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

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

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

Color Vibes!

Color Vibes!

Do you ever feel stuck on what to wear for your next zoom meeting? Your not alone! So when its time to zoom start with a color! Follow my rainbow fashion everyday this week on Instagram @hinchology!!

The week will start off with a BANG!! Red is such an empowering, bright and eye catching color, don’t you think!? It gives vibes of strength and focus for the up coming week!!! With orange next it’s bright and playful vibe will help coast you through anything that comes your way!!

Monochromatic looks are always trendy! Play around with the purpose of the piece and see if it sticks!! Like this Red ruby choker repurposed! We all need to put a crown on sometimes and be reminded we CAN do anything and everything that we put our minds to.

As the week goes along I can guarantee that Yellow will up lift and revitalize your mood! Use pops of colors in your accessories.

Get familiar with the complimentary colors! Red and Green, Blue and Orange & Purple and Yellow. Different value pairings like the Pink and Olive green can be fun takes of a classic complimentary pair.

Blue in our rainbow will keep you going strong with denim, denim and more denim!!! Different values of Blue go together so well!

Now onto my favorite colors…. Purple and Pink!! If I wear one of these colors I know it’s going to be a good day BUT if I wear both I know it’s going to be a GREAT day!!

So as you move through the Rainbow this week remember how a color can help your mood and overall day!! Take note on what color uplifts you!!

There are so many color combos that can be fantastically unexpected!!

Remember that if you get stuck on a color use classic Black or White as the base of your fashion!!

So….. are you up for the color vibe challenge!? If so use #getahinch in your post so that I can share in my stories all of your wonderful fashion!! Let’s help inspire each other through color fun!!

Stay safe, healthy and creative!!

xo,

Nicole