Spring layers

Spring was made for layers. Some days you may need a little sweater, some days are feeling so good with warm winds that just a layer of jewelry is needed! Today we look at how seasons decide for us on HOW…NOT what we should wear!

Let’s start with TWEED!! What an amazing texture it is. Able to keep your temp perfect no matter the weather! Match the colors in the tweed with different hues!

Sometimes there is no need for a jacket, so go with socks! Love how knee highs are so versatile and they can transcend to look like tights!

A trench, without question, is a staple in everyone’s wardrobe, especially for spring! The color is such a neutral and can go with everything! Sometimes you can find trenches in colors that are always a pick me up!

Kimonos are one of those pieces I love to thrift! There is nothing like the quality, fabric and details that make such a statement.

A sweater is another fab mix to a spring like this Regina Herman red Cardigan that is purchase with purpose. (use code: Hinch15 for 15% off) Really love a pop to mix with prints to keep the look upbeat and fun and just a bit unexpected!

Sometimes the layer is jewelry and accessories ( Jelly is back and a must for the warmer months!) Layers of metal creates a vibe that gives that shine in the Spring time sun!

And last but certainly not least….a jean jacket! Light weight but keeps the cold out! Love how a denim comes in so many different colors and styles! NEW or old they are ALWAYS in!

Hope to see you getting inspired to have fun with all kinds of different layers this season!

Want to inspire together! #getahinch #hinchology @hinchology

Until next style

Xo,

Nicole

Styled by winter

Who is your stylist? For me the season ALWAYS sways my wardrobe!! Change your accessories…change your look!! When I want a different vibe I invest in accessories! Color combos, textures and some added bling elevates and keeps me feeling ready to take on the day!

A few of my favorites! Having some fun in reels! Do you reel?

Look for color combos that inspire you!! On Instagram my eye kept noticing light blue and red. My burgundy beanie and scarf popped so well with my mint blouse. I call this my winter Mermaid. I have linked similar or same throughout! Look for the bold!

Texture hat, texture mittens, texture coat!…Matchy Mathy Matchy!! Fall in love?…wear it head to toe!

Do a bright pop! Get your winter boots in a color that excites! Try different shaped frames for an instant pick me up! In addition you will NEVER hear me say “That’s too many brooches”.

Having multicolor pops in your accessories goes with everything!! I also adore how purple is such a great neutral for all colors to tie together

If you like earth tones go with pops of gold. Textures like chenille create a rich cozy feel!

Shake things up with pops of cheetah! Go bold with sunglasses and chains or have fun with print mixing!

Find a staple like leopard in a new and enlightening color! Light pink brings a smile to face!

Sticking to black and white is always a safe way to know your accessories will be in style for years to come.

Or go cream, white with Camel. These colors create a lush and luxurious vibe with textures that are ready for a blizzard!

If you want to try colors add them with a brooch or gloves!! Try blue, it works well with neutrals and creams!

Sometimes the best accessories are the people by your side!

Remember that you don’t have to buy a new wardrobe to create new looks. Look for accessories! If you have a red hat the next time you are surfing the web for sales look for a perfect pair of matching gloves!! Know what you have so you are not repeating.

Feeling inspired to refresh your look with accessories? Inspire together by #getahinch, #hinchology and tag me @hinchology!

Until next style,

xo,

Nicole

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

Summer Animal prints!!

Go WILD and get your hands on all the animal print you can this summer!!! Kick up your style a few notches with adding pops of cheetah or color animal print in to your summer wardrobe!! This doesn’t mean you need to be covered head to toe with zebra stripes or leopard spots, (although I have been known to do that) you can use the print in your accessories to add just enough fun to your outfit!!

If you haven’t noticed I am a bit obsessed with turbans!! Head wraps, scarfs, sign me up!! When my hair seems unruly it is the perfect accessory!! These J.crew lion printed silk pants paired well with my Givenchy thrifted scarf that I scored for three bucks!! Do you thrift or tag sale? I absolutely love finding special treasures!

Finding pieces that are versatile is key when it comes to prints. The summer kimono that I found serves as a great light layered coverup or head wrap!! If you can get any piece of clothing in a perfect square you can use it like a scarf to create the perfect head wrap. (Check my Instagram for a DIY)

Summer beach wraps or coverups are easy to find in colorful and fun animal prints this time of the year. Creating strapless dresses using a single knot is a fun and different way to style a scarf!!!

Being 5′ 2″ has it’s advantages like being able to score some fantastic pieces in the girls section at Walmart!! I just could’t wait to pair my jumper with my Dolce & Gabbana leopard bag. Do you pair similar prints together?

Being over 40 makes me want to stay on point with fashion trends and not be afraid to try them!! I went ahead and rocked biker shorts and paired them with an animal print!! Loved how it brought adventurous vibes to my day!!

Finding animal print in color is so much fun. Pieces that have a lot of character are easy to pair with solid colors and a hit every time.

Pairing neutral colors with neons gives an up to date and happy feel to your summer fashion vibe.

The willingness to express yourself through fashion is a sign of knowing who you and not being afraid to show it!!

Do you do animal print?? Feel inspired? Want to inspire with your Animal print outfits? #getahinch and @hinchology to get featured in my Insta story!!

Until next print!!

xo,

Nicole

Wearing stripes!?

Just coming off of the 4th of July weekend and wearing my patriotic stripes I thought it was fitting to follow up with stripes for the everyday summer outfits!! Summer calls for them!! Stripes pair well with so many versatile styles!!

Sometimes they can give a nautical feel, don’t you think?!! So when my family and I ventured to the docks near my house for a little stroll…my striped dress from Juicy Couture came to mind!! Fitting right!? Cotton and comfy! Do you have a go to fabric for summer?

Stripes don’t have to be the traditional patterns of two colors!! Think of them as a basic necessity for your closet!! Late last winter/spring when I was with my mom during her extended hospital stay, I came across this striped skirt from Portugal. It had come over with my Grandmother when she started a new life in America!! I love the vibe of the stripes and with it’s family history it became a favorite!

Now of course there is the more literal stripe that can be dressed for everyday adventures!! It’s a perfect match with Khakis to create a boater life look…yes please!! Walking the streets of quaint little towns in New York or Massachusetts, always works well with a basic striped top! ( Yes I am a Massachusetts girl living in a New York minute, as I like to put it!)

Then of course there are those days when you just need to put on your tulle and have a fun photo shoot!! I usually only layer during the cooler seasons, but something got me saying layer the striped dress from the kids section in Walmart, it could use some tulle. Who said dress up is only for kids!!

Try using one common color throughout with your accessories! While the sun is out so should pops of bright colors!! Remember you gotta be your own fun and sunshine sometimes.

Using scarves from other seasons as tie around cover ups or skirts really gives you a bang for your buck!! Being versatile with your wardrobe can give new looks and a mirage of never before seen pieces. It’s not about how many things you have to work with but how well you work with the things you have!!

Do you use pieces in your wardrobe for different purposes? Getting inspired!? Want to share your ideas and creativity…#getahinch!

Stay true to your likes and continue to dress in what makes YOU feel your best. Remember people will always have something to say so give them something really worth talking about!?

Until next style!

xo,

Nicole

Black and White fashion

What’s your view on black and white fashion?! I feel that this combination is versatile and complimenting to everyones’s figure!!! Whether you stay true to a 50/50 combo head to toe or pair it with pops of your favorite colors, its a hit!!! Having a go to LBD (little black dress) or a pair of white skinny jeans, keeps you styling all season long!!

In black and white fashion EVERYTHING works together!!! Use stripes, polka dots or houndstooth….No matter the pattern it will work!! Add your favorite Pearls and crystals to create a polished look!!

Be sure to have your basics in both white and black!!! This way you can pair quickly and easily!!

Mixing large and small prints together works impeccably! I favor turning skirts into strapless dresses this time of the year! The idea that I can get several different stylish looks from one piece in my closet is a win-win!

Finding balance in an outfit can be as easy as using belts as headbands, like the houndstooth print below!

Its more than fantastic to have such an easy and quick go to for summer fashion right!? Better yet you can pair it with ANY color pop!!! Adding a colorful hat, necklace, scarf, or shoe can be the perfect pairing.

Fashion is as you know way more than black and white, however when you want to run out for a walk or a drive to your favorite ice cream spot, grab black and white!!

Your fashion can ignite happiness and inspire others!!

Do you have a Black and White go to outfit!?

I have been so impressed and inspired by all my wonderful Insta tribe, (My Instagram family) and their #getahinch !! LET’S INSPIRE TOGETHER!!!

Don’t forget……have fun!!!

xo

Nicole

#GOALS

Sitting down having a cup of coffee for the first time in 2020 (wow) and reflecting on why I made this Blog and created an Instagram. The one word that came to mind …. inspire!!!

I am focused on adding more to what I already love and do! Having fun with my everyday, laughing at myself, taking a breath and adding more tulle lots more!!(The tulle skirt was hand made by yours truly) Of course Chanel will be in the mix while I challenge myself to use color and prints that I haven’t tried yet.

Seeing that I only started this journey less than three months ago, I decided to focus on what outfits made me feel the best or most inspired, the outfits that made me feel like nothing could stop me! Like I got this no matter what!! So I put together my favorite 5 and what I love about them.

Love when looks challenge me by playing with layers and functional details. Using something in a different way in which it was meant to be used is what I love. When pieces become interchangeable fashion becomes innovative. I loved Barbie as a kid, still do, and think that a lot of play with her clothes being reversible or interchangeable to create a whole new look is where the fashionista in me started. From layering fancy dresses covered in sparkle with sweaters, or layering strapless dresses with blouses, I am obsessed with how different each piece can look with just a little change of use!!!

Of course a belt is a belt, however my large Gucci belt is holding up a skirt turned dress, I just repurposed!! Think outside the box and when you say out loud “No that wouldn’t look right!!?” that’s when the fun starts!!!

I leave my first Blog of the year with some common sense neccessaties in the cold that I used over vacation with my family! Wonder which one you would pic!!??? Warmer the better when it comes to New England weather!!! I hope that this year is your very best yet!