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The Gail Gensler Style Guide

Updated: Mar 1, 2021

When you look good, you feel good, as they say (have I mentioned that I love quotes?). Feeling good is often as simple as picking out an outfit you feel is flattering on you. Full disclosure: I feel my best in workout attire. However, I do appreciate the value of having a well-constructed wardrobe for a variety of occasions and trends. Here’s my style guide, which helps me look my best…

Invest in Timeless Pieces

I know it can be tempting to splurge on a trendy bag or shoes. Believe me, I understand the struggle. There’s one thing you should always consider, though; trends are meant to end. What happens when they’re over? You’ve now probably spent over $1,000 on something that was only temporarily in style. That’s why I choose to spend big on the timeless pieces.

Watches, belts, and purses are often timeless. You can wear them today, tomorrow, and in a year from now, and they will still work for you and your look. This is why I invest in pieces I know will always be classics. I know my money is going to something that will last, instead of making pricey, short-term style purchases.

Be Savvy with Trendy Pieces

I’m not saying I don’t also love to follow the trends. I like to stay up to date too! When it comes to shopping, though, I try to be frugal when I know I’m buying something trendy. If this trend proves that it is here to last, great! Maybe I’ll invest in something I can own for a long time. But until that time, you can find me bargain hunting for the latest and greatest style pieces, possibly at Bloomingdale’s (my all-time favorite store).

Find “Your Look”

Everyone has a specific look that makes them feel great. Sometimes it takes a little while to find it, but once you do, you can tailor your entire wardrobe around that specific aesthetic you are trying to achieve.

As I said, I am most comfortable as a 59-year-old getting after it in the gym in her workout attire! But when I do decide to dress up, you can usually find me in some array of black, grey, and/or blue. I prefer to wear jeans (another timeless item of clothing), though I will absolutely wear a dress if I feel like it.

I also dress for the seasons, even though there really aren’t any in South Florida; must be the New Yorker in me! I dress for the summer heat as long as I can, but come fall, I just have to change it up. Fall and winter are my favorite fashion seasons after all! I just can’t wear sandals all year.

If you struggle finding the style guide to make you look and feel your best, I'd love to work with you! Reach out to me here.

Be You!

In the end, the only goal of your wardrobe and style guide is to make yourself feel good. If a certain outfit makes you confident in your own skin, throw it on! That’s all that matters. Doesn’t matter if you’re 29, 39, 49, or 59 like me; fashion empowers us all. As Martha Beck said: “Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.”


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