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Online shopping with a style expert

Posted at 7:03 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 07:53:25-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Nice on top and comfy on the bottom-- that's the style nowadays for many people as they are staying at home and going to work via zoom.

Lydia Kirsch is a personal stylist for Macy's at the Walden Galleria. She is just one of 27 stylists across the country participating in a pilot program helping people from home shop for outfits, and it's all for free.

"People are going to learn how to dress business casually without looking messy," Kirsch said.

To do this Kirsch recommends layering pieces by using fun jackets.

She says athletic wear is becoming more stylish for women and

Brands are jumping on a comfortable but professional look.

"I think when we are able to come out, people are going to be brightly colored and embrace the spring-summer vibe," Kirsch said. "Lots of corals for this season coming up and a whole palette of nudes for the summer."

E-commerce data website Rakuten intelligence found online spending is up 30-percent in the last two months.

Kirsch says if you're buying online, buy something in two different sizes and read the reviews.

Kirsch says she thinks this pandemic will disrupt the retail industry. She says Macy's is taking the extra precautions to make sure the store will be clean and ready for customers when this is all over.

You can ask for style tips for free by messaging Lydia on Instagram @Lydiakirsch, Facebook Lydiakirsch, email lydia.kirsch@macys.com or through the Macy's mobile app!