Whenever you think something looks good but you think you couldn’t pull it off, maybe you need some inspirations from the pros. Some of the successful styling jobs of a stylist started with a client saying ‘forget it, it’s not my style, or color, or cut,’ only for them to end up loving it after they tried it on. So, keep on reading for the 6 fashion tricks to learn from stylists so you can look more fashionable on your everyday looks.
- Don’t underestimate black shoes.
Though we usually turn our heads turned to jazzier, more colorful but less versatile shoes, black shoes provide punctuation marks for an outfit. “I use black accessories to give a bit of structure to my look – to root what I’m wearing,” says stylist Celestine Cooney. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may ground your brightly colored pink dress with a classic pair of black pumps, giving you a trendy yet classy look.
- Turtlenecks are not for busty women.
A turtleneck sweater may be a cozy option in the colder months, but it can also make a busty woman appear heavier. “If you have an hourglass body type, look for styles and fabrics that reduce bulk and showcase your waist. Tailored pieces and stretchy fabrics that hug and accentuate your frame will bring out the natural lines of your hourglass shape. Look for blended knit fabrics and slimming neckline styles such as v-necks and scoop necks. A simple wrap dress is the one go-to piece a woman with an hourglass frame should have in her closet,” says stylist Kristina Michniak.
- Have a signature piece that reflects your personality.
No matter how traditional or fashion forward you like to be, have a think about what pieces you really gravitate to and make it your signature style. “It doesn’t have to be a scarf. Consider bright colored shoes, men’s style watches, or classic shirts,” says Ms. Narain. You may think of jersey dresses and sneakers if you have a sporty personality, or opt for skinny scarves if you have an eye for edgy or bohemian style.
- Skinny jeans are not for everyone.
If you have a pear body type, look for styles that elongate your figure to take the emphasis away from your lower body. You should avoid skinny jeans and instead opt for boot cut or those with a slight flare. Remember, you want to draw attention to your upper torso, so you may think of a printed top, bold colored one, or a sexy style that will catch the attention. “Showing your shoulders also helps in drawing attention upwards and balancing your top half with your bottom half proportions,” says Ms. Michniak.
- Sunglasses hide a thousand sins.
“There’s a reason celebrities are never spotted without their shade. Sunglasses can be the best accessory, especially if you are having a bad day, feel extra sleepy, or have a hangover. Glasses cover everything,” says Ms. Berger. Like fashion blogger Jenny Tsang, you may opt for rounded mercury sunglasses that look trendy while doing double duty on concealing your sleepless nights.
- If you’re not a fan of accessories, resort to statement blazers or coats.
Forget the cliché about fashion types being obsessed with shoes and bags. You may also think of statement blazers or coats that are great for dressing up jeans and other casual outfits. By heeding these tricks from the stylists, you’ll be able to look fashionable while keeping everything effortless.