I recently received my makeover issue of InStyle Magazine (a.k.a my fashion/beauty bible).
My favorite part of this issue was the section called, "The 50 Best Fashion Tips of All Time." I liked it so much that I thought I'd relay some of my favorite tips to my lovely readers --just in case you're not a subscriber to the mag!
Here are my 10 favorite fashion tips!
1. Own a white cotton button-down.
The mag suggests to go ahead and buy three if you find a style that fits you perfectly.
(They have a short shelf-life.)
2. Think in multiples.
Expanding upon #1...
If you find a dress or a pair of pants that fits you perfectly, buy multiples in different colors!
When it works, why question it?
Think Jackie O. She had a closet full of sheath dresses in different colors!
3. Throw on a scarf.
I'm a huge fan of a great scarf. I wear them all the time, whether it be winter or summer. It can transform a simple t-shirt or dress in such a simple, chic way!
4. Edit your closet.
You should be able to see all of your clothes without rummaging. Donate clothes you haven't worn within the past year!
By the way, how much do the feministic touches in that closet just make you swoon?
5. When in doubt, wear nude pumps.
When matched to your skin tone, they'll make your legs look a mile long!
6. Own at least one leopard-print item.
It's a perfect way to add a statement to an outfit. Do keep it to just ONE leopard item per outfit, though!
7. Don't buy a "bargain" if you don't love it.
It's better to have quality than quantity. Don't be fooled by a great sale ...only buy it if you LOVE it!
8. Make friends with a great tailor.
Such a difference can be made when your clothes fit your body perfectly!
Why own a $100 pair of trousers if they are ill-fitting?
9. Pair loose with tight.
If you wear skinny jeans, pair it with a more flowing top (unless you have a Victoria's Secret model body, that is ...or if you're tiny & petite like Audrey Hepburn!).
Likewise, if you wear wide-leg trousers, pair them with a more tailored-fitting top.
It's all about balancing out your outfits!
10. Add an element of surprise.
Jazz up your LBD or classic outfit by one funky accessory, like a bold necklace, a colorful bag or a bright pump!
Love the pop of color in this LBD/clutch combo!
Did anyone else read this section of the InStyle Makeover issue? What are some of your favorite tips that I left out?
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