Welcome to the start of the Style I.R.L. Guide! We are going to accomplish so much together. January’s focus is creating your personal brand. In this week’s Facebook video, I told you the 3 main reasons why knowing your personal style will make your life better. WATCH HERE When I work with new clients, the first thing I do is give them a little homework. That includes creating an inspiration board. Usually I have them do this on Pinterest so they can share it with me. But when I do it for myself I really love to create an actual board, something I can hang up in my office or closet for daily inspiration. Choose what works best and whichever version you will use the most. The point is for you to learn what looks you love, what colors and styles you admire and put it all together in one place. You will save money and time, and build confidence, by doing a little prep work. Make it fun.


1. Clip pictures out of magazines, catalogs and flyers of outfits and color swatches that you like. Collect images from the internet and Instagram of people who have a style you admire. 2. Grab a big sheet of paper or cardboard, or use a cork board, and organize it all. Create a collage of your clippings. Organize it however you want- by color or style- whatever is visually appealing to you. 3. Then hang it where you can see it every day. Doing this helps you focus on what you like and the looks you want to incorporate into your personal style. 

Next week we will use our inspiration board to dive deeper into our personal style so try to get something put together this week. It doesn’t have to be perfect and it can actually be a lot of fun. 

I want to hear how it’s going! Have questions or want to share what you think of this challenge? Engage with me on Facebook. Check me out on Pinterest to see my inspiration boards. And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to be a part of my style community- that’s where you will get all the information on the Style I.R.L. Guide including links to the latest challenge, videos and more.

The denim trend I'll be wearing 24/7 this season

I don’t know about you but I live in denim. I don’t have to go into an office so I don’t have much of a reason to wear anything else. Even for date night or dinner parties, I usually will dress up a pair of dark wash jeans with jewelry and high heels. This summer with the cool weather and lots of time spent in my car driving to baseball tournaments, I rotated between my distressed cropped light wash boyfriend jeans and my distressed cropped white skinny jeans. So adding a new pair to my rotation makes sense for the new season. Many of the season’s trendiest styles will work great to transition from the warmer weather to the cooler temperatures.

According to, there’s one denim trend that everyone from Kendall Jenner to Karlie Kloss will be adding to their chic wardrobes: cropped, stovepipe straight leg silhouette in a light wash. 

Tuesday on Bridge Street, I talked denim trends for fall with Sistina Giordano and Tenesha Murphy. I featured great styles, all by Liverpool Jeans Company and found at The Changing Room on Warren Street in Downtown Syracuse. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

  • Cropped styles are big!! The top trend according to is a cropped, straight leg silhouette.
  • Cropped in wide leg and stovepipe too!
  • Distressed light wash styles.
  • High rise continues to be big.
  • coated denim- kinda looks like leather which is a hot style for fall.
  • colored denim and printed denim- great options to dress up!

Styling Tips:

  1. Wear cropped styles with ankle booties for fall and winter.
  2. Dress them up with strappy sandals or stiletto pumps.

  3. The darker the wash, the dressier the look. Lighter washes tend to be more casual.

Thanks to my friends at The Changing Room for all the great styles featured on the show. The Changing Room has all these styles plus more at their boutique located at 425 Warren Street in Downtown Syracuse. Missed the segment? No worries. Click HERE to watch. 

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Avoid the style pitfalls of aging

Today on Bridge Street, co-hosts Sistina Giordano, Tensesha Murphy and I talked about a topic that affects everyone:  avoiding the style pitfalls of aging. But I wasn’t giving tips on how to look younger or “ageless”. I truly do believe we should embrace our age, and that means our style needs to keep evolving. However, as we do we sometimes make a few mistakes that can age us or keep us from looking our best because we worry about being “age appropriate”. Whether you are 25 or 65, a guy or a girl, you want to check out today’s show by CLICKING HERE.

FIT IS EVERYTHING! If you take anything away from today I want it to be this. As we age, we tend to try to cover up more, wearing clothes that are too big, boxy or shapeless, and this can actually make us appear heavier. Fear of being frumpy is a real thing and wearing our clothes oversized is a sure way to do it. 

AVOID AN ILL FITTING BRA Ladies, I’ve mentioned this many times before, and I will say it again: a properly fitted bra will make your clothes fit better, you will stand taller and you will look better. It’s just a fact.

DON’T HIDE YOUR NECK Seems counterintuitive but covering up your neck with a turtleneck or bulky scarf can add pounds and sometimes be aging depending on your body type. Try wearing a v-neck top, a collared shirt or long necklace, which will draw attention away from your neck. 

WEARING ALL BLACK CAN BE HARSH It’s actually more flattering to wear a pop of color around your face, and try earth tones if you want to keep your look neutral.



REMEMBER, style is an understanding of not only who you are but also the kind of image you want to project.

Missed today's show? No worries- watch it HERE. Thanks to our friends at The Changing Room on Warren Street in Downtown Syracuse for all the great styles shown on today’s show. Photos above from Instagram @WbyWorth and @WorthNewYork. What did you think of today’s show? Share with me in the comments below. Sign up for my newsletter to become part of my style community and receive more tips like these.