As a stylist for more than 20 years, I’ve spent many moments on photo shoot sets primping and prepping people to look their best. I’ve shopped for a wide range of sizes, styles and personalities setting out to make them look awesome.
Since so many of us are in front of the camera these days, I’m going to share my stylist tips on how to style yourself like a pro. And even if you don’t have a shoot coming up, you can apply these tips to your everyday life.
When trying on clothes, choose things that go just beyond what you’d normally wear… stretch your comfort zone. In the photo above, I wore these pink pants that faded into white — kind of tie-dye-ish. To be honest, my tie-dye days were left in CA (in college). But these pants popped for the picture. And they made me feel happy.
Pick pieces that best represent your lifestyle. As much as I love seeing a woman in stilettos — it’s just not me. I’m way too active, and the thought of running around the city in 4″ heels doesn’t appeal. I love clogs, wedges and any other type of shoe that can give me a few inches without killing my feet. Also, I like sporty stuff — jumpsuits and any athleisure styles do me right. Think about choosing things that feel like you.
Shop in unexpected places. This red Adidas jacket came from my son’s closet. I’ve also been known to steal DH’s tees and hats. I love Century 21 because I can find high quality pieces at low prices. And if you’re petite, like me — Crewcuts and Zara kids is awesome.
Go bright. It’s no secret that black works with everything. But when I want to pump up my outfit, I add color. It stands out, makes a statement, and generally lifts my mood.
Get your make up done. Every season, I have a proper sit down at the make up counter to freshen up my beauty routine with new products and tricks. It’s free, but I usually end up buying products, and I always leave feeling good about myself.
Do stuff that elevates your spirit. I like jumping, dancing and doing cartwheels. The key to looking your best is feeling your best. Put simply–do what you love, and do it a lot.
If you’re looking to up-level what you’re wearing so you renew your sense of style and feel amazing in your clothes, book your complimentary style clarity call. Let’s discuss why you’re not loving how you look and what your next right step is to have an incredible style.