Personal Style In Your Closet & Home


img_7958In fashion we talk about seasons- this season's hottest trends, colors and styles- and fall happens to be my favorite. But did you ever notice how your personal style often translates into the decor you choose for your home? Today on Bridge Street, Amber Balistreri of Amber B Design Studio and I showed Sistina & Tenesha in back-to-back segments how to take some of the best fall trends and incorporate them into your home through interior design. Missed the show? Click here to watch and then get all the details here. The styles featured on todays' show are from my friends at Lord & Taylor at Destiny USA. img_7952MIXING TEXTURES On the show, I mixed a cool wine leather-like bomber jacket with a lightwieight paisley print dress. I'd wear this look with knee high boots and tights. Can you tell I loved this jacket? I took blue version and put it over a fun floral swingy-dress in one of the hot colors of the season: mustard yellow. Color not for you? Lord & Taylor carries it in a light gray too. I might have to go back and pick that up!

MIXING WARM AND COOL COLORS I love nautical and stripes for my own wardrobe, so of course for the show I grabbed this navy and cream striped shirt with yellow faux-suede detail at shoulders and paired it with plaid pants in a neutral color (these happen to be from my own closet). I'd add that wine jacket on top to complete the look.

img_7947MIXING PATTERNS Not ready to mix stripes with plaid on top and bottom? No problem. You can mix up your accessories to get the affect.  Today I showed how I'd mix a red plaid scarf with leopard print gloves and that ribbed cap with the cute fur ball on top. So chic.

BLACK AND WHITE I couldn't help but take that cute black and white polkadot dress with tie neck detail (HOT) and top it with a pop of color with that hot pink blazer. But if you want to keep it casual take the buffalo check shirt from the show with that blazer over the top with jeans and it will take you far.

img_7956KEEP YOUR OVERALL LOOK NEUTRAL & SIMPLE  If you aren’t comfortable wearing prints or colors head to toe then keep the outfit neutral (tan, black, gray) and add layered pieces or accessories with color. Have fun with your accessories, like shoes in one of the season's hot colors.

YOU CAN KEEP YOUR PIECES FUNCTIONAL YET STYLISH Everything you wear can serve a purpose and still look chic.  Take the navy blue sweatshirt jacket from today's show. It is comfy but the details and cut of the lapel add interest.  What did you think of the military inspired fatigue jacket I wore today? I loved it, espcially with the tailored trouser jeans and plaid shirt. It's a great top layer for fall or spring’s in between weather.

HOT COLORS Hunter green, wine, navy, cream and of course golden yellow!

img_7963Want to see how Amber of Amber B Designs incorporates these trends into her clients' homes? Click here to watch her segment and then visit her website for all the details. It was so fun collaborating with Amber.

If you missed some of these details, click here to watch today's show. Did you see a trend you love? Were you inspired to add something new to your home for the season? I want to hear about it. Leave me a comment below or post on my Facebook page. ltshopsmartThanks to Lord & Taylor for all these great styles featured today. Giving back to our community is important to Lord & Taylor and they have several philanthropic events scheduled for the next few weeks including the Shop Smart Do Good event on October 29th.  Click here to visit their website for more information or visit