I was recently hired to give a style seminar to a networking group comprised of women in the healthcare industry. I assumed they would walk in with boring dark suits and zilch in the accessories department…..totally wrong….and completely surprised! The women looked fabulous….beautiful scarves, fun jewelry and one attendee even had a leopard pencil skirt on. I had a great time sharing style tips with this fashionable group and covered topics like mixing metals, scarf tying and how to take your work wardrobe and make it work for weekends. At the end of the presentation I opened it up to the audience…what did they want to know? An entire ten minute discussion opened up about the lack of fashionable womens plus size brands. This is a topic I have been struggling with my entire retail career. For some reason, most boutiques just do not carry plus size brands. It is a shame…I couldn’t agree more and if/when I have my store, I promise (and you can hold me to it) to have a plus sized section for women who do not fit in the size 0 to 12 mold. The up side? I was really pleased in my research to find some amazing online resources like Nordstroms with brands like Maggy London and Vince Camuto, One Stop Plus featuring uber stylish brands like Ulla Popken and Jessica London, Karen Kane and even Old Navy.
I am featuring my favorite picks for a few items that will work now and into early Spring….transitional pieces if you will. The unique part of this feature….I will be featuring a plus size option as well:) I can’t promise that I will do this in every post…but I will do my absolute best to include options when I can moving forward. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST with anyone who is plus sized and frustrated with shopping…maybe I can turn them onto a new resource to feel fashionable this Spring! At the end of the day, I want to inspire all women to look and feel their best:) Happy Wednesday!
Black and White Blouse: This is a definite must have for Spring. Black and White is always on trend and can be styled countless ways.
Size 0-12 Available here for $65 (pictured in set below)
Size 12-38 Available here for $50 (pictured above)
Bright Colored Cardigan: When East Coast weather gets you down….brighten your day with a fun colored cardigan! So easy to style now and later.
Size 0-16 available here for $25
Plus Size option available here for $30
Striped Boatneck Dress: I love the idea of wearing this NOW with tall black boots and a leather jacket…then in the spring with a statement necklace and fabulous strappy sandals.
Size 0-12 available here for $109 (shown above)
Size 12-40 available here for $45