! Happy Coloring.

For my Channel 4 ABC Utah Good Things Utah Show on this segment…please click here!

Info on all the clothing used today on the show:

1. Model: Grey T shirt- 8.99 Target, Dark Blue Capri 25.00 Target, Shoes- Target Bracelets-5.99 Target,

2. Model: Teal T shirt-12.99 Target, Blk Sequins Skirt-24.00 Downeast outfitter, Scarf Green-9.99 Target, Bracelets 5.99-target, Shoes purp.-19.99 Target

3. Teal Jeans-  Love Fire @Nordstrom 25.00, Top- Zara for 30.00 Nordstrom, Shoes Blue Flats-12.99 H&M, Bracelets Target 5.99

 

Cheers,

Jen

How your Style inspired your home design!! Get inspired!

This fashion and design segment was so much fun! I got to bring and show off my husband David Clyde, interior designer on the show today on the Daily Dish. Yes I am a stylist and he is an interior designer, and yes it gets a little bit heated when you have two passionate creative people running the house. But we have fun! He was lucky enough to show his design skills off on the Oprah show on the contest he won over millions of people around the world “knock Knock Nate contest.” He was lucky enough to win with two others and get to go on the show. So we did a fun segment on how you can get inspired by your style just by walking in your closet. So here is the info hope you love:

 

Watch the full episode here! Or read below either way hope you love and get inspired to have a beautiful you and in a beautiful home!

The hidden secret of little tricks designers do to get to know their clients and help them find out what will work best in their living space and bring them happiness right with in their own homes! Every January we are all mostly thinking of how we can change something this year? Either in our home or within our style, health, job, and goals. Sometimes we are all stuck, we donʼt know where to start. We look around at magazines, book stores, Pintrest, and blogs. What you don’t know is the best inspiration for your home design is sitting right in your closet. This is wear your wardrobe and your home become best friends. I put together some looks of some typical styles of clothing and I want to show you some ideas of who these looks are best friends with. What is their match made in design?

1.We have the Boho, creative, loves different patterns and textures, doesn’t mind vintage looking, and loves to collect things that show their personalities in their home. She loves oversized and comfort.They have handmade blankets for show and they donʼt care if it looks like grandmas because that is the beauty of an amazing work of art. They love to shop at  Anthropology, urban outfitter, free people, and they love a good flea market.

2.Traditional look. Their clothes are more put together, more matchy, more classic lines, and they are inspired by the great interior designs of history. They love to shop at Ethan Allen, and maybe some great antique stores. They love that old wood look but freshened up.

3.Minimalist- They like architectural and art. They love to be in clean lines and in structural clothes. Less is more and more is less. They love the big city and love the color white. We envision modern furniture and amazing sculptures in their home. They love to color block and look chic. Think of Jennifer Aniston with her less is more beautiful feel sitting on a big white chair with floor to ceiling windows. They love to read Architectural digest and shop at stores like mod living and L.A. Furniture store. Her hair is straight and cropped above her shoulders maybe. Just a smart, cultured women.

4.Hampton Fresh- This look is inspired in such different ways. She is bold, loves color, is not afraid of stripes not only in her jacket but along her walls down the hall. She loves to shop at J. Crew, but loves to mix and match many different looks. She loves restoration hardware, and pottery barn but is not afraid to throw a little spice in the mix with her boho friend and do some  funky wallpaper print. She would have a bright green kitchen if she could with glass jars full of sea shells and sand. She loves the classics linen feels with a pop of color and maybe a bright red sweater pillow. She is adventurous and loves clean with a mix of chaos

 

Have fun this year and really try to bring your personality into your home and really your home should scream your name so make it do so!! I want to see your photos if you end up redecorating to your style. Email them to me and I will post them up on my blog. I would love to see my readers homes and style so fun you could inspire someone else this year too just by sharing!! So send some to me. For all David Clyde design info go check him out here! Also special thanks to the boutique blend in Utah for providing the clothing for me to style. Much love.

 

New Year, New Style, New Closet! What you need to do to start the hunt for your style!

New Year, New Style, New Closet! 

First Step in knowing how to find your own personal style, is starting with your closet makeover!

 

It’s a new year and I know there is a ton of changes, goals, and dreams that people want to aspire too. One of them is always about some change within themselves and most is how we see ourselves and how to find their own personal style. Do I have style? What is my style? How do I get style? My answer is everyone has their own personal style and they add the trends to their classics pieces throughout the year and the most important part is to understand what inspires your style? The first place I tell my clients to start is their closet makeovers. So get motivated this January, in finding your style by going through these steps.

 

1.First treat your closet like a extra room in the house, pay attention to detail like good lighting, colorful walls, and floor coverings like cute rugs.

 

2.Getting started can be the most difficult part of this process because your overwhelmed so hire a professional to help or invite a friend over so you can have help editing, because it helps to always have a second option when your emotionally connected to clothing. Then start to “edit”! These are the questions you need to ask yourself when you pull out clothing and are deciding to keep or donate.

When did I wear this last? And did I like it when I did?

Will you ever wear this again?

Classic or trendy

Do you really love it?

Dose it fit?

Is it in good shape? Is it balling up? Can I fix it?

If tags are on this and it’s been at least one month and you have not wore it yet then get rid of it! Sale it on ebay or hand it down but if you have not worn it in a month after purchase then you do not love it!

Why are you holding on to it? Goal weight?

Warning: Side note on editing, once you edit it completely remove it from your eye sight!  This is important because your eyes and mind can wander and later you could see it and get some ideas on why you want to keep it! Out of sight, out of your closet.

 

3.Once you got through the hardest part of editing which for some can take days and weeks, you are now ready to make a list on how you want to be inspired by your own closet and get creative so it’s a happy place to get dressed. Figure out what works best for you in finding your style and be functional. Here are some questions you need to think of:

Do I want to organize by category or color with my clothes? Choose what will most inspire your collection of clothing you have in your wardrobe so you will love to get dressed. This will make it easier to style, find, and wear!

Do you have all the storage boxes, extra racks, hooks, hangers, baskets that you will need? I love Ikea for storage boxes and extra cheep racks you can just throw up for extra hanging room at a great price. They also have great wardrobe boxes for storing items you won’t use for seasonal purposes or to store pregnancy clothing.

Make designated spots for wants, damaged, charity, shoes, bags, socks, tights, jewelry, and archives. Archives mean clothes that are vintage maybe or must have classics that will come back around and need to be worn again to give your style a fun new look. Archives are put in wardrobe bags and zipped up and stored in storage in the home until needed.

Now you are ready to start your process, have lot’s of music and have a lot of candy or your favorite drink because it is a long task that can sometimes be emotionally  exhausting for some as well as physically. So it’s good to have some sugar or something that makes you happy so you don’t quit!

 

4.When thinking about display think of what you love the most and will be most inspired by for your display like shoes, hats, and jewelry. Accessory can inspire any outfit and so it’s important to check in with yourself see what you like to dress around is it shoes? Then make a fun shoe display have them not in boxes but out for you to see be inspired by. Is it jewelry you love? Then make a fun DIY jewelry display so you can see it and again be inspired. So think about what will reflect you the most. Here are some fun creative ideas for display:

Reuse ice cube trays for small jewelry like earrings, rings, and broaches.  Gives unique storage for your shelves.

Candle Sticks for big bulky bracelets

For larger scarves and belts use a latter from a design decor store.

Get fun fancy funky hooks to hold bags, hats, and jewelry.

Make a old frame into a jewelry display, paint it a fun color, then use lace to staple one end to the other and then display cute earrings on it.

Colorful canvas bins for belts to hide the mess

Old bookcase paint it or put wallpaper in it and turn it into a shoe display.

Old dresser, revamp it by painting it putting velvet lining in them then use for jewelry. You can even add locks on the drawers for extra protection for those valuable jewels.

 

The end goal is know what you have, know where it is, know your style and be inspired by it! When things in your life just “click” and are able to bring you peace and joy then you are more likely to channel that peace into understanding more of who you are and what your style is! You will begin to see more of you in your clothes, and you will be able to know more of what you need as fillers in your closet and what type of items you need to buy more of instead of just buying items that don’t have any value for your wardrobe. Our biggest mistake is not knowing what we own, because then we fill like we need to go buy more, when really you can shop your own closet by giving it a facelift, a closet makeover. Hang a inspiration board of rip out magazines of what you love in your closet and you will be inspired everyday!

 

Watch The Segment on Good Things Utah  Today! Hope you are inspired to start your own. Please if you have any questions let me know I would be happy to help! Thanks for all your comments and support. Watch me every Tuesday on Good Things Utah, ABC4 10am

Here are some great photos of closets I love and hopefully can give you some ideas!

 

Stella Athletics Great Workout Wear! Feel Stylish and Workout!

 

I love to workout and I love to feel cute so check out this link below to look at all the cute clothes. Enjoy your cute workouts….

 

 

Stella Athletics.

Wedding Week Moving On With More Bridal Dresses Ideas on my morning show!

 A New Year Brings New Brides

Well the new year is here and that means tons of new brides to be busy at work to plan their perfect wedding! With so many stress you just need inspiration and information on how to make it that special day. First thing,what are the biggest wedding trends for 2012? There are so many beautiful dresses to choose from how do you choose the perfect one? So today I am picking my favorite 2012 bridal trends. This year the trend is to go more small and personal, not so big and impersonal. People should be able to walk into your wedding and it screams out loud you and your to be spouses names! Really try to put your personal touch on your wedding this year and less is more is what they are all saying. Here are some amazing trends I love and think would be helpful to get inspired by for your own wedding.

Bridal Trends 2012:

Lace on dresses and accessories

English looking Hats

High low dresses

Ivory is still a huge color this year instead of the white dress

Jackets and coats

Sashes that are soft or bring a pop of color into your dress pallet

Halo head-piece instead of a vail

Bird Cage Veils

Mismatched brides maids

Romantic dresses and Vintage inspired dresses

Flower bouquets with more jeweled elements mixed in with the flowers.

Personal touches like DIY signs, Signed letters from friends, ect.. 

Sequins on your dress, accessories, or table runners

All of these are amazing trends that I love and think you can mix in with your dream wedding. Feel inspired! Make an inspiration board that you can add to all year-long so that you can get the right feel and look that you will want to show friends and family in photos for years to come.

From Today’s Show On Good Things Utah Info:

All the brides dresses are by Danielle Bridal:

http://danielles-bridal-slc.com/

Flowers are by branches floral design

http://www.branchesfloraldesign.com/index2.php#/home/

Table designs by, Utah Events By Design:

http://www.facebook.com/UtahEventsByDesign

or email Michelle at michelle@utaheventsbydesign.com

Hair accessories by ILY Couture:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ilycouture

Segment styled by Jen Clyde Stylist

www.jenclydestylist.com

Invites by Ruffle Dink

ruffledink.com

 Hope you all find all of this info helpful and again if you have any questions or comments please let me know. I will be posting the video to the show Good Things Utah, in the afternoon today! Happy wedding shopping be inspired. If you need my help click here!  
Here is my Show Follow the link I hope you like it and helps you see different ways to style your dress different for bridal photos to show off your persoanlity more or to wear something a bit different to your wedding reception. Check it out and enjoy! Watch here:
Cheers
Jen clyde