What to Wear to Every Kind of Wedding in 2018

I've got weddings on the brain.

I'm getting married in March, so planning now consumes every waking moment of the day that I'm not at GIC.

Beyond my own upcoming nuptials, I'm also attending a handful of weddings this year. Each in a different state in a different part of the US, which means a different climate, culture, aesthetic and (I'm predicting) dress code.

It's impossible to know exactly what you're walking into when you go to a wedding, because in a $50+ billion dollar industry, the details and decor a couple can chose from are endless. 

Knowing each wedding is one of a kind makes it easy to slip into that style rut: "What do I wear?" followed by "I have nothing to wear!" and suddenly you're in a black (dress) hole.

SIDE NOTE* : You can kick ass in a black dress, but it needs to have spunk. Like these did at the Golden Globes. #timesup

But today, I want to talk color. 

Whether the invite says "anything goes" like a wedding I'm attending this spring or "cocktail attire" like my own nuptials, you can play with color, texture and pattern to create a truly unique and appropriate look. 

Here are 6 looks I've styled for 5 clients and how you can create them too. 

The invitation says...


Tips for getting it right: 

1. Choose a luxurious fabric like velvet or silk to mimic the formality of the event.

2. Cocktail is right below black tie on the formal scale, so balance tradition elements (like Erica's broaches) with fresh accents (like her fringe earrings).

3. Bring energy to a neutral outfit with a bold lip color. Try pink for a zing in the spring and summer or candy apple red in the autumn and winter for a holiday feel. 

The invitation says...


Tips for getting it right: 

1. Elegance is the name of the game with black tie weddings, so channel a softer-side of yourself through dreamy colors like cream and blush.

2. Pay attention to every detail. Each element of the outfit should work together seamlessly. For Jen's look, I styled this tulle skirt with a cropped jacket. Both pieces don't intersect or interrupt each other. Instead, they play off of one another.

3. Pop an outfit that consists of many light colors by adding one deeper color (like this wine earring below). It will leave people intrigued and inspired by your look.

The invitation says...


Tips for getting it right: 

1. Think outside the dress when choosing what to wear for this occasion. Instead try a silky romper, structured jumpsuit or a simple work pant. 

2. Spruce up the pant by surrounding it with trendier pieces like this cold-shoulder silky top and layered necklaces. 

3. Dress up any of the above by finishing it with a pointed-toe patent leather pump. The pointed-toe will elongate your silhouette while the glossy look makes it more polished.

The invitation says...


Tips for getting it right:

1. Make a subtle, yet memorable statement by trying a monochromatic look aka dressing in one color. 

2. Don't ever let your jacket be an afterthought. Choose a piece that works with the rest of your look like Melissa's peplum leather jacket. 

3. All eyes should be on the bride, so try a conservative 1" to 2" strappy, block heel for a look that is easy to dance in and keeps the outfit tasteful.

The invitation says...


Tips for getting it right:

1. Play into the setting and occasion with big, bold florals. 

2. Don't be afraid to mix patterns to create a playful look. To mix, simply stick with one color scheme. For Gina's outfit, I've popped her b&w skirt off her b&w snake skin kitten heels.

3. Finish the look by matching the shape of your accessories with the shape of patterns in your clothing. The circular necklaces mimic the round movement in the flowers creating a put-together and whimsical look. 

The invitation says...


Tips for getting it right:

1. When anything goes, use the golden rule of fashion: It's better to be overdressed, than underdressed. You don't want to show up in jeans and be seated next to someone in a suit. Instead, embody the vibes of a wedding -- romantic and lovely. 

2. Lace and love fit together like PB&J, so it's the perfect fabric to wear to celebrate the happy couple. 

3. Your outfit should speak to your mood, so let the couple know you're party ready with a boho statement necklace like the one I styled on Joy. 

Brands I Love: Tecovas

This week on the #GreerGuidetoStyle, I headed to Tecovas' eastside showroom to hear a little bit more about the history of the company, to learn the reason why these boots are so damn comfy and to finally get the scoop on how they actually pronounce Tecovas (yeah, I was most excited about that question). 

As a native-Texan, my quest for the perfect cowboy boots always felt never ending. Yes, I've had boots I loved in the past, but typical cowboy boots require breaking them in, and who's got time for that?!

When I found Tecovas on Instagram, I was drawn to the brand, because the boot had a certain look to it that conveyed ease, a relaxed fit -- no breaking in necessary. And sure enough, they fit exactly as I had hoped. They slide right on, and I've preeeeeeeetty much never taken them off since. 

The Tecovas booties I own, The Penny, also comes true to size, so there's no guessing game as far as staying true or sizing down (many cowboy boot companies encourage you to size down). 

The boots are soft, shape to my foot and go with EVERYTHING. That's right...EVERYTHING. I wear these with a cocktail dress for an Austin chic look or with my leggings and a sweater on these colder days. Jeans and boots are forever soulmates, so that's a style-must and they work equally as well with shorts and a graphic tee in the summer time. 

Whether you're a full-blooded Texan or are looking to try out cowboy boots for the first time, Tecovas are the ones you want in your wardrobe.

The Red That's Right For You

Red comes into fashion every year around this time, but in 2017, red is truly the trend color of the holidays. In most Austin shops, there's numerous pieces in many different varieties of red to choose from.

This makes it equally as difficult to shop for your new holiday piece as it is exciting, because the process can turn from fun to overwhelming with the amount of options. 

So this week, I'm giving you some guidance on how to pick your pieces for your lifestyle and the best red for your personal color palette.

The first step in choosing your red (or any color) is knowing your color palette.

Which is why a color analysis is always the first step I go through with my clients to figure out what version of each color looks best on them. 

Everyone can wear every color, but there are certain characteristics within the color (i.e. lightness, darkness, warmth...) that make it well suited to your natural attributes. 

Below are three palettes to consider when choosing your right red. 


For this palette, try a coral red. The clarity and lightness of the hue play into your color palette and accentuate your eyes. 

If you're a professional woman who heads into an office regularly, add this color to your wardrobe through a blazer. While it may feel like a bold choice (and it is), you can balance the brightness of the coral jacket with neutrals. Add a camel turtle neck and jeans for business casual or cream trousers and a champagne blouse for business formal. Finish both looks with nude pumps. 


For this palette, try a garnet or apple red. The darkness of garnet will highlight your skin tone, while a brighter hue like apple will intensify your hair color. 

To incorporate an apple-like hue, try a patterned shift dress in red & black plaid. This piece will work for a holiday weekend event like The Trail of Lights or as a workwear piece during a day at the office. 

Keep warm and heighten the elegance of the look by adding opaque black tights. Finish the outfit with black cowboy boots for casual occasions or a bold leopard pump for work. 


If your features fit this palette, you'll want to try a brick red or scarlet this season.

Since your palette is deep, you can pair these hues with navy or play into the warmth of the colors through camel or gold neutrals.

Got a holiday party coming up? Incorporate these reds into your holiday outfit through a variety of statement jackets. Try a faux fur jacket for a retro vibe or tartan plaid for classic touch. 




40 Reasons Why Your Style Matters

Greer Image Consulting was founded around the belief that women are inherently beautiful and powerful, and style is the tool with which these two qualities can be expressed in every day life. 

This week, I was inspired to share just some of the reasons why style is meaningful and transformative to us and to our clients. Read, enjoy and leave us a comment below with your biggest reasons why you love style. 

Happy Holidays!


1.   Style makes you joyful. 
2.   Style makes you proud. 
3.   Style makes you contemplative.
4.   Style makes you brave.
5.   Style makes you observant of yourself and others.
6.   Style is a reflection of your truest self. 
7.   Style is the physical manifestation of the way you think.
8.   Style makes you confident. 
9.   Style makes you powerful.
10. Style helps you understand other people.
11. Style helps you love other people.
12. Style helps you love yourself. 
13. Style is defiant when you don't have the words to be.
14. Style is the way you set yourself apart.
15. Style brings you together with other people.
16. Style helps you remember a friend just by seeing a piece of clothing.
17. Style makes you think about where you've been.
18. Style makes you think about where you're going.
19. Style makes you want to travel.
20. Style makes you want to touch.
21. Style makes you excited.
22. Style saves you time.
23. Style brings you into the present.
24. Style prepares you for an important meeting.
25. Style prepares you for your wedding day.
26. Style helps you connect to your grandmother.
27. Style is how your spouse knows you haven't changed.
28. Style is freeing. 
29. Style is moving.
30. Style is art.
31. Style is how you celebrate yourself. 
32. Style is exciting.
33. Style is whimsical.
34. Style is sexy.
35. Style is romantic.
36. Style is every part of you you're willing to share with the world.
37. Style eases fear. 
38. Style gives you presence.
39. Style saves you energy.
40. Style celebrates your womanhood. 

ATX Event Styling: The Trail of Lights

The Trails of Lights is by far one of my favorite annual Austin activities. I look forward to it ALL. YEAR. LONG. I grew up in Austin, so the nostalgia and fond memories are enough to bring me back year after year.

The energy, the scenery and the people watching make for an iconic Austin tradition that's perfect to visit with friends, family or a date.

And while it's easy to say that casual occasions (like this one) don't need your full fashion attention, they do.

To feel good anytime, anywhere...you need to look good.

Which is why I'm talking about it this week on the #GreerGuidetoStyle. Watch the video below and leave me a comment about what you're going to be rocking for this season's stroll through Zilker Park. 

What to Wear to Holiday Parties

The time of year is upon us when we mix, mingle and make merry with our families, friends and coworkers at holiday parties. These occasions are the perfect opportunity to show off your personal style and get festive with your wardrobe.

Whether the holiday party you're attending is dressy casual or formal, feeling good in what you're wearing is key to kicking back and having a great time. A few pieces to consider for your holiday shindig... 

Cold-Shoulder Dress 

The cold-shoulder trend is hanging in there over the holidays, and there's no better way to incorporate this style than with a feminine and festive holiday dress. A longer sleeve will help keep you warm while the cold shoulder adds visual interest to the dress. Extra style points here if you... 

wear red!

No color signifies "holiday season!" better than red, and this year, it's winter's trendiest hue. Whether you choose a classic cherry, oxblood, or coral, you can't go wrong with red for a holiday occasion. 

Festive Details 

Beadwork and sequins are perfect embellishments to wear to your holiday event because they bring ENERGY to your look. Even a single piece with intricate detail adds a powerful yet elegant touch to your overall outfit for events with cocktail, formal or black tie dress codes.

Envelope Clutch

Carrying all your essentials for a big night out isn't a job for your day-to-day tote. With a large envelope clutch, you're able to bring everything you need for the evening (and in a chic, event-appropriate way!) 

animal print coat

It's easy to throw on an overcoat in a safe neutral like black, navy or tan, but where's the fun in that?! Cheetah, leopard, python... animal prints are perfect for a heavy coat because they let you show off your personal style even when temperatures drop.

How to Pack for Thanksgiving Weekend

It's that time of year again... the holidays are officially upon us! Are you (and your stomach!) ready for Thanksgiving? 

Packing for the long holiday weekend can be daunting, but we've got you covered. All of the elements on our list will fit perfectly in your carry-on bag, so you can worry about what's important on Thanksgiving like what you're eating, and not what you're wearing. :)

The Elements: 


Jeans are ideal for all climates and lend themselves well to the fun, laid-back holiday that Thanksgiving is. Make sure yours have at least a little bit of stretch to accommodate your Turkey Day meal. :)

Lightweight Sweater

Choose a sweater in an unexpected neutral (blush and slate gray are fantastic!) that will work double-time for your suitcase, serving as the base for your outfits with jeans. 


Vests are perfect for adding another layer of warmth into the mix on those colder days. Choose a heavier vest for your travel day to layer over your lightweight sweater: it's a great way to stay just warm enough in the airport and en route to your destination without adding the bulk of a heavy coat.

Relaxed Dress

A fun, festive dress is a great way to express your own personal style on Thanksgiving. You'll be just dressed up enough, yet casual and comfortable enough to really kick back and enjoy the holiday with your loved ones.


An overcoat in a bright color or unexpected pattern lets you show off your personal style, even when the temperatures dip below freezing. Going the vintage route is a failsafe way to snag a real gem that expresses your style.

Bright Scarf and Gloves

Accessories are often overlooked, but are *the* best way to both punch up an otherwise neutral look and serve as a practical (and packable!) way to create some variance in your look. Adding a bright pop of color in a scarf or earmuffs is the perfect finish to your holiday look.

Versatile Boots

One great pair of comfortable boots is all you'll need for the long weekend! They work seamlessly with all of the outfits you can put together with all of the pieces above: no need to pack multiple pairs of shoes that will take up valuable real estate in your suitcase!

DIY Pirate Halloween Costume

Put on your best pirate face to rock your costume this Halloween! Swashbucklin' style is headed your way! 

What you'll need:

  • Black & White or Navy & White Striped Shirt
  • Thick Belt 
  • Dark Sweatpants
  • Calf-Height, Cowboy or Riding Boots
  • Scarf (summer-weight, non-knit)
  • Hoop Earrings 
  • Long Jacket 

How to style the look:

  1. Throw on the shirt & sweatpants. 
  2. Scrunch up the sweatpants so they hit you right below the knee.
  3. Add the belt over the shirt right at or above your hip.
  4. Add your boots.
  5. Tie your scarf in 3 steps. Start by folding your scarf in half, so it makes a triangle.
With this costume, you'll need a headscarf. To start fold it in half, then tie it around your head to give your pirate halloween costume some style.

Put the middle of the scarf on your forehead and pull both ends together to the back of your head.

Pull the scarf to the back of your head, and make sure to pull it tight! You don't want your scarf coming off during the party. 

Tie it in a double knot on the back of your head. 

Tie a double knot in the back of your head to keep the scarf secure for your pirate costume. 

   6. Add your hoop earrings and jacket to finish your stylishly swashbucklin' look. 

Your pirate costume will be the perfect talking point at your Halloween party this season.

Happy Halloween!




How To Glam Up for Cocktail Parties and Galas

It's easy to think your options are more limited for glamorous occasions, or that you don't have quite the right thing in your wardrobe, but there's actually a plethora of pieces that work for these occasions. You may even have something in your current wardrobe that's well suited to both of these gatherings.

What to consider for your next party...


Sequins are the perfect accent piece to make any outfit pop. Sequins are classic gala gear, so to update them, it's important to surround the glitz with fashion-forward elements such as a velvet trouser pant or a leather skirt. 

Leather is one of my favorite fall fabrics in Texas, because it adds a western element to any outfit.

Don't be afraid to add even more festive textures to this look through a fringe jacket or a satin bomber at cocktail parties. A sumptuous texture on another will enhance this look. Each piece works together to create a synchronized outfit.


Like sequins, metallic is classic, but it's also trending right now. If you're looking for updated metallic, try a rose gold piece. For a more traditional look, consider your color palette first when choosing the metallic to go with in your outfit. Gold is for a warmer palette. Silver is for a cooler palette.

Metallic is uber-glamorous, so you can choose to make it softer or sexier through the piece you choose to wear. Give it an elegant feel in a midi dress or a fit n' flare dress. Give it a edgy vibe with spaghetti straps or a body con stretch fabric. 

If you choose a tight, short dress, your look will be better suited to cocktail parties, rather than galas. For galas, go old Hollywood with the longer skirt. 

Finish the look with a vintage fur stole or a velvet wrap. 


This fabric is great for dressier occasions, because the structure of the fabric gives your outfit a stronger presence, therefore it automatically makes your outfit more formal. 

If you want to highlight your waist, try a dropped-waist dress. The structure of the fabric will create a noticeable curve from bust to hips, giving you and the outfit a sexy edge. 


While a jumpsuit might not automatically pop into your head for a formal occasion, if you choose the right one, it can be just as appropriate as a cocktail dress or a full-length gown. 

The trick is to stick to the basics. Dark colors are dressier than light colors, so when trying this trend, stick to a navy or black option. Also, consider luxurious fabrics: satin, velvet and silk. Avoid more relaxed fabrics such as linen, cotton and jersey. 


What to Wear to ACL: Part 2

We're counting down the days to the big festival, and this week we've got the video to inspire your outfit. Watch below and leave us a comment about what you're gonna wear for the weekend of fun. 

What to Wear to ACL: Part 1

Austin is the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world and, over the past 15 years, Austin City Musical Festival has become an iconic symbol of our city and what music truly means to us. Musical acts will be traveling from near and far to perform at one of Austin's largest annual events. 

But, of course, it's not just about the music. Festival fashion has expanded and evolved over the past decade into a show of style and personal expression. What you wear to this event can easily dictate how present and excited you feel to be there. 

For this year's festival, there is one key thing to keep in mind: CREATIVITY.

Music is about creative expression. Fashion is too. 
Music is about freedom. Fashion is too.
Music is about celebrating the human experience. Fashion is too. 

The two are intrinsically tied by these facts, thus with the kick off of the festival a week away, it's time to think about exactly what you'll wear.

Here's 7 tips to create outfits you'll love for the festival ahead. 


It's not the most exciting fact to consider, but comfort is key, so knowing how you're going to be comfortable means knowing the weather ahead. And right now, it's looking like 80 degree temperatures are here to stay. 


To think creatively about your wardrobe, you must take a fresh perspective on your wardrobe. Don't choose a whole outfit you've worn before. Instead, choose one piece from where you want to build your outfit. 


If you've chosen a dress, romper or jumpsuit, you've picked the easy way. Certainly not a bad thing though! It just means there will be less moving parts to your outfit. If you're eyeing a top, choose a bottom by length. Long tops balance well with jeans. Short tops will be complimented skirts or shorts. 


Don't just settle on flip flops or old sneakers. There are lots of comfortable options for a day of walking in the park. My personal favorite for this occasion is a sturdy cowboy boot. They make it easy to trek through the dirt and if you've broken yours in, the level of comfort has no limits. If western isn't your thing, try a fashion sneaker. While blush is great for work, dark colors like black and grey make you less likely to ruin them during the day-long event. Other options include booties and statement sandals. Go back to your outfit and see which of these blends well with your the style and colors of your clothing choice. 


Why not kill two birds with one stone? A hat gives you sun protection on the hot day and adds style to any outfit. Try an embroidered ball cap for a sporty, romantic look, a burgundy floppy hat for a boho finish or a flat-brim black hat for an edgy touch.  


You can’t have an outfit without accessories. Not only do they show the complexity of the outfit, they show the complexity of who you are. For ACL, don't worry so much about the rules, focus on the creativity and playfulness of your look. Mix silver & gold, layer necklaces, try wooden bangles with metal ones, or add an arm band. The event is eclectic. You should be too. 


Backpacks are trending right now, but make sure to treat yours like another layer of your outfit. If your outfit is sporty, go with a utility sack. If your look is edgier, try a leather pack. If you don't have a ton of goodies you want to bring the festival, a crossbody is the way to go. Apply the same principals to a handbag as a backpack: your style should be reflected in this piece and connected to the rest of your outfit. 

Refresh your summer wardrobe with new ways to wear it.

The summer season is quickly coming to an end, but as us Texans know, the heat won't make its exit until late October. Because of this, it's important to get the most of the clothes you feel most comfortable in during the heat: your summer wardrobe. 

By this time in the season though, you've probably used up all your summer outfits and are now left with the stale remnants of looks you once adored. 

But don't get down! If you still love an item, there are always new ways to piece it together with other clothes in your wardrobe that make it feel exciting again. 

I recently went on "We Are Austin" to talk about exactly that: how to refresh you summer wardrobe with only the contents of your closet. That's right...no shopping required.

WATCH THE CLIP and get ideas on how to create your new favorite warm weather outfit. 

10 Ways to Love Your Late Summer Style

The heat has reached its peak.

I love styling my wardrobe during this time of year because the weather pushes me to create eye-catching outfits out of only a couple pieces -- wearing more than that would be just painful. 

To put together simple outfits that pop, you'll want to combine pieces you love with styling techniques that don't add bulk. 

And this week, I'm show you how. 


1. Mix summer whites with straw hats. 

2. Give crop tops a try. While they get a bad rap for being a sexy item, a crop top can also be playful, retro and whimsical. 

3. Use vertical lines in your outfit. The line created by the gold buttons on the skirt draws your eye in, thus creating your slimmest silhouette.

4. Use graphic detail to project your personality in every thing you wear. And yes, it's true, I love the beach, lobster rolls and all the mythical creatures in the sea.

5. Do a summer version of a Canadian Tuxedo (a.k.a. denim on denim). 

6. Mix metals. 

7. Keep it simple and switch to mules. Slide 'em on and you're ready to go. 

8. But also get a sexy crop top for date night.

9. Pattern match like a pro by wearing two similar patterns of different sizes, i.e. 2 black & white pieces, 1 stripe is bigger than another.

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10. Make sure you have fun even when you're sweaty, cause guess what girl... it's making you glow!

How to Pack | Episode 3 -- 5 Steps to the Perfect Suitcase

I spent last weekend in Atlanta celebrating my future sister-in-law with a handful of bridesmaid and friends. This trip inspired a departure from my typical “how to pack” post, because to be honest, if you’re not wearing sky high heels and neon crop top on your next trip, what I wore probably won’t be much help.

This week I’m taking a different route.

Here’s how to confidently pack a suitcase no matter where you’re headed, what you’re doing or who you’re going with.

Get ready to jet set in style.



I love this part of process because it takes away the mechanical feel of packing and replaces it with creative flow. Packing is about deciding how you want to feel when you arrive at your destination, and to do that, you need to get into the mood of your trip.

A) Put it into words.

When you’re able to put words to feelings, progress is always made.

Take a sheet of paper and write the name of where you’re headed horizontally in the middle.

My words for last weekend's trip!

My words for last weekend's trip!

Next, define the place you’re going. Choose three words to describe where you’re headed. Write them on the left side of the city, vertically stacked.

For me, Atlanta was: energetic, hot, busy.

Then, choose 3 words that describe how you want to feel in your clothes.

I chose sexy, fun, confident.  Write them on the right side of the city name, vertically stacked.

B) Put on a playlist.

During the 15-30 minutes you’ll be assembling your bag, you gotta have tunes. Pop on whatever feels right for where you’re headed.

My favorite hip hip artists of all time, Outkast, are from Atlanta, so that was an easy choice for last weekend’s pack. (If you don’t know Aquemini, I highly recommend giving it a listen.)

Next month I’m headed to a town I used to visit with my mom as a child. She’d always play Van Morrison on this trip, so that’s what I’ll be turning on.

If your destination is new, choose music based on the words you chose to describe your city. If it’s a spot you’ve visited before, think about what music you heard last time you were there.

C) Put it on ice.

This isn’t as essential as the other parts of the prep, but let’s face it…a cocktail is the perfect way to get you in the mood for vacation. Match what you’re drinking to wear you’re headed. A trip to Napa deserves a glass of wine, a margarita is perfect for Mexico, an IPA encompasses that Pacific Northwest vibe. It’s a sweet indulgence to celebrate your style.

For my trip to Atlanta, I went with rosé, because the bride-to-be is a big fan of the pink drink (who can blame her).


You’ve got your words, you’ve got your music, you’ve got your drink. Now for a little self pep talk.

Even if you’re going to be in a group setting on the trip, this is not the time to think about what anyone else is wearing. There is one person and one person only that this suitcase is about, and that’s your self.

Go with what you want to wear.

Wearing something to fit in with everyone else will ultimately make you feel bored, look boring and snuff out your self-expression.  And style is all about self-expression. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but to fit in, you need to stand out. Being yourself through your style helps people accept you and understand that you are genuine, authentic and a person worth knowing.

3. Do the dirty work.

It’s time to style your outfits. And yes, I say style, because that’s exactly what you’ll do now and exactly what you do every day in your closet.

Grab your sheet of paper with the city + 6 words on it. Think of the first occasion you need to dress for on the trip then create an outfit for that occasion (i.e. on the airplane, dinner, beach day.)

Now look back at your sheet. Does the outfit you choose match the words on the left? Does it make you feel the things on the right?

If yes, hooray! Throw the outfit in the suitcase. If the answer is no, what didn’t match? Why? In determining your "why", consider what would work, and swap the initial outfit or piece of the outfit for something new. 

Follow this formula for each look you’ll need for the trip.

Finding the right outfits for the right occasion is a tough task, so if you feel confused or can't find a clear answer, I would love to help! My work is about celebrating women. Through a combination of teaching, styling and coaching, I help you feel powerful and put together in each of your outfits every single day. 

In Atlanta celebrating with the maid of honor (left) and the bride-to-be (center).

In Atlanta celebrating with the maid of honor (left) and the bride-to-be (center).

How to Pack | Episode 2 -- Napa Bound

Hi y'all! In case you missed my last post, this is second of my series: How to Pack! And this week, I'm talking Napa. Now while this post is inspired by my trip to wine country, you can re-create these looks for any vacation destination that's romantic + luxurious: Paris, The Amalfi Coast, The Hamptons (just to name a few). As you'll see, the looks I created for this trip are a little bit sexy, somewhat edgy and encompass that California vibe. 

So pour yourself a glass of rosé, watch the video and create the looks you'll love for your next trip. Comment below and let me know what you think too!


Haven't seen the video yet? Watch it here now.

Wanna to learn more about how to style your current wardrobe in more interesting ways? Book a free Greer Style Chat with me to talk all about your unique style needs. I'll create a customized plan of action dedicated to helping you love your look every day of the week. 

How to Pack | Episode 1 -- Camping Trip!

I'm excited to announce the launch of my latest video series: How to Pack! This year I'm going to be traveling a lot, and I'm excited to take y'all along for the ride! I get so many questions about how to prep a suitcase without it being a failure/disaster/disappointment. Thus! I created this series to show you how exactly I do it and end up satisfied + styled at my destination. 

Before you dive into the video though, I also want to say one thing...

packing is stressful.

And if you feel that next trip inducing anxiety, you are certainly not alone. It's stressful, because it truly is hard. You basically have to take what you do every day (create an outfit), but multiple it by at least double. That's a lot of outfits made up of a lot of pieces that you've got to conceptualize at one time. 

It took me many tries and trips before getting in touch with myself enough, gaining the perspective and developing the courage to say, "yes, I will definitely wear this." or "That's a nice idea, Raquel, but you know you won't wear that." Nice ideas are great, and at home, nice can be fun and pleasant. On vacation though, you only want to pack stuff you absolutely love that fits you like a glove. Because loving your outfits every day of a trip will enhance your trip and give you that enviable glow we all want in vacation pictures.

So grab a glass of wine, a pen & paper and hit play to get inspired to create the style under the stars you'll absolutely love. Oh and if you have questions, I'd love to chat.

Got a trip you're taking soon? Let me help you pack for it. 
Have a place you'd like me to feature on "How to Pack"? Comment below with where you're heading next.

Simple styling makes a big difference.

Great outfits don't just come together on their own. Each piece has to be put into place to create a look that appears effortlessly polished. 

And chances are you've stirred up this bad-ass-outfit-making magic before (whether by accident or on purpose). The trick to recreating similarly awesome outfits is to ask yourself why you liked that particular outfit. If you pinpoint that fact, you can construct other that have a similar appearance.

But this won't get you far enough.

To truly master your wardrobe, you need to take each new outfit as an individual creative project. Each outfit is about celebrating you on that given day. Because you don't want to start from scratch, you need to build a base of styling techniques.

Styling techniques allow you to be creative, while providing a base of knowledge to consistently work from. They cut down the time and energy you have to put into each outfit, while still making each outfit fresh and energetic.

Which is why this week I'm showing you 4 of them to take your basic tops from boring to boss.

the 1st TOP...

Watch the video to go in depth on how to create this first look!


Add a necklace too and...BU-BAM! lOOK #1


Add your favorite statement earrings. Right now, I'm loving my new ones from DYLAN WYLDE on South Lamar.


AND BOOM! Look #2

LOOK #3 begins wih a boring button down...

Now let's make this top pop with a waist belt...

Don't forget accessories, like these beauties from Nina Berenato. Use code "GreerVIP" for 30% off on her site.

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Look #3 Done.

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Look #4 on its way...


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add a Statement necklace to finish...

VOILA! Look #4

Wanna to learn more about how to style your current wardrobe in more interesting ways? Book a free Greer Style Chat with me to talk all about your unique style needs. I'll create a customized plan of action dedicated to helping you love your look every day of the week. 

Brunch Styled.

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, this Sunday is the perfect occasion for champagne, chilaquiles and a dress that feels fun, flirty and bright. I love dresses for the hot weather, because they're breezy and easy, but they're especially ideal for your dressy casual occasions.

Get inspired to throw on your Sunday best and celebrate the weekend with these 3 looks. 

Photography by Natalie Beurskens

Spring White



Sweat + Style

I don't take choosing work out gear lightly. Probably because one of my most embarrassing life moments occurred when I split my stretch pants open a few years ago at the gym...in front of a trainer...who happened to be a guy. 

Yes, it was terrible, and while I certainly don't love reliving that moment, it's a reminder of how important it is to choose workout gear (especially pants) that fit, make you feel comfortable and, above all, are secure. 

That's is why I decide to share some of my favorite, dependable brands this week and how to style them for your next workout.

Photographer: Natalie Beurskens

Why I love this brand + style: Crop tops are one of my favorite pieces in the summertime, so the Spark top is the perfect piece to fit my style in with my workout. This top and legging provide extra support with compression fabric, along with UV protection and quick dry technology that make it easy to wear outside in the Texas heat. Shop Ethona here.

My Go-To Weekly Workout: 

Why CG'S different: It's a bootcamp style work out with a strong emphasis on community and togetherness. Whether you're working out for the first time or are a lifetime marathoner, Camp Gladiator pushes you to your next level without intimidating you. Camps are held in different neighborhoods all over Austin, so give your local one a look here.


How to style your workout look: Working out is all about getting pumped up, which means it's the perfect time to bring out the energy through your outfit. Mix and match patterns to easily amp up your look. When pattern matching, try mixing pieces with similar colors and patterns, like these black-and-white-striped Zella leggings with the black-and-white H&M striped dolman sweatshirt. Finish with your favorite graphic tee. Go Knicks!


Why I love these brands + styles: Zella creates cute patterns to fit women with curves. Many of their pants are available in a high-waisted style, which makes it dependable for everything from yoga to strength training. They're also incredibly affordable, so stocking up on all the prints is a must. Take a look. 

The Ivy Park tank is my go-to for workouts, because the cut is freeing, the fabric is soft and of course, it's Beyonce's line, so it gets you in the boss mentality you need to push yourself in every workout.