3 Things I’m Wearing This Summer

We all have wardrobe staples, items we find ourselves consistently wearing, and loving. This summer, I realized that I have three things that I have been wearing over and over thi summer. (Well, not the same thing over and over but the same type of item that I have in multiples.) I thought I would share them with you.

Dual Tank

Dual Tank
Dual Tank – comes in black or white

I’m sure that I’ve shared my addiction to our Dual Tank with you before, but I continue to find myself pulling it out of my closet. I have it in black, white and royal blue (and the blue has been sold out a long time) and I wear at least one of these colors once a week.

They are great with nearly any pants or skirt, and hit at a perfect hip line to give you a great streamlined look, but not too long. You can wear it as a tank, or add a light layer. I often wear mine with a scarf or a scarf tied as a vest.  It’s even designed so you can wear it backwards or frontwards, depending upon if you want a crew neck or a v-neck. (As you probably know from past posts, I’m all about the v-neck.)

Original Demiette

Until this year, I haven’t worn our demiettes much. I’m not sure why. Lately, I think I wear the Original Demiette nearly every day. In fact, I found myself wearing them so much that I added two new ones (even the Ditsy print) to my lingerie drawer (stylist perk!).

I’m finding that are easy to wear, still give me great support and are just as comfortable as my standard cami, maybe even a little more.

R&R Pant

R&R Pant
R&R Pant

I didn’t expect to like the R&R Pant, thinking I might like the loose fit, but I was wrong.  They are a soft bamboo and cotton fabric that makes you never want to take them off! They are comfy and cute, super trendy and even have pockets. Yes, pockets!

Typically, I’m pairing them with a fitted tank and super casual sandals or shoes. They’ve become a weekend “go to” this summer, that’s for sure.  I have them in black, but I’m admitting today that I also have the heather gray in my size as a sample for others to see and try on. (I”m sure it will come home with me someday….)

Stay connected with fashion fun in my free online community!

#summermusthaves #summer #wearitnow #originaldemiette #demiette #stylewithchar #dualtank #tank #R&Rpant #bamboo #rubyribbon #ontrend #keepcool #comfort #comfortalways

What’s your favorite swimsuit cover-up?

Now that it’s swimsuit season, it’s also swimsuit cover-up season. Let’s talk about what makes a good swimsuit cover-up?

When shopping for a swimsuit cover-up, you want something made of a lightweight and breathable fabric, a style that will complement your body type and a color or pattern that will match your suit. A swimsuit cover-up is great for when you want to go inside a store or restaurant when you’re taking a break from the beach or toss over your suit on a boat ride.

Traditional swimsuit cover-ups are available in a variety of styles and patterns. Here are the three latest options in swimsuit cover-ups from Ruby Ribbon:

  • Cabana Cover-up – with striking black embroidery at the v-neckline, this cover-up adds drama to your summer look. It’s free and flowing with a tassel drawstring to accent your waist.
  • Graphic Caftan – this loose and flowing cover-up is easy to throw on over a damp swimsuit. It’s bold and graphic pattern is designed to match nearly any swimsuit
  • Beach Pants -these long and loose beach pants with a drawstring elastic waist are perfect over a fitted swimsuit. In a beautiful midnight color in a breezy cotton gauze, they are also great as a fun summer pant for a night out

If you only need a swimsuit cover-up occasionally, consider finding a wardrobe item that can double as a cover-up. Here are a few ideas:

  • Mesh Bomber – the easy-to-wear, breathable mesh will show off your swimsuit in a fresh way; this isn’t like any swimsuit cover-up that others are wearing
  • Fit and Flare Skirt – this fun and flattering skirt that hits at the top of the knee is great to pull over any fitted swimsuit
  • Shirt Dress — this long shirt dress can be great for a casual topper for your swimsuit. In a crisp white, it’s sure to match your suit too.
  • Nothing but Net Tunic – pull on the mesh overlay from this tunic for a unique and flattering swimsuit cover-up. Later, add the tank liner for an evening out!

LOve fashion and want to hangout online with other women who love fashion? Join my free online style studio

#swimsuitcoverup #cover-up #coverup #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #summer #swim #beach #lake #skirt #bomber #tunic #caftan #beachpant #gauzy #cabana

Show me the latest fashions!

Five new pieces launched in May 2019 from Ruby Ribbon and are now available from Style with Char. I’m highlighting the latest fashions in this fun 1-minute video that I hope you enjoy!

The five latest fashions featured in this video include:

  • Twisted Capri Leggings – a fun twist (see what I did there?) on standard capri legggings for summer in a rich gray color
  • Dual Tank – a favorite in black for more than year, now offered in a crisp white
  • Mesh Bomber Jacket – a lightweight summer layer perfect for many outfits
  • Laser Cut Tank – a unique activewear tank with a detail added via laser – now in orange
  • Crop Leggings – activewear leggings for your next workout – now in Tie Dye Swirl

Want to be the first to know about the newest products offered from Ruby Ribbon? Join my free online style community where I share the latest news before they hit the market

#leggings #capris #summer #new #may #rubyribbon #stylewithchar #tank #mesh #bomberjacket #lasercut #mixandmatch #latestfashions

3 Summer must haves for your closet

Summer days are just around the corner and it’s time to make sure you the right wardrobe basics in your closet. Today, I’m sharing with you my recommendations for three items you need, essentially the “summer must-haves” for your closet.

My recommendations include the Dual Tank, a Ruby Ribbon demiette and our long-time favorite, the Fit and Flare Skirt.

Our Dual Tank was introduced last year and has been a fan favorite ever since. This season, you can get it in two basics — black and white — and I’d recommend you get one of each color. This tank skims your body perfectly to give you the perfect silhouette. I find myself wearing one of them all the time under jackets and cardigans right now.

It features a v-neck on the front and a scoop neck on the back, but feel free to wear the back as the front (did you follow me there?) to really get two tanks in one. I also love that it’s long enough that it lands about at my hips at just the right point to be extra flattering (at least that’s my opinion).

Ruby Ribbon Dual Tank in black (also available in white)

My next summer recommendation is one of our three styles of demiettes. A demiette gives you all the same support and definition that you get from a bra but with comfort and no underwires. If you’re already enjoyed the wirefree Ruby Ribbon cami, give the demiette a try this summer for a lighter option on a humid day. Our award-winning demiettes come in bra band sizes 32 to 44.

Ruby Ribbon Demiettes styles include (from left) Lace Demiette in blue floral, Sheer Demiette in plum and Original Demiette in ditsy print. All are available in pale, white and nude from a variety colors and patterns

My final “Summer must have” is the Fit and Flare Skirt, which has been in our collection for several years, but remains a great item for your closet. I like this swingy skirt as a dressy replacement for shorts in the summer. It’s easy to wear with sandals and a tank for a great summer look. It also features the signature Ruby Ribbon “skinny waistband.”

And, of course, one way to wear the Fit and Flare Skirt is to pair it with either of the colors in the Dual Tank! I personally find this skirt to be more flattering than shorts on my pear-shaped frame.

Wear the Fit and Flare Skirt all summer, and you can even pull it on over your swimsuit for a quick cover-up.

With this summer “must haves,” you will have the basis for many warm weather outfits. They are easy to pack for a weekend away and so versatile that you’ll find yourself pulling them out of your closet over and over all season.

Want more wardrobe advice this like? Join my FREE online style community

#summer #musthaves #essentials #stylewithchar #basics #rubyribbon #skirt #tank #demiette #byebyebra #dualtank #fitandflareskirt #wearallsummer #spring #travel

5 Fashion Tips for Summer Days

We’re in the thick of summer now, so I thought I would take a few minutes and share some fashion tips to help you as you navigate through hot days, maybe when you’re working or while you’re on vacay.

Here goes:

  1. Choose loose, flowy styles — Try a fashion-forward loose-fitting top that skims your body. You can even wear it to work topped with a blazer or cute cardi
  2. Dare to bare—but it doesn’t mean you have to show everything! Strappy dresses are a way to stay stylish (and cool) without showing too much skin.
  3. Add a pop of color — Choose pieces with a serious punch of color like coral, blue or yellow for a fresh, summer look. Use a brightly colored bag or shoes to pair with  neutrals you already know and love.

  4. Explore patterns — Try something new and show up to the next event wearing an in-your-face floral print or a splash of geometric pattern. Make a statement.

  5. Get the right fabrics — Seek out breathable fabrics like cotton and linen (or even silk) to stay cool on super hot days.


Get more styling tips when you
join my free “Style with Char  Studio.”


#summer #tips #fashiontips #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #popofcolor #looseandflowy #style #daretobare #linen #cotton #silk #explorepatterns #floral #geometric

New Lace Bodysuit perfect over a Ruby Ribbon Cami

Too racy for you? Check out our new Lace Bodysuit in black, just one of several new items in our Fall 2018 collection.

In floral stretch lace, this new top will look great over a cami or even a demiette; wear it over black for a traditional look or choose an accent color for under the lace.

It features 3/4 length sleeves and a v-neckline with a ruched detail. The bodysuit runs a little small, so you want to size up.

Here are some ideas I have for wearing it:

  • For an edgy vibe, I can see this easily with skinny jeans and heels. Is that your style?
  • But, I can also picture it with the black or navy Flounce Skirt, paired with our Ponte Jacket.

Two ways, totally different. How would you rock this?


#bodysuit #rockon #fall2018 #stylewithchar #fallfashion #skinnyband #style #womensclothes #ladiesfashion #wearwithacami #edgy #vibe

Summer Shapewear and Support to the Rescue!

With summer comes new needs for shapewear, am I right? We open up our necklines with strapless, one-shoulder and racerback. We put on crop tops (well, I don’t, but lots of women do). We wear more v-necks to show off those summer tans. And, we toss on summer dresses to stay cool while looking great.

Well, we’ve got your covered with shapewear that works perfectly for the summer. We’ll support you in total comfort with no underwires ever!

Here are the 4 key summer shapewear pieces you need in your lingerie drawer:

  • Convertible Cami – you love your Ruby Ribbon cami but the straps are showing under your favorite summer top. Pick up a Convertible Cami to alleviate that strap agitation. Configure it for nearly any neckline, including strapless. We even offer clear straps when you just have no other option but a strap.
  • Convertible slip or V-neck slip – look your best in your summer sundresses or special occasion dress with a Ruby Ribbon slip. Choose the Convertible Slip for no-show under almost any neckline and the most shaping and smoothing. Try the V-neck Slip for a little less hug, but still a smooth look. With either, no bra needed (but no worrying about support and lift)
  • Lace or Original Full Support Demiette – you can wear a Ruby Ribbon Demiette anytime, but when you choose to rock a crop top, you’ll want a wirefree and painfree Demiette as your supportive choice
  • Boy short or Thigh slimmers – on waist or high waist – we choose dresses and slips more in the summer, for a cool and comfortable but still smart look. Underneath these, take a little help from a Boy Short if you only need a light and smoothing foundation piece. But if you want more thigh and waist slimming with deeper control, choose a Ruby Ribbon Thigh Slimmer in either high waist or on-waist. (The on-waist is my “go-to” under summer dresses)

Want great tips like this all the time? Just join my online style community to keep yourself stylish and confident.

#celebrateconfidence #summershapewear #shapewear #strapless #slips#demiettte #rubyribbon #boyshort #thighslimmer #stylewithchar #stylewithconfidence  #workthome #womensupportingwomen #suitesassypants #successfulwomen  #goalgetter #itsasuitething

Get the lowdown on Ruby Ribbon tankinis

A big thank you to my friend Carolyn H who took the time to record this snippet videos to help anyone shopping online see the features of each of four different Ruby Ribbon tankini tops.

Any of these tops can then be paired with either the Ruched Bottoms (my personal favorite and I got rid of every other tankini bottom I owned once I tried these) or the super cute Swim Skirt.


First, let’s take a look at the Bali tankini, which comes in two great prints with a high neckline adorned with a built in necklace.

Bora Bora

Next, Carolyn showcases the Bora Bora, my personal favorite and right now I own it in panther, tropical and black. The front of this top has figure-flattering ruffles.


Our third tanking to look at is the Lanai, a tankini that leaves you feeling very supported and features a swing top made for lots of tummy coverage.


Finally, check our our newest tankini top, the Kauai. It features a flattering sweetheart neckline and side ruching that ties to let you adjust the length.

Enjoy the videos and let us know which looks like it might be your favorite!

To see more videos and other fashion topics, join my online community.

#swim #bali #borabora #bathingsuits #lanai #kauai #swimsuits #stylewithchar #thankstomyfriendCarolyn #rubyribbon #summer #swimfashion #swimskirt

Most popular slimming swimsuit now in Ruby Red

One of our most popular Ruby Ribbon swimsuits has been the Riviera, named “universally flattering” in InStyle magazine. Last week, we kicked it up a notch by adding this gorgeous Ruby color option for this suit.

You also can still get it in black, Oasis, Panter and Tropical. In sizes 8-20, the ruching on this suit is your biggest friend. It slims you across the body for an hourglass look, plus this suit also shapes and slims your waist and hips.

Plus, the Ruby Ribbon technology is back to help with your bustline. This suit supports you without underwires. Check out the pictures I shared to show you the flexibility offered with the halter strap tie.

And one of the main benefits of choosing a Ruby Ribbon swimsuit is that we can meet and you can try it on in comfort without the pain of those dressing room mirrors.

Want to learn more about the slimming and supportive Ruby Ribbon swimsuits (both 1-piece and tankinis), then join my online fashion community. 

#ruby #swim #rrswim #stylewithchar #universallyflattering #tryoninprivate #rubyribbon #tankini #bathingsuit #swimsuit #sassydirect #socialitesuite

Summer 2018 New Capsule Preview

As I traditionally do, here’s a quick rundown of all the new items in the Summer 2018 Capsule, along with key features, styling tips and more.

Comment below and let me know which is your favorite?

All Style, All the TIme – Join my online community on Facebook.

#summerfashion #stylewithchar #dualtank #cobaltblue #rubyribbon #casual #weekend #summer