By Marcus Stewart
Dear Fashion Doctor,
A new year has come and my look has stayed the same once again. I͛m approaching my 30s and I͛m in dire need of a new look. I͛m 5’7” and pretty lean; I stay in shape by spinning and attending kickboxing classes. I currently work in public relations for a huge athletic company. I spend so much time keeping my physical body healthy and in shape, but I have no idea how to dress this canvas I have created.
I live in Manhattan with my fiancé and we lead a very fun, young, and relaxed lifestyle.I spend most of my time in yoga pants or some other form of hip athletic gear. However, as I transition into my 30s, I͛m embarking on not only a new life with my fiancé but also a new career. I’m opening my very own boutique PR firm, and while I͛m beyond
qualified experience-wise and intellectually, I feel that my look is holding me back from
confidently walking into my new world.
I want to feel powerful but I don’t want to lose my youthful edge. Please help!
Warm regards,
Lost Fitness Girl


Kate Spade Lisbeth Trench Coat -Nothing will ever be more classic and forever than a neutral-colored trench coat. This is a must-have item when building your wardrobe. $1898,
Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne Jeans With Distressed Knees -Light-blue denim is all the rage. Paired with flat mules or sky-high heels, this skinny jean can go from office chicto disco fun with no fuss. $230,
Tibi Cotton Twill Off The Shoulder Tunic- Add a twist of youthfulness to a classic piece by changing up the color. The sleeves add a bit of drama to a simple top. $295,
L.K. Bennett Flora Suede Patchwork Clutch – #BLUES #SUEDE #70sVIBES. $395,
L.K. Bennett Selina Azure Suede Denim – The͚70s are here to stay. Be #BOLD with your shoe choice; you have everything to gain! $425;
Chanel TrueFacet J12 Black Ceramic Automatic Watch – Invest in a timepiece–something you can wear daily. Nothing says forever like Chanel. $4,365 (pre-loved),
Chanel TrueFacet Pearl and Blue Enamel Necklace – Elegance can be fun, too. Don’t be afraid to wrap this necklace twice for a layered look. $1,800 (pre-loved),
Madyha Farooqui North Star Diamond Earrings – Move over boring diamond studs; hello diamonds with charm and character. $995 (white gold),

Kate Spade Deandra Cat Eye Frame – Nothing screams glam like a pair of bold cat-eye sunnies. $150,

Dear Lost Fitness Girl,
What a story! Let me start by applauding you for knowing and understanding that image
is important. As you embark on this new career path, it͛s vital that you look the part
you͛re playing. There is nothing worse than a woman who is knowledgeable, ambitious,
and smart, yet her image is childish and coarse. Never think that you have to sacrifice
being refined for being youthful. There is no choice to be made. No matter what your personal style, you should always have an elegance
to your look.
I want you to have fun with your wardrobe, but remember that classic pieces for someone like you who is just beginning to build a wardrobe will be the fluid as your closet needs to create your own personal style. Wear those fun jeans you may own, but add a pair of classic pumps and a crisp white shirt. This is how you create balance.
Now is the best time for change–you are exiting your 20s and saying hello to your͚ 30s, a husband, and a sophisticated new career. My style prescription will give you just what you need for your next chapter in life. Congrats and enjoy!
 The Fashion Doctor

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