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5 Fashion editor’s STYLING TIPS
I’ve mastered the art of tying the perfect knot on a trench, I know exactly how far up to push the sleeves of my blazer and I am meticulous about rolling up the sleeves of my favourite shirt “the cool way”. Yet from time to time, my friends and personal shopping clients remind me that these are tricks of the trade, not general knowledge. So here are 5 fashion editor’s top tips on how to style your clothes, all in the name of effortless dressing.
One of my other (many) jobs is that of a “freelance stylist”– in other words, I get booked on fashion shoots to make sure clothes look good and hang well on models. I have a styling kit with pins and bulldog clips, but many of the styling tricks I use don’t require any apparel, just a bit of tucking here and there. For me, for clothes to look good in a photo they need to look effortless, so I’m all for leaving a button undone and a rolling a sleeve up.
The only way you’ll be able to tie this belt is by having an extremely long one. Michael Kors and Paul Smith do good ones, or grab one far too big for you and have a cobbler punch in a hole to fit your waist. Once you have it, simply fasten normally and pull the remaining strap under and up- between your trousers and the belt. Then take the end and thread it back down between the two belt sections, and pull downwards to secure.