50 Fashion Secrets Personal Stylists Won’t Tell You for Free
Master your wardrobe, dress with confidence and build a better outfit with these essential style tips from the fashion pros
Style tips you’ll actually use
Need some confidence as you pore through your wardrobe? Have a silly dressing conundrum? Maybe you want to develop your personal style or are looking for universal style tips from women who know how to look expensive. No matter your style IQ, we’ve curated the ultimate list of fashion tips and tricks, and to do so, we’ve enlisted stylists to the stars, designers, influencers, sartorialists and simply stylish people with fashion know-how.
So before you rush to buy new essentials for your closet, here’s how to nail the perfect look. Their suggestions might surprise you—and land you with more compliments than ever. Because the most stylish women aren’t focused on trends; they simply follow a few guiding principles. No more outfit mistakes here. Read on for the best fashion advice from stylists, free of charge.
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Borrow from the boys
“Fashion doesn’t mean having to be super girlie,” says fashion influencer and TV personality Olivia Pierson. “I’m a tomboy at heart, so I like to encourage women like me to experiment with menswear or more casual pieces.” Borrowing from the boys? Instead of a standard-fit black blazer, reach for an oversized, double-breasted wool boyfriend blazer—and pair it with a tailored pant or more casual denim. Another archetypal men’s style that Pierson reaches for: a relaxed-fit trench coat with sneakers.
Streamline your closet
Is your wardrobe filled with items you don’t wear anymore? Have you forgotten what you own? Make time for a proper closet purge. An organized closet immediately makes getting dressed easier and more enjoyable. Don’t waste your brainpower in the morning trying to get dressed. “When your clothes are organized, dressing is a more relaxing and enjoyable experience,” says Julie Ann Clauss, founder of The Wardrobe, a professional fashion archiving and storage service. Get rid of things you can’t or don’t wear regularly and simplify your closet to pieces you like.
Take a proper inventory of your wardrobe
Here’s an easy fashion idea: Once your closet is properly purged, take inventory of what you love. “The key to finding personal style is to make a list,” says Stephen V. Hernandez, a New York City–based personal stylist. Write down which items make you feel comfortable and confident, and which items you like but don’t feel yourself in. This way, you’ll have a clear idea about styles to buy in the future and which items to build more outfits around. Plus, anything that makes you feel uncomfortable is a no-go.
Develop your sense of personal style
“There are so many trend pieces, online articles, news snippets and magazine blurbs about what the next it-things are or what things you should never be seen in again,” says Hernandez. “All that is propaganda.” His advice, instead, is to focus on developing your own personal style. Clothing is one of the easiest forms of self-expression, so wear what makes you feel great—that’s one of the most tried-and-true style tips. And remember: When you feel confident in your own style, it shows.
Mix high-end pieces with low-priced items
“It’s perfectly OK to mix expensive items with cheaper pieces,” says Pierson. Not only does it mean you’ll come up with unique outfit combinations, but it’s a great way to learn what items and brands you really like and which aren’t worth investing in. Plus, your personal style is bound to gain more personality, compared with wearing head-to-toe fast fashion or only one brand. Splurge on capsule wardrobe pieces that you’ll wear often, whether it’s a blazer, jacket, cotton button-down shirt or a pair of heels or flats. Save on costume jewelry and certain fashion accessories, and even consider thrifting.
Adopt the four-or-more rule
When it comes to outfit building, one of the most important style tips personal stylist Laurie Brucker lives by is the four-or-more rule. This four-part strategy says that an outfit consists of four standout pieces. In Brucker’s case: a blouse, a skirt, a jacket and a necklace. A blouse and skirt alone, she says, won’t do it. “Any combination of four or more works.”
Don’t buy trends you don’t really like
While this may sound obvious, it can be easy to get sucked into the trends everyone is wearing. But never buy something just because it’s in fashion. “Regardless of what’s trending at the moment, try to stay true to yourself,” says Natalie Halcro, fashion influencer and TV personality. “Know what you look good in and what you like, and stick to that.” Shopping smarter is one of those fashion tips that will help you dress younger. Whether that’s on-trend colors, silhouettes or shoes, if it doesn’t fit your personal style, don’t buy it. It’ll not only allow you to save money for longer-lasting pieces, it’ll ensure you will actually wear what’s in your closet.
Spend wisely on investment pieces
Many people think they can’t afford high-end style, but that’s not often the case, says Halcro. Instead of buying new inexpensive things (which add up), the key is to focus on purchasing fewer investment pieces that you’ll wear for years to come—quality over quantity. Quality pieces might include a wool coat or a leather jacket. Halcro’s style tips include a bag, but investment shoes, boots and belts also provide long-term wear.
Dress to suit your lifestyle
Your personal style should suit your lifestyle, mood and resources, say our experts. Do a routine audit of your current lifestyle: Are you on-the-go? Working from home? An expert traveler? Tailor your wardrobe to the way you live your life (or choose your signature style based on your zodiac). Most often, simple and quiet basics, or a recurring style uniform, are the most versatile foundations of a closet.
Reach for the ubiquitous cardigan
“The cardigan is one of my favorite wardrobe essentials for women and men—and is often undervalued,” says Shala Rothenberg, a fashion and wardrobe stylist. “A close-fitting cardigan mimics a blazer for a more polished look, while an oversized fit can elevate a simple jeans-and-T-shirt pairing.”
Whether you choose simple cotton, cozy cashmere, bold colors, statement prints or textural neutrals, the cardigan is versatile from season to season, perfect for travel or summer nights and ideal either as a warming layer or solo option. To care for your sweaters, Rothenberg says to store them folded in a drawer, on a shelf or in a breathable sweater bag. Or learn to properly hang your sweater.
Scour secondhand stores for key pieces
“Whether you’re buying or selling, consignment shops can be your best friend,” says Halcro. Because they’re not defined by the seasons, you never know what you’ll find. Scour locations in your state or shop at online thrift stores. Outerwear, knitwear, trousers and denim are all great options to look for when thrifting. And don’t be afraid to head to the tailor. A well-made pair of thrifted jeans altered to your body is often less expensive than buying new. To make some money yourself, sell last season’s key pieces, says Halcro, and you’ll have a bigger budget to pick up some seasonal essentials.
Save and reference outfit inspiration
If you’re worried you’re wearing styles that date you, look to others for outfit inspiration and style tips. Whether you scroll through images of influencers, celebrities, stylists or friends who are stylish, use them to help you come up with potential outfits. “One way to fast-track that is to identify style icons that speak to you,” suggests Carlton Jones, a designer and celebrity stylist. Note what aspects of their style you specifically relate to—do they always look put together? Do they master cluttercore, clashing color and accessories to brilliant effect? “Pinterest boards can be a great help,” says Jones. Pin images and look to your board before you create your next outfit.
Choose the right underwear
“Choosing the right underwear for your garments can breathe life and death into an outfit,” says Mickey Freeman, a celebrity stylist. “The type of underwear one chooses can completely alter the way an undergarment fits, depending on how they move in tandem with the outfit and most importantly, affect one’s overall comfortability. Many women and men make this mistake every day.”
It is worth taking some time to sort through your underwear drawer and do some updating. Not only should you be purchasing the best underwear for your body type and lifestyle, you should also make sure you’re taking care of your undergarments and washing underwear correctly. “It’s not a crime to invest in high-design or luxury designer underwear,” says Freeman. “Though no one will see them, it will serve as an invisible confidence booster that works its magic from the inside out.”
Don’t compare social media expectations to reality
It can be easy to believe everyone looks glamorous when they go to get their groceries because of social media. But beware, says Halcro. “Social media doesn’t always show the whole picture.” She often feels at her most stylish and confident when she’s comfortable. And, for Halcro, that translates into something as simple and easy as sweatpants and a sweatshirt. A dressed-down jeans-and-T-shirt combination can also do the trick.
Buy the right denim for your body
With so many styles of jeans, it can be hard to know where to start. The best jeans for women will flatter your body shape. “If you have a pear body type, look for styles that elongate your figure to take the emphasis away from your lower body. Avoid skinny jeans and instead opt for boot-cut or those with a slight flare,” says Kristina Michniak, stylist and head of purchasing for Spread Group. Hour-glass shapes will benefit from high-rise straight or slim-cut jeans, while apple shapes look best with a mid-rise straight or cropped flare, depending on your height. Boyfriend jeans can look good on apple-shaped and inverted-triangle body types.
Know the difference between wearing and styling
Pulling together an outfit is all in the details—it’s the difference between wearing your favorite sweater and styling it. “I wish people knew how important accessories are in style,” says Jones. For example, a pair of jeans and a T-shirt are just that until you add your personal touch—your favorite leather belt, sneakers or heels, a chunky necklace or statement earrings. Think about looping a striped sweater around your neck or covering your shoulders with an oversized jacket or blazer. All these details create a well-put-together look.
Design an emergency outfit
“When working with my clients, we choose one outfit that they know looks really great on them, and that outfit is for the days they don’t feel good about themselves,” says Rebekah Roy, fashion designer and celebrity stylist. “So even if, on that day, you feel it doesn’t look good, wear it anyway, because this ’emergency outfit’ will change your mood throughout the day.” The key to this style tip? Choose something both special and versatile. It should work for most scenarios and offer you quick confidence. It should be elevated, not sloppy, but comfortable and relatively neutral.
Tuck in your shirt like a pro
There are certain shirt-tucking tricks that make you look instantly stylish, and this is one of them. While various shirt-tucking protocols exist for different occasions, the French tuck can elevate just about any look. It involves tucking a billowy or oversized shirt in the front and leaving the back untucked.
“The French tuck can upgrade any outfit, and it helps to balance a silhouette,” says Roy. “This look is all about draping, so start with a button-down shirt that is loose fitting or slightly oversized. Button it to your waistline where it meets your trousers or skirt. Then tuck in the front of the shirt. Let the shirt drape a little bit, as you don’t want to tuck it in flush. This is also a great opportunity to show off a belt buckle. With a jumper, blouse or T-shirt, you can tuck from either side or the middle.”
Take style risks
There are some fashion rules you should know by the time you’re 40. But then again, rules are meant to be broken. Have some bravado next time you get dressed and consider choosing a day of the week that you’ll take a fashion risk, stepping outside your comfort zone when putting together an outfit.
Use that same mindset when you’re shopping: If you like something on the rack but don’t think you could pull it off, take it to the dressing room and try it on anyway, says Hernandez. “Some of my most successful styling jobs started with a client saying to me, ‘Forget it. It’s not my cut, or color or length.’ Only for them to end up loving it after they tried it on. What do you have to lose?” You might just extend your style repertoire.
Shop your closet
“Don’t save your best for special occasions,” says Polly Banks, a personal stylist who suggests having a good rummage through your closet and mixing things up. “Sequin skirts and trousers are fantastic with winter jumpers. Summer dresses are great with woolly tights, long winter boots and knits. And mixing up the super casual with your tailoring can look wonderfully considered: the classic denim jacket with tailored trousers or fancy skirts; khaki trousers with heels; evening tops with old jeans; Converse sneakers with a suit.” See what you have, and go from there!
Gather professional resources
Because knowing a great tailor is just as good as knowing a great stylist, build your own address book for style tips and resources. “Bad fit kills even the best outfits,” says Sarmistha Goswami, designer and founder of the website Style Over Coffee. Gather recommendations for a good dry cleaner, tailor, shoe mender, jeweler and any other repairs person you might need.
Rewrite the jewelry rules
“Jewelry can change the attitude of your look,” says Giorgia Cantarini, fashion editor, curator and sustainability specialist. “Everyone knows the idea of very simple [jewelry] for the day and going a bit extra for the night—that’s standard. But I prefer to do the opposite.” So, think layers of gold chains, statement costume jewels or glamorous tennis necklaces during the day, and dress it down for the evening with just a simple chain and studs.
Wear the right shoes with your pants
“If you’re wearing wide-leg trousers, you want the front of the foot to be seen,” says Roy. “So the trousers need to be about a half inch off the floor.” Which is why she says it is important to try on trousers with your preferred footwear. A platform or wedge will help with a wide leg to give you some height. Meanwhile, a trouser that shows off some ankle looks better with a lower heel, sneaker or flat shoe.
Show some ankle to lengthen your legs
“Accelerate your height with some ankle flashing,” says Banks. “If you’re petite, a little bit of ankle elongates the legs.” She notes that trouser lengths in general for petites can be quite limited, so alterations on length is always a good option. Another quick trick? Outfits in one tone, or a variation of similar shades, adds the illusion of extra height.
Choose natural fabrics for a higher-end look
“Natural fabrics last longer, feel better and look more expensive,” says Jennifer Lowe, stylist and designer for Water Vixen Swim. The difference in a silk chiffon blouse and a polyester chiffon blouse can be noted pretty obviously, she says. But it is more than appearance. “Silk moves nicer and feels nicer.” Her best style tips? Reach for natural fibers, such as cotton, silk, wool and linen.
Accessorize with designer items
“If you want a designer look, you don’t have to wear all designer items,” says Lowe. Choose elevated basics and accessorize with name-brand accents, such as belts, scarves, bags or jewelry. “For instance, I have a great set of huge Chanel earrings. I wear them with an $18 black dress and still look like a million bucks,” says Lowe. Secondhand stores can be a great place to find designer accessories at more accessible price points.
Break in shoes without the blisters
“Not interested in getting blisters?” asks Lowe. Shoes have long been a fashion weakness—some look great but are just plain uncomfortable. Before ditching a pair of heels or boots, try this DIY tip. “Use moleskin on your feet. I cut six strips before I go out and keep them in my purse. Then, the minute I start to feel any pressure in an area, I apply it and I avoid any issues. I haven’t suffered from blisters since college. Being unprepared in heels is a rookie maneuver.”
Define your silhouette
For many body types, the goal is to create or accentuate curves and elongate your silhouette, says Michniak. While some shapes can pull off boxy, loose-fitting shapes, consider defining your silhouette more. “Select wardrobe pieces that have a strong emphasis on the waist, and when in doubt, wear a belt to give the illusion of a natural waist.” An ordinary sweater, for example, when paired with a thick belt, can add instant curves to your body. The same goes for a cardigan, coat or blazer.
Know your color wheel
Some people look best in warm colors, others in cool tones. Some prefer dreamy pastel shades, others reach for primary colors. Analyzing your color palette means considering the most flattering colors, shades and hues based on your skin tone, hair and eye color. Work out which color palettes suit you best. “You will always be confident in it and thus will look good,” says Goswami, who notes that when you’re in outfit doubt, choosing something in your go-to color is the safest and easiest choice.
Ignore the clothing size tag
“One of the most important things that people need to realize is that just because they buy something in their size, doesn’t mean that it’s going to fit them,” says personal stylist Michael O’Connor. “People get very invested in being a certain size, but this is a huge mistake, as different designers cut for different body types, and many companies also play with size in order to flatter customers.” One of his best style tips: Buy what fits, regardless of the number on the tag.
Don’t be fooled by one-size-fits-all clothing
If you see “one size fits all” on a tag, run, says O’Connor. “Every body is different,” he says and notes that it can leave a wearer feeling unkempt and doesn’t lean into the idea of personal style.
Make notes about which brands you prefer
Once you can confidently say you like a brand’s clothing—styles, fit, price, etc.—it will save you so much time down the line. “When you find a particular piece that looks good on you and fits well, chances are that designer cuts for a body type like yours,” says O’Connor. “Explore other options and clothing pieces in their line. Chances are they will look best.”
Wear the right heel height for your body
If you’re petite, it can be tempting to wear heels that crank up the height, but be careful with the heel height you choose, as it can backfire. “I’m petite, and the big platforms that are trendy at the moment don’t work for me,” says Cantarini. “They might literally make me taller, but they don’t make me feel taller. They just underline that I’m not.” Instead, she suggests thin heels and square toe shapes.
Be aware that less is more
It’s cliché, but less is more. “For example,” says Jennifer Berger, stylist and founder of Wear It Well, “if you are wearing an off-the-shoulder top, make that your focal point. You don’t need anything else. Huge earrings or a statement necklace will be overwhelming—the top is sexy and chic as is!” Another example: When wearing a short skirt to show off some leg, stick to a kitten heel or ballet flats instead of high heels.
Invest in good T-shirts
The T-shirt is a great example of a foundation piece—it can be worn a million ways. Berger describes it as a “secret style weapon. It never goes out of style, and you can dress it up with a blazer, black jeans and a pair of heels.” It can be paired with a tailored suit, layered under a crewneck sweater or set with a summer skirt and jacket to transition seasons.
Build your wardrobe with this combination
When it comes to building a wardrobe, everyone has different rules they live by. Freeman has come up with the six “Timeless Ts,” a tailored trouser, tank top, tunic, trainers, timepiece and a tote. “Individually, these pieces are fashionable staples, and together they’re the ideal combination of utility and versatility,” he says, which is what any working wardrobe needs. If one of the items doesn’t work for you, switch it out for one that does, and the strategy will still work.
Always bring your shades
“There’s a reason celebrities are never spotted without their shades,” says Berger. “Sunglasses can be the best accessory, especially if you are having a bad day, feel extra sleepy or have a hangover. Glasses cover everything.” And as an added bonus, they also protect your eyes. Much like denim, it does pay to find the style and shape that best suits you. With quick shipping and a variety of price points and designers, Amazon sunglasses are some of the best.
Wash your delicates by hand
“I still have stuff I wear from when I was a teenager,” says Cantarini, who credits hand-washing to her closet’s long lifespan. She advises reading the care tags carefully and understanding the laundry symbols. Know what should never be washed in a washing machine and how to properly dry your laundry. Taking extra care of special items adds to their closet lifespan.
Try clothes as accessories
Think outside the box. Draping a sweater over your shoulders or tying it over a top turns your knitwear into the perfect accessory. “Sweaters and cardigans make the best scarves,” says Banks. “They add color while the mix of texture can add a lovely depth to outfits.” Plus, you can experiment with tying them different ways to add versatility to your looks. And, even better, it’s likely you already have them in your closet.
Put effort into your makeup
“Your makeup can make or break a great outfit,” says Brooke Baker, beauty and style consultant. “It’s important to know what works for you and what complements your features and coloring.” If you’re interested in learning how to help your makeup and clothing work together, she suggests consulting a professional. Especially because so many women want a natural look, she says, “it actually takes a lot of products and time to do it right.”
Curb impulsive buys
It can be tempting to buy things that don’t work with your wardrobe or that aren’t in your size simply because they’re on sale or because you hope to fit in it in the future. But model and fashion photographer Michael Freeby says when making purchasing decisions, be realistic. It will limit impulsive buys. “I’ve learned this the hard way. Even when I see something really eye-catching, if it’s the last one and it’s not my size, I still have to pass. I used to impulsively buy things because I thought I could make it work. But you can’t fix it if the fit is wrong.”
Highlight your best body parts
“Dress to show off your favorite areas and not to hide the ones you don’t love,” says Brucker. “Choosing your outfit based on hiding behind your clothes is negative.” A shapeless dress or a baggy jumper, for example, don’t accentuate your body. “Instead, focus on the areas you love, then dress them accordingly. Not only will you look great, but it will also help you appreciate the good things about your body instead of worrying about the ‘problems.'”
Champion new sizing ideals
“As a size 14 myself, I have loved seeing the emergence of plus-size women in fashion who have completely shattered expectations and rules over the last few years,” says Alison Jimenez, stylist and blogger at NYC Recessionista. Confidence comes from a place of wearing what you love. “And we don’t listen to silly rules about what curvy girls can and can’t wear.” Seek out those whose style and attitude you admire, and take note.
Purchase jewelry when you travel
“Jewelry is something we don’t have to wear, but we love it,” says Roy. And we love it even more when there is a story to tell. “Whenever you go on holiday, or somewhere new, buy a piece of jewelry. Commemorate a special event, an anniversary or a birthday. It doesn’t have to be expensive, you just have to love it. Each time you receive a compliment, you have a story to share.” You will soon build up an interesting jewelry collection, which is both unique and personal to you.
Learn how to tie a belt
Knowing how to tie your belts will bring more options to the clothes in your closet. Once buckled, take the very end of the belt and put it back through and under the belt buckle as though a knot. If it’s too big to use with a shapeless dress, you can still use the belt. Simply loop the end through the regular opening, under the rest of the belt and then back over and through the hole formed by this process.
Know when matchy-matchy is good
We don’t mean matching shoes and handbags perfectly. Instead, try something new. Sadie Cherney, fashion expert and owner of Clothes Mentor in South Carolina, suggests matching your metals, which is a more modern way to look smart and put together. “Matching metals on a dainty necklace, a pair of classic hoops and a belt buckle on a slim to medium belt will always be in style.” It’s less obvious but will be subtly noted.
Take care of wool clothing
In an age of sustainability, it pays to take special care of your high-quality fabrics. “Brush your woolens to keep them looking fresh and add longevity to your wardrobe,” says Rothenberg. She advises using a natural fiber clothing brush to remove lint, dust, hair (pet and human) and pilling (the little fabric balls that can build up). These brushes can also help to release the yarn’s natural oils when you gently brush downward. Try building the process in to your wardrobe routine.
Invest in a quality coat
A good coat will do all the talking, and during cooler months, it’s essentially all everyone sees. “A coat makes your look in the winter,” says Cantarini, “especially when you’re not very inspired about what you’re wearing underneath.” She says a good coat can complete your wardrobe and can also make an outfit more visible and interesting. Something long in length will mean you don’t have to think too much about the outfit underneath–you’ll just have to think about shoes. Something shorter requires a little more planning. Keep in mind colors, prints and bold decorative details, such as buttons.
Use apps to build a sustainable closet
We live in an online world. And whether it’s looking to be more sustainable or shopping secondhand finds, there are a plethora of apps out there to assist with your shopping journey and to help you build a better closet. Cantarini points to Good On You, which provides brand ratings based on ethical standards, and Renoon, which verifies brands based on sustainability. Apps like these mean “you can shop consciously but also discover new brands.”
Ask for help
“Don’t be afraid to consult friends or, even better, a professional when you need fashion help,” says Jones. Fashion, after all, is a social thing, and it can be fun to share advice and opinions. Perhaps you can even swap clothing items or accessories with friends. “Professionals can identify variables, constants and exponents that can help clarify and define your style,” says Jones.
Additional reporting by Bryce Gruber.
About the experts
- Olivia Pierson is a social media and fashion influencer with 4 million Instagram followers, a TV personality and the star of Relatively Nat & Liv on E!
- Julie Ann Clauss is the founder of The Wardrobe, a premiere archiving and curation studio.
- Stephen V. Hernandez is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Currently, he works as a New York–based personal stylist but has spent years in publishing as a fashion editor, a stylist for magazines and as a creative director for an accessories company.
- Laurie Brucker is a certified image consultant, stylist and speaker. As a professional stylist for real women, she has been a part of powerful transformations onstage and on-camera and has more than two decades of experience.
- Natalie Halcro is a social media and fashion influencer with 5.1 million Instagram followers, a TV personality and the star of Relatively Nat & Liv on E!
- Shala Rothenberg is a fashion and wardrobe stylist with an interest in garment-care tips. Her work covers fashion, footwear, fitness, beauty, lifestyle and technology brands, as well as financial institutions and celebrities.
- Carlton Jones has more than two decades of experience as an image consultant, fashion director, style correspondent and wardrobe designer. He has dressed Queen Latifah, Halle Berry, Erykah Badu, Aretha Franklin and Michelle Obama.
- Mickey Freeman is a celebrity fashion stylist and designer for red carpet looks, magazine shoots and music videos.
- Kristina Michniak is a stylist and head of purchasing for Spread Group, where she identifies and translates trends into effective merchandise planning and promotional campaigns.
- Rebekah Roy is a London-based fashion and celebrity stylist who has styled international fashion shows in London and New York. She runs a blog that documents her daily life and musings as a stylist.
- Polly Banks is a freelance personal stylist who specializes in advice, wardrobe curation, outfit creation, shopping list creation and color advice.
- Sarmistha Goswami is a designer and influencer behind Style Over Coffee.
- Giorgia Cantarini is a fashion editor and the curator of the project S/Style for Pitti Immagine Uomo, where she scouts, styles and presents responsible cutting-edge designers.
- Jennifer Lowe is a stylist and swimsuit designer for Water Vixen Swim, which she founded to create bikinis that fit real women.
- Michael O’Connor is a celebrity stylist whose 25-year career spans the luxury, fashion and jewelry industries. He is one of America’s leading voices on style, jewelry and accessories and is considered the go-to resource for current trends, celebrity style and how to get the look for less.
- Jennifer Berger is a personal stylist and founder of Wear It Well, a lifestyle fashion consultancy that helps individuals of all ages look their best and maximize their wardrobe investment in a seamless manner. She is also the blogger behind Miami Style Mom, a leading online destination for anyone who wants to look her best without breaking the bank.
- Brooke Baker is a beauty and style consultant.
- Michael Freeby is a model and fashion photographer.
- Alison Jimenez is a New York–based stylist and blogger at NYC Recessionista, where she encourages great personal style without a big budget.
- Sadie Cherney is a South Carolina–based fashion expert and owner of women’s resale brand Clothes Mentor.