1- If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit—No matter the style, the deal, the absolute beauty of the piece…it will not/should not be worn if the cut is unflattering.
2- Know your colors—For me, it’s reds, oranges, and yellows…but never (ever ever) blue! Don’t waste time trying on looks that you know won’t work!
3- Know your shape—You know what I love? Wrap dresses. You know what I never wear? Wrap dresses. Sorry Diane, but your creation is ungodly unflattering on me. I’ll appreciate from afar, thankyouverymuch.
4- Invest in what you need, not what you want—For so many years, I would spend way more money on a super glitzy pair of (uncomfortable) heels or a fabulous cocktail dress…only to wear them once a year. Now, those funds are allocated to ballet flats, blazers, and nice jeans…and I couldn’t be happier with the decision!
5- Bargains take brains—The cheaper the outfit, the more brains required to make it look good. While anybody can rock a head-to-toe Chanel look, it takes real savviness to keep that clearance bin find chic. Pay attention to fabric, cut, and color and you’ll be fine!!