Glad for Plaid

It should come as no surprise to anyone that plaid is hot this winter—because it is every year! However, recently I’ve seen the pattern worn in a slightly new way that I really love. Plaid scarves add a pop of color to your outfit without looking like you’re trying too hard, which is great for someone who typically shies away from color like I do. My personal favorite is a bold red plaid scarf paired with any dark-neutral outfit. (Scarf shown above: Echo mSoft Crinkled Plaid Woven [... more]

No Iron? No Problem

I try not to buy my clothes on brand name alone. I could care less if my shirt sported a polo horse or an alligator. But if a brand offers a product that consistently exceeds my expectations, I’ll be a fan for life.  And that’s what I’ve found with Brooks Brothers’ Supima® Cotton Non-Iron Sport Shirts, which are soft but sturdy enough to hold a clean shape for years. My collection has grown to eight over the past four years and the oldest ones look just as sharp as [... more]

How To Wear Black on Black

In the dead of winter, there’s nothing I want to wear more than lots and lots of black. But a black-on-black outfit can sometimes get a bit boring. So how do you keep your outfit looking sharp and not verge into mundane? Adding texture is always a good place to start. For example, pair a fluffy wool sweater with a leather pant for an interesting look. Another important factor is fit. The biggest benefit to wearing black is that it is slimming, but if you pile on [... more]

Polo Perfection

There is something timeless and fun about the polo shirt. It can be worn dressy or casual, and transitions well from work to play. Another plus: The polo comes in many colors and patterns to suit your many moods. KP MacLane, my favorite polo company, uses soft European cotton to make their oh-so-comfy shirts. For one more touch of luxury, the Georgia-based brand delivers each in a beautiful, drawstring linen bag.