13 Fashion Tips and Tricks From Pro Stylists
Navigating the how and why of style can be tricky, but with these simple stylist-recommended tips, you’ll be a certified fashionista in no time.
1. Find out if a pair of jeans fits without a trip to the dressing room.
According to Lauren Edelstein, Style Director at Shopbop, all you need to do to determine whether or not a pair of jeans will fit is to wrap the waist around your neck — if the ends meet without overlapping (or stretching), they’ll fit your waist. “The neck trick is one I was skeptical about, but it really works!” This is a wonderful fashion hack.
2. Make any outfit look great with just three key pieces.
It takes just three items to make literally any outfit look great, according to The Ambitionista’s Heidi Nazarudin. “A face-flattering pair of classic sunglasses (preferably black), a gorgeous everyday leather handbag, and a smart pair of shoes you can easily walk in.” SIMPLE AND ELEGANT
3. Test the waters of a bright color via lipstick or accessories first.
Wearing different colours of attire could scare anyone, so, Nazarudin recommends wearing them as an accessory before you invest in a clothing item: Instead of trying on a bright citron-colored blouse, you can go for a cuff or bracelet, or even a lipstick.”
4. A cowboy accessory can take the place of traditional jewelry.
The use of neckerchiefs in place of necklaces or jewelries are alternatives for fashion in fall and winter. “They’re bold, bright, and eye catching too, but feel a little more special,” says Edelstein. “And bonus points if you pick a vintage one!”
5. Weigh down a light scarf with earrings.
Secure a pair of gold vintage clip-on earrings to weigh the ends of a lightweight scarf down. “It creates a really rich and wearable accessory,” says Yraola.
6. Maximize your shoe collection.
Want a pair of shoes you can wear all year round, no matter the occasion? A pair of pointed-toe black pumps are essential, says Edelstein — they’re without season, crazy flattering, and you can where them with absolutely anything.
7. Pop a belt on for a put-together look.
8. Make the most of your bag.
The disappointment that comes with just having one bag can be depressing, spice I up a little with a nice scarf.
9. The key to making online shopping work for you: a tape measure.
You need to know your measurements — not just your size. memorizing your shoulder, bust, waist, hip, and inseam measurements makes you certain of the types of clothes and their sized you want to buy.
10. Make a basic hairstyle look way more impressive.
Accomplishing a Pinterest-worthy hairstyle isn’t impossible, even if your skills are super basic! Using modern trends can encourage you to look fancy- Combs
11. When trying prints, use the rule of 2.
Don’t overstress it, use a maximum of 2 prints- Yraola
12. You don’t need a massive wardrobe of designer clothes to be a great dresser.
What a woman need in her closet doesn’t exceed 20 things, some of which are black pants and sweater. Outside of these 20, you can experiment with more inexpensive items — if you don’t like them, it’s not nearly as bad as if you dropped $300 on a trendy piece you only wore once. If you need tips on how to maximize your basics, check out Good Housekeeping Style
13. Add accessories to instantly look polished.
You can get away with wearing a pair of nice jeans and a T-shirt nearly anywhere (yep, even work!) if you amp up to the look with accessories. “Try throwing on a statement necklace, an intricate bracelet, or even some standout earrings,” recommends Michelle Combs.
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