Monthly Archives: September 2011

50 fashion tips 11-20

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11. Make a List Before You Shop Not of what you want to buy, but of the 10 fave items in your closet. This will help you zero in on pieces that mesh with what you own (or remind you that you never actually wear big floral prints).
12. Hit the Dressing Room Prepared If you're shopping for that ultra-important dress, get a true feel for the fit by bringing your hip or thigh slimmer with you. And while you're at it, bring heels, lipstick, and a hairbrush. These will help you get a better sense of the final result.
13. Always Check Out the Rear View And don't leave the house until you like what you see. Every angle matters. Trust us.
14. Round Down in Denim When in doubt, go with the smaller size in jeans. They always stretch, and nothing's more unflattering than the unintentionally baggy derrière.
15. Edit Your Closet Clothes need breathing room! You should be able to see every item without rummaging. Consider donating anything you haven't worn in the past year.
16. Layer Your Necklaces Coco Chanel's more-is-more approach still makes a statement today. You can do multiples of the same material, or better yet, go for contrast: Try a femme piece with edgy chains, feathers with beads, or pearls with diamantés.
17. Touch the Inside A garment's lining is often a designer's calling card, and a good way to judge quality. A well-crafted lining is a sign that the whole piece has been sewn with care.
18. Open Your Mind Always take one "it's cute but so not me" thing into the fitting room. You never know!
19. Show Some Loyalty A great-fitting dress or pair of pants from a line one season may mean similar success the next. Designers, especially higher-end ones, tend to size their clothes based on a regular fit model.
20. When in Doubt, Wear Nude Pumps Matched to your skin tone, they're a pretty safe bet. (And they make legs look longer.)

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