Alison Deyette’s Fashion Tips:
Best Fashion Tips I Tell Everyone
Every trend is not for every body! All trends do not work for all people. Wear only the trends that suit you. So try it on before you buy it.
You’ll never be asked to leave a party because you’re overdressed. Everyone appreciates a chic gal. Compliments will occur guaranteed! It’s when you under dress that people whisper.
Too tight is never right. If you can’t breathe or there’s a bump or bulge – leave it behind.
Don’t fall prey to what I call “sale psychosis.” I’ve walked into many of my client and celebrity closets and see tags hanging on clothes long after they buy the item. When I ask them the story behind the purchase they always tell me it was on sale. Only buy an item that you adore whether it’s on sale or full-price. And ladies, if you regret the purchase then return it, don’t waste your money on clothes that go unworn.
Get out of your jeans once in a while. Dress like you’re trying to impress someone you’re attracted to or take on the role of a stylish celeb. Just walk with confidence and skip the athletic sneakers. There are too many options from lace-up brogues to slip-on flats that are comfortable enough to run errands or dash after the kids
Choose heels more often, even if they’re only one inch—they change the shape of your body and your attitude.
The right alterations can make an outfit go from ho-hum to wow. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a dress hemmed or a shirt nipped in on the sides. Sometimes taking items you already own and tweaking them suddenly gives them a “new” life in your wardrobe. For example, remove the sleeves of a dress or hem a long skirt to knee length. Find a good tailor or seamstress in your town or city. Your local dry cleaner probably has one.
When dressing up, wear bottoms that rise over your belly for the smoothest lines under tops. For jeans, skip the low rise and choose a mid-rise style.
Always try clothes on. All designers cut differently and even the same designer may have different fits from skirts to pants. You want clothes that fit and flatter not just scream color or the designer name. Remember, there is no fashion police on the street pulling you over and checking your labels or size. I wear brands from all price points and mix them up along with vintage finds and items I’ve swapped with girlfriends. And I have clothes in four sizes in my closet due to the way different brands cut their clothes. I don’t care and neither should you.
A-line skirts are THE answer to just about every body type. Whether you’re curvy, slender, have hips, want a waist or are trying to hide your thighs. An A-line skirt will create a waist, fall nicely to your knees and hide practically anything you need it to. The A-line dominates my skirt rack!
Maje Jade Mesh Skirt, Bloomingdale’s
Ted Baker Pascall Flowered Frame Full Skirt, Bloomingdale’s
Excessive details can add weight. Patch pockets, ruffles, big buttons, epaulettes, wide collars—they all add extra “weight” and accentuate what you have underneath.
Play up your good parts. Great gams, buff biceps, a long neck, a pretty face or beautiful hair need to be highlighted by your outfit.
Remember that style is very different from fashion. Find what works for you – whether it is classic, eclectic, edgy or romantic – and go full throttle!
Girlfriends, this is truly the MOST IMPORTANT:
Smile and make eye contact – it’s harder for someone to be critical of your clothes when you are lovely and interesting!
I’d love to hear from you, so please tell me the tip or trick that has worked for you.