Shopping for the wonderful women in your life is no simple task. That's why we're putting together our annual gift guide to help you find something she'll love - and remember for holiday seasons to come.
At Lily Winston, we cater seminars to businesses and institutions that ensure employees and students at all life-stages are using body language, personal image, etiquette, and ways of self-reflection that leave an unforgettably outstanding impression on others.
Happy Tuesday Everyone! Last week in our #CorporateCountdown, we discussed the differences between business professional and business casual wear. This week, we’re taking a step further by discussing how to incorporate your personal style within those – something everyone should feel confident doing!
Each new year, we celebrate a fresh beginning and an opportunity to change our lives for the better. New Year’s resolutions can be a motivating drive for change. So, how come we often break them after just weeks or even days? The truth is, resolutions are hard to keep. Lily Winston is here to help you stick to those new goals.
While you may have all of your shopping done, some may still be struggling to find that perfect gift for under the tree. We know how near and dear the women are to you in your life. So, this year Lily Winston decided to work in reverse. Instead of searching for a type of gift, try to focus on the type of womanyou’re shopping for. It can be much easier this way!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The weeks surrounding the holiday season can bring a variety of emotions: joy, laughter, anxiety, and and stress. Gathering around with your coworkers and bosses at your annual holiday work party can bring all of these things to life.
There’s no denying the holiday season can bring about its own kind of stress. Often, the gift for a partner can be one that takes days of thought, frustration, and even doubt upon actually making a purchase!
This year, Lily Winston is here to help. This week, we are talking gift-giving to the man in your life.
With the cold months upon us, it is the perfect time to start reinventing your wardrobe for winter. From organizational tips to finding the perfect staple items, Lily Winston can provide you with the go-to-guide to staying fashionably warm all winter long.
In April, we wrote a blog post about the relevance of etiquette in our society. It is clear that etiquette has become lost in translation over time. In a professional setting, candidates lose the opportunity to make a favorable, lasting impression by disregarding simple steps in etiquette. At Lily Winston, we believe that the smallest of actions can have the greatest of impacts. And who knows, that impact may just be the key to securing a new job or receiving a promotion.
In today’s day and age, we are accustomed to sharing and interacting using our social media accounts. We publicize every aspect of our lives, whether it be the dinner recipe you made last night or photos from your family vacation last weekend. We post everything from our thoughts about celebrity red carpet looks to our political views. We have transitioned to a pattern of automatically posting when something interesting or new happens to us. But what we think of as harmless sharing with our friends and family can often be taken too far. When certain social media posts find their way into our professional life, consequences can be disastrous. Reputations can be damaged and positions can be taken away. It’s important to know what to post and what to keep to ourselves. Continue reading below to learn about five major mistakes that can downgrade you from social media expert to amateur.
We’ve heard it said that “money doesn’t buy class.” It’s true: the title of your job, amount on your paycheck, or status in society has no place when it comes to presenting yourself to others in a positive light.
Etiquette is not a reflection of your background or your financial security, it is simply the steps you take to make a favorable, lasting impression. Anyone can be taught etiquette; it is cost-free for you and priceless in the world of business. You become elevated with the proper etiquette. It is an effective tool in marketing yourself to others.
You can’t believe the price of the counterfeit Chanel bag you just bought. So the craftsmanship may not even be close to that of the actual purse, but all of your friends will believe you purchased the real deal. Only you’ll know the truth, and will it really bother you all that much?
In purchasing counterfeit bags, customers may be unknowingly supporting questionable organizations often responsible for the production and distribution of these goods. Economically, the sale of counterfeit designer products may result in the loss of jobs and revenue from original designers, as well as the possibility of these questionable organizations not complying with tax laws.
You may be hesitant to give in to the latest trend of boyfriend jeans. But with the right ensemble, these otherwise masculine, boxy jeans can give you an effortlessly chic and flattering look. Purchase these wide-legged pants cuffed and slightly distressed for the perfect look. Wear them with a classic pair of heels and a neutral sweater or blazer for a unique business casual look.
THE SKINNY JEAN
Love them or hate them, the skinny jean is here to stay. In a dark wash, the skinny jean can be the perfect item to pair with a leather jacket or blazer for a professional look. For a more business causal dress code, try a tunic or over-sized sweater accompanied by a pair of heeled booties. Or, dress the jean down with a simple tee and a pair of flats or ankle boots.
THE STRAIGHT LEG JEAN
Keep your closet stocked with the jean that will never go out of style. This timeless pair of jeans is best worn with a pair of flats or ankle boots. Complete the look with an elegant blouse, sweater, or blazer for a simple and sophisticated look.
THE FLARE JEAN
With everyone seemingly obsessed with the skinny jean look, your flare jeans may have ended up buried in the back of your closet. Pull them out! If styled correctly, they’ll give your ensemble a chic edge. For a professional and tasteful look, wear dark wash jeans with a sweater underneath a long pea coat or a simple staple top. Heels are a necessity.
THE DENIM BUTTON DOWN
Dress it up or dress it down; the denim button down is easily one of the most versatile pieces you can own.
Stay cool this season with the latest trend of white on white. Head-to-toe white has the potential to give you a modern, fresh look as you step into spring. Unsure as to how to wear this season’s daring trend? Lily Winston breaks down the runway to help you white-out your spring wardrobe.
Spring is finally here! Not only can we say hello to warm weather, but to a whole new wardrobe. It’s time to put away those scarves and sweaters and shop this season’s trendiest items to incorporate into your spring closet. While a new fashion season can seem overwhelming, the Lily Winston team has put together a list of the top trends to make your transition easy!
What is so attractive about the relatively new activewear trend that has so rapidly become prominent in just about every modern woman’s wardrobe? And more importantly, what is the correct way to wear it? At Lily Winston, we believe it is absolutely crucial for the busiest and most tenacious of working women to seize the same benefits as the rest of the world and wear something that is pleasantly comfortable, yet inspires confidence and is just as fabulous as the women wearing it. Athleisure provides women with just that. Not only can the style be worn casually in their own home and working out at the gym, but women can wear the fashion when shopping for groceries, running errands, walking the dog, even grabbing lunch with friends…as long as it’s done right.
This month, we are challenging you to discover your inner beauty and to love yourself for who you are, inside and out. It is so easy for women to lose themselves in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the unyielding modern media glorifying the “perfect” woman. However, a stick thin body, thousands of dollars spent on plastic surgery, and a head to toe closet full of designer labels are not what make a woman perfect. What makes a woman truly beautiful is her smile, her laugh, her confidence, her passion. Happiness is what makes a woman beautiful, and that is what we want you to find by following our top seven ways to look and feel beautiful in your own skin, each and every day.
Our goal is take to care of our bodies by staying hydrated. How do we do it? By bringing a reusable water bottle wherever we go! You would never guess just how many health benefits water has. 1. Re-energizes. Feeling drowsy? It may be a sign that you are dehydrated. Swap your cup of coffee out for a bottle of water!
We know that you’re beautiful and we want you to know it too! Follow these daily steps to boost your self-confidence. 1. Dress to impress. Your attire influences how you carry yourself. Wear something you feel best in, and you will naturally display more confidence when interacting with others.
There is often a certain negative connotation associated with the pantsuit. The mere utterance of the phrase sends men cringing. So what is it about the pantsuit that is so unappealing to men? Should we apologize for not finding comfort in a closet full of suffocating, yet apparently attractive, skirts and dresses? For wanting to, occasionally, experience the ease and flexible movement with which men’s clothing offers? For feeling an ounce of power in defying conformity and being taken seriously like any woman in a position of authority? Hilary Clinton is rarely seen without a pantsuit, and she is certainly not apologizing to anyone. But suppose you do not aspire to lead a lifestyle commensurate to Hilary’s. Suppose you dream of creating your own legend as inspiring working woman with both respectable status and covetable feminine allure? Suppose I know just how you can make that dream a reality… Step 1: Put your slacks to the side for the first time in your life. You are about to make a power statement in a pantsuit.
For years, they have been by my side, remaining loyal and accommodating, supportive and magnanimous. They have seen me laugh. They have seen me cry. They have witnessed my failures, and they can vouch for my successes. No matter the occasion, they stand by me without judgment. They push me to look and feel my best and never cloud my sparkle. There are very few people in my life who possess such qualities. But I am not referring to people.
This past week I caught up with Wendy Bryant Gow of Lily Winston. Wendy is an amazing woman, she has great style and enthusiasm. Wendy and her team are committed to helping people achieve their best as they work with clients as their image consultant and suits their individual needs.
During this Women in Transition Workshop you will be surrounded by experts in the fields of fashion/style consulting, hair and makeup, weight management, as well as a certified professional coach. The main goal of this event is to help women master their confidence and beauty from the inside out.
Opening a clothes closet can be intimidating. Our closets are filled with possibilities, but finding the right outfit can be difficult due to disorganization and clutter. Our team of organizers and wardrobe stylists with Lily Winston assess the problems and implement a plan to edit your wardrobe, eliminate the clutter, and arrange your closet in a way that makes it accessible and inviting. The result will be a welcoming closet that allows you to more readily dress, without all of the usual stress, by easily mixing and matching what is clearly laid out before you. “So,” you may ask, “how do I get started?”
One of the most frequent dilemmas that cause women to shy away from fashion is not being able to dress their body type. Have you ever walked into a department store and wished you could turn and run since there are so many options that can make you easily overwhelmed? Well, it is time to put away those running-away shoes and strap on ones that will match a perfectly fitted outfit that will make you feel confident and empowered! This might sound easier said than done, right? The first step in being able to find pieces that will fit your body type is discovering what body type you actually have. Once you know what items to look for you will no longer feel helpless when walking into a store. With this in mind, here are the four main body types that might be more difficult to dress. The first one is the top-heavy figure, the bottom-heavy figure, the apple-shaped figure and flat-chested figure. In the words of Coco Chanel, “Fashion is architecture; it is all about proportions.” With the correct tips, you can turn any of your problem areas into the ideal body image that you would like to show off!