Watching Chic-To-Chic

Can you wear jeans to work? What’s the one current trend that’s actually bound to be a classic? Can you ever be too fabulous?  Join Kim Coles and Tanya Foster as they delve into the season’s burning style questions in our new how-to series, “Chic to Chic”. 

We got to thinking recently: How could we take the amazing service of our stores and spread the love online? Our answer: a fun, refreshing, informative series starring two of our favorite women.Tanya Foster is the creator of one of our favorite fashion blogs; her style perspective is refreshingly direct and oh-so-wearable. (And her walk-in closet has a cheetah print carpet. How fabulous is that?) You may recognize Kim Coles from her work on Living Single or from her appearances VH1; her boundless energy and infectious smile brighten our day. Together, they’re a style team made to go chic-to-chic. We hope you enjoy! Scroll down to learn more about the dynamic duo.

Meet Our Hosts

Tanya Foster

Occupation: Lifestyle and Fashion Expert

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Can’t Live Without: Her two Norfolk terriers, Sparky and Max and her cat, Fuzzy.

Fashion DO: Dark denim. You can wear it almost anywhere, from brunch to a night out- even to work, depending on what you do! Paired with a structured blazer, a crisp button down, and a sleek shoe, you’ll look perfectly polished. Add a great necklace or favorite scarf for flair.

Kim Coles

Occupation: Comedian and Inspirational Speaker

Hometown: New York, New York

Can’t Live Without: Books- she’s a history buff!

Fashion DO: Always say “yes” to flowy pants! They’re comfortable and chic- especially for travel (which I do a lot). The key is to wear something structured on top. Great earrings are the perfect finishing touch!

Got your own style question? We love giving advice. Leave a comment below. Don’t want to wait? We hear you: did you know that you can always make an appointment at any of our boutiques with one of our Style Experts for a free styling session? That’s right, we said “free.” Like what you see? We created a special “Chic-to-Chic” Collection you can shop exclusively online

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52 Responses

    1. Terri Dunning

      Would love to purchase the black jumpsuit that Kim is wear. but not sure where to look. Browsed thru a few of the spots but no luck finding it.

  1. Diane

    Please bring back a line of golf clothes! In the past, I have ordered many different styles and what I liked about them is that they could be worn anywhere, looked great, and felt comfortable both on and off the course. What happened to them…there were only a FEW styles these year. They were fabulous!

    1. I totally agree! Most of my golf clothes are from Chico’s! They fit well, are indestructible and do not fade in the hot Florida sun! I am so disappointed that Chico’s has discontinued the line. PLEASE bring them back!!!!

  2. Linda McConnell

    My favorite store as well. Everything one needs is at her fingertips, plus it is wonderful to have wonderful staff who are knowledgeable about current fashion and what women of all sizes need! I need some ideas for clothes for a wedding that I will be attending the latter part of September. Any suggestions, please!

    1. Velma

      My favorite store as well. The only store I shop for fashionable clothes and don’t have to try on several sizes for the right fit. Plus the outfits fit any occasion. The fashion consultants always make me feel fabulous after purchased. Get many complements everytime I wear Chico’s clothes. Planning Alaska-Yukon vacation in August. Need ideas for traveling outfits and what to wear for the captain’ night. Thanks for input.

      1. Chico's

        Hi, Velma! What an amazing vacation you have coming up! Like Tanya suggested, you can bring a variety of different underpinnings and toppers to mix and match with a basic pant or skirt. The key for a trip like this is layers! As for the Captains dinner, might we suggest and elegant dress such as this:

    2. Chico's

      Thank you, Linda! September can be tricky depending on where the wedding is, as it can be still too hot or just getting chilly. One style you can never go wrong with is a classic black dress. Depending on the attire required for the wedding you can dress it up for down with your accessories and add color with a jacket or scarf. This LBD from our Travelers collection is even wrinkle free and packable:

  3. Annette Ciccarelli

    Always love Chip’s since I first found them on a trip to Boston. In fact I still have the outfit some 20+ years later. They were so nice to wear when I was working and always looked professional. Still love shopping for new things. Love the new series with Kim and Tanya.

  4. Natalie Gurin

    I have a 10 day trip to Italy for work in October for which I need a new wardrobe for a variety of reasons. I can’t afford to spend a fortune. Help!!!

    1. Chico's

      Natalie Gurin – We’re here to help, Natalie! Have you heard about our Travelers Collection? It’s a mix-and-match wardrobe with work-appropriate pieces that are wrinkle free and packable. You can find the collection here: Ciao!

  5. Bevery Shelton

    Hello Kim, So happy to hear that you wear Chico too. I’m a teacher and I wear Chico everyday. Sometimes, I’m all Chico and someday 1 or 2 peices from Chico. Question:We are not allowed to wear jeans at work. Trying to convince my principal that jeans can be professional is difficult. What outfit do you suggest I wear to convince him? You are and always will be awesome!

  6. El Taborn

    So great to see Kim!! Enjoyed Kim & Tanya styles too.
    I have an October trip planned to Hawaii. Any suggestions for travel wardrobe. Travel wear casual and dress for a wedding. Staying 5 days

    1. Chico's

      El Taborn – Aloha, El! Hawaii in October will be fabulous! In addition to the packing suggestions from Kim & Tanya, we suggest a breezy maxi dress for a tropical Hawaiian wedding. You can dress it up with heels or wear it casual with flats for sandals. We have some really festive prints that you can view here:

  7. Judi Kauffman

    Chicos is the only store I shop at and I have a couple of ladies who enjoy your/my last years styles..which are really timeless and wear well..but you already knew that. Do you have a fashion panel of customers? I love almost all your styles but I think that the cut out shoulders smack of 2016 and do nothing for all your modern Grandmothers. While I am at it,I wish you would pay a bit more attention to your Canadian friends. If your stores are not well located and well stocked,we will look for somewhere else to shop. Many Thanks!

    1. Chico's

      Judi Kauffman – Thank you for being a fan, Judi! We appreciate your insights and suggestions and will be sure to communicate them to our design and international partners.

  8. Marsha Hunt

    I agree about the cold shoulder look…one or two pieces are okay and I would love to see more tops without the cutout. I am all Chico’s all the time. The looks are timeless and I always receive complements.

  9. Carol Ness

    Chico’s is my favorite store! 99 per cent of all my clothes come from Chico’s. They are stylish,fit well,and make you feel beautiful when you wear them. I love Chico’s!!!

  10. Jeanie

    I see a ‘Petit’ section. Do you carry plus sizes? Is a size ‘3’ considered plus size? Please advise! Thank you so much!! ?


    I hope you will consider bringing back the little short sleeve shirt of better quality like it use to be !

  12. Kathy Dozois

    I too love Chicos, but unfortunately you do not carry Plus Sizes (equivalent to 22 & 24) so I’m limited to purchase jewelry, scarves and accessories. I would so shop at Chicos for my clothes if you had these sizes! Question: I have many ‘One Size” ruanas and ponchos purchased elsewhere, would yours fit a size 24 lady? (I do most of my shopping online so hard to gauge.) Thanks!

  13. Suzanne

    Just bought the foiled lace girlfriend jeans in size 1–love the fit and look! But would love your advice on how to style them. With flats I guess-but what kind of top? I’m not a big fan of long flow-y tunics. Thanks!


    My favorite shoes are stil Chicos. Miss them!!!! So sad cause they really were not marketed and they were absolutely great!!!

  15. Susan Smalley

    Myself along with many of my friends have stopped shopping at Chicos, the quality and styles are just not the same. We would love to see some “up to date” more stylish Jackets etc. Not so conservative. Also, the quality of the jewelry has dropped dramatically. Sorry, but the quality is starting to look like Kohls Jewelry. I have been an avid shopper of Chicos forever, but sadly no more. 🙁

  16. Karen Rowell

    Where are those golf clothes?…the other styles are not what I have been used too…I know change is tough…but we are the consumers…love that you have petites but remember they are for short people too not just very tiny sizes…

  17. Debby

    I agree with the previous ladies and hope you realize there are MANY of us modern, with-it, 60 yoear olds who don’t want to dress like our mothers, who are in their 80’s or like our daughters in their 30’s or like a someone who is trying to look younger. You have some great styles and colours and the fit of your clothing is usually great. So please continue to provide us with clothing that has class and style.

  18. A

    Where can I find the large scarf with the large leopard looking c at covering the back. Can I order it from a store if there are no more
    On line.

  19. Jacqueline Rudell

    I have a large waist and need pull on pants. I can’t tell which ones are pull on online. I would love some nice blue denim pull on pants as well as other type pull on pants.

  20. Marsha Miller

    I am searching for one of your outfits I saw while browsing and can’t seem to find in your catalog. Is a long sweater with green and tan with top and slacks tan color. Even loved shoes. Your blond model wearing and she was seated

  21. Bobbi

    love your clothes – would love to see size 3.5 and 4 carried in your stores – i need to try on clothes before I buy and ordering online isn’t always timely. PLEASE add these sizes in store for us women who love your styles……..thanks.

  22. Bobbi

    love your clothes – would love to see size 3.5 and 4 carried in your stores – i need to try on clothes before I buy and ordering online isn’t always timely. PLEASE add these sizes in store for us women who love your styles……..thanks.

  23. Colleen

    I agree that the quality of the jewelry is currently not up to par. Many of my pieces tarnished rather quickly
    There should be a greater selection of dresses which are not mostly full length.
    The associates are always very helpful and friendly which makes for a nice shopping experience

  24. Kathryn

    Love your unique clothing! The ladies in the video said they were saving more tips for next time. When will we see an updated video from Tanya and Kim please? I want to see what is “in” for 2018! Keep designing beautiful clothes for all women.


    I have a wedding first of August in a very hot climate. It will not be formal but ‘dressy’ I’m clueless – help!!


  26. Sandra

    I guess it is just me but I wish Paisley would just go away. It seems Chicos loves it soooo much too. Tired of cold shoulder and would love some shorter length tops for us who swim in tunics. Please Chicos bring back some of the older styles I loved. Makes me sad that I have a coupon for 40% of and couldn’t find anything I want. It must be time to give up my favorite store.

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