Carla Nelson is an Orlando based personal stylist & style expert. Carla has the ability to bring out the best version of her clients through her styling services. She has experience styling women, men as well as children.
It’s inevitable so you might as well try to not let it scare you out of your potential. For many people they fear change because the outcome is unknown. The anticipation of what will happen is actually what really has a hold on us. And even still if you really can’t help but to think of the worst, at least you’re better prepared. But oftentimes a change is actually exactly what you need to inspire the lifestyle you dream of. Just make calculated moves so it’s not too random.
If you really think about it though, staying the same would be so not cool. Like how mundane would that be?! So just like our clothes and evolving style, it’s a refresher to see something different.
Hint Hint: Look out for major changes with A Creative Cliché!
Confident people are noticeable; they stand out. They're fun, entertaining, admirable, captivating, and a slew of other words including sexy.
Let’s think about this for a second…. What do you find most attractive about someone? The gender-neutral answer more than likely is, their CONFIDENCE. Yep. The way they walk across a room without any conscious effort is appealing. They carry themselves well and exude such authority and authenticity. All in all very good qualities are to be said of a confident person. Everyone wants to be around them and spend time with them.
Want to look much more confident than before?
If you’re single, pamper yourself, go out alone, dress up for YOU because “when you look good you feel good”, am I right?
If you’re in a relationship the great thing is that one usually rubs off on the other. Confidence can be really contagious. You don’t have to rely on the other but like Ne-Yo said “ I'm a movement by myself, but I'm a force when we’re together”.
Confidence will be your most valuable attribute. So if you have “it” you can make anything look good. And if this something you’re struggling with, hit us up! It will never go out of style.
Take a deep breath. We’re about to break into song. Ready?
“Let it go, let it go Can't hold it back anymore”
Ok, so singing Disney’s Frozen wasn’t what you were expecting but here’s the beauty... it’s actually pretty good advice when it comes to letting go this year. Like that outfit from 3 sizes ago, 3 years ago, 3 stains ago. LET IT GO! We spend a lot of our lives forming attachments to things, yes good and bad. So let’s make sure this year that those outfits still serve a good purpose, otherwise it’s taking up space in your mind and in your closet.
We want to take on this year with a fresh and open outlook, so old outfits attached to old mindsets are a no no. You know that saying “when you look good you feel good”? Attract more good by also realigning your closet. And no you don’t have to go to the extreme measure of a custom closet. Whether organizing by color, putting lesser-worn items upfront, or just switching out the normal layout, a new system will definitely help in realigning your mind too.
And if you’re reading this feeling totally overwhelmed and still unsure of where to start understand that we can help! Sometimes the best push is to start working with a professional who cares not only about your image but your overall goals- you know job promotion, enhanced love life, etc. And we can help with that! Press the “contact” button to get a jumpstart !
Vision board parties have been popping up a lot and with good reason. Many people are visual learners and ‘seeing it is believing it’. Just like when you go shopping, certain items may not seem to your liking or betterment until you actually put it on. A vision board is a great tool to have if you want to maintain focus on specific goals. Obviously here at A Creative Cliché we’re here to help improve or inspire your personal style, however we’re not with you everyday. So here’s why you should create a style vision board. You need a visual reminder to give you that direction or push! A style vision board would help direct your style along with your (style) goals. Whether you want to gather your friends or family for this, take the time to create a personal board while keeping in mind your current style and lifestyle.
We believe everyone should take action towards creating and improving, don’t you think? Well your style vision board will help you find your aesthetic and develop your personal style so here’s how to create one.
1. Decide on a physical or electronic style vision board
2. Collect what inspires the style you want to create. Look through magazines, visit style blogs and websites, and find trinkets.
3. Put them all together and hang it up by your closet for that daily affirmation.
4. Carry a visual version or photo of your board with you for use when shopping- it will help you decide what’s an important purchase vs a want
Want a better way to be stay inspired to take action on your personal style? Just snap a picture on your phone and bring your style vision board with you! Especially when we all spend time scrolling through our phones, this will help to visually inspire you and direct you into creating the style you need to achieve your goals.
Boss’s day is October 18th and hopefully you have an awesome boss that you’d be happy to show appreciation for! Coming up with a gift for your boss can be a bit tricky, so we’ve gathered a few gift ideas that we’re certain they’ll love. Let us know if/what you plan on gifting your boss, and if you are the boss— don’t forget Employee Appreciation Day on March 1st!
The denim on denim trend is nothing new. It's been a look I've loved for the past 4 years or so and it looks like this trend isn't going anywhere anytime. But we all need some help making this commonplace outfit a stylish one. I've got some tips on how to style the denim on denim trend like a true fashionista below.
1. Make it a Triple
Make it a triple denim look by adding on an additional layer of denim. To add a final touch of denim it may be an additional layer such as a jean jacket, shirt or vest. Or maybe a small touch such as a denim bag, sneakers, or baseball cap.
2. Believe in Textures
Change the entire look of a denim on denim entire by adding a cashmere cardigan, leather jacket, suede skirt, or satin blazer. Reach for something suede, leather, cashmere, silk, satin, wool,etc. Adding extreme textures to your look can change the entire appearance of your outfit.
3. Layer On the Accessories
By accessories I mean scarves, shiny rings,bold bracelets, statements necklaces, funky heels, chic watches and more! Add em on , stack em on!
4. Make it Your Own
Separate yourself from the crowd by adding unexpected touches and details to an on trend look. This is your chance to really show off your personality and style! Be it a great thrift find, or something with a feminine touch or maybe a pair of retro boots, go big or go home with the styling of this great trendy outfit.
2018 has been a tough but needed year when it comes to conversations surrounding mental health, depression and self care. This year has forced all of us to have more candid conversations about our feelings. See for me depression is not a new idea. Really as early as thirteen I started to understand how real depression is and its ramifications. As a teenager I witnessed and experienced first hand a wide spectrum of different forms of depression. Even more so as an adult! So it is safe to say even with all of the pharmaceutical aids depression isn’t going away and will not be swept under the rug.
“But what the heck does fashion and clothing have to do with my depression Carla?” - honestly A LOT! I want you to think back on a day where you got dressed up, maybe a bit more than usual. I want you to think about how you felt when you walked past the mirror, how you felt when you received your eighth compliment for the day or how you felt when your boss asked you to be in the company photo. GOOD feelings right?! Imagine how it would feel on the flip side. Because often times depression makes us interested we may lose the desire to want to even try but science tells us to do it anyway! That’s right your periods of sadness, grief or depression may actually be made worse by your decision to dress based on your depressive state. So grabbing the grey sweatpants and the “I want everyone to know I don’t care about this” t-shirt can actually make you feel worse! Depression should not be ignored so by all means talk to someone, accept the prescription, take an extra 20 minutes picking your outfit for the day, find a new hobby, make plans with a friend when you’re off the clock, take a personal day and head to the beach for the day. There’s no one stop solution for the thoughts and feelings that these days may seem like they are holding you captive, but I urge you to take small steps to re-claim your life and your happiness.
We're all aware that how we're dressed positively impacts productivity as well as the perception of our contributions, credibility, and potential for growth by others. However, as many companies continue implementing relaxed dress codes, casual Fridays, and telecommuting, the advice to, “Dress for the job you want,” though effective, can be confusing.
If you work in an environment where business attire is the only attire, try these tips to refresh your work wardrobe. But for those of you in an office that has casual Fridays (or causal every days), here’s a bit of style inspiration that will keep you looking professional to secure your upward mobility:
IN THE OFFICE:
Be intentional with your casual attire by balancing relaxed pieces with tailored ones. Think dark pants/denim with blazers and jackets or pencil skirts with casual blouses.
WORKING FROM HOME:
We recommend ditching the PJs and dressing as if you were going into the office. However, if optimal comfort is your top priority, lean toward soft, linen blend fabrics that accompany athleisure, jumpsuits and paperbag-waist pants. Focus structuring the top half of your ensemble so you're always ready for that impromptu video conference.
Regardless of your work environment, what’s the biggest thing you struggle with when getting ready for work that we can help you with? Let us know in the comments!