Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cheap Trick

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There is a very deep psychology to shopping, and stores (all of them and across all industries), have you figured out. A friend of mine worked at Whole Foods and I was amazed at the levels of subconscious tweaking that exist in just about every part of the store. While produce might exceed my jurisdiction,… [Cont.]

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Unconventional Autumn

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Still kicking from its run this past Summer, bits of neon/acid colors continue to appear among the more traditional Fall palette. And no one gets more excited about neon than I do, something I (nostalgically) credit to my 1980s upbringing. But past my own preferences, to wear neon is to be unconventional and daring. In… [Cont.]

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MHS On Facebook

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For some businesses, their Facebook page is perfunctory and lacking in any new content. For Mile High Style, our page is constantly being updated with news, links, and recommendations that don’t make it onto the blog. Please ‘like’ us so you’re not missing out on anything! 

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It’s not unusual to work with a client who is accessory averse. For some, it’s a tactile thing: scarves are bulky, jewelry (if you’re not used to wearing it) can be uncomfortable, and hats are absolutely inconceivable. Others are afraid accessories (on them) signal ‘trying too hard’. With the averse, I start small and simple (no… [Cont.]

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What Would Steve McQueen Do?

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Sometimes, when explaining the guidelines for great style, I come across a grey area that is either too subjective, complicated, or context specific to merit a definitive answer. In these situations, I fall back on the timeless role models for great guy style. So men, when in doubt, ask yourself: what would Steve McQueen do?… [Cont.]

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Monograms have an interesting history and relationship with fashion. Initially used by merchants and artisans to brand their work, this self brand became popular in the Victorian Era, ubiquitous to the point of ridiculous in our modern era, and kitschy in the post-modern now. That’s right. There is a subtle switch when certain fads re-emerge in vogue… [Cont.]

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Sweater Sense

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In building and supplementing client’s Fall wardrobes, I keep coming back to this sweater. Cold weather style is all about layering, and to that end, the building blocks must be basic. J.Crew’s Tippi sweater boasts an unembellished style and simple silhouette that goes with and under anything.  Available in multiple colors, made from merino wool… [Cont.]

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Find Your ‘Thing’

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One of my clients loves blue. No matter the item (a handbag, jewelry, t-shirts), if it’s any shade of blue, she’s happy. Through working together over a year, I’ve slowly expanded her preferences and possibilities, and she recently wondered if it’s time she laid off the blue. My response? Absolutely not. Part of defining your… [Cont.]

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