The Gingham Resurgence!

Optimized-IMGP3487-2You may have noticed that gingham is making a comeback this Spring. That fresh fabric that was all over J.Crew about a decade ago is now all over Instagram as it enjoys a 2017 resurgence. It is the singular color print and the close-knit checks that make gingham distinctive and full of charm. Not just the preppy standard it was years ago, gingham of today is styled in new and unexpected ways, including shoes and other accessories. Last year, I bought my own gingham dress (Diane von Furstenberg) and what I love is that this dress can be dressed up or down. I have worn it to work, for a family brunch, and plan to wear it to a summer evening party in a few weeks. Give yourself a fresh start to Spring with this ultimate playful fabric.

Dress, Diane von Furstenberg

Photo by Alexandra

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Five Days of Dressing for Success: Telling the best story with social media

Karly's recent Instagram posted for Dress for Success Morris County: Three ways to wear a t-shirt

Karly’s recent Instagram posted for Dress for Success Morris County: ‘How to wear a white t-shirt to the office!’

Karly Richter got her start working in visual merchandising for Nordstrom, but soon realized that what was missing was the personal connection with people. Says Karly, “One of the biggest things that I missed from my experience was working directly with customers and making a difference in their personal lives. You can inspire people in the way you style a mannequin, design a beautiful window or create an easy shopping experience for them, but only when you are personally shopping for people, can you give them the confidence they need.” So, Karly, who had volunteered as a personal shopper for Dress for Success in NYC and fell in love with the entire experience, returned to Dress for Success Morris County, and has been in charge of developing its social media networks since October 2013. I met with Karly to talk about what she is doing now and why the addition of social media is making a big difference to DFS Morris County.

MKG: What does your job entail?

Karly: I post inspirational styling pictures for women going to work every day. Continue reading

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