By Sandy Hapoienu
My number one rule is to find the right fit for your body type. Nothing else matters if your clothes are too tight or if you look like you have a sack on. I recommend the following:
10. Animal Prints. A little goes a long way but be careful not to overdo it.
9. High Heels. They make your legs look longer so you look taller and skinnier. For me, the higher the better, but you will not look like a fashionista if you can’t walk in them. Simply, very high heels are not for everyone. You need to be able to bend your knees comfortably. Otherwise, you will look like you are on stilts.
Another factor that may deter you is the comfort factor. Some options that may help are inner soles or platforms. Stay away from pointed toe shoes!
8. A Fabulous Hat. It’s an instant way to hide a bad hair day while looking chic.
7. Red Lipstick. Don’t be afraid! Contrary to popular belief, red looks good on just about everyone. The most universal red has a blue undertone.
6. Sparkle. It’s still a trend and I don’t think it’s going away soon. It’s in and works on everything from make-up to clothes and accessories.
5. Scarf. What a great way to jazz up outerwear. There are so many ways to wear them and with all the variety of textures and prints, you can make one jacket look ten different ways. In the spring, try wearing a scarf with a tee-shirt.
4. Big Earrings. When I’m out all day and need to run to an evening event, I throw a pair of dramatic earrings in my bag. In an instant, your inner diva will surface after a long day.
3. Great Belt. Almost anything can be belted, and in most cases, it will enhance your look to give you an hourglass shape. Try it on everything from coats, faux fur vests, dresses and even ball gowns.
2. “It” Bag. I think every girl should have at least one over the top bag. It is one of the most valuable wardrobe investments you can make.
1. Sunglasses. Instant glamour! Need I say more?
Follow the trends but stay true to your personal style.
Sought after stylist and fashion columnist, Sandy Hapoienu, is known for her sharp eye and her sophisticated style. She covers all the major shows in New York including Fashion Week and The New York Gift Show. Sandy is also a Fashion Professor at SUNY Westchester. She has won awards for teaching and her commitment to education. Visit Sandy at stylingsession.com