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Best Fashion Tips

Here are the go-to, must-know best fashion tips to help you look at your wardrobe in a new way. The style advice to assist you when wondering what to wear or what to look for when shopping.  Think of it as a fashion tips checklist. As a Los Angeles stylist and style expert on TV, I share fashion tips and tricks on a regular basis with clients, friends and viewers. That includes getting a celebrity ready for the red carpet, helping a woman add some new pieces for Spring, getting a gal ready for her wedding or just helping a friend or client choose the perfect bra to wear with a party dress – yes, that happens! Because I know when I’m rocking the right outfit head-to-toe, I can’t stop smiling so I work to give that same confidence to others. I believe every woman deserves to look and feel good in her clothes, so read on for my favorite fashion tips and tricks to help you feel confident.

Alison Deyette’s Fashion Tips:

Los Angeles Stylist Alison Deyette

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 kidsday wear

Choose heels more often, even if they’re only one inch—they change the shape of your body and your attitude.

aquazurra sandals

Aquazurra Wild Thing Fringe City Sandal

nude sandal

Sam Edelman Nude Sandal

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 skirt

Maje Jade Mesh Skirt, Bloomingdale’s

ted baker skirt

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.

Stylist Alison Deyette

Los Angeles stylist Alison Deyette is a TV host, style expert, personal shopper, and magazine contributor known best for her dynamic personality and her sharp sense of style. She’s dressed hundreds of clients – from the red carpet to regular folks – bringing a perspective that focuses on each individual and their unique goals, helping find the optimum look for any occasion, body type or budget.

9 Comments

  1. March 28, 2016    

    I’m trying to find some gift ideas for my wife’s upcoming birthday. I particularly liked the Sam Edelman Nude Sandal, and I think this would be a perfect type of gift for her. Thanks for sharing this with me, as it’s always helpful to get ideas from others.

  2. June 21, 2016    

    Love those sandals! You are right as well on the alterations. Every brand is sized differently, so you can’t expect their clothes to fit you perfectly. To get the perfect fit, you need to involve a tailor. Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  3. June 30, 2016    

    I appreciate your tip about wearing trends that suit you. I would even go as far as to say that every trend is not for every personality. Many of my friends have very similar body types to me and they are very fashionable, but I wouldn’t wear what they wear. My friends honestly look really great, but somehow their clothes don’t look as good on a person with a very different personality. Thank you for all of the helpful fashion tips!

  4. February 3, 2017    

    Well these are some really useful tips, I must say, your site has some really useful information, when it comes it fashion. Thanks for sharing this wonderful look..

  5. June 17, 2017    

    Awesome post, I like this post of best fashion tips. All the style tips are fantastic. I will forward this post to one of my good friends. This will help him to improve his fashion style. Thanks for sharing this great post.

  6. June 25, 2017    

    Very nice for me, thanks!! Chúc ngày mới vui vẻ

  7. June 30, 2017    

    OMG ! Look at all these style. skir,shoes. They are so beautiful. Some one tell me where i can but them pls ! ” I’m falling love”

  8. August 28, 2017    

    I agree, A-line skirts are the most flattering on any body type, and they go with almost anything! Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  9. September 8, 2017    

    Cool post with a lot of usable fashion tips. Thanks for posting this Alison

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