Greetings!

As hard as it is to believe, the end of the year will be here in the blink of an eye. Now is the time to start thinking about your holiday activities and what might be needed in the way of special occasion dressing and/or accessories. I love to help my clients accessorize. If you have questions about how to add the perfect finishing touch to your holiday outfit, call me. I am available at no charge to provide suggestions for shoes. handbags and jewelry if you bring me your favorite holiday outfit.

I had a client this week that completed the series of consultations called The WOW Factor. I want to share her thoughts with you. Margaret told me she learned more than she ever expected. She said she could recognize when she was wearing something that looked good on her but she didn't know why it looked good. Now she knows the "why" and has confidence she can always choose what is best. I have always said my goal with all my clients is to teach them to "dress with intent." That means intentionally choosing the clothing and accessories that take you from just OK to WOW every single day. Thanks for the endorsement, Margaret.

Many readers of this newsletter have asked about when and where I might be doing presentations available to the general public. I can't spill too much information yet, but I can provide dates to put into your calendar now. I will be offering a series of 3 presentations in conjunction with other women business owners beginning in 2020. The dates are January 14, January 28 and February 11 and these workshops will be held in Fort Myers. Mark these dates in your calendar now and I will have more information for you in my next newsletter.

I will also be presenting two seminars at La Playa Resort in Naples on February 4th and March 3rd. You'll see more information on this in my January newsletter.

Now is the time to add some gratitude to your attitude! Give thanks for all your blessings. I give thanks for you, my clients and future clients.
Christine
EASY STYLE UPGRADES
I hear it all the time – “My basic wardrobe is jeans and tee shirts. How can I look a little more ‘styled’ but still be comfortable?”

You don’t have to give up comfort to look a little more put together, or “styled.” Let's start with your jeans and a tee shirt. Best option is dark wash jeans with little or no detailing (top stitching, welts, grommets, etc). Add a solid color tee top in a non-clinging, stretchy fabric in a loose fit that doesn’t bind or require a tuck in. Now add a cotton velveteen blazer or a long vest or a scarf. You've gone from Plain Jane to Stylish Sue! You can create the same look with a pair of black, navy or brown pants (not leggings!) in a straight leg classic style in a stretch fabric that is cool and “breathable.” Add the tee top and now try a denim jacket to add a finished look. (Don't wear the denim jacket with the jeans, please.)

Shopping tip: I found some fabulous tee tops at Nordstrom Rack. The label is Halogen, which is a Nordstrom label. The fabric is to-die-for. You will want to wear this tee 24/7. And the price? $19.97 for the long sleeve version and $9.97 for the sleeveless. Several colors to choose from.

Other options: 
1.     Add a long vest (mid-thigh length will cover all sorts of problem areas) in a lightweight, draping fabric. 
2.     You can’t beat a white button front shirt for an easy upgrade and there are many choices in great no-iron fabrics. Chico's has the best no-iron shirt around. Pair it with pants or jeans and add the denim jacket, blazer or vest.
3.     Animal prints are always in style and a top that looks and fits like a tee shirt, but in an animal print, will jazz up any outfit.
4.     Adding a scarf instantly makes any outfit look more styled. Don’t worry, there are plenty of scarves out there in lightweight fabrics that don’t cling and allow you to wear them with comfort.
Either of these blazers will add an instant upgrade to your style!
This long vest is cool and comfortable - and adds a finished look to your outfit.
I went to Stein Mart to do some investigative shopping and I found quite a few pieces that will upgrade any style.
Start with a pair of neutral pants in black, navy or brown. Add a classic white shirt.
Add a scarf in one of your best basic or accent colors, or go for animal print which is always in style. Instant Upgrade!
Or start with jeans, add a simple white tee shirt and finish off with a lightweight, open weave topper. Simple, cool and polished to perfection!

GIVE THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

and save money too!

This holiday season why not give the gift of confidence, self-esteem, convenience, and looking and feeling great?! An Image Matters Gift Certificate will pay dividends every day, forever. Until December 15th, you may purchase a gift certificate for a Color Identity consultation and save $50 or purchase a gift certificate for The WOW Factor (which includes all 3 consultations) and save $100!

Gift Certificates are never on sale so now is the time to jump on this offer.

Call me 239-454-0044 or go to my web site:

Image Presentations Available

Do you belong to an organization, club or social group that meets regularly to listen/learn from guest speakers?
Call me to book an Image Matters presentation for your group. The presentations are always informative, entertaining and just plain fun! 
The most requested topic is "Look Good and Feel Great . . . with Color!" Many other image-related topics are available, such as 
"SW Florida Style", "Fashionality" and "Accessorizing with Ease." 

All presentations are tailored to fit the needs/goals of the group.  You could be the one to introduce Image Matters to your group - and be a STAR!

Call me at 239-454-0044 to discuss.
www.ImageMattersSWFL.com