Stylist Secrets for Women

I had this list lying around for a while, collecting bits of quotes from a bunch of very fashionable folks from magazines and the like.


  • Observe who looks good and figure out why you like their style
  • Know your body shape
  • Get out of your comfort zone, but stay within your own rules
  • Images in magazines are 2D, so imagine that the model is clipped, pinned and tied to look perfect
  • Keep updating your look with a new haircut, colour or style
  • Leave room in your suitcase when you travel
  • Be aware of what is trendy but don’t follow them to a T (harem pants, anyone?)
  • Wear good underwear

  • Re-watch you favourite films and shows for inspiration
  • Air our your clothes to limit washing them — it preserves colour and the fabric
  • Don’t shop every season — shop only when a style resonates with you and skip the rest
  • Look in a mirror before you leave the house
  • Don’t keep up with fashion people — they get everything for free or are in major debt for it
  • Wear your size or else cut the tag out if you feel bad
  • Balance is the key to style — wear baggy items on top and tighter items below, and vice versa
  • Wear the best shoes you can, because it really makes a difference in how you feel when you walk

  • When you’re about to buy something $$, visualize it in your wardrobe; if you can’t think of 3 looks, put it back
  • Roll up newspaper to stuff your shoes to keep their shape
  • Use lavender to keep moths away
  • Clutter clouds your vision, so cull your wardrobe ruthlessly

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About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.