fall fashion

Dressing with Effortless and Enviable Style

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So many of us look in our closets each morning, overwhelmed with the number of choices but also unhappy with those choices. We have that “closet full of clothes with nothing to wear.” Most of the time, this results from years and years of purchasing “a great deal” or even “a collector’s piece” without thought on whether the items fit or flatter our current figure and where they fit into our current wardrobe. I tell my clients that the trick to having a closet full of clothes that you LOVE to wear, is only purchasing pieces that you LOVE, that FIT your body now, and that COORDINATE with other pieces you already love in your closet. No matter what the budget, you can create a functional wardrobe and get dressed in a snap each morning.

You can hire just about any closet organizer or wardrobe consultant to help you pair down and remove what should no longer be in your closet. You can even ask a trusted friend to go through the process with you as long as they can give honest feedback and have a knack for style. But the difficult part is being disciplined when you begin to shop to refill and complete that newly reduced closet.

I regularly tell my clients, go to a store where you know the items are typically within your budget with a list of the specific items you are looking to buy. Then, take everything that appeals to you (and is on your list) into the dressing room, disregarding the price or discount. Try everything on and determine which pieces you absolutely LOVE, that fit you well and that you can’t wait to wear. Keep in mind that sticking with one base neutral color and a few pop colors makes it easier to mix and match back to what you already own. Finally, after removing pieces that you do not work, take a look at the prices of those that remain. Determine how many of the pieces that you LOVE can go home with you while staying within your budget.

Sometimes, you may need to splurge on a special piece like a fabulous leather jacket or great pair of black pants, and if so, you may have to skip a few trendy items this season. But, consider the cost per wear of these more expensive pieces and purchase what you will wear the most first, so long as your total stays within budget. Splurging on a holiday party dress to only wear once while going cheap on the jeans you wear every day is really not the wisest investment for your everyday image.

At W by Worth, we specialize in high-quality clothing for the professional woman. We help you make good style decisions that work back to past purchases and have a flawless fit so that you end up with a closet full of pieces to wear multiple ways and for years to come. We are your source for effortless and enviable style.






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Style Speaks is an annual fashion and faith interactive event where women gather to be equipped and empowered to be who they are created to be. This year, we are renovating! You will be refreshed, renewed and restored from the inside out. Style Speaks will inspire you to pursue your God-given purpose and leave a legacy for generations to come.
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Web-As the Director of Business Development for W by Worth, Kristine has been s00tyling clients and training new stylists in Austin since 2013. She has a passion for helping women look and feel their best so that they can confidently enter any room, take a seat at the table, and find success without worrying about how they look. Her clients appreciate her no pressure approach and honest advice.

W by Worth is a private label fashion house out of New York, creating four seasonal collections each year which can be seen by individual appointment at private venue trunk shows. The Fall & Winter collections are showing in Austin now through November 12th. Contact Kristine at 512.921.6873 for an invitation.

Summer to Fall: An Easy Transition of Your Favorite Pieces

With these scorching temperatures everyday you would think fall is still a long ways away but with it already being September, fall is actually right around the corner. That got me thinking, I just spent all summer buying clothes and shoes for hot Texas days and now I can’t wear them much longer. I was wrong. While standing in my closet I realized fall is the perfect time to continue wearing your Summer wardrobe with cozy Fall pieces.

Short Shorts

These are the shorts you would wear 100 times before throwing them in the washer. I have them, my mother has them and even my grandmother has them. You know you do too. Fall is the perfect time to reinvent them and make them your favorite fall item. Whether they’re cut off denim shorts, flowy patterned shorts or just simple khaki shorts, they will look awesome with a leather moto jacket, a basic blazer or a warm fur vest. Layering is always in. You can even throw on a statement necklace, a pair of booties, and tights to strut your stuff on the cooler days. 



There is no reason why you can’t wear a sundress in Fall, or even Winter. A sundress is the perfect pop of color on a cool fall day. This is another piece that works perfectly with a leather moto jacket. Think girly girl meets biker chic. Trading sandals and wedges for pumps and flat boots suddenly makes your sundress feel like it belongs in the Fall months. 


White and Pastel Jeans

Let’s all just forget the no white after Labor Day rule. There is such a thing as winter white. Pastels and whites match perfectly with the jewel tone colors of fall. Amethyst purple with peach, ruby red and pastel yellow, emerald green and baby pink, sapphire blue and white. It’s an impeccable combination. Pair your jeans with a jewel tone coat or sweater and animal print flats and you have a stunning fall look. If you’re not brave enough for that color combination, black and gray are perfect too.






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Fall Fashion Report 2011

I live in Austin, Texas and it has gone on record that this has been the hottest summer since 1925 topping over 70 days in triple digits.  So needless to say, I am ready for the cool air of the fall!  The crisp breeze is always a welcome reminder to bundle up in one of my favorite coats while sipping piping, hot Chi Tea Latte from Starbucks.....mmmmm......I can taste it now.  Is it fall yet?  Good news ladies, in the stores it is fall and oh, how wonderful the clothes are!

Want more good new?  Your closet that's full of 2010 trends can still find life in 2011.  The names of the looks have changed a bit and maybe the styles have been a little tweaked - 2010 Men's Wear vs. 2011 Androgyny - but nonetheless, something old is something new this year!  So if you went crazy for the whole Mad Men craze last year you can still pull out those pumps and leopard prints and hit the town.

So, without further ado, let's Fall into Fashion Together!

2011 Looks:


2011 Mod trend is really 2010's Mad Men look.  It's the sexiness of the 60's that can only come from classic sophistication.  The look is so hot that even the fall TV line has picked up on the trend featuring shows like Pam Am about the famous flight attendance that were popular in the 60's.  So just watch, take notes and go shopping!

 The Romantic

With flowy, soft dresses and skirts, this elegant ease is reminiscent of last year's bohemian.  Stylist Rachel Zoe is one of the many style icons that flaunts this look the best.  Comfy, beautiful and romantic all in one!

 The Romantic trend can be created by long flowy skirts as well as  midi skirts as seen in the Mod look or long maxi skirts.  Put on a t-shirt and make it a casual, romantic day.

The Androgyny

For the girl who likes to stay on trend but doesn't want all the frills!  It's last year's Men's Wear look and it's hear to stay for another season.  Grab your man's tie, put on your favorite blazer and hit the door!


2011 Trends:


Plaid has exploded onto everything from clothes to accessories and it's a flash back to the 1990's movie "Clueless."  So those of you who have had to hide your inner Cher for over a decade, pull her back out again and have a blast!

Cher in the 1990's flick, "Clueless"

Saturated Hues

These brights debut in fall 2010 and they haven't lost their luster!   The trend known as Color Blocking are full of brights and find life amidst the falls usual neutral colors.

Prints in saturated hues are also a big hit this year.

Black & White

For those of us that like our classic black,  this year's black and white is the new classic.  The trend is popping up in every look and you can never go wrong with the basics!  Yes, white in a fall color but stick to the rule of no white shoes.


2011 Textures:


We can't have a fashion list without the biggest fashion icon of 2011, Princess Kate!  She sports the lace trend in a classic silhouette that has become her staple look.  Lace is tricky and can look tattered if not worn right.  Take cues from icons like Kate and incorporate it into your Classic or Romantic looks.


Tweed is also a classic and can be worn from scarves, blazers to purses like this classic Chanel purse.


2011 Coats:

Floor Length & Ponchos

As confessed in my blog "Changing with the Seasons" I am a coat-aholic so these fresh take on coats must find their way to my closet!



Chunky Heal

Last year these chunky heals started to peak around the corner and for the fall this more practical heal has found their home in every type of shoe.  This trend will definitely keep you looking fashion forward while keeping your balance!

 Lace Ups

Fresh off the runway, this look has already popped up on the red carpet.  Boots, booties and wedges rock the style in every shade.

Katie Holmes at the VMA's wearing lace up booties


The great thing about every new season is that you don't always have to pay top dollar to look like a million bucks!  So many designers have designed amazing lines for the main-stream customer without compromising the quality.  So to stay on trend and on budget this fall, look for Designer collections in the stores you shop and strut the runway in your best fall wadrobe!

Jason Wu, Fall 2011

Affordable Designers

Banana Republic - Mad Men collection

Kohls - Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Conrad

Target - Isaac Mizrahi, Missoni

QVC - Rachel Zoe

Sears - Kardashian Sisters

For more trends on fall colors, see blog "Top Color Trends from Summer to Fall"

Created Woman's Fall Fashion Issue is packed full of Fashion articles and a whole lot more!  See our Article Release Page for what's coming up!

Enjoy 2011 Fall Fashion and becoming the woman you were created to be both inside and out!

List othe blogs coming

Top Color Trends from Summer To Fall

The air is still hot and sometimes a bit muggy, but a girl can’t help to feel a longing for the warmth of fall colors.  Oh, the smell of a chocolate brown coat that’s drawing you to fall limp into a coffee shop couch while sipping lattes as the cool air blows outside the window.  But how quickly the vision is a miss as the hot sun burns through the beautiful image you’ve created.  So what’s a girl to do who longs for the fall but is still living in the hottest month of the summer?  Good news, it’s easier than you think! Designers found way to pair the bright, bold summer colors that screamed, “Summer is here to stay,” with warm neutral staples that easily transition us from summer to fall.  No more shades required entering your closet plus the money you spent on fun summer brights didn’t go down the drain!


Summer Color - Yellow

Pair with

Fall’s new color Nougat or Grey

Be careful with  dark black so you don't look like a bumble bee!

You can also trade in the yellow for Fall’s Bamboo



Summer Color - Fuchsia

Paired with

Coffee Liqueur or Black to ground

Summer Color - Sunkist Orange

Pair with


Or trade in Sunkist Orange for Falls new color - Emberglow

Maxine Dress

Pair with

Denim Jacket and summer scarf substitute in the fall for a more full, warmer scarf

There it is girls, your top tips to help you transition from summer to fall!  For more fall color inspiration, get the Pantones iPhone App to help you in a shopping emergency.

September Issue of Created Woman will be packed full of Fashion, can't wait!


Feel of Fall Fashion

Luxurious, thick, woven, soft, tough - fashion's feel this fall is anything but boring.

Our top 3 fall fashion textures kicks off with shearling...

These shearling aviator jackets look great paired with a scarf and skinny jeans or a full skirt and knit tights!

Cozy plaid flannel takes our number two spot:

Layer it with a fitted blazer or rick it solo with leather leggings for a fun look!

And number 1 goes to...fisherman cable knit sweaters!

Dress it up or down this is one of my favorite looks! Belt it like the chloe collection above to keep your "girlish figure" try it with boots or clogs!

Whichever feel you choose this fall make sure you feel fabulous!

Fall Fashion Report, 2010

You can feel it in the air, see it in the trees and as you walk down the aisle in every home, clothing and trinket store. Fall is here and so are the glorious fall fashions!  I have to admit that even though I love the summer and all the fun activities we get to do like swimming, walk in the park with our kids or take a much needed summer vacation, fall is definitely my favorite time of the year.  I love the smell of pumpkin and spice filling the air of my living room when the candles are lit.  The sweet aroma of a cake baking, while snuggling up to the fireplace.  And I love putting on my favorite fall coat, tall boots and scarf as I step out into the brisk air.  The feel of a fall day blowing against my face as I pull my coat tighter sipping my favorite Starbucks is always considered a perfect day in my book! Every September seems to brings changes.  School is in full swing, new agendas usually roll out at work and of course, our favorite fashion magazines publish their own version of “The Book” that holds every secret, trend, accessory, boot, shoe, bag and new coat we need for the season.  But really, who has time to read 400 pages of fall fashions?  I wish I could study every page memorizing each picture so when it was actually my time to shop, I knew exactly what I needed!   Well, no need to worry ladies.  Created Woman is here to rescue you.  We’ll show you all the hot new trends, what’s in or out, which pieces are timeless all that you need to fill all your fall fantasies in less than 400 pages!

This year’s styles are ones that have impacted the world of fashion before.  Almost every trend this year our mothers or grandmothers have worn before.  It's a season of timeless elegance!

Timeless pieces like the ones above once again walked the runway for fall 2010.

Katherine Hepburn wearing black leggings and round toe flats. circa 1950's

Catherine Denevue looking lucious in a leopard print jacket 1965

Marilyn Monroe is a soft, full skirt circa 1950's

Lets FALL into together!


* Mixing Prints - Be careful that you look like you are deliberately clashing and pulled together so that you don't conjure up images of a "bag lady."

Leggings and Thigh High Socks

MC Hammer Pants

Yes, they are back!

The Minimalist

Wear in neutral colors

Leopard Print
The fun print is a staple that has once again re-surfaced.  From Raquel Welch to Catherine Denevue (see above), a hit of leopard brings out the wild girl in all of us!


-Clogs -Ankle Boots -Round Toe Ballet Flats

We first saw clogs in the 70's.  Now, they have a little different twist.  See Yvonne's article on Clogs, Fashion and Function

Ankle Boots - They come in all different looks.  Some are peep toe, others have fur so find what's best for you.

Ballet Flats - This year, try a round toe with leggings or a long, full skirt.

You can't go wrong with boots this year! So many different styles to choose from.


Top Handle  - Louis Vuitton

Hobo - Ralph Lauren

Yummy Colors!

The Neutrals

The neutral trend started last spring and continues for the fall.  It's your base for every great outfit this year.

Jewel tones

Jewel tones are hot in everything from shoes to accessories!  It's the pop of color that gets you noticed!

Jewel tones for fun; grey's , whites and black for the office


This fall, we travel back to the basic to a time of classic sophistication.  Shop the classics and you'll never go out of style!

There's nothing that screams timeless like Vogues very own Anna Wintour!  Her classic black glasses, fashion and hair cut as seen every season on the front row of every runway show will never go out of style.

Trench & Pencil Skirt

Two of my favorites!  Burberry made the trench coat a classic in the 1850's and if you don't have some version of this classic, make sure you pick one up this year. For a classic, sexy look, the pencil skirt can carry your from work to play.

The Men's Wear Look
Diane Keaton caused an uproar in the 1977 movie "Annie Hall" with her quirky men's apparel style  making women run to the department stores in droves to duplicate the look.    This time around, the look has incorporated some softer textures while keeping it's masculine-femininity.

1960's Full Skirt and Bustier

Thanks to the 3rd time Emmy Winning show "Man Men," Designers can't get enough of the look.  It hit every runway from Louis Vuitoon to Marc Jacobs.  Gwyneth Paltrow best sported the timeless 1960's lady like style on the red carpet this year in Prada.  Even hair trends from the 60's have re-surfaced by adding fullness to the crown.

For more classic tips, see blog on Clothes the fit the Economy and Trend

The Perfect Fall Outfits

So as the crisp breeze begins to blow through the air, make sure you are ready with great an american classic like the trench coat,a  great pair of boots and a leopard accessory .  But beware!  The collections for fall 2010 are ones you want to keep around for the next generation of fashionistas!  They are here to stay once again!

Remember, Friday, September 10th is Fashion Night Out so hit the stores with your best ankle boots and enough cash in your top handle bag to give a boost to the economy and your closet.

Also, don't forget to come back to Created Woman for more great fall fashion tips on make up, material trends and more throughout the month of September.

Happy Fall!

Clothes that fit the economy and the trend

“Timeless pieces are trendy this fall, and they’re the fashion equivalent of a 401 (k).  Invest now, wear forever.”  It was like music to my ears when I read those words that seemed to leap right off the pages of this month’s Glamour magazine.  As a self-proclaimed classic girl, I always found myself yelling the loudest at gals throwing their birthday money right down the toilet as they purchased trendy t-shirt after t-shirt that lasted only a half a season!  Oh, so not economical!  Buy one great piece or 2-3 items with your birthday or back-to-school money and you will find those same pieces in your closet in 5 years still looking brand spanking new.  After a while, you’re closet is packed with economical AND timeless treasures!  The best part is, when you pull them out, the statement is always heard, “Is that new?  I love it!”  Now that’s my kind of thrift shopping!  No matter Marshals or Neiman's, the label is still the same and never rips off in the washer! Don’t get me wrong, we all love the trendy, rocker and hippie chicks because they are all so much fun.  Don’t change your personality! Be you, you’re the only one!  But if you’re looking for some key items to keep for years to come that will save you money in the long run, here are some classic items to start the fall off with this year while still being right on trend.

Camel is a great foundation this fall

The Shirt Dress is a simple classic.  Wear over leggings for winter.

Basic black pumps & purse are a must in the closet

White button- up shirt – good for work and play.

Add spice with a hint of red or leopard

Happy Thrift shopping while keeping your pocket books and hubbies happy!

Vogue July 2010

“When did Chick Get so cool? When a generation turned away from slouchy teas and leather leggings, girls, looking polished and grown up is back!”

The Classic Couple

Now, it's your turn!  Let's swap ideas and tell us here at CW what your favorite piece is for the fall.  Can't wait to hear!