Is it Summer? Or is it Fall? Should you wear sandals or boots; sweaters or tank tops? Can you still wear white or it that a fashion faux pas? Well technically it is Fall but you would hardly know it by the 70 degree weather we’ve been having. And the weatherman has predicted 80 degrees for this week! Therefore, we know how very tricky it can be when getting dressed in the beginning of Autumn. Of course you are dying to wear all your new chunky knits and designer boots. But you also don’t want to be sweating and uncomfortable all day. And it’s every fashionista’s nightmare to be a fashion don’t!! So here are some “DUO” and “DON’T’” tips from The Style Duo on what to wear and not to wear right now.

DUO: Peep toe booties is a must have for early Fall! Pair them with a blazer and skirt (without tights) and you will look cool and stay cool!

DON’T: While fur trimmed boots are chic, they look out of place in September and October when the temps are still high. Save them for later!

Fur vests are an early Autumn “DUO’ when paired with a short sleeved top.

Sorry Rhianna but this look is a DON’T! A thick fur vest + a leather jacket = a bulky mess!

A light tweed blazer and jeans is a DUO for Fall! Wear it over a lightweight tee or tank.

As much as you might be excited for crisper weather, turtlenecks and heavier coats are usually a DON’T this early in the season.

Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Not us! We are loving this look! White jeans with a cozy cardigan and sexy camisole is an October DUO!

DON’T pair a white tee with a white jean and call it an outfit until after Memorial Day!

Shorts are still a DUO when they are leather and paired with a classy blazer and pumps.

But leather from head to toe is just too hot so just DON’T!


Sometimes we enjoy what we do so much, we think is this really considered a job?? Well, that is exactly how we felt during our styling session with the gorgeous Dr. Joy last week. She is smart, classy and simply gorgeous! And as a talk show host for the The Dr. Joy Show, she loves to stay stylish and current! So when she asked us to style her for her upcoming season we jumped at the chance to dress this amazing lady!

We spent the day at the fabulous Boutique 811 in Franklin Lakes NJ and came up with some great options for her to wear on her show. Styling someone for television is very different than styling them for an event, work or everyday life. We wanted Dr. Joy to feel sexy BUT also appropriate, on trend, and really confident. Our goal was also to find outfits in rich colors that would look great on television and bring out her beautiful smile and bright eyes! We were amazed how easy and fun our job became because she looked great in everything!!

Here are some of The Style Duo tips for dressing for the camera:

1. COLOR! We love white and we love black but on camera they both look a little blah. Cobalt blues, poppy reds and rich burgundies look great on tv!

2. SLEEK and SIMPLE- While we love to accessorize, on television you have to be careful not to overdo it. Too much jewelry and fussy scarves can look messy and overpowering. Keep it a little simpler when in front of the camera.

3. SEXY BUT APPROPRIATE: Save your super low cut tops and micro minis for the nightclubs. With the whole world watching you on tv, you want to keep it classy. But that being said, buttoned up and boring looks are for the library! Dresses that hit just above the knee are feminine, flirty and on trend.

4. SOLID COLORS: Try and stay away from plaids, florals and bold prints. Solid colors look cleaner and more flattering.

5. COMFORT: When filming for television, the day can be extremely long and grueling. Often it takes hours to get one scene or segment just right. That is why it is important that what you wear is comfortable and easy to move and sit in.

Check out DR. Joys website

And watch her this Fall at .
The Style Duo will be appearing on her show in the upcoming months so we will keep you posted with that!!






Hi Fashionistas!

We are happy to introduce to you a great up and coming fashion website,!! We are excited to be chosen as their new Style Experts and we will be featured on their site with our “Picks of the Month”! This online boutique carries great brands for the stylish young lady like Jay Godfrey, Naven and Holt which are hard to find in local stores and super cute for any budding fashionista!

We are often asked by our clients where they could find pretty and fashionable outfits for their daughters without breaking the bank. has beautiful and sophisticated options for Sweet Sixteens, dances and parties. They offer great pieces that are affordable and fun to wear! .

Keep an eye out for many more cool brands to be added to the site in upcoming weeks! And take advantage of their super 30% off sale! Now while you will find stylish looks for your daughters, you will ALSO find sexy options for you on trend moms! The Baccio dresses are stunning for a special night out and can be custom made to your liking. There are even great fashions for men too.

So click on the link, check it out and let us know what you think.

Fashionably yours,

Mindy & Paula

FALL Head Over Heels!

Gianvito Rossi Red Ankle Bootie

The temps are still in the high 70’s but it is September and the boots and booties want to come out and play!! They have been sitting in our closets since July when we couldn’t help but give in to the urge to buy a hot new pair for the upcoming Fall season. Let’s face it – there isn’t anything better than purchasing a shiny new pair of high-heeled leather boots or anything more satisfying than splurging on a trendy pair of buckled booties! Why is it that owning new boots can take away the end of Summer blahs and turn them into Pre-Fall hurrahs?!

So get ready, because we are about to WOW you with some of the most exciting boots and booties we have been scouting out for Fall. Some are true splurges while others are great bargains. But they will all make you weak in the knees. So bring on The Fall!

PS. Speaking of boots…The Style Duo will be styling and hosting a fabulous fashion show at Neiman Marcus, Paramus NJ early October : FALL Head Over Heels For FALL Handbags & Shoes Event
Lookout for the upcoming evite!

B Brian Atwood Lace Bootie

Christian Louboutin Spiked Heel Bootie

Diane Von Furstenburg Zipper Boot

Guiseppe Zanotti Lace Up Bootie

Vera Wang Moto Boot

Stuart Weitzman Leopard Bootie

Rachel Zoe Laser Cut Boot

Prada Riding Boot

Rag & Bone Suede Bootie

Valentino Rain Boot