Anyone that has followed my blog for a while knows that I have a stylist. My sister Elizabeth and I are going to Seattle next weekend and we’ll be spending a few hours on Saturday shopping with Angie from You Look Fab. I have shopped with Angie for three seasons now and she has taken my look to a whole new level. And it no longer takes me hours and hours to pack for a business trip!
Here are my favourite fashion tips from shopping with Angie:
1. Camisoles are essential for so many reasons. Everyone should have at least the basics: black, white and cream.
I honestly don’t know how I ever survived without them! Under a blouse for layering, or if it’s too revealing, under a sweater for extra warmth, and to smooth out a transparent look if you are wearing light or dark pants.
2. Invest in jackets over cardigans.
Cardigans have their place too, and I have several but the two jackets Angie picked out for me this Spring I have worn constantly all season! So much dressier and structured looking than a cardigan. I have my eye on this one now (because it’s totally my colour) but I’ll wait until I see Angie next weekend.
3. Roll or scrunch up your sleeves.
Do this with white blouses, jean jackets, blazers. Angie even taught me a whole new way to scrunch that I was blissfully unaware of.
4. Wear more Blouses over t-shirts.
Angie does not wear t-shirts. ‘Really?’ I said when she announced this to me.
It never occurred to me that I could and should perhaps be stocking up on blouses over t-shirts (especially in the summer). This way you don’t have to worry about having a perfect waist-line as well which a t-shirt highlights (not that Angie needs to worry about that in her lifetime).
I recently bought this blouse (above), I am totally in love with polka dots and Angie loves them too!
5. Cut the fringe off your scarves.
‘Are you a fringe person?‘ Angie asked me the first time we met (I was wearing a scarf with fringe). Apparently leaving the fringe on your scarf is a bohemian look and if that’s not you, you can–gasp–cut the fringe off your scarves! So I did.
1. Wear a Parka over a little Chiffon dress.
2. Celeb Style = Navy Blazer + White chiffon shirt + white jeans. A crisp, clean look that suits everyone.
3. Antique earrings are never out of style. They already date from centuries past.
And the Universal Golden Style Rule (In case you didn’t know it):
Wear full pants and skirts with tight-fitting tops, and tight trousers and skirts with loose-fitting tops.
What’s the best fashion tip you’ve heard?
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