Print mix

To say that I am excited to be writing this is an understatement! Today’s blog is a collaboration with two amazing stylists!! Jennifer Sattler from @closetcoreography and Audree kate Lopez Blog and creator of fashion fundamentals.

We all focused on print mixing coming from the views of a personal stylist, an industry stylist and myself. Being an art teacher has enabled me to dress like I am on a runway everyday inspiring my students and allowing my brand Hinchology to go from a dream to reality.

One mix that I love is organics like florals and animals prints! The fact that wild animals live IN the wild must be the reason they always looks so great together!! I adored the add of geometric houndstooth that worked so well because of like colors and created an amazing contrast!

Similar Prints are so super fun!!!! Even though they are different tie dye the color and type of tie dye worked well topped with a headband!

Find colors in one print and match it with another! Pulling pops of color from one print unifies the look. Here you see the geometric paired with the large animal print. (small print works well with big print)

Mixing large and smaller or thick and thin prints work well together! In layers it breaks up the print and brings balance.

Pop a colorful print with a muted one. Bring out the brights against neutrals. Use Black accessories to marry the two. When you add a solid it pulls your eye from head to toe.

Go for monochromatic or color combinations. Pairing colors in different patterns work so easily! A fun pick me up to ANY look!!

Pop white, cream with light pinks to accent a show stopping print or pattern!!! Pull those print mixes within the accessories to add unexpected details.

So grateful to have been able to mix it up with my friends Jennifer and Audree Kate. Collaborating, connecting, uplifting like minded fashionistas is exactly one of the reasons I started this journey!!

Feeling inspired #getahinch and #hinchology!

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Until next style,

xo,

Nicole

In the name of love

Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s day? As we continue to navigate through different times I find myself reaching for looks that uplift me! It may be the texture, color or even details in the outfit that make me feel I have my armor on, ready to make an impact in my day! Here are my round-ups of V-day looks for a fun and loving vibe 💘 !

Go glam and chic! Texture it IS! Do you need a faux fur to wrap yourself in?..✔ Add a pop of red or lace for delicate details! Pearls are a romantic accent to push a Hollywood vibe!

Keep your pinks shaded to coordinate like these tassel earrings and wonderful bright beaded necklaces, add unexpected pops like these pompoms and metallic bracelet from woman shops world! You GOTTA check them out! Ethically sourced and full of creative accessories from DIY jewelry fun to a complete accessory haul! (Check out my reels on my DIY Hinchology necklace)

Of course what would this love holiday be without a pink and red combo right?!! Top it off with some sugar 😋 (yes to these delightful donuts 🍩 ) and cute scarf from the dollar tree that tied this combo perfectly!! (no pun intended)

It’s no secret that I have a little obsession with Chanel! Some of my favorites are doupes (inspired by) and some are the real deal! Of course when styling anything to do with this fashion industry power house, tweed comes to mind immediately!! Add some bling (dollar store heart rings, yes please) or as mentioned before pearls!

Let’s not leave out purple! This amazing fun fabulous hat is from my friend Allo! Gifted with love I knew it was going to be a show stopper. Check her out!! A woman that knows what she is talking about!! This gorgeous hat went so well with my layered unbuttoned blouse. That’s right I said unbuttoned, LOL, to reveal the ruffle details in the blouse underneath. Add those brooches…stunner look!

Don’t forget to add the tulle!? Make it polka dots!! If all else fails pair a red sweater(like this AMAZING Chanel inspo from Cece from jewels by Joan) with simple basics like black!

OR go warm tones, tans and browns to accent light pink pops! Pink is such a wonderful detail color for all year round!! This fantastic Regina Herman Luxury bag was the star to this outfit combo! Check out the unboxing of this amazing bag the Christine on IGTV. Dress down the look with your favorite sneakers!

I hope that no matter what look you go for that the day is full of love, sweet treats and laughs! Remember YOU can inspire and make a world of difference!

Inspire with me use #getahinch #hinchology @hinchology ! Together we can make a difference!!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Styled by winter

Who is your stylist? For me the season ALWAYS sways my wardrobe!! Change your accessories…change your look!! When I want a different vibe I invest in accessories! Color combos, textures and some added bling elevates and keeps me feeling ready to take on the day!

A few of my favorites! Having some fun in reels! Do you reel?

Look for color combos that inspire you!! On Instagram my eye kept noticing light blue and red. My burgundy beanie and scarf popped so well with my mint blouse. I call this my winter Mermaid. I have linked similar or same throughout! Look for the bold!

Texture hat, texture mittens, texture coat!…Matchy Mathy Matchy!! Fall in love?…wear it head to toe!

Do a bright pop! Get your winter boots in a color that excites! Try different shaped frames for an instant pick me up! In addition you will NEVER hear me say “That’s too many brooches”.

Having multicolor pops in your accessories goes with everything!! I also adore how purple is such a great neutral for all colors to tie together

If you like earth tones go with pops of gold. Textures like chenille create a rich cozy feel!

Shake things up with pops of cheetah! Go bold with sunglasses and chains or have fun with print mixing!

Find a staple like leopard in a new and enlightening color! Light pink brings a smile to face!

Sticking to black and white is always a safe way to know your accessories will be in style for years to come.

Or go cream, white with Camel. These colors create a lush and luxurious vibe with textures that are ready for a blizzard!

If you want to try colors add them with a brooch or gloves!! Try blue, it works well with neutrals and creams!

Sometimes the best accessories are the people by your side!

Remember that you don’t have to buy a new wardrobe to create new looks. Look for accessories! If you have a red hat the next time you are surfing the web for sales look for a perfect pair of matching gloves!! Know what you have so you are not repeating.

Feeling inspired to refresh your look with accessories? Inspire together by #getahinch, #hinchology and tag me @hinchology!

Until next style,

xo,

Nicole

Winter Blues

This title may read as if to say I am feeling Blue, and I am …in my fashion!! LOL…let’s see how blue transcends and inspires for some eye catching pallets for the cold days of winter!

Blue prints are a great way to introduce a base to pair solids with! Adding texture like this vest helps create an irreplaceable look! This blue faux fur vest is gorgeous! Over the knee boots are a great investment that can be styled up or down. While looking on Poshmark you can find similar boots. Adding accessories with blue accents will tie the look together.

To create a winter blue doesn’t necessarily mean head to toe! Pair it with other colors like lavender! I really liked the way this hand made bag gifted to me from The butterfly Villa worked with my sheer summer dress turned skirt and houndstooth jacket! If you don’t try you’ll never know if you like the way it pairs!!

Take your blues to the dark side with black vegan leather leggings or any kind of legging for that matter! I used a jean dress as a long shirt, added my vegan leather vest for an edgy look. If you need a blue pop invest in this Gucci kids scarf for a timeless classic that will never go out of style!!

For some wearing white pants in winter is frowned upon…GET OVER IT!! Seriously nothing as good as a white and blue combo in winter! Try these pants from Express! Add pops here and there with socks, scarves and even boot laces!! Be creative with where you can add color!

Cream is just as captivating as white! Here I layered a skirt and dress. This is a great way to incorporate ALL of your wardrobe ALL year long. This paisley print dress has added pops. Layers are a must for winter.

So if winter has you feeling blue…turn that frown upside down. Add some blue in your winter wardrobe. It can be chic and dressy or a look to have a snowball fight in.

Feeling inspired from this post!? #getahinch and @hinchology to inspire fashion fun and feeling good on the inside and out.

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Poppin in the New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Wow… SOOOOOO excited to be posting the first blog post of the year!!!! A New Year filled with promise and hope! Have you created a new years resolution or a goal for 2021? My focus is on giving back, having fun, being authentic and doing it in style! So today we will find different ways to elevate your look for 2021 by popping color into any style!!

Pink is one of my favorite colors!! (also a purple lover) For this pop I started with the pattern!! I loved that the plum Lele headband matched with the brown in the Lion print top. Pulling out the hot pink in the vest and the boots! Layer stack and stagger!! Even though they are not the perfect match of pinks I like the different values together!! Remember if you like it try it!! HAVE FUN!! Try this Old Navy vest in dusted chocolate that can be a great pop with grey and white layers!! (p.s. these hunters are kids)

This look is part of the give back in my New Years focus! This gifted Regina Herman Naomi bag in Camel, talk about being OBSESSED!! Not only is the bag so super luxe and soft (watch for the reveal on my insta) it is a purchase with purpose!! Select a charity that a percent of your purchase will go to!! Pop your collar with a pin knowing that you just helped someone!! I can’t think of anything more stylish!! AND for the month of January use code: JAN2021 for 15% off all bags!

As some of you know Pantone announced their colors of the year in December! Drum roll please…..Grey and Yellow!! Keep the pop simple by adding a hoodie that is a pick me up color and pair it with grey for a up to date color trend! Try this Old Navy heather grey blazer! The perfect tone to transition into spring!

Being authentic to your style is wearing pins through your tights! Get creative and enjoy the process!! I am excited to announce that I created this tulle skirt…still working on my craftsmanship however I am more than happy with my creation!! Not up to creating your own? Try Walmart’s 7-layers tulle skirt in so many colors and such a great price!! Pair them with Shein’s amazing floral lace tights to be able to add brooches for details!

Winter tie dye……YES PLEASE!! Pulling colors out from the mix and adding a neutral like creams and pearls balances the look. Shein’s amazing tie dye blazer would be great paired with jeans or pleather capris, better yet belted and worn as a dress!

If your wardrobe is in need of a bit more color pop start with a scarf! This Kurt Geiger scarf at Nordstrom will go great with all basics. Check out these amazing crochet earrings hand crafted by The Buttery Villa . Supporting artists not only helps communities but also creativity!!

Get your layers on this winter! Gold pops and colorful beads can accent an already wild and fun print pop. This kaftan will make a great beach cover up in the summer but for now a great side knotted dress to show off some leopard boots. Walmart has 17 INSANE amazing Kaftans that make the possibilities endless!

Make this year your year! Feel good inside and out. Try something new, or old in a new way!! NEVER let anyone but yourself define who you are or how you have to dress!! After all style is how we tell the world who we are!! Getting ready helps to feel good and when we feel good we give the best of ourselves!!

Want to inspire together? #getahinch @hinchology to be featured in my story!!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Sweater weather

The snow has come, the holidays are here so sweaters are in rotation in my wardrobe! Sweaters are so comfy, warm and a must for the cold months ahead! I really love adding layers to create great textures and pallets. So let’s look and see how creative we can get with sweaters!

This Wal-mart plaid sweater is such a wonderful holiday vibe! Add black and some gold hardware and you will be rocking your holidays! This plaid sweater from Shein is a different take, looks more like a tweed, and would be a great plaid to throw in the mix for winter looks to come.

Have you invested in neutrals like black, Gray and white? these are musts..and will be used years to come. Having these basics is the perfect way to have fun with your shoes and pants. Added texture like these lace pants or these satin mule pumps by Sarah Jessica Parker brings your texture game to a new level!

Color is my jam as most of you know so a great ski sweater with a vibrant knit is always fun and upbeat!! Ski sweaters usually have multiple colors in their design so it’s super super easy to pair it with your favorite bottom! Check out this Ski sweater…the possibilities are endless!!

Start with a sweater that has colors you know you can match!! For example this red and gray design. Having black basics also helps. All you need is a hat and sock match to have the total look. Check this Ski sweater from the GAP!!

Have fun adding sparkles with a sweater like these great pants tucked into my boots for a fun shape! Found these super fun striped pants on Poshmark that has all the colors you would need to pair with a sweater!!

Of course then there are the cute and fun character sweaters! This pink sweater was screaming to be paired with a bright neon. Ever use your summer attire layered in the winter? This bright pleated sun dress has doubled into a fun skirt for winter!! Try this leopard sweater or this one to match with this fun poppin’ pleated skirt!!

Do you ever find something you like and buy it in multiples? (or in this case my husband did lol) Well with simple changes you can create different looks! Add a belt, add a hat, wear different colors pulled from the pattern. I found an amazing houndstooth sweater poncho on Shein that really could be paired with any color in the rainbow! They also have a similar one from the above looks but in winter white…how fun!!

Layer them, mix them up with unexpected pops of colors or add a different texture!! Remember how you dress tells the world a bit about you!! So go for the fun, add the edge and be unapologetic!

Feel inspired and want to share together!? #getahinch @hinchology to inspire together!!

Until next style!

xo,

Nicole

Holiday vibes

With the holidays around the corner my mind goes to sparkle, print fun and plaids! What is your holiday pick me up look? Warm sweaters? Pajamas? Or do you like holiday glamour?

Lets start it off with some glam. Found this fantastic tiered green polka dot skirt in the clearance at Target and had too. It is a bit big on me but I raised it up like a strapless with a sheer layer!! Don’t forget to try pieces in different ways!! You never know what you will get if you don’t try!! This tiered skirt from NY&co would be a great holiday vibe or all year round look!!

Right now I can’t get enough of plaid for winter looks!! For me plaid goes beyond the holidays!! Especially when its a popping red! Do you gravitate towards brights in the winter to uplift your spirits? I do!!! Try this fantastic poncho from Talbots for a great winter pick me up but keeps you nice a warm with the added faux fur detail!!

Now for those of you that will be doing a, dare I say, Zoom holiday party layer a sparkle tank with a plaid collared shirt for a shine factor!! Try this plaid shirt from J.Crew at a really great price right now and layer with this tank that comes in multiple colors!!

For those of you that liked the red cape above but feel it’s a bit to holiday vibe for the rest of the winter months go with a white or cream print!! Try this Shein cape with houndstooth that will style you to spring!!

Sometimes we dress up to decorate, or put on a cute dress and walk around the house, I call this grown up dress up time!! Come on you all know you do this once in a while!! LOL This little dress I found at Walmart in the kids section became a perfect pajama to decorate in and adored the light blue and red combo!! Try this cute red Pajama dress from Belk to look pretty and feel comfy!!

Pop a color like this purple blouse!! Remember that black and white goes with everything and is so versatile for the entire year!! I kept this tie that was my sons when he was little and loved how the big check went so well with the houndstooth. (Print mix always works with big and small prints paired) Anyone else super obsessed with houndstooth? Try this great purple top from Express paired with this amazing houndstooth skirt from Banana Republic Factory!

Let’s end todays blog with a rainbow of sparkle!! I love using other wise fancy dresses layered with bow blouses for a more work wearable look. Try this dress striped dress from Souther Fried Chics layered with this pink bow blouse at Macy’s to make an impact and uplift and show your holiday/New years look!!

Excited to see all your wonderful looks!! Feel inspired and want to connect #getahinch and @hinchology!

Remember to smile, have patience, know that all it takes to make an impact is to be kind!

Until next style!!

xo,

Nicole

Coat Check!

Old man winter is knocking on our doors here in New York and Massachusetts, well except for a few surprise 50 and 60 degree days……so here is my round up of coats that will keep you warm and stylish as the cold weather rolls in!! What is your type of go to winter coat?

I like going for a color splash that can easily be paired with every color of the rainbow, or all black to make it pop! When I saw this rainbow houndstooth by Sam Edelman I had to grab it!! Try this vintage houndstooth and velvet coat for a versatile piece that will be cherished for years to come.

When we do get lucky and have a sunny day in the 60’s I take out my textures to flow with color pops! I adore a great silk embroidered jacket to be paired with textures like velvet and and casually adding sneakers for a great run around town kind of look! Ebay has plenty of silk embroidered bomber jackets like this reversible one!!

Keep it monotone and add details in unexpected spots to stay on the edge of fashion. Like these Chanel inspired brooches on my boots! These hot pink tall mesh boots would be soooooo much fun to add brooches down the leg!

Keep it light! This vintage coat was given to me by my father making is such a special piece! It’s warm and oversized which is always great for those colder winter days!! Try this oversized coat from Zara to get your layers on!

Find a tweed that you love!! Put some pops of color in your accessories and add another print to layer and mix things up! This Julie Brown NYC tweed is the perfect texture for the season! Found this AMAZING multi color tweed Anthropology coat on Poshmark for a steal!!

What will be keeping you cozy and stylish for the winter ahead!? Want to share your style and inspire together!? #getahinch and @hinchology !

Until next style!

xo,

Nicole

Fall pops

Let’s face facts it is the busiest time of the year and a little pop of color may be just what you need to put a pep in your step! Whether you are on zoom calls, running out for holiday goods or going in to work, your style can put a smile on everyone’s face!!

Popping colors into your late fall wardrobe doesn’t necessarily mean head to toe! I turned this Navy polka dot Walmart kids dress into a shirt by hiding a belt and blossoming out the dress. I found this fantastic forever 21 polka dot pop top!! Grab some jeans, match a jacket with a heel for the pop! Better yet purses are always a fun and easy way to create a color opportunity!

Color to me brings hope and joy!! Pair some pink and some yellow, a graffiti bag or two, lol, and a trench. Comfy, stylish and colorful. Socks up and neon hooded dresses on! Walmart has the best neon pink hoodie to add the perfect pop!! This Dolce & Gabbana Heart my Bag acrylic box crossbody from at Saks off 5th is all the vibes!

Try a color combo! Pick two pieces of each color! Stagger them and alternate them to create a completed head to toe pop! I always have basics like white, black, neutrals and animal print to layer my bright pops with! This top is a vintage so try sites like Etsy, Ebay or Poshmark for something similar. This Express pencil skirt will start the vibe!

This outfit came from a Chanel inspo!! Red and purple, such holiday vibes right!?!! Black and white print becomes a neutral!! These red boots from Macy’s have the perfect details!!

These fiery pops pairing with black and white created a perfect punch! This neon lime turtleneck would be a wonderful base to start!

Get graphic on tees and jackets for all the color you need!! This way the rest of your look can be simple, cozy and basic!!! This Jacket along with so many other amazing locally made items is available at Hitch LI !

Pop a color and inspire together! #getahinch and @hincholoy!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Thanksgiving Attire

Let’s face it Thanksgiving may look a bit different this year, but does that mean you can’t dress for the occasion? Get out your fun turkey pins (if that’s your thing) bring out the fun fall color pallets while you dust off the China! Let’s be thankful in style!

Go to basic black to start you outfit. Don’t overthink it!! Pair a black top with a black boot!! Add a skirt that has fall vibes like browns and warm prints or solids. Try this plaid skirt from Talbots. A little colder than expected add black tights…a bit too warm…add a thinner top like a sheer or lace blouse top from Express! Always shop your closet first!! Sometimes you forget what you have!!

Traveling? (Of course following all guidlines) and want to do it like a Rockstar? Go dressed down and comfy with basic black leggings and a band tee like this fantastic fashion fundamentals tee created by the fabulous Simply Audree Kate! Add a shoe or scarf pop of cheetah. Give some color to the look with your bag.

Color combos like reds and pinks with basic black or jeans create a fun and chic look!! Use your summer capri pants with tall socks and open toe heels for a fun trend! These Gucci socks are on my Christmas list to wear with long skirts and heels, giving a look of stockings for half the cost!!!

Keep your cool this holiday by adding neutral tones with greens, blues and turquoise. Color gems for sparkle!! Textures are all the range in fall so have fun with knits, tweeds and sheers!! More layers the merrier!! Try this beautiful sweater with a light neutral tone pallet!

It’s time to take your tartan out! Pair it with grey and rust for a new and fun fall combo. Add a few black pops….boom ready to be stuffed like a turkey!!! These stretch waist leggings would be great on Thanksgiving day!!

I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday filled with new memories!

What are you truly thankful for?

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Spark your late fall wardrobe

As the days are becoming shorter I have been reaching for more sparkle and metallic for a little pick me up! Anyone else feel like metallics and sparkles are a must in their wardrobe? They are a magical element to brighten up your look!!

These boots by Gianni Bini came from Dillards…the picture does NO justice to how sparkly and eye catching they are. Reminds me of snow sparkling in the sun like diamonds after a storm! I got them for a steel, however I would have paid anything for them..they are amazing! Consider starting with some metallic pops in your shoe collection! Try these Guess tall Bonisa Rhinestone Embellished Over-the-knee boots at Dillard’s!

If silver boots aren’t your thing try some silver heels like these Nine West Galena heels for a head turning look. Get a solid blouse with some metallic polka dots like this sheer top from Express! Have you invested in brooches? They are such a versatile piece to bring a little pop of sparkle! You will feel out of this world while wearing your bling! ( I had to!!LOL)

Gold, black, brown and animal print….YES please!! Have fun with prints while the holiday season approaches you will get lots of use out of these pallets! Pair it with jeans and a tee for a chic dress down look. These heels were from Payless when Christian Soriano did a collab and the line was sooo good!! Try this metallic gold jacket from Walmart, and yes I know it’s from the men’s section, it still would dazzle and delight! Or this amazing zip up pocket sequin bomber jacket.

Layer on the chains and be sure to look for oversized mirrored metallic earrings like these Kathleen Benham tiger earrings. Her Rainbow glitter acrylic triangle dangles are so super for the holidays!! Metallics don’t have to be in your face, they can be popped into your look like the trim on these Gucci pom pom booties!

Pleated skirts are a staple piece in my wardrobe! If I could have a rainbow of pleated skirts in my closet I would!! So when this metallic silver sparkle was spotted I couldn’t resist!!! Pair it with black and white, layer it with a pop of color!!! Take a look at Walmart’s shimmering pleated skirt.

Black sparkle will create a great background for any print or color mix! Take a look at this amazing sequin one button boyfriend blazer from Express!! I want to thank Tina Demel boutique of Roslyn, New York for this amazing Greek evil eye hand painted purse!! Eye catching isn’t it!?

You can tell how much I adore these boots..LOL! Match your sparkle with a monochromatic look and add the matching metallic accessories.. a simple stunner affect!

So….will you be adding some bling to this late fall turn holiday time?

Feel inspired @hincholgy and #getahinch to inspire together!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Faux or the real deal?

Colder weather will bring more layers and textures!! Do you go for the real deal when it comes to leather or are you a faux leather lover? I LOVE both! I have both, although my faux doesn’t last as long as the real deal. I would suggest to go with faux if there is a trend you want to try or its too cute to pass up!!! It won’t last forever but it will save you a bit of money!

Faux leather pleats are a must have to upgrade your texture game! Pleats are mesmerizing and eye catching! Pleats can give a prim and proper vibe although if done in leather it kicks the cool factor up a bit! Express has a fantastic faux leather pleated skirt with amazing pockets and belt details! Shop Saks for this amazing real deal skirt…LOVE the cut and color!