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The Closet Diva Spring 2017 Fashion Forecast

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  • Colours – Pink reigns supreme! Blush pink, fuscia pink, fluorescent pink.
  • Trends – Athleisure, Iridescence, florals, light wash distressed denim, stirrup leggings, ties at the sleeves or waist, sweatsuits (yes, matching top & bottoms).
  • Must Have Items – Graphic T’s, bomber jackets, watches with bright coloured bands, sweatshirts, “cold shoulder” tops, dressy jogger pants with elastic at the ankles.
  • Bags – Cinch bags, mini structured bags, graphic print bags
  • Jewelry – Chokers, long statement necklaces, be-jeweled statement pendants and long lanyards loaded with charms, ear cuffs, single statement earring
  • Footwear – Platforms, kitten heels, slingbacks, black Nike runners, colourful Converse runners.

If you need help with your closet, or with shopping for your Spring/Summer wardrobe, please contact me at

Fashionably Yours,
Janise Bachler,
The Closet Diva


Since 2006, Janise Bachler, The Closet Diva, has been helping men & women learn how to Closet_Rescue_Cover_#3067A2-1dress and to refine their personal image in a way that brings them personal and professional success. Janise is also a professional speaker and author of the book, CLOSET RESCUE, available on Amazon. Janise has appeared on Global TV, CityTV, and featured in the Calgary Herald. Janise works with clients on closet editing, personal shopping and styling services. You can learn more about Janise and her image consulting services at or contact her via email.


Clusters by the Closet Diva


– Bottom: 1 pair dark skinny jeans
– Bottom: 1 pair skinny burgundy jeggings
– Top: 2 long-sleeve, long length T-shirts (grey, burgundy)
– Layering: 1 grey wool sleeveless vest
Total: $192.00*
*Purchased at Ricki’s by me for me.


– Bottom: 1 pair dark skinny jeans
– Bottom: 1 pair skinny burgundy jeggings
– Bottom:  1 pair black skinny pant
– Bottom: 1 black faux leather skirt
– Top: 2 long-sleeve, long length T-shirts (grey, burgundy)
– Top: 2 short sleeve, long length T-shirt (white, b/w stripe)
– Layering Piece – 1 grey wool sleeveless vest
– Layering Piece – 1 black faux leather/cloth vest

Total: $395.00*
* Purchased at Ricki’s, Dynamite, RW & Co. by me for

As with any cluster, I can expand it with pieces I already own such as a black blazer, a denim jacket, etc. This 10-piece cluster will provide me tons of outfits for my life right now.

P.S. If you need help putting your closet into clusters for easier dressing, or to purchase a new cluster as I did for the Fall, I am offering SPECIAL PRICES for a limited time! Email me for more info.


Fall Fashion Forecast 2016

  • Colours – Burgundy, grey & beige combo’s, dark blue, rosy beige, mustard, olive.
  • Skinny or Wide-Legged? Despite the predictions, I am seeing tons of skinny pants out there, with some straight leg options, but not too many wide-legs. I think we are all still in love with skinny pants with a knee-high or bootie boot for them to disappear yet.
  • Must Have Items – Long sweaters or long sleeveless sweater vests, graphic sweaters, animal print anything.
  • Bags – Structured, boxy purses with short handles, small backpacks, graphically printed or decorated bags, purse charms (especially bunny tails).
  • Jewelry – Chokers, long, delicate chains.
  • Footwear – Chelsea boots, loafers, block heels.

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For more examples of these trend items, check out my Pinterest page called Closet Diva – Fall 2016.



Spring Fashion Forecast 2016

Spring is nearly here and the new fashions are starting to hit the stores! So I thought it was time for my “What’s In For Spring” post to help you with your shopping.70891524-6cef-4416-a59f-8cc364971001

Colours – Orange, Yellow, Pink, Denim Blue.

Romance – Think feminine staples like lace and ruffles.

California Dreaming – Tie die, beachy styles.

Sporty Influence – Bomber jackets, athletic wear, striped platform flip flops.

Global Traveller – Vibrant prints, on-trend embroidery, tribal patterns.

Stripes – Stripes are everywhere … shoes, bags, dresses. Just remember, the wider the strip, the wider it makes you look. Narrow stripes work for most everyone.

Boudoir – Basically silk slip dresses and camisoles. Never my favourite look. I think this should be reserved for the bedroom.

Off the shoulder – Tops & dresses showing your beautiful shoulders.

Flower Power – Florals & petals everywhere, even on shoes & handbags.

Handbags – Strong graphic designs & small backpacks are on-trend.

Wild, Wild West – Fringes & suede still showing up on the fashion horizon.

If you need any help with your Spring shopping, you know where to find me.

Fashionably Yours,


Fall Fashion Forecast 2015

This Fall offers something for everyone. There is the menswear influence, lace and artsy bold print. Jeans will be available in straight and flaress. Boots and booties are huge, especially in rich greys and burgundy.

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  • Marsala (Pantone Colour of the year
    an earthy wine red)
  • Navy blue
  • Camel
  • Pastels such as begonia (light pink)
  • Python prints
  • Plaid

Trend Items

  • Fur vests and fur accents on sweaters & coats
  • Maxi sweaters, vests & blazers (duster length; mid-calf length)
  • Wide leg pants & culottes
  • Trench coatsBrooches
  • Capes
  • Structured handbags
  • Tailored trousers
  • Long-length blazers
  • Shoes – Mary Jane’s, loafers
  • Brooches




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