31. Minimize Your Waist with a Thicker Waistband It will pull you in a bit (so long, spillover!) and also help even out your proportions.
32. Go Beyond the Blazer You should already have your go-to tailored jacket. But a wardrobe of less formal toppers will help you look pulled together even on casual days. Opt for a leather jacket with wool trousers, a jean version over a silk shirt, or—stylists' favorite!—an army jacket over just about anything.33. Master Menswear Don a pantsuit a la Bianca Jagger and you'll immediately stand up straighter. Anna Johnson, author of Savvy Chic, says "a waistcoat, a crisp pin-striped shirt, or a really big watch or cravat telegraphs power." Don't forget to balance it out with lipstick and taller shoes.
34. Make Friends with a Good Tailor Nothing raises the quality of moderately priced clothes more than having them altered to suit your shape. Build a relationship with a tailor or dressmaker who knows your body and your taste and you'll never look back.35. Look for Twists on Classic Pieces The right tweak can turn a staple into a statement. Try tuxedo pants in a graphic print, a trench in silk, or the classic L.L. Bean tote in camouflage. 36. Don't Skimp On a T-Shirt Bra The right one will give you confidence and shape under those unforgiving tissue Ts.
37. Add an Element of Surprise Whether it's grosgrain with sequins, a motorcycle jacket over a formal gown, an oversize choker with an easy white T, or a vivid belt like Gisele Bundchen's, a touch of contrast makes good outfits great.
38. Recast Your Jewelry •Loop a chain through the clasp of a brooch (as we did, left). Suddenly, it's a necklace! •Wrap your chains or lariat around your wrist for a tough luxe bracelet. •Snap clip-on earrings onto flats for an instant evening shoe.
39. If You Have a Limited Budget, Spend It On Accessories "Cool shoes, interesting jewelry—those can really elevate your look," says stylist Isabel Dupré, who notes that a wardrobe of the right little extras lets you be more relaxed about the rest of your outfits.
40. Make Your Own Stylist Emergency Kit • Double-stick tape for loose hems or a gaping bodice • Tide To Go eraser pen for getting wine off whites, fast • Safety pins for allover damage control • Bra clip to control peekaboo straps • Lint brush or roller to run over your coat or woolens • Makeup sponge for removing deodorant stains
Foundation is always applied downwards, to minimize the impact of facial hair.
* Take out a small blob of foundation on the palm of your hand. As foundation dries up fast, dot foundation section by section on the face.
* Start by dotting on the forehead and blend well with a damp sponge on fingers before moving on.
* Now do it on your cheeks, then chin, nose and upper neck.
You may dilute the foundation by adding some astringent, toner or even water to make it sheer enough to let your skin show through. It looks more natural if applied like this.
Kelly Rowland speaks out about her love for shoes in the film “God Love My Shoes.”