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!

With the weather fluctuating vests are a great investment for fall. This faux leather moto vest added a chic new age take on layers. Gives a biker, apocalyptic, rocker chic vibe!!! Obsessed with how the pink pops the texture and keeps it girlie. Fadcloset has a real deal vest that is stunning or you can go with the faux vest from Shein.

Gold faux jacket is a smart investment to add a bit of metallic with out breaking the bank! This luxurious and rich tone is irresistible. Metallics can definitely be a neutral, match the accessories! Layer with pieces that have similar tones like this dragon embroidered bustier. Farfetch has a splurge for a show stopping gold leather jacket! Try Shein’s gold faux jacket for some fun!

To wrap it up I have to leave you with the real deal!! This fendi leather skirt is over twenty years old and look as good as the day I bought it. This to me is a piece that can be worn for generations of fashionistas to come.

Faux is fun and oh the cool textures you can add into your wardrobe, however if you can do the real…DO IT!! Time will prove that Leather is here to stay..literally!

So will you faux…or are you the real deal?

Feel inspired? #getahinch and tag @hinchology.

Until next stlye!

xo,

Nicole

Plaids, Pleats and prints

Fall….. A time for color, layers and new looks!!! What prints do you pop? Do you wear pleats? What color is your plaid? Get ready to find out some of my favorite triple P’s and why!!

Argyle is a pattern we can’t deny for fall! The multi colors make it easy and fun to create different looks. Pulling out a skirt, pant or dress that has similar hues from the patter makes for great layers and pulls everything together! Start with this Shein argyle sweater at such a great price!

Pleats create texture and whimsy to any outfit. Dress it up with a big bow or dress it down with sneakers and a tee. These bright and deep colors together are the jewels of fall. Right now Walmart has the most amazing pleated skirt on line and comes in a rainbow of colors!!

Prints for fall have no rules! This light weight summer top is a perfect example of repurposing your seasonal wardrobe throughout the year! My fresh picked McIntosh, jean skirt, popping red peacoat and sneakers, made my bike ride sweeter than ever! New York & Company has a deep sale on this fantastic red gingham top that would be perfect for layering!!

Mixing up plaids, prints and tie dyes that have similar color combos add fun and drama to your fall run around! Use accessories like beaded earrings and brimmed hats to give it a bit of a western kick! Express has the most amazing plaid top with the cutest sleeves that gives such a fun vibe!!

Houndstooth is a versatile print that can be played with black, white and gray or pops of color! Layer with different textures for a little drama to your work day! Shein has a wonderful houndstooth skirt!!

I have been OBSESSED with animal print and camouflage!! Talk about a winning and cliche print combo. Layer a camo dress with a cheetah top, or vice versa! Just be sure that these two prints meet in your wardrobe this season. Tired of wearing your brooches the same old way? Add them to your favorite fishnet tights to make heads turn! These tights from Tipsy Elves would be perfect for adding pins to.

When you are out shopping take note of a color pop that your wardrobe could use! I love purple and don’t have much blue, so these plaid pants were screaming buy me! J.Crew has amazing red plaid pants and are on sale….a perfect pair for the upcoming holidays!!

I hope that these fun mixed up prints, perfect pleats and fall plaid interpretations get you to see your wardrobe in a different way creating new and exciting looks! This amazing Asos zebra printed dress would be fun to add those pops that you feel inspired to try!!

You can always share your looks with others, #getahinh and tag @hinchology !

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

What is fall without TWEED!?

I have had an obsession with tweed ever since I heard the name Chanel. The iconic brand has kept their love for tweed in the forefront of every season time and time again!! The durability and versatility of this amazing textured fabric is why it has made it to my top styles for fall.

Multiple colored yarns make the styling possibilities endless. This outfit was inspired by my party gown turned pleated skirt because of the fantastic match to the pink in the jacket. Pairing this neutral tee that just happens to mention the iconic coco herself…Heaven. I came across this fantastic multicolor Ann Taylor number!

Tweeds can also be monochromatic! Putting two different tweed textures with the same color pallet screams I mean business. This J.Crew jacket would be a fantastic pairing with the matching skirt .

This multi color rainbow tweed is my all time favorite! It is a Julie Brown NYC dress and coat!! I found this Multi tweed strapless that is a dream and would layer so nicely with a sheer bow blouse!! I was so excited when the vintage feather cap that was gifted to me by my late father David Jolivet worked so well with the color and textures….made me smile and think of him!! (missing you Pop!)

Polka dots and pearls are meant to uplift any outfit. I had so much fun mixing the white and black polka dotted blouse with the black and grey accented tights. Take a look at this fantastic Shein top that would work so well with these tights from Walmart!

Tweed can also come in plaid brilliance!!! This was a vintage flea market find. An amazing skirt set on Shein caught my eye. No matter the pallet in the plaid try popping an unexpected colored blouse to a perhaps otherwise ordinary suit.

Adding unexpected pops of colors is what all seasons need. Shake and wake up your wardrobe with fresh new hues!! This houndstooth set is from Mulberry and Grand! Houndstooth black and white blazer and culotte trouser at Mango, screams for an eye catching color top!

Sooooo…..will you be TWEEDING this fall? #getahinch and @nhinchology to inspire together!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Fall color vibes

Being an art teacher I naturally appreciate fall for all of it’s marvelous colors!!! It is such an amazing time of the year to take an adventure to your favorite apple orchard! Hop on a hay ride and grab a roasted corn on the cob! (MMMM…. I can smell it now!) What is on your fall pallet? This week let’s explore our closets to highlight this seasons best colors!!

PINK!!!! One of the IT colors that you can see on the runways of Chanel for their fall/winter collection. I’m fine with that! Pink is an uplifting happy color to me! I am drooling over this Chanel small diamond bag! The shape is a sign of a design icon. My gucci camera bag is an oldie but a goodie. The cross-body bags have to be my favorite style of purse, especially perfect for all the fall fun outings! It keeps your hands free to score the biggest pumpkin on the farm.(or at BJ’s..LOL!whatever works)

Neutrals are always a staple that any fashionista NEEDS in their wardrobe. (Remember rainbow to me can be a neutral..heehee!!) Tan monochromatic will create a chic and elegant vibe! Love cuffing wide leg linen pants for a harem feel. These j.crew linen pants would be perfect! Add pearl anything to this creamy and rich color pallet to put the exclamation point on your outfit!!

For those that don’t know Purple is my all time favorite color, however pink is always a close runner up. I layered a tulle baby doll dress with a pencil skirt to create a mermaid tail fit. Lavender is all the rage for this season, pop it in with accessories, or go all out head to toe. Check out this lavender dress of perfection from Ann Taylor!! This dress can be kept in your wardrobe ALL year round to layer or wear alone! (your welcome LOL)

What would a fall fashion pallet be without rust and orange hues? Not to mention amazing textures such as suede. When using monogram pops they tie the look together. This Michael Kors logo top would be a perfect neutral addition.

Marigold will brighten and uplift your fall style! This Gap dress would pair perfectly with my amazing Eric Micheal white leather tennis sneakers! They create a fun dressed down look. My burlap bag was hand created by my friend Trina of @t_cfantacy . Her craftsmanship is impressive. The perfect pumpkin picking bag. Be sure to follow her fabulous daily fashion inspos!!!

Love bringing fresh cool colors into fall. They pair and compliment orange and yellows so naturally! (Or in this case a fun match with a home in my neighborhood!) If you are looking to pop some cool tones into your look this fall try this Walmart pleated A-line skirt!

No matter what colors are in your fall pallet remember that YOU are the artist and the sky is the limit for creative color combos and unexpected pops!!

What are your favorite colors in your fall wardrobe!?..Will you be adding a new hue this season? Inspire with #getahinch and @nhinchology

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Animal printed Fall

Now that the weather is changing, can’t you just smell the sugary sweetness in the air of cider donuts and apple pie? The trees are the TRUE stars of Fall! Their fantastic color show got me thinking if you can’t beat them join them! This week let’s camouflage ourselves with animal print to be among the most treasured colors of the year!

Match with the pink pops of summer flowers taking in the last bit of the seasons warmth for an easy and fun take on animal print with this J.Crew top and bottom set at a steel! A perfect pop for a very trendy color!

Wearing animal print can mean figuratively, actual animals in the print, or literally spots. Both create a mesmerizing pattern. Velvets and silks are textures that balance one another and are fall wardrobe necessities. Picking out a color from a print and popping it throughout the look completes it. These red shades are just the right pop and a great price!!

Wear animal print with a group of colors and sprinkle them head to toe!! Like magic the look and vibe will send you spinning into fall trends galore! No need to take away from any color or print when they are balanced throughout the outfit!! This Gucci brooch is a timeless piece that will bring all the fall colors together and will be a go to for seasons to come!!

Yes, you are seeing the print from my red velvet skirt look above in this dress. I couldn’t help myself!! I just adore the little zebra print and the bold pattern on the cuff that it had to come home with me. When a print has enough going on, a nude or neutral accessory choice, headband to booties, is always a good match! This Lele Sadoughi headband is THE perfect accessory to pair with any wild print!!

So excited to share this fantastic gifted mask from Bkeepernyc.com the design is adorned with bees!! Their gold chain is a nice added bit of bling but also serves a much needed purpose to never loose your mask during mask breaks in the classroom. Mixing animal prints is a wonderful way to be season trendy. This cheetah blazer is a great addition to anyone’s fall look. Black, white and beige work well with a busy print top and bootie match.

A tulle skirt layered under a color animal print dress, a belt to cinch the waist, instant head turner and unexpected texture pop!! Pair black accessories to help keep the focus on the color print! This pink cheetah teared dress is a perfect pairing with a collared shirt or jean jacket, to be pumpkin patch ready!

And of course being cover head to toe in animal print is really stepping in to the wild side! For those of you that are trying this look find a small and big print to pair together for it to be a hit! This Target cheetah dress is a great start to create this head to toe look.

Will you be showing your wild side this fall with animal prints?

Feeling inspired or want to inspire? #getahinch and @nhinchology to be a part of a fashion story!!

Until next style!

Xo,

Nicole

Falling for Bows

This weeks focus will be dedicated to Bows, bows and more bows!!! I have always thought of this look as chic and sophisticated with a Chanel vibe!! Bows can be added to any part of your outfit!! I just adore when it’s around the collar with a brooch!! The look may be an oldie but it’s always a goodie!! Add it to your own unique style and be a part of this chic fall trend!

Bow print mixing fun!….You could go the safe route and pair it with a solid but why…live a little!! This bow animal print blouse from Target would pair wonderfully with a larger animal print pant or skirt!! Or pair it with a popping fall color like hot pink or marigold. (Fall color trend blog post coming soon…stay tuned!)

Matching bows from the print in a blouse creates a luxe look. This floral blouse at Chic me would be an easy way to incorporate a trend AND add a staple for seasons to come!!

Denim can be found in everyone’s fall wardrobe, heck it’s in every seasons wardrobe! What better than to pair an oversized organza plaid bow with a jean dress! My blouse from Nordstrom by Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collection is from last fall 2019 collection. Blair Eadie, creator of Atlantic-Pacific, announced on social media she will be having a fall collection with Nordstrom for 2020, I CAN”T wait!!!!! Remember the focus is the bow so go for nude accessories!

Now try pairing the opposite!! A solid bow blouse with plaid suit, which happens to be vintage. I adore pulling colors from the stripes in the plaid. Not to mention that mint is trending! Another fantastic bow blouse from the Nordstrom Halogen x Atlantic-Pacifitic spring collection 2020! This Ebay mint green bow blouse is available and at a great price!! On an accessory side note I am currently obsessing over this small Gucci marmont crossbody in water green!!

DIY bows are always creative and fun ways to add a finished look. Ribbons that once adorned a favorite brand gift box now wrap around your style. Any collar shirt will work. Here is an example of what you can find on ebay for ribbon!

Having a side bow creates a new age chic head turner. My organza bow blouse from Zara is similar to this New York and company organza fun!! This look comes with all the drama that a girl needs to show she means business!

Repurposing straps that should go around your shoulders and tying them around your neck will create an added texture!! This black polka dot dress is an easier way to achieve this look and how fantastic are the polka dots!!?? Get creative in your wardrobe!! Look at styling like a treasure hunt, see a piece in a new look or way to wear it!!

Sooooo will you be rocking the bow trend this fall?

Feel inspired to help others create their own unique style? #getahinch and tag me @hincology

Until next style!!

Xo,

Nicole

Favorite Fall trends

The air is getting cooler and that means only one thing…Fall fashion! What is your favorite season to fashion!? I have chosen some of my top trends for the 2020 fall season. While I love to incorporate trends I always make sure they never take over my style!! Over several weeks I will be focusing on individual blogs about each of my favorite trends…so stick with me and we will rock fall fashion together!

Bows~

This fall will be full of extra bows in many textures! Organza, ribbons or silks you can’t go wrong! Bows can be big like my Neubyrne Bow top or a small gift ribbon from your favorite designer tied under your collar for a sweet look!! Speaking about sweets, have you tried Cloud nine cereal bar in Patchogue? IT IS AMAZINg! I got the rainbow bright that is infused fruity pebble ice cream……HEAVEN!!

Fringe~

This fall is full of movement with fringe! Whether you wear a head to toe dress adorned with fringe or use a headscarf, be sure to sway into this forever loved trend! Check out this beautiful fringe shawl from Target!!

Color~

This fall the color pallet is AMAZING!! Rust, purples, yellows, tans and lots of bright pops like fuchsia can be seen walking down runways from Chanel to Fendi. The fall rainbow never looked so good!! This amazing skirt at Target comes in all the right fall trend colors and at such a great price!!

Animal prints~

Oh how I ADORE animal print!!! For me head to tow cheetah is just fine!!! For those of you that do not want to look like a wild animal add pops of prints with solids!! This cheetah tee from Target is a perfect mix for your favorite jeans or skirt!!

Tweeds~

What would Fall be without tweeds!!! My mind always goes to Chanel when I see tweed! Have a matching suit or pair pieced within the same color scheme and people will be calling you Coco!!! This pink tweed Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific jacket is now on sale at Nordstrom.

Fall prints~

The crisp fall weather will bring in all different kinds of prints this year!! From plaid to geometrics your eyes will be tantalized! Highlight a piece by pulling colors from the print to enhances and compliment your look!! Don’t be afraid of print…just do it!! My plaid pants came from Walmart. These green plaid pants are screaming my name.

Leather and Pleats~

Leathers and pleats oh my!! Leather brings a texture like no other, whether you rock vegan or the real deal. My eye is on this gorgeous green faux leather skirt from J.crew.

Metallics~

In my book metallics are a neutral that should be used all year round. They brighten a sometimes boring outfit. A little pop of metallic sprinkle goes a long way!! Silver boots, check, these Gold booties from Just fab are on my mind!! Would you wear metallic boots?

Just remember that trends were made to have fun with and to enhance your own unique style!!

What are your favorite fall trends for 2020? Feeling inspired? Share at #getahinch and tag @hinchology.

Until next style,

xo,

Nicole

Back to school styles!

I have rounded up my top 5 musts for back to school! Some of these may surprise you and some may be oldies but goodies!! So here we go….drum roll please….

#1 Masks~

This fall no matter what your back to school looks like, we will all be wearing masks!! At first I was against matching my outfits with my masks, don’t ask me why I guess it was because I didn’t want to accept that this was my reality, however it caught on! I’m going for the look and protecting myself!

Obviously matching your mask is not necessary, but oh how fun it is!! I am obsessed with the new LeLe Sadoughi masks!! No matter what masks you choose be sure to have a spare!! I was looking to find different organizers to create a mask bag and came across these favs from Stoney Clover Ln. Of course a zip lock will do, however these adorable organizational bags add a little smile to the day!

#2 Hand sanitizer~

Having a handy sanitizer to put on throughout the day will make this school year as germ free as possible!! Keep them in a pocket or desk drawer. I was over the moon excited when I was introduced to a fantastic Mother and daughter duo from Roslyn, Long Island New York who are the creators of Long Island Sanitzers. Cheryl and Lara Gerstman will work with you on custom labels!!! (Look for the reveal this week on my Insta!!) The smell is lovely, lemon/lime freshness!! Supporting small businesses is something close to my heart!! I hope that you will check them out!!

Another fantastic hand sanitizer that is plant based and smells sweet and subtle is the Megababe company! Their squeaky clean hand sanitizer comes in several different sizes!! I adore the all natural ingredients! Be sure to check out there other amazing natural products!! When you choose to shop local or natural its a win!!

#3 Sneakers~

These are always on the list, and to be honest they usually are first, however with this year there is a shift in what is priority! As a child I always looked forward to the back to school pair of sneakers!! I chose these amazing Eric Michael sneakers from Stada shoes in Northampton Ma. They are so versatile and can be easily paired with a skirt, dress or jogging suit!! I had such an amazing shopping experience with Anna!! If you are in the area check the store out!!

#4 Socks

What better than socks to go with your new sneakers!! Fun socks will brighten your day!! Check these fun socks on Amazon out. Will you be rocking knee highs this fall!?

The knee high socks give such a fun and uplifting, new age look to any dress or suit!! My eye is on these Gucci pink and red socks as well!! The possibilities are endless!! When you are picking out a pair I say go with what speaks to you!! I just loved the yellow and pink combo.

#5 Backpacks

Last and certainly not least on the list is backpacks!! I can remember like it was yesterday how excited I would get to put all of my new school supplies neatly into my new backpack!! This DIY backpack was my husbands old backpack and I just added some bling to it!! (just a little) This was such a fun back pack to put together!! Will you be repurposing this fall or buying new? This Stoney Clover Ln backpack was another top pick on my list!! I adore how you can add patches to really make it unique!!

How does your back to school list look!? Did this list help you!? If so inspire others and use #getahinch and tag me @hinchology!!

Until next style!!

xo,

Nicole

Maxi dress must!

With summer heat in full swing, maxi dresses are a must!! They are light weight, no sleeve and create a free feeling with it’s long flow! Whether you are running out to grab your back to school must haves, can’t believe I just wrote that, or if you need a quick cover-up for the beach it is a wonder dress!!

Being 5’2″ some maxi dresses are a little long. A trick to fix this is to knot them on the side. This is a quick way to hem without having to pull out the sewing machine!! It creates a sense of style and a wonderful shape to the dress! Check out this Target Pink Maxi is a perfect length, color and shape!!

Some maxi dresses are fun to add two nots…one on the right and left. This way it lifts the front a bit and the back. This patch work dress was a favorite find at Zanna’s. Check out the Patch work dress at Walmart. Pair it with a dollar tree bandana to create a boho chic look!

Maxi dresses are loose and give plenty of room to move in. Like when you are picking red raspberries, a fav!! Find a color in the print then add accessories in that color to match head to toe.

Popping prints and colors in a Maxi is my favorite find. The flowers in the Gap maxi dress below is an oldie but a goodie!! The light weight cotton and stretch made it a wonderful pairing while dancing on the mountain tops of Massachusetts. The color and pattern in this J.Crew maxi dress is so FABULOUS and what a pairing to transition from summer to fall!!!

When the heat and humidity are unbearable put your maxi dress on, match some fun accessories with color and BAM your glam!

Do you maxi dress?

Feeling inspired? Want to join in the journey of fashion? #getahinch and tag @hinchology.

Until next style!

xo,

Nicole