New Orleans, Oslo, Brussels and London added to the Spring Travel Schedule!

David is based in New York City but frequently travels throughout the US and Europe.

Here is the current schedule of upcoming cities where he will be offering private Color Your Style Custom Color Palettes for men and women as well as Custom Color Palette Extensions, Shopping, Ultimate Style Sessions and the new Wardrobe Recharge and Color Your Home Sessions

February 26-27 Savannah, GA

February 28-March 2 Boston, MA

March 11-13 Seattle, WA

March 14-16 San Francisco, CA

March 17-20 Los Angeles, CA

March 21-23 Dallas, TX

March 25-27 New Orleans, LA

May 23-25 Oslo, NO

May 31- June 1 Brussels, BXL

June 2-6 London, UK

About a session:
 An initial private two hour Custom Color Palette includes a one-of-a-kind custom color palette 
as well as in-depth information on fabrics, patterns, silhouette, historical periods, hair, make-up, etc…This is “the plan” that will be used for all future shopping.

Click on the Services button for more information and additional services.

For rates and to book an appointment, please contact Alex at alex@davidzyla.com

If you have a city that you would like David to visit, please submit it.

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Look Ten Pounds Lighter Just by Getting Dressed!

It’s January, and many of us have indulged a bit over the holiday season!

Therefore…

Here are some of my favorite tips to look ten pounds lighter, just by getting dressed, from How to Win at Shopping:

-While a straight skirt can be slimming, the effect can go awry if the bottom hem abruptly stops without tapering back to the leg, creating an unflattering horizontal line. If a straight skirt or dress hangs like a lampshade, consider a trip to the tailor.

-When fitting a jacket, consider narrowing the sleeves to separate the arms from the torso. This will create a more streamlined silhouette.

-Avoid wearing fabrics with sheen on the parts of the body you would like to de-emphasize. Sheen will make those areas appear larger. Instead, think of such fabrics as a fantastic way to illuminate the smaller parts of your body and balance the head-to-toe look.

-Showing a bit more skin can be a great idea. When it comes to fabric on the body, less fabric is more slimming.

-When shopping for separates, avoid high-contrast tops and bottoms that chop the body up. Instead, look for low-contrast or monochromatic combinations.

-The higher the heel, the leaner the look, so consider shopping shoes two-and-a-half inches or higher. Also consider the fact that a skinny spike won’t balance the proportion of a fuller calf or ankle, so reach for a thicker, shapelier heel instead.

-The best go-to slimming piece is a figure-flattering dress in a dark neutral. If you find one in the perfect style, color, and fabric, don’t hesitate to spend a bit more on it. You will feel so good in it that the amount of use will justify the purchase.

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Your Archetype!

After discovering your True Colors, it is time to discover your Archetype!

When I was first studying color and style, the four seasons approach had just come into vogue.

I loved the four seasons approach, but to me, it was incomplete. How could you confuse the rusty brick and oyster of an Antique Winter with the bright blue-red and alabaster of a Classic Winter, or mistake the deep teals and burnt rose tones of a Dusky Summer for the sky blues and gentle aquamarinesof an Iridescent Summer? I could see significant variations within each season, subtypes whose color choices differed from one another, often quite dramatically.

For example, both the Vital Spring and the Tawny Spring partake of the youthful, vigorous, playful energies of their signature season. But a Vital Spring’s Archetype is the Prom Queen. She’s born to be the center of attention, the popular girl, the one who pulls a party together, and her palette glistens like a burgeoning flowerbed, with its clear pink, kelly green, and blueberry. Tawny Spring is a Maverick, a quirky self-starter who’s usually listening to the beat of her own distant drummer. She may not even show up at the prom, and if she does, she may bring that drummer with her and dance to an entirely different rhythm than everybody else! Her palette expresses another side of spring, with its orange coral and robin egg blue. Both are Springs—but their Archetypes help define the precise colors and styles that are right for them.

Once you discover your Color Your Style Palette, working with a partner or friend to definitively pinpoint your Archetype is a great idea. Identifying your Archetype will help you recognize the colors, accessories, and other style choices that are best designed to reveal your personality.

Check out my Pinterest boards of the twenty four archetypes  to give you an even better understanding! https://www.pinterest.com

Stand Out in 2017 with Your Dramatic Color!

Looking for inspiration on how to incorporate your Dramatic Color into your wardrobe?

The Dramatic Color is the dominant blue, green or purple found in the vein in your wrist. It is your “look at me” color, and perfect to wear when you want some extra attention!.

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Find Your Dramatic Color

Follow these steps to reveal the color that shows off your most dramatic self:

1. In natural light, hold your hand so you can see the veins below your wrist. Locate the vein that’s most pronounced.

2. Identify the darkest color you can see in your veins; the shade of blue, green, or purple that offers the highest contrast to the other elements of your coloring. This is your most Dramatic Color.

Once you have identified your Dramatic Color, it is time to incorporate it into your life, and wardrobe:

Besides the attention-getting dress, the Dramatic Color is also perfect to wear for a presentation at work when you want all eyes on you, or any sort of athletic wear. It is also a wonderful color to add drama in your home. An entry way in this color creates a theatrical entrance, and a chair or sofa upholstered in your shade of green, blue or purple adds the perfect high-energy punctuation to an active living room. For an unexpected head-turning use of this color, ride a bicycle or motorbike in it!

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