Year after year, Tadashi Shoji presents elegant clothing every season during New York Fashion Week. His collections are always worthy of special occasions, parties, and even the red carpet. Just ask stars like Octavia Spencer, Mindy Kaling, Christina Hendricks, and even former First Lady Michelle Obama, who often wear his styles for events.
Recently, Shoji spoke with us and gave inside scoop on what pieces to invest in, where to find the best affordable fashion, and what evening styles we should take for spin. His style is timeless and so are his effortless dressing tips.
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1. Add Some Texture
2. The LBD is Still the Best Uniform
"You can never go wrong with a little black dress. To go from day to night, just swap out the shoes and jacket for something more evening appropriate [like a clutch and pumps] and you're ready."
Rebecca Vallance | $450
3. Find A Look That Sums Up The Season For You
Get inspired by a look that sums up the season. It can be fun to build ideas around it. "Look 2 (above) from my fall 2017 runway show is perfect fall for me. From the sheer black lace top with bell sleeves down to the beautiful rose brocade skirt. I love the use of different fabrics and how they come together." It's the perfect way to mix texture, prints, and silhouettes.
4. Zara Is Affordable Fashion Heaven
6. Don't Shy Away From Eveningwear