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.

1. Find out if a pair of jeans fits without a trip to the dressing room.

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!”

2. Make any outfit look great with just three key pieces.

Hate complicated fashion trends that only seem accessible to models and actors? It takes just three items to make literally any outfit look great, “A face-flattering pair of classic sunglasses (preferably black), a gorgeous everyday leather handbag, and a smart pair of shoes you can easily walk in.”

3. Test the waters of a bright color via lipstick or accessories first.

Anyone can wear patterns and bright colors — but if you’re afraid of them, it is recommended to wear them as an accessory before you invest in a clothing item: Instead of trying on a bright colored blouse, you can go for a cuff or bracelet, or even a lipstick.”

4. Weigh down a light scarf with earrings.

Secure a pair of gold vintage clip-on earrings to weigh the ends of a lightweight scarf down. It creates a really rich and wearable accessory.

5. Maximize your shoe collection.

Want a pair of shoes you can wear all year round, no matter
the occasion? A pair of pointed-toe black pumps are essential,
they’re seasonless, crazy flattering, and you can where them with absolutely
anything.

6. The key to making online shopping work for you: a tape measure.

You need to know your measurements — not just your size. You will discover that sizes vary across brands and even cuts, so memorize your shoulder, bust, waist, hip, and inseam measurements.”

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