Author Archives: Scarlett De Bease

Learn How To Dress Better

How To Dress Better In Minutes

Ever wish you knew how to dress better instead of having another day of putting on a plain top, looking into the mirror, and thinking-feeling frumpy and really bored with your outfit?

The solution is yours by simply using accessories to turn a basic and somewhat boring outfit into a pulled-together ready-to-be-seen one.

Start with your eyes by using your ears.

Huh? What? Ok, hear me out.

Your eyes are a built-in accessory, but you need to bring them out with what you wear.
One of the best and easiest ways to do so, other than wearing tops in your best colors, is by wearing earrings that either match the color of your eyes or are in your best colors.

The first thing I do for every virtual and in-person client is to show her the best colors to wear plus, and this is very important, which to avoid. The wrong colors can make you look sick and older. The right colors take years off and give you a healthy glow, so be sure to add them to your accessories as well as your clothes.

Learn How To Dress Better

A Gorgeous Splurge

I love these earrings by Emily Kuvin, a jewelry designer I ‘met’ on the social media platform Clubhouse. Her pieces are a splurge, but also a great example of wearing color to flatter your facial features to make a simple outfit a wow outfit.
I hope to treat myself to this pair of earrings one day.

 

 

The very affordable Kate Spade earrings, see below, are available in a very pretty blue and a great way to bring out your eyes and dress up a blah outfit. Do not get the black ones as they won’t be as impactful as those in blues or greens.

Think of necklaces and/or scarves in the same way. Ask yourself if the colors compliment your eyes, skin tone, etc. When they do, any of your same ole outfits will instantly look better and frumpy will not be the first thing you see in the mirror.

And then she said:

“For the first time in my whole life, I have clothes that go with each other and outfits to wear everywhere. And my closet is less than half of what it has ever been.”

 

 

What's Wrong With This Outfit?

What’s Wrong With This Outfit?

So, what’s wrong with this outfit?

What's Wrong With This Outfit?

What’s Wrong With This Outfit?

I asked that question to my Stop Stressing About Dressing private group on FaceBook, and although most were not a fan of this titled “Power Outfit”, nobody was able to point out why it isn’t flattering on this model.

Here’s why this outfit is NOT right for her and likely you:

  1. Her arms are very long, and these sleeves are way too short for her which makes her look like the jacket is too small for her.
  2. She needs to wear a top under this jacket or wear a jacket that buttons up higher as the open neckline is way out of proportion for her shape and height.
  3. Lose the socks!! Why oh why did the stylist put white socks on her??? They visually chop up her legs and make them look too thin. Yes, legs can look too thin.
  4. The shoes without socks are barely ok, but sandals would have been so much better.
  5. Large pockets on the hips rarely flatter anyone…even a thin model.
  6. Either shorter shorts, ankle, or full-length pants would be much more flattering for her proportions.
  7. This very dull color diminishes her beautiful coloring and features.

The details that make an outfit or piece of clothing work, or not, for each woman vary greatly. Here is a tall, thin, and beautiful woman in an outfit that makes her look like she’s wearing somebody else’s ill-fitting clothes and takes away from her beauty.
Proof, that thin is NEVER the reason why clothes don’t look as great on you as you think they would.

Learning which clothes look good on YOU is how to
go from feeling insecure to feeling and looking confident.

Knowing what colors, cut, styling details, and fit work for YOU is how to not buy or wear clothes that make you feel unattractive, frumpy, and unprofessional.

For those of you who are tired of being in the “I don’t know what looks good on me” club, grab one of the few spots available in my
Know What To Wear Workshop.

Please understand that it’s only for the woman who wants to stop getting stressed about what to wear and who likes to save money.

“If you have the opportunity to work with Scarlett – take it! I attended a workshop she gave today and came away with so many tips to improve my wardrobe & shopping habits.
Brava!” – Carolyn Browning

“Fantastic! A small group of women shared learning, experiences, many questions, and laughs as we learned about our colors, ‘pulling things together, and loads of style tips. I left energized and ready to make some changes, heading directly into my closet.  I Highly, highly recommend if you have the opportunity to work with Scarlett in a group or individual setting you should do it.” – Teresa Solecki

 

 

 

What To Wear Tips For Women Over 50

What To Wear Tips For Women Over 50

What To Wear Tips For Women Over 50

What To Wear Tips For Women Over 50, or frankly at any age that you find yourself not knowing what to wear.

Thank you The Transition Network of Chicago for inviting me to share quite a few of my what to wear tips.

If you are one of the many women who stare into their closets and wish they knew why they keep thinking they have nothing to wear, you’ll have a much better idea after watching my presentation to the Chicago chapter of TTN, Women Embracing Life After 50.

Hurry up and grab your seat at my upcoming
Know What To Wear Workshop on May 28, 2021.

How To Spring Clean Your closet

How To Spring Clean Your closet

 

Use these 3 words to spring clean your closet:

Review

Renew

Refresh

Watch the video below which originally aired on FaceBook, to get all the ways I share how to spring clean your closet and get it working for not against you. Get control over your clothes
and you’ll be able to see what you have to wear now.

How To Spring Clean Your closet

Note: The webinar I refer to in this video has already occurred.

How To Hide Those Extra Pounds

How To Hide Those Extra Pounds

Whether you’ve gained weight due to the pandemic or simply want to look thinner, most women wish there was a little less of them and knew how to hide those extra pounds.

And that’s why I created a Tip Sheet to help you look 10lbs Thinner Without Hitting The Gym. Learn how to use your clothes and accessories to hide any extra in the middle or anywhere else  on your body.

Getting stressed about getting dressed from head to toe again?

Sign up for my FREE webinar on April 9, 2021 at 11am EST and get more tips to look thinner and ready to be seen again.

 

 

 

What To Wear In and After Zoom

What To Wear In and After Zoom

Are you getting nervous or excited about knowing what to wear in and after Zoom and actually entering a room?

Dressing after Zoom, meaning from head to toe, doesn’t have to be stressful.

But, not knowing what to wear is self-destructive to your confidence and bank account.

Take a look at the video I made last week where I do a bit of ranting and introduce foreign items such as lipstick, shoes, pedicures, and BRAS!!!

Ohhh, and the free webinar I mention in the below video is set for
April 9, 2021 at 11am EST.
Register HERE and get ready to break out of your
Covid Zoom Cocoon with style.

Out Of Zoom – Into A Room

 

Register HERE and get ready to break out of your
Covid Zoom Cocoon with style.

Why You Shouldn't Close Your Buttons

Why You Shouldn’t Close Your Buttons

Very often you may think that if you can’t close the buttons of your jacket or cardigan, you automatically think it doesn’t fit and so you don’t wear it.

You’re wrong, and I’m telling you that with love.

Note: Going forward, I refer to those as toppers.

Take a look at these two photos of me in my fitted blue topper and see the hourglass shape it gives me when open, which makes me look thinner.

Why You Shouldn't Close Your Buttons

If I chose to only wear it when closed… it looks like I’ve gained weight, had breast enlargement surgery,  and am unable to close it. 😳

Why You Shouldn't Close Your Buttons

Tip: When your topper is loose-fitting, try buttoning one or two buttons in the middle to give you a more defined waistline.

Watch the video below where I talk about the above outfit,  and how it’s possible to use fewer clothes to make more outfits.

Book a call to find out how you can have more outfits with fewer clothes HERE.

Where's Scarlett?

Where’s Scarlett?

March is the sneak peek at Spring. Days get longer and daffodils start to pop up.

And, speaking of popping up, here are all the places I’ll be popping up in, and you’re
invited to pop in with me.

Where noted you’ll be able to attend, and I hope you do but only if you love tips on what to wear, why it matters, and how to minimize and maximize body parts and features.

Where’s Scarlett?

Where's Scarlett

March 4, 2021, 4 pm ET – Styling Tips for Coaches and Speakers on ClubHouse.
Every Thursday at 4 pm ET I’ll be answering your what to wear questions. If you’re a member of ClubHouse, Join in HERE.

March 5, 2021, 12 pm ET- Empowering Women in Midlife – I’ll be a guest on a FaceBook
live by the creator of this great group, Hélène Tragos Stelian.
Join her free group to have access to this live interview HERE and be sure to bring your questions.

March 10, 2021, 12 pm ET-  Women’s Leadership Development Series at Villanova
I will be on a panel with these amazing women in Creating a Smart Network Webinar.
Register for free here.

March 17, 2021, 12 pm ET –  Get Into College Seniors!!
This event is a bit unusual for me. I was asked by Amy Haskell, founder of Total Writing Enrichment, to share some what-to-wear tips for HS students for their college application interviews. The earlier you start learning what and not to wear, the easier it’ll get years later.
HS students and/or parents join in HERE.

March 23, 2021The VA Connection – Confidence Is Your Best Accessory For Virtual Assistants. Members Only.

March 26, 2021NAWBO – National Association Of Women Business Owners. Private event.

Every Friday, with a few exceptions, tune into my Scarlett Says Facebook Live.
Join in for live Q & A, guests, and more. Sign up for notifications and join in HERE.

Can’t wait to see you!!

How To Quickly Make Your Closet Look Better

How To Quickly Make Your Closet Look Better

Q. Who wants to know how to quickly make your closet look better?
A. Everyone.

I’ve said it before and am saying it again.

One of the quickest ways to make your clothes and the closets they hang in look neater and more welcoming, is to put all your clothes on identical hangers.

You’ll also most likely will find a few pieces you’ve forgotten about and discover others that truly need to go.

These hangers below, not plastic, are the type you should use and will love. They’ll also keep your clothes in better shape and keep them from sliding off the hanger.

Trust me it’s worth the small amount of time to do this, and while you’re at it please take out all those nasty wire hangers and give them back to the dry-cleaners for recycling.

Here Comes The Bride…no, not me.

Recently a longtime and very stylish fellow member of a woman’s networking group, asked me if I would consider offering a group virtual color consultation for her daughter-in-law to be and bridesmaids. She thought it would be a fun way to gather from all over the country, grand-mothers, moms, aunts and friends… it sure was.

How To Quickly Make Your Closet Look BetterFrom the bride herself:
“That was the perfect activity for a bridesmaids brunch!
Not only should it be something everyone is cognitive of when getting ready for events, but everyone learned something and it also worked as a fun way to break the ice”. Eva Maria

I wish I had thought of this fun service myself.

I showed the bride and bridesmaids what their best colors and necklines are, so that they will be even more gorgeous on next year’s wedding day.

Reply back to get the details on how your family can have this stylish wedding party fun too. It really was a blast!

 

 

Galentine’s Day

Don’t Say I Didn’t Tell You

Galentine’s Day

Many and I mean many years ago, I was at a conference in California while working for a major cosmetic company.

After 2 days of non-stop presentations and lectures, we were all gifted a spa treatment to help us wind down.

I booked my first ever massage. This was an indulgence I never gave myself before, so I was really looking forward to it.

I had about 1 1/2 hours before my appointment, so I treated myself to a poolside burger with fries.

Bliss…right?

Then I hear my name being called, and into the massage cabana by the pool I go.

After a few polite exchanges, and as I was getting onto the table, the masseuse asked me: “how far along are you? Do you know what you’re having?”

I replied with the first thing that came into my mortified mind…”I’m having a burger and fries”.

I was startled and embarrassed. I knew my stomach got bloated after eating certain foods, but never thought much about it…until then.

What we eat can have all kinds of bad side effects, including making us blame our bodies about how clothes look on us.

And, now after almost a full year of Covid stress and being home a lot, your body, wardrobe, and mind might not be where you want them to be.

We’ve got you covered, because Integrative Dietitian Esther Blum and I are hosting a FREE, yes a free Galentine’s Day live event of fitness and fashion!

It’s is all about empowering you to become your best self and I don’t want you to ever say I didn’t tell you about it!

REGISTER HERE, tell a friend, mark your calendar, and be ready to take lots of notes! We can’t wait to spend time with you.