Last weekend, the 2019 Socialites gathered at a boutique in beautiful Walnut Creek, California for a morning of mimosas, shopping and girl time.
Every month the Socialites, who are the official brand ambassadors for Money & Mimosas, get together to hang out and catch up. This month, we had the opportunity to have a style session with one of the Bay Area’s well-known fashion designers/personal stylists, Andrea Faye.
Andrea is an entrepreneur and creative visionary. She is the owner of the acclaimed Aspect Framing Studio and Art Gallery, and the founder of Drea Faye, a boutique styling service serving clients across the world. With a MFA in Fashion Design, and a love for luxury and minimalism, Andrea’s aesthetic sensibility is refreshingly unique, captivating and varied.
During our style session, Andrea walked the Socialites through the fundamentals of choosing a color palette that suits their individual skin tone, as well as the building blocks of creating their signature style. Here are five takeaways that I learned from our session with Andrea.
When choosing a color palette, stick to five main colors. You can have as many accent colors as you wish, but only choose five for your main palette.
Don’t be afraid to mix textures. In fact, doing so adds depth and richness to your look. An example would be to mix leopard print heels with a crocodile-textured bag.
Draw on inspiration from various style periods and style icons to create your signature look.
To expand on the point above, create a visual board that captures the essence of those periods and icons. This will help you curate your sense of style.
Be patient with yourself! Developing your signature style takes intention, practice, experience and time. Have fun and relax as your journey to a more self-expressed you, unfolds.
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About Danetha: Danetha is a money mentor for ambitious women. She has been named a top 40 under 40 accounting professional by CPA Practice Advisor and a millennial entrepreneur watch by the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee.