Fashion Expert Stacy London and Top Stylists Offer Tips for Looking Your Best
Should I go shopping alone or bring a friend?
JS: "Shopping is personal and intimate because we all do it very differently. If you have a friend with a similar shopping style to yours, absolutely bring her with youa second opinion is always helpful."
LM: "If you are an indecisive shopperdefinitely bring a friend. A friend can give you her honest opinion and can keep you from making tragic shopping mistakes."
Most people hold on to clothing they never wearwhat's one easy way to part with your clothes?
JS: "Take the clothes you don’t wear, put them in boxes and get them out of site for the season. When you realize that you didn’t miss them, you’ll have an easier time saying goodbye."
LM: "It can be bard to part with clothes when you are going at it alone. Have a friend or a professional help you purge your closet."
I always either overdo it with accessoriesor don't wear enough. Is there any rule for this?
JS: "Pick one piece that makes a statementthe rest should be simple. Also, pay attention to your body type. Petite woman look best in petite-sized jewelry. Average to plus size women look best in with a larger earring or necklace."
LM: "Pick two accessory hot spots that aren’t right next to each other. For example, earring + necklace = bad. Earrings + bracelet = good!"
How can I make casual clothes appropriate for work, and turn boring work clothes into weekend wear?
JS: "Casual clothes can be dressed up by throwing on a blazer, adding heels, and accessorizing so the look is more pulled together. Layering in general can take a casual top and transform it into something more."
LM: "A fitted blazer can make almost any casual outfit office ready."
What colors, other than black, are slimming?
JS: "Navy is the new black. It’s just as dark, so the color is just as slimming."
LM: "Black isn’t the only color that can slim you down. Try other dark neutrals like navy, eggplant, or forest green."
What's your golden rule for looking your best?
SL: "Personal style is about self expression and authenticity. It’s a tool you can use to gain confidence, achieve goals and project the version of yourself that you want people to see. Be true to yourself. If you are wearing clothes that suit your body, age, lifestyle, and personality then it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing the latest trend. You will always look good because you will look like the best version of yourself."