Every time I design a collection, I consider the multi-seasonability of the garments I create. When you shop, so should you. I am known as an "eco designer" and for my use of recycled/vintage mixed with new pieces to create a complete look. That's where the real creativity takes place within your own wardrobe. It's so much more fun and creative to design your own look with your favorite pieces rather than buying a whole coordinated look at the mall. For one thing, you won't see yourself coming and going, and it allows you to express your individuality while keeping your budget in check.
Read my five recommendations and watch an interview with me at HuffPost Style.
By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the AOL/Huffington Post people, which is one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.