Is it true that you can’t wear black and navy together?

Question: Navy with Black…. Is it possible to wear them together?    Answer: ABSOLUTELY!!!

Navy and Black are classics.  You can really do no wrong when pairing the two together.  Here are some tips to pull off this great combo of classics:

  • Use different textures (think suedette or ottoman) to set the two colors apart
  • Add a pop of color in accessories
  • Accent with a pattern belt or shoe!

Clothing is meant to be worn but, also to be fun! Use combos of navy and black for classic year-round looks.

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Designer shares “Must Have” Wardrobe Colors for Fall 2018

I’ve written about my friend Sunil before, and he’s back at his blogging (actually, he never quit) and now he’s sharing the “must have colors for Fall 2018.” Sunil is a fashion designer and write a fashion blog called “Sunil Styles.”

Of course you should read the article yourself, where he highlights the colors, shows examples of the fashions he’s seeing and shares tips on how to wear them this season. But I’m sharing his color selections here as a quick read for you, and I’ve included my takeaways from his fashion advice.

“Color is the most effective way to update your look and also make you feel ready to take on the season.”  — Sunil
  1. Power Red — all about individuality and standing out; strong color for accessories; one of the newest ways to wear it is to mix it with pink
  2. Silver Grey — a very refined silver tint; great chic color for head to toe dressing; mix it with camel or orange for an edgier look
  3. Pretty Pink — pairs well with both grey and brown; strong color for evening and surprisingly outer wear; it is perfectly okay to wear head to toe pink.
  4. Dance Top from Ruby Ribbon
    Dance Top in Mink

    Chocolate Brown — luxury without the calories; warmer alternative to black (at Ruby Ribbon, we often call this color “mink brown”)

  5. Winter White — looks great mixed with black and brown; white boots are a big trend this season; good color to transition you from Summer to Fall when mixed with denim
  6. Sunny Spicy Yellow — signifies warmth and optimism; mixes well with grey and camel; big color for activewear
  7. Suedette Tunic from Ruby Ribbon
    Suedette Tunic

    Bright Blue — great accent color; universally flattering; mix it with grey and black for a more sophisticated urban feel or contrast it with pink or orange for that wow factor

  8. Vibrant Orange — great pop color for outerwear; pairs well with black and brown; ,ix it with grey and pink for an unexpected twist
  9. Not so Basic Black — does not need to be basic and boring; black is all about texture from matte to gloss from smooth to quilted and from flat to pile; wear head to toe black or mix and contrast the textures for a modern take

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#color #fall #fall2018 #PowerRed #silvergray #silver #pink #chocolate #spicyyellow #notsoblackblack #black #blackfashion #contrast #texture #sunilstyles #rubyribbon #stylewithchar #musthaves

More reasons to swing into Spring 2018

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Swing into Spring 2018 with the new Ruby Ribbon Swing Wrap Top in a gorgeous shade of orchid. This new top will becoming a bright spot in your closet and perfect for Spring.
It’s a true wrap top with a string tie that can be tied in either back or front. The flutterly (is that a word?) detail on the front hides a muffin top (I’m not saying you have one) or not. Be sure to wear your Ruby Ribbon cami under it if you want a bit less “showing.” This sleeve is specifically designed to both cover and accent your arms.
In sizes 3XL to XS, this top will look great on all body shapes. Pair it with our Split Skirt and boots for work, or toss on any pair of Ruby Ribbon leggings (so many choices), with some statement jewelry and flats and head out on the town in a more casual look.

Spring 2018 Fashion Summary

#orchid #effortlesslyglam #stylewithchar #RubyRibbon #swingy #springy

Fashion Tip Friday: Who doesn't love chocolate?

All you Chocolate lovers have reason to rejoice you have great calorie-free versions to indulge in this Fall. Shades of Cocoa are making a big comeback.
Opt for head to toe dark chocolate or mix it with winter white, cream, camel and tan for sophisticated tonal dressing.
Tip courtesy of Sunil from #sunilstyles blog
#chocolate #sunilstyles #stylewithchar #fallcolors #cocoa #camel

Red says bold, powerful and confident

Sunil from #sunilstyles wrote about the up and coming colors for fall this week, noting that black is the number one color this fall once again, no surprise here. (Good that it’s something we all have in our wardrobes.
He goes on to add that the “must have” color of the season is Power Red, with four of the top five fashion magazines recommending it. It is bold and powerful and makes a statement while inspiring confidence.
#red #smartpowerfulbeautiful #rubyribbon #stylewithchar #suitebloggers #fallcolors

We love colors in our lingerie

hostess specialWhile black, white and pale are my best sellers in Ruby Ribbon camis, women love to have color in their lingerie.
This month we are launching two gorgeous new colors in our Lace Collection — Teal and Wine!  Both come in both Classic and Full Support and will fit women from 32B to 46K bra sizes. (Women with a D cup or higher should go up one bra band size for best fit) The Lace style also runs a little longer so some women like that they tuck in further too.  I wear the Classic style often and I can’t wait to add a teal cami to my lingerie drawer!
While the new colors are a hostess-only option for September, it won’t be long until all of you can have them in October! Be ready to add some color when you say “Bye Bye Bra!” In the picture, the camis are shown with matching Shaping Briefs.
#ditchyourbra #stylewithchar #brafreefor3years #byebyebra #rubyribboncami

Clothes tell your story

As I landed in Dallas this morning for the annual Ruby Ribbon stylist conference (we call it Runway), I couldn’t help but chuckle.
519_north_dakota_state-bisons-secondary-2012As a fan of the North Dakota State University football team, I’ve been to Dallas several times when the team has played in the national championship game. The team has a strong fan following and during the trip, you will encounter many other fans at the airport, on the streets of Dallas and the suburbs, in restaurants and shops, pretty much everywhere!  And you can recognize them by what they’re wearing — green and gold, the team’s colors.
Inkedtrio of summer_LIAs I was in the airport and getting to my hotel for this conference, I grinned because I realized the similarities just then. While I wasn’t watching for green and gold, I was on the lookout for Ruby Ribbon fashions. As you can guess, with hundreds of Ruby Ribbon stylists converging on the same place, anywhere you look, you can easily recognize us by our fashion.
See what I mean?  It’s the clothing that is making my friends, even those I haven’t yet met, recognizable, both when I’m hear for football and when I’m hear for training, recognition, and to see the new 2017 Fall Collection.
There is one other similarity too — both of these reasons to visit Dallas are just a whole lot of fun!
Here’s to a great few days in Dallas, lots of fashion and fun, and lots of learning to help build for the future!
#dallas #fashionrocks #stylewithchar #clothestellyourstory #gobison #ndsubison #ibrought15piecesofRubyRibboninmysuitcase #funwithfriends
PS: I think some of the hottest items being worn this week by Ruby Ribbon stylists are the Pleated Mesh Dress, Tuck Tunic in Smudge and the Criss Cross Leggings (both black and sapphire camo).