Stars swear by their expertise and don't walk the red carpet without their advice: Stylists. They ensure the perfect look and rely not only on trends, but on a multitude of styling rules. So it's no wonder that there are so many do's and don'ts when choosing an outfit. Reason enough to tell you 6 things a stylist would never do!
# 1 Buy clothes that are too tight
There is nothing worse than clothing that is too tight. A dress or skirt that wrinkles because they are tight, pants that are too tight that constrict your blood circulation in your legs unnoticed, or blazers that are too small that restrict your freedom of movement. Not only that there is always the danger that here and there a seam tears or a button pops off, clothes that are too small always look like a major styling error, which unfortunately cannot be concealed. Therefore always applies: Better to buy too big than too small. Anyone who has ever watched stylists at work knows that they love to mark clothes with needles and clips. Why? Because they choose larger styles and adapt them to their bodies. And you should do that too! If you are not into the oversized look anyway, you can have oversized clothes adjusted by a seamstress in no time.
Of course, there are also looks that should fit skin-tight, such as skinny jeans, bodysuits or bodycon dresses and skirts, which have become very popular again in recent years thanks to prominent wearers such as Kim Kardashian and her sisters. But the same applies here: Body-hugging does not mean too tight!
# 2 Avoid accessories
Admittedly, less is usually more, but too little is not good either. Because then you quickly get the feeling that something is missing. Even if you prefer it simple, you should definitely not do without selected accessories in your styling. Hollywood stylist Petra Flannery shows how these can give an otherwise unexcited look a small but ideal upgrade while styling actress Emma Stone.
The combination of green turtleneck shirt and white trousers is enhanced by wearing asymmetrical earrings, a belt with a large metal buckle and a clutch with a silver metal chain and looks complete. The stylist also shows that it doesn't always have to be a necklace, earrings and bracelet.
# 3 Bet on too many trends
Trendsetters watch out! Do you love to combine the latest trends? Caution is advised here, because by throwing together many different styles, your look can not only quickly appear overloaded, but with all the fashion hustle and bustle, most people forget that not every trend suits everyone! Rather, you should rely on classics in your wardrobe (and also invest in them) and combine them with selected trend pieces.
# 4 Never go without black
It is THE color when it comes to good styling: black. So it's no wonder that no stylist would ever go without them. No color can be used as flexibly as it is. Regardless of whether it is super elegant in a little black and trendy power suit or casual in jeans and a shirt, if you choose black, you will be perfectly dressed by the effect of the color itself.
It not only focuses on the cut of the clothes and thus refines our look, but also every material. From cotton to silk to leather, the choice of color goes black every outfit is upgraded in no time.
In our video, we'll tell you how you can quickly upgrade your outfit with a few tips and tricks:
# 5 Lose your balance
Those who rely on extravagant styling should go for it decide what to focus on. If the clothing is already rather loud due to the cut and color, hair and make-up should always be made quieter. What is meant by that? For example, if you choose a floral dress with puff sleeves and flounces, you should go for restrained looks such as undone styling, a simple (but strict) ponytail or slick back hair. The same applies to make-up, here too less is more.
Anyone who works according to the motto "more is more" with clothing, hair and make-up very quickly (and mostly unintentionally) creates a "campy look" that has lost its balance and not only because of it quickly overdressed, rather put on and disguised works. And that's far from what styling wants to achieve. It wants to show you at your best and highlight it. You should always find the perfect balance for this.
# 6 Going out of the house with no final styling
Put on your pants and blouse, put on your blazer and the styling is done? Not correct! As is well known, the eye is in the detail and stylists are known to pay attention to every little detail and this straighten or perfect. And that's exactly what final styling is all about. Do the pants fit perfectly on the shoes? Does the blouse sleeve stick out of the blazer or is it rolled up correctly? And does the collar fit correctly? All these subtleties need to be considered.
During the final styling, blazer and blouse sleeves are popped. No, that doesn't mean that you buy additional sleeves, but rather drape, bundle or push them up, so to speak. Pay attention to your own body proportions during the final styling. A rolled-up sleeve can stretch the arms, but also compress them. Likewise with trouser legs.
The most important rule when it comes to styling, however, is that you have to feel the look. No matter how well an outfit is thought out by a stylist, none of this will help you if you don't feel comfortable in it. Because you can tell by looking at you and your look.
Not all celebrities swear by stylists and their choice of outfit not only caused an absolute mistake, but a true fashion scandal: