Back to school vibes!

Whether it’s the color, texture or shape EVERYONE has nostalgic back to school looks!  I can still remember how I loved the smell of my new leather sneakers and all the amazing art supplies that I had begged my mom for only to use them before school started!! So here is a round up of looks to spark your imagination to start your school year right!

Of course rainbows and butterflies come to mind. When I was little I would get fantastic rainbow erasers, pencils and socks! Feeling creative I went to the dollar store and found these great butterflies. Add some super glue and an amazon headband…wha la!!! If I were to wear this all day, reinforcement would be necessary!! (For my creative pics it worked great!) It really is as simple as that to transcend what you love into your wardrobe!!

One color I ALWAYS had to plug into my back to school line up was lavender!! Oh how I loved lavender!! Purple of any color has been Number one since I can remember! It would be the only crayon I would run out of! Seeing that we are getting into fall and winter, pleather or leather looks are great buys!! This was a thrifted NWT (new with tags) Zara dress…SCORE!!!

Comfort, easy and breezy is a Necessity! As we head back to school the heat is still there!! With no A.C. it’s important to feel as cool and comfy as possible! Look for a fun print in a light weight flowing fabric. The headscarf accent always feels like an artist note in any outfit!!

Let’s not forget to show up and show out as we head back ! What better look than a little suit swag!! This thrifted, new with tags, Michael Kors tie popped with the grey hues!! (and of course what color is it….thats right..my fav!)

Keeping with suit vibes and neutrals to pop this Alivia scarf! Absolutely obsessed with the amazing purpose behind their pieces!! Giving back and buying with purpose!  Talk about starting on the year off on the right foot!

So this year dig deep and remember what makes you happy!! Interpret what brings you joy through your looks!!

Feeling inspired? Or want to connect with others? #getahinch #hinchology @hinchology

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Linen & Lace

As the summer season is nearing the end I will gravitate to looks with layers!! I love linen and a bit of lace!! Linen gives great shape and form while lace adds texture to an everyday outfit!!! I do love summer, a favorite part of the year, however there’s nothing like fall dressing! So let’s get into the beauty of seasonal shifts and venture into these amazing fabrics!

I love the transition that comes with each season, especially when layering is involved!! I took my Bachelorette party dress, yes a few years old, and layered it with this fantastic up graded tee with dollar store beads and a fringe vest!! Look at your dress as a possible skirt or maybe a top!! When you can see your wardrobe worn in different ways the possibilities are endless.

Talk about a necessity! LBD.. (little black dress)! Most of us have more than one, however I am happy to say this linen has lasted the test of time!! Add pops of color at the waist with belts! Keeping everything a basic black accessory except one special piece creates a show stopper in the look!

Lace is a great detail added to simple pants or a skirt! Pair it with sneakers to be fall ready for pumpkin picking and colorful nature walks on trails uncharted.

These complimentary colors give that perfect fall vibe.

While transferring color pallets from summer to fall, neutrals are KEY to making a no effort look.

Late summer linen pops easily reinvent style norms and celebrate color! The hotter days and cooler nights make this dress a wonderful pairing with a denim jacket.

Thanks to Tina Demel and her wonderful boutique I am Absolutely obsessed with the evil eye! Anything eye related for that matter!!! Go black and white, tie up a color popped t-shirt for day to night!

So what linens and lace can you see sliding into your wardrobe while summer slips away?

Feeling inspired and want to connect and share? #hinchology, #getahhinch and tag @hinchology

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Gibby Frillery collaboration

ITS HERE!!! ITS FINALLY HERE!! I am so excited to team up with Kim Bligh, the founder and creator of Gibby’s Frillery!! Kim and I have teamed up to bring you her exclusive creation, the Ribbon Scarf!! Talk about THE perfect transitional season accessory!! Take a look at the three exclusive patterns in the collection! AND there’s more!! A 30% of sales will be given to the American Brain Foundation, (follow them on Insta @americanbrainfoundation). We hope that you will join us in celebrating fashion with the exclusive Ribbon Scarf and make a difference in the fight against brain disease!! These beautiful pieces will be ready for Pre-order on Monday August 16th at www.Gibby.cc.

We are calling this print Lady Liberty!! I love how it helps tie in other accessories with similar pallets!! I am using it as a waist cinching belt!! Always a great piece to have in your wardrobe throughout the year making any look fit better in two seconds!! Soon it will be winter and we will want to gravitate towards pops of color to lift our spirits!!

This is Georgia, a print that gives a wonderful boho, western vibe with Aztec lines and shapes. Transitioning to layers and still loving the way it looks at the waist!! OR amp up a dark colored hat!!

For those of you that have been in this community for a while know that I adore a great neck bow! Meet Betty, this print is a great way to enter the school year and celebrate labor day!! Tying this ribbon scarf to the chain keeps your neck a bit cooler! Of course in the fall and winter months easily paired with collard shirt!

Ribbon scarfs work very well as headbands!! Made from a light weight stretchy kit similar to bathing suit material it easily ties. The two fabric contrasts creates the perfect detail!!

So no matter how you wear your scarf it will elevate your style instantly!! AND you will be helping fund research for a brain disease!

We want to feature all of your Gibby’s Frillery X Hinchology collab ribbon scarfs so be sure to #hinchology and #gibbysfrillery to be featured on our social media platforms!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Graphics to a T!

Graphic T’s are meant to be worn year round!…Especially in the summer months, super easy to style up or down! Do you have a favorite graphic T in your wardrobe? Nostalgic prints, bright pops and great graphics is what grabs my attention!

Go chic, a staple! “Inspired by” graphics can be easily paired with basics like black to create an interpretation of an LBD ( little black dress)! It also creates a great canvas to add bold popping accessories!

Layer on the accessories!! Love grabbing a vintage tee and layering it with metallic pops!! There is something iconic about that pairing! (click on this T-shirt)

Character graphics bring a Gucci esq vibe!! They tell a story! Dress down with adidas pants add a silk scarf to top it off!!

LOVED this graphic! Simple lines and color pops make it a great pairing with stripes!

Basic black with colors bursts!! So fun! Add jewelry and accessories that accentuate the pops!

Can you see now why I believe that graphic Tee’s are for all year long looks!?

Feel inspired? Use #getahinch and #hinchology and tag me @hinchology to connect with other fashionistas and lift one another up!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Polka dot dot

Summer to me screams fun! Care free, not knowing what time it is and playing with prints! In this blog you will be seeing spots, dots that is!! See how polka dots play a whimsical approach to a simple print that anyone…yes even you, can wear!

Polka dots go with just about any pattern or print!! Think of these little, and sometimes big dots as a neutral!

Ah the marriage of stripes and dots...so simple and satisfying! Pop this combo with a great color!! These crayon pillars were created in my art club a few years back and I absolutely love them! Reminding me every time I show up to continue to be good, try hard and NEVER give up!!

Big or small dots always have a point of sophistication!

Talk about whimsy..pink AND polka dots yes please!!

Do polka dot camo …..black on black! Fun and sparkles!!

Metallic dots are probably my absolute favorite!! Whimsy on cloud 9!! Adore a navy too..it pops these dots so well and super easy to pair with any color!!

So shop your closet for dots, any dots, all dots and get inspired by pairing them with anything!! To me they are like a glue for any outfit!! They add a bit of whimsy and cheer!!

Feel inspired or want to inspire? #getahinch, #hinchology and tag me @hinchology!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Summer in stripes

Stripes in the summer just feel right! They give pop and movement to a simple summer look! When it’s summer in Long Island and New England, the humidity makes the decision on fashion choices easy!! Easy breezy and light! Cottons are the best for summer!! Skirts are a favorite!! The less cloth and skin contact the better!!

Love a stripe match moment! Accessories are key to pull a simple monochromatic vibe together! Add your favorite metallic for a bit of sparkle!

Stripes don’t have to be straight!! Always think outside the box when it comes to fashion!! That is where your style lives!!

If you have anything rainbow pair it with pink!! Pink is a great neutral to pop with ROYGBIV! That’s the art teacher coming out in me!!

Stripes as accents are a great way to pop a bit of color! Whether it’s a color mix or added print mix stripes work well!!!

Keep your look simple with a great summer white, add the stripes with layers like crochet shawls or jackets!

Pair your stripe with a basic black! The attention will stay on the stripe for sure!!