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!

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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

Fringe fall fun

The first think I thought after writing that headline…say that ten times fast..Lol! Fringe is one of those details that you either love or hate!¬† Do you wear fringe or cringe? Let’s see if I can’t inspire love for this amazing detailed texture that sometimes gets over looked! Fall is a time to layer, you won’t see a head to toe fringe, although you know I want one, but you will see ways to incorporate this fun moving detail to your seasons looks.

Try a turned backwards sweater. (The belt definitely helped to keep the sweater closed) A fun pop of marigold with a cream pallet is up lifting. Try this Cream crochet vest from Kohl’s for a great piece to introduce to your wardrobe and get a little fringe on!

My hand made Kimono from Silent Courtier is such a versatile piece it had me dancing in the street! Fringe and lace… such a great combo…don’t you think? I used the color wheel to match the purple with it’s compliment…yellow! So there’s a little look at how fashion IS art!!

I am really enjoying repurposing my clothes this fall. Bringing in and layering things from the summer and turning sweater vests backwards is making me fall deeper in love with fringe!! A little bit of fringe can go a long way. It can be an added little pop to create a great vibe to any look!! I am loving this Chico’s sweater vest!!

Another texture that I adore adding is crochet!! This crochet vest, again wearing backwards, causes for a double take. I was so fascinated with how the orange dress underneath pops the design of the crochet…SO GOOD. This Leather crochet vest from Free People is more than AMAZING!!!

In this picture you see how the crochet vest from the previous picture is supposed to be worn. Either way worn it brings an added layer of fun!

Taking fringe to your accessories can be just the right touch. Have a scarf become a headband and let the fringe lay on your shoulder. Up front and center. Her Name Was has a perfect match to my scarf that is light weight and fringe friendly!

Sparkle makes such a great couple with fringe as well…don’t you agree? This kimono is another Silent Courtier creation! To complete the look I wrapped my ankle buckle of my sandals around my jeans legs to show off my fun socks and to sparkle head to toe!

So……do you think you will be fringe friendly this fall? If yes I would LOVE to see your style combinations at #getahinch and tag @nhinchology! Let’s inspire our fashionista within us!!

Until next style,

xo,

Nicole

Summer Tee’s

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Summer time is meant for beach waves in your hair and care free adventures. Whether that means a road trip or a simple walk down the street, tees are the way to go! I thought I would jump on board with the band t-shirt trend, well really any great tee.¬† T-shirts are wonderful for this time of the year seeing that most are cotton so they breath well and the styling opportunities are endless!! In this blog you can click on the underlined words to be directed to the sites where my tees came from!! (YAY I finally figured out how to hyperlink…LOL)

For those of you that don’t know I do enjoy gardening. Not for veggies but flowers!! I picked that up from my Pop. His thumb was the greenest! He had multiple flower and veggie gardens. When it’s to hot to garden but nice to appreciate all your hard work I love to wear a cotton t-shirt and enjoy the beauty of the flowers. This tee is from a local artist in Florida named Kasey Klein. The tee I have is a picture of her mural in Melbourne, FL. Her art work along with many other artists is what got me through a long visit with my mom while she was in the hospital this past spring…..Art IS Therapy. Her Amber T is the next on my list to get!!

Layering tee’s is versatile and can create new and fun looks. I scored this t-shirt from the Garlic and arts festival in Massachusetts last summer! I loved the vibe of the image and colors. Colors always draw me in. The minute I saw this tee I felt happy so that’s when I knew I needed to add it to my wardrobe.

What would a t-shirt post be with out some sort of team tee. Old Navy carries a large selection of team tee’s and at great prices. Mine is not available but this gray patriots tee is and would be a wonderful pairing with white jean shorts!

You all know how much I enjoy fashion and getting dressed up, however in the mid summer heat waves I like to put on a tee that is full of color with jean shorts and call it a day!

This Neubyrne tee is a perfect pairing for a little walk with nature. Put a scarf in your hair to tame the frizz, well at least thats why I did it…lol!! Between the scarf, shorts and tee the colors pull from one another and create the perfect match!!

A white tee can be the perfect back drop for a special accessory!!! These socks were the star of the show while grabbing a coffee at my favorite local coffee shop in Amherst Massachusetts!! If you didn’t know that is where I am originally from and frequent a LOT!!!

What would a tee post be without some sort of rainbow right!? To me rainbow is becoming a neutral in my closet! It pairs with ANY color so it is a necessity in my eyes!! Coach’s rainbow tee is a favorite and who better to pair it with then my son and photographer, Frankie!! I also love to purchase with purpose and at Coach they are donating to Hetrick-Martin Institute, GLSEN and Albert Kennedy trust who all create supportive environments where LGBTQ and young people can thrive!

Pick a tee that makes you smile, or buy for a cause and get creative with it. They are easy to match with shorts, biker shorts, jeans or a skirt. The great thing about tee’s is that they easily transition to the next season by layering!

So next time you are in the store and you see a tee that grabs your attention, get it, wear it, take a picture in it and #getahinch!! Let us inspire together!!

Until next style!!

xo,

Nicole

Fashion for the 4th

Nothing is more patriotic fun than wearing red, white and blue on the 4th of July, one of my favorite holidays of the year!! Bring on the BBQ’s!! I dream of the wonderful fireworks after having s’mores by the fire pit! I can smell the fire works right now!! It is always so uplifting to be able to pair these three colors in so many different styles using so many different pieces!!

Will you be wearing your stripes this holiday!?!! If looking like you’re wrapped in the American flag is not your thing then use pops of the flag with your accessories to create a great festive look!

Nautical wear is fun for summer and the 4th. Red is such a bright pop of color fun you can never go wrong with!! Taking walks to the ocean on this Holiday always gives me a thankful heart for where I live.

American traditions like cheeseburgers and hot dogs finished with apple pie and ice cream are some of the core iconic foods of our country. One of my favorite apple pie and ice cream combos comes from McDonald’s …..Now if that is not Americana than I don’t know what is!!

Strolling along small seaside towns in my area and enjoying all the 4th of July decor brings me back to so many wonderful memories as a child!! My Mother, Father, brother Noel and I would jump in the car to sit in a large grass field in the middle of UMass, Amherst and watch what felt like fireworks larger than the Earth. Cotton candy in one hand while the other waived to a stilts walker dressed like Uncle Sam is forever in my heart.

Walks in parks are always a great way to spend family time on the 4th. Especially when you find families of Swans. Nature always lifts my soul and grounds me. Do you feel that with nature!?

Whatever the holiday brings you I hope it tempts your tastebuds, fills your heart with hope and love and of course ends with sweet treats and sparkling delights in the sky!!

So thankful and grateful for the freedom that is entrusted to me. I thank those that have served our country to give us these rights.

Do you have an outfit inspo for July 4th? If so inspire with #getahinch.

Until next style,

xo,

Nicole

Swim Suit Issue

This may not be the SI (Sports Illustrated) swimsuit issue but it’s MY swimsuit issue!! Swimsuits can be so much fun when you finally find the right fit!!! It has taken me my whole life to know how to accept and love my body!!! I have had a child (my Frankie) which gave me stretch marks (battle wounds as I like to call them) that I am proud of!! Our bodies were meant to be different!! Ever heard ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!?”

That doesn’t mean I don’t adore a cover up! LOL!! They are so easy to go from being on a beach towel in the sand to being in line for ice cream at the Mr.Softie truck!! I absolutely love bright popping colors or embellishments!! This way you are always styling!!

Even though some cover ups don’t always do what they were meant to, cover up, they create a nice layer to have while running to and from the beach or store!! I love to invest in the basics!! Sarongs are so versatile. Tied around the waist as a skirt or crossed around your neck as a dress!!

Look for loose fitting dresses to use for cover ups!! They will give you a fun look and versatility to take on the day!

One accessory that I can’t seem to get enough of this season (and maybe ALL seasons) is turbans!! The ease of just throwing it on for a little hair control is fantastic!! The look is classic old Hollywood!

The secret is in the accessories!! They can make a pair of linen pants look fabulous!!

Accessories are a way to enhance your look! Surfboards are in the category of summer accessories (hee hee)!! A paddle board is also on the list!! Living so close to the water and knowing what a great core work out it is I really would love to invest in one!! For now we will just match our surf board!!

When you are looking to purchase coverups consider that they should be able to take you from a backyard water fight to an afternoon of BBQ fun!! I love to use my LBS (little black suit) with a simple black skirt and change of hats. Again sometimes all you need is some new and fresh accessories to make an old suit look good!

No matter where you go this summer do it in style!!!

You don’t need to buy a whole new collection of bathing suits, focus on accessories like coverups, fun hats and jewelry!!!

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Be beautiful on the inside and out!!

xo,

Nicole