TOP 10 FASHION TIPS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW:
1. SHOW SKIN STRATEGICALLY
What lady doesn't like to turn heads when she walks in the room? Let's be honest. We all love dressing up and showing a little skin from time to time but are we all going about it the right way? Looking truly sexy involves knowing what to bare and what to show."Choose one-only one-body part and show it off," advises Jen Rade, stylist to Jenna Fischer and Angelina Jolie.
2. THINK IN MULTIPLES
We all have that one pair of jeans that we love to rock. Everything about those jeans are perfect, from the way they fit to the style. If you find an especially flattering fit right off the rack, go ahead and buy doubles. When it works, why question it?
3. EMBRACE YOUR SHAPE
"Once you know which silhouettes flatter you, filter trends ruthlessly," says designer Shoshanna Gruss.
4. KNOW YOUR STRETCH
The secret formula for a soft but form-fitting tee? 95% cotton, 5% Lycra-spandex. For jeans to hold their shape, they need at least 2% Lycra. Secret formula exposed SURPRISE!
5. HEM YOUR PANTS FOR SHOE HEIGHTS
“The biggest mistake women make is wearing pants that aren’t the right length for their shoes,” says stylist Kate Young. To fix this, hem to either heels or flats–no going back. Generally, hems should just graze the tops of your shoes and be 1/2 to 3/4 inch off the floor. Don’t get caught with too high of a hem.
6. WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR NUDE HEELS
They go with everything and are always a good alternative when you are second guessing your initial shoe choice for the evening (girls….if you are second guessing your shoe choice, don’t chance it just go with the nude). On top of going with everything in your closet, they accentuate your legs and make you look longer and leaner. Yay nude!
7. PAIR LOOSE WITH TIGHT
Few mortals can pull off head-to-toe baggy. So team your billowing pieces with something body- conscious. I love pairing my loose blouses with something tight on the bottom. Leggings, leather pants, body conscious skirt, or shorts are some of my favs.
8. GET STUDS
“Fake or real, big or small, they will go with any color, fabric, or style of cocktail dress and will never compete with other jewelry,” says stylist Rob Zangardi, who works with Rachel McAdams.
9. ROUND DOWN IN DENIM
When in doubt, go with the smaller size in jeans. They always stretch, and nothing’s more unflattering than the unintentionally baggy derrière.
10. OPEN YOUR MIND
Always take one “it’s cute but so not me” thing into the fitting room. You never know!