Navigating the ins and outs of style can be tricky, but with these simple stylist-recommend tips, you’ll be a certified fashionista in no time.
Ready for a mind-blowing fashion hack? 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!” — Lauren Edelstein.
Anyone can wear patterns and bright colors — but if you’re afraid of them, you can wear 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.
Want a pair of shoes you can wear all year round, no matterm the occasion? A pair of pointed-toe black pumps are essential, they’re seasonless, crazy flattering, and you can where them with absolutely anything.
Adding a textured, embellished, or a great colored belt is the fastest way to pull together the most basic pieces or quickly elevate a casual outfit.
You need to know your measurements — not just your size. “I’m a big fan of online shopping,” says Nazarudin. “But I find that sizes vary across brands and even cuts, so memorize your shoulder, bust, waist, hip, and inseam measurements.”
If you’re stressed about pairing patterns, stick by Yraola’s guideline: “Two is the max amount of prints or brights to mismatch, like stripes with florals or lavenders with greys,” she says. “Don’t add a third.”
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.