How to Dress Like a Fashion Stylist

Guest Post by Sophia Smith.

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Looking perfectly fashionable and chic like a celebrity does not take much. All you need is a personal stylist. But hiring a stylist is not something ordinary people can afford so easily. Luckily, a lot of them are willing to share their secrets with the rest of the world. Here are our favourite tips from fashion stylists.

 

Start with the Basics

One of the things many stylists agree on is that timeless pieces should be the foundation of any woman’s wardrobe. Of course, a few trendy new garments that are close to your fashion sensibility are always welcome, but being fashionable does not necessarily mean buying more.  Instead, your focus should be on quality and comfort

Start with the Basics

 

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In addition to being a win for your style, with perfect cuts that flatter your figure, these classic pieces are also a win for your wallet since they stop you from replacing your entire wardrobe every season with mass-produced fast fashion. Also, they are a win for the entire planet. If you stick to sustainable clothing brands you can rest assured that the materials they use are organic and that their production does not harm the environment.

 

Here is our top 5 classic fashion checklist:

  1. Little Black Dress – Made famous by Audrey Hepburn, the LBD is an everlasting symbol of grace and style. What is so special about it? Well, we have 2 words for you: body-flattering and black.

 

Little Black Dress

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  1. White T-shirt – This endlessly versatile piece of clothing can be worn with jeans or tailored pants, and look ever so chic in either combination.

 

  1. Breton Top – Take a white T-shirt, add some blue stripes to it, and you get a high-end fashion staple piece. This chic top was ‘discovered’ by Coco in 1917 and its popularity only seems to grow with time.

Breton Top

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  1. Wrap Dress – Or the one dress to fit them all! Wrap dress owes its high demand to the fact that it flatters all shapes and sizes.

 

  1. The Perfect Coat – To round up your looks, find a perfect coat. The styles of coats are very diverse and it is hard to say which one is the right one, but the accent here should be on quality and neutral colours anyway.

The Perfect Coat

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Shop for Your Size and Shape

So, you have found your perfect dress and bought it without even trying it? Wrong! Very often, a garment that looks perfect on the hanger or a mannequin turns out to be not so flattering to your body shape.

Shop for Your Size and Shape

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Always try things before you decide on purchasing them. Even when something does not seem like it will fit you, you cannot really be sure before you try it. And make sure to try different sizes. Many women buy loose-fitting clothes hoping that they will hide their flaws. In reality, they deprive your figure of any shape and make you look bigger.

 

 

Shop for Outfits Not Pieces

Avoid buying single pieces just because they are on sale, or they look cute. If you cannot think of at least three outfits you can wear a certain piece with, just pass it. You will appreciate this when you have an emergency and need to find an outfit combination fast. Keep this in mind especially when buying shoes and bags. If you always shop for shoes and bags at the same time, you will never again mismatch them.

Shop for Outfits Not Pieces

 

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The bottom line is to be comfortable and to like what you see in the mirror, but even more than that to be critical enough to tell when something is not working for you.

Any fashion tips you would like to add?

 

 

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She could be described as fashion addict and life lover. She writes mostly in fashion and beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia is regular contributor at High Style Life.

 

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