What?s Your Best Fashion Advice?
What’s Your Best Fashion Advice?
The fashion industry’s greatest leaders and their celebrity fans descend upon New York every season for Fashion Week, armed with the finest knowledge and fashion skills in the business. And we’re sharing their top tips with you! From Zoe Saldana to Nina Dobrev to Jennifer Hudson, click through to find out the best advice these fashion-forward trendsetters ever got—and what you can keep in mind, too.
"My stylist, Petra Flannery, said try color. She sounds like my grandma. My grandma always used to tell me that when I was growing up. I was like, 'No. I'm never going to try color. I'm a New Yorker. I'm always going to wear black and solid colors.' Then you realize, 'Oh, color really suits me.' It helps my personality a lot, too. It affects you with happiness."
"Take the time to learn your own style and then just embellish that. You have to feel it from the inside out. That's what makes it whole, what makes it sell, what makes it appealing."
"My stylist, Christina Ehrlich, told me to be true to yourself and not worry about what the trend is, because trends aren't for everyone."
"It doesn't matter what people say or think about what you're wearing. It's about how you feel in what you're wearing, because nobody else is wearing it but you. Understand that, and you'll go far."
"My stylist, Jen Rade, said people can get so wrapped up in the high designers. Ultimately, it's not about just wearing the designer because it's made by a certain designer—it's about wearing something because it looks good on you."
"You can't dress for anyone but yourself. If you love what you're wearing, it can make the whole outfit."
"My stylist, Ilaria Urbanati, told me to always wear something that is comfortable because if not, it shows."
"Always trust your instinct."
"Alexander Wang told me to be confident and wear the clothes-don't let the clothes wear you."
"Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman is great at layering and accessorizing. I always try to find one thing and stick with it, but he's trying to get me into that whole world on Gossip Girl so I'm wrapping my mind around wearing these big earrings and necklaces. It's difficult for me, but I just trust him."
"Just dress for your body, and you don't need to spend a lot. The difference between high-end clothes and low-end clothes is generally fabric and fit. So if the fit isn't quite there, all you have to do is take it to the dry cleaner and have them take it in. And then you'll have something that looks really high-end."
"Don't always wear what's 'in fashion'-always wear what looks good."