Cozy and comfy, but keep it colorful!

As the snow rises and the temps drop, I gravitate towards layers with hoodies, scarfs, hats, sneakers and sweatpants! So let’s get into color pops that will keep a smile on your face a little pep in your step!

Easy as black and white with a little pop of color!! Try neon with this combo for a little unexpected and exciting pop!! What’s your favorite color? Add it anywhere you can!!! Remember fashion is to lift your spirits!

Deciding to go outside or not..I think I will just stay right here on my stairs and wear my purple sparkle hat! Look for accessories with lots of colors!! This way you can use neutrals like black and tans to marry the colors!!

I have to say that my new jean and sherpa jacket from my Hubby was a wonderful surprise!! I was so happy to see how easily it paried with all the creams, tans and of course, YES you guessed it, color pops!!! My best accessory is my Son of course!!

Now this match was a happy and unexpected marriage between burgandy and rainbow!! It acted as a newutral for sure!! AND I LOVED how the rainbow buffalo check and rainbow houndstooth popped each other!!! Adding the neon pink pants created a balance for you to look head to toe!

The last cozy comfy look includes my favorite new sneakers and some tie dye sweatpants. When thinking about how to pair colors like a neon, I get in the mind frame of monochromatic!! Remind yourself that any shade of any color is perfect for a pairing and considered the same just a different “shade”!

Go ahead and get creative with your coziest and comfiest of your waredrobe!

Let’s inspire together by using #getahinch and #hinchology!! Together we grow, together we learn!!

Untile next style,

xo,

Nicole

New year, new list, new focus!

Wow 2022….I can’t believe that another year has come and gone!! The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a rest, plan and recharge week! I allow myself to sleep in, take naps, clean, and get organized!! If your body is sleeping…it NEEDS IT! Reading (magazines about fashion), looking up fun facts on Google (like how long does home made cheesecake last), playing Legos or a board game with the fam, although that can get pretty intense!! Lol! Charging up means getting focused for what my goals and life style wants are for 2022!

Starting off the New Year right for me is thinking of all the really great positives! From having good health, to trade marking Hinchology.com, to dealing with new roofs and connecting with friends old and new!! Remembering that great memorable moments come in big and small wins!  Of course not all of my goals were met for 2021, and that is okay!! Time to remind myself of what my goals were in January 2021 and which ones I chose to put energy to get done!! What didn’t work for me, and where I want to put my energy this year!! Remember that goals are for YOU!!! NOT for anyone else!!

Now that we have our positive moments accounted for let’s be open to change! We are ALL human!! Please remember that! Sometimes we compare our selves to others after small coffee gatherings or a 30 second video that we see cross our social media channels!! Believe me EVERYONE goes through things! Things that others go through may be something we couldn’t fathem going through…or perhaps the opposite..been there done that, have the T-shirt kind of thing! Whatever IT is be humble!! Imagine if we were more understanding to people what a better world it would be, BUT imagine what your world would be like if you were more understanding to yourself!! If one of the things on your list from last year didn’t get checked did you account for ALL the things that you have done!??  Get focused…Choose three things that are new or old to put on that list and be accountable!! Start thinking what is something you can do everyday to get to your goal!! If resting is one of them…do just that!!

Make a plan, have goals but don’t forget to live life! Do you have goals for the year? Quarter? Week? If you truly want to accomplish your dreams your answer should be YES!! If you really want to make a difference this year in what ever your goal is….start breaking it down!! In no specific order these are mine: 1. Get some headbands/fascinators sold! 2. Get larger collaborations with companies and people that align with Hinchology’s beliefs. 3. Plug away and go live with Hinchology 101! A digital class that helps inspire others to dress with ease and confidence using  elements of Art!

Now there’s a list!! Can I do it…of course!! It’s up to me though…NO ONE else!! If I do more than this list!! Awesome sauce!! If I miss the mark…that’s okay, why? Because there may be something even greater that I haven’t even been given the opportunity for yet!! Always…or trying to , see the positive!! I truly believe that your out look is key!!  Don’t forget this thing called life that will creep in between your goals and may derail you!! Again, that is OKAY!!! Get through and carry on!!

So before we round this up this thought process can be used for other aspects in life such as relationship, adventures etc.!! Be who you want others to see you as!! Even if someone sees you in a light you don’t care for…remind yourself that if you are giving your all every day…that is who you are..trying, brushing your shoulders off, reaching new goals for even a bigger impact than ever imagined! Look forwards not backwards!!

Cheers to 2022! May this year be the best year yet!! No matter the highs or lows! Let gains happen, and lessons that need to be learned learned, never waiver from who you want to be!! If something isn’t working, no need to give up…change your view! Try something different! Lift one another up, call someone you haven’t in a while! Smile at a stragner…if we can ever stop wearing masks…hold the door for someone,  buy the coffee at the drive through for the car behind you!  Your small act of kindness can be the spark to change that persons life!

At the end of it all, how do you want to be remembered! Yes they will remember the fabulous fashion AND the way you treated them!

I wish you all a magical,  impactful, healthy and very happy New Year!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Holiday looks

I have rounded up some creative, fun and may I add merry looks to get you through anything that may come up on your calendar this holiday season! Keep in mind that sparkle of any kind, texture, plaids, prints and sparkle should and can be incorporated in any day looks!

A little pop of red can go a really long way!! Everything else black to frame the plaid!!

Nothing like a red plaid cape!! Red is of course a holiday staple!!! Add some gold pops to kick it up a notch!

Go all red for a super sweet monochromatic holiday vibe!!! Add some 4′ candy canes…take a bite into the holidays!!!

If all else fails go plaid with black accessories!! Put a little pearl twist for a classic vibe!!!

Turn classic plaid up with Graffiti or large black and white print!! Sprinkle in red, red, and red for a wonderful brilliant bright pop!! Don’t forget to layer on your sparkle!

Turn your tulle skirt into a top with some plaid leggings and great gold pops like a jacket and heels!

So get out everything plaid, gold, sparkle and metallic! Create looks that will be edgy, bright and brings holiday glam turned up to fabulousness!!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Prints

Talking prints today!! Wearing them is so fun!! Prints bring smiles to people’s faces! Unexpected combinations create conversations and ignites creativity! So get your prints out, it’s time to mix!

70’s vibe all the way!….white accessories? Yes please!!

Florals with a trifecta of jewel tones makes it easy to take on the day!

More pops of prints the better!!

A wild print turned up a notch with a colorful surprise! When the print is turned up…turn down the accesorites…keep the forcus on the print!

Floral and geometric combo is always a perfect balance!

Neutral small prints create texture and look great with a pop!

Zig zag are like stripes..gotta have them in your wardrobe!

Adore a rust and red plaid moment late in the fall!! Plaid is a staple for the holiday season!!

Keep it simple w!

Small print, big pop of color!!

No matter where you are in life, just rememeber that a color, a print, your style can help give you the confidence to have a creat day!! Keep going!! Dreams do come true!!

Have a print look you want to share? Tag @hinchology and #getahinch and #hinchology.

Until next style,

xo,

Nicole

Holiday Bling!

The magic is in the air….the holidays are here!!  My son is over the moon about Christmas, for me first things first…enjoying Thanksgiving!! I love being lazy around the house, eating a lot of yummy comfort food and wearing stretchy pants….of course with some added bling! What does you Thanksgiving look like? Do you host, is it low key, do you travel?  Either way this post will inspire you to get your BLing on and have fun with layers and details!!

Do you have a dress that you truly see made for wedding parties ONLY? Not sure how to simplify it, to get more wear out of it…add layers,  add a color pop. Edit the look with black accessories.  Of course don’t forget to check out AnneXJoseph repuposed and upcycled earrings!! The perfect gifts for the Holidays!!

Look for sparkle in a top, or a new years dress that needs an upgrade becoming a top by layering with a lace skirt!! Then wrap yourself with a neutral like black with a little texture!  Spakle doesn’t need to be head to toe!

Talk sparkle, how about some wide leg twinkle?  Add layers that are unexpected.  Put the bustier on the outside this time of the year. Layered with a silk flowy long tank or blouse!! Remember if you don’t try it you won’t know if it works. Dont’ forget your upcycled earrings from AnneXJoseph!!

Want the sparkle but not all the fuss?  Add jeans to keep the look simple and wearable for a Friday vibe or an afternoon of run around, even Thanksgiving!!  This look is near and dear to my heart because the baby blue jacket was my fathers.  Sometimes the bling isn’t a physical aspect of the outfit but the emotional bling …..love and miss you Pop!

How about a little fringe with your bling?!! I love a great Kimono vibe that uplifts any day at any moment!! Keep the look simple with blue jeans and a white tank….then add that bling for a great look upgrade!!!

I hope that this season you bling yourself out and shine bright for the Holidays!!  Remind yourself that you inspire, you are worthy to anything you put your mind to.

I want to wish my entire community a very Happy thanksgiving!!

Inspire together with #hinchology, #getahinch @hinchology.

Until next Style,

xo,

Nicole

Fall Florals

Leaves aren’t the only things falling into play this season….flower prints are stomping through this season!!

Deep plum has fall written all over it! Pop it with brighter hues like the pink/purple velvet….throw on a light animal print coat for contrast! Love tulle sprinkled here and there!

Dressed down fancy with sneakers and a baseball jacket! Sparkle for a gloomy day pick me up!

Kimonos with fringe kicks it up a notch! Layered with a statement necklace! Talk about an entrance!

Take any floral dress to a fall vibe with black accessories! Sometimes keeping it classic and chic makes the dress center stage.

Grab a floral blousepencils skirt and heels and create a match from like colors!