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Q&A: Stylist Peggy Conlon

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The owner of Chester Springs’ Styled by Peggy shares her fashion advice.


Personal Style:

City chic, but sometimes it’s more bohemian.

Trends she likes:

Tiered dresses and skirts. It’s such a feminine look.

Go-to daytime outfit:

A graphic T-shirt, a blazer and a pair of jeans with flats.

Transitioning from day to night:

Keep the blazer and the jeans, then swap out the T-shirt for a dressier blouse and spice it up with some earrings. I’d also exchange my bag for a clutch.

The Importance of editing your closet:

A lot of my clients continue to buy. Then, when they walk into their closets, they feel like they have nothing to wear. It becomes a cycle, they build up lots of duplicates. You can do so much more with less.

Closet editing takeaway:

Clarity, confidence, and consistency. I want clients to have clarity when walking into their closets, then feel confident about their ability to put those pieces together. Finally, I want them to stay consistent. They have to stay on top of what comes in and goes out.

How to Incorporate color:
Know your palette and what colors work for you, then try to find a mixed pattern with a pop of color. It’s about pulling in the color from the pattern.

Favorite splurge:

Shoes. I love a strappy sandal or an embellished pump with texture. I love wearing a fun pump with a pair of jeans—it’s a great juxtaposition.

Dream purchase:

A vintage Chanel jacket or a piece from Giambattista Valli, who designs couture dresses. He uses beautiful pinks, reds, and tulle. It would be an absolute dream to wear one.

How to transition from summer to fall:

White jeans. You can wear them year-round. Going into fall, I love to balance white jeans with more caramels and browns. It’s still fresh looking, but you’re starting to add the fall colors.