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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

What to Wear to the Ballet


One of the most often-asked style questions I get this time of year is "what is appropriate attire for the ballet?" The quick answer is that proper attire for the ballet is "black-tie optional," which means a few things to be specific - you can wear a long dress but don't have to; a knee-length dress is perfectly fine, but you should stick with something nicer than a day dress, like one of these cocktail dresses. Pictured: Maggy London Women's Cap-Sleeve Crepe Dress

You could say black-tie optional is a time to go ahead and look fancy and gorgeous, but you don't have to go out and buy a gown. This is where the little black dress comes to the rescue. Pair a black cocktail dress with pumps and a beautiful necklace for an instant black tie optional outfit.

And while black-tie optional at an event like an evening wedding would suggest you avoid dress pants altogether, for something like the ballet, a dressy jumpsuit or slacks with pumps and a nice blouse are perfectly acceptable.



If you already have a little black dress, simply add on some jewelry and dressy shoes to make it more black-tie appropriate. I find that a sleeveless scoop-neck above-the-knee black dress is the most versatile in that it looks great with a statement necklace if you need to dress it up, and looks casual enough if you need to dress it down. It's also more likely to be appropriate dress if you need to look a tad bit more conservative.

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  1. That first dress is so pretty! I think a black cocktail dress and some accessories is the perfect outfit for the ballet.

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  2. Omg, this post caught my eye. I'm a ballet enthusiasts to say the least. I studied classical ballet starting at the age of 3yrs and minored in classic ballet at Dartmouth. I've been to the ballet (including opening night) on many occasions. These pieces your showcasing are perfect. That is unless you're going to a cocktail reception there, then a long dress is in order.
    Great post!!!

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    1. Thanks, Shoshana.:) And thanks so much for that extra tip!

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  3. I guess this time of year it's people thinking of the Nutcracker performances.

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  4. That necklace is so pretty and I grew up going to the Nutcracker every year at Lincoln Center, it was the best!

    xx Kelly
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