How To Dress Like You Have A Celebrity Stylist

Why do celebrities always seem to look like they’re walking down a runway in tabloid photos? Even when they’re just out to grab a coffee, they mysteriously look like they’re going to a photoshoot for a magazine cover.

Believe it or not, celebrities are not intrinsically born with a greater fashion sense than you or me. The secret to this phenomenon is that celebrities hire high-profile stylists to make sure they’re always photo-ready for the paparazzi.

But if you’re like me and you don’t have the budget to hire a professional stylist, don’t sweat it. You can still look your best and feel fabulous everyday.

Just use these three quotes from the world’s greatest fashion gurus to help guide your style.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Who said it: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue

How to use it in your everyday life:

Style is all about standing out and being memorable. You don’t have to play it safe. Spice up your look with an unconventional accessory or a daring new lipstick, like one of Kat Von D’s Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks, described as “a spectrum of kissable unicorn sparkles.”

If you try something new before it becomes a trend, you’ll always be ahead of the fashion game.

“Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!”

Who said it: Donna Karan, fashion designer

How to use it in your everyday life:

Stop obsessing over your self-perceived flaws. Remember you’re fabulous and focus on your strengths. Learn how to wear clothes and makeup that flatter your face shape, skin tone and figure.

For instance, if you have a round face, choose jewelry that is long and sleek rather than short and chunky. For those with triangular faces, the opposite is true. Square faces benefit from long, curvy designs. If you have an oval face, feel confident knowing that all styles are complementary on you.

Knowing whether you have a warm or cool skin tone will also help you choose jewelry that suits you. Choose gold jewelry for warm tones and silver jewelry for cool tones. Remember that skin tone is unrelated to skin color and has more to do with tint.

An easy way to tell if you have a warm tone or cool tone is to compare foundation pigments on your skin. If yellowish pigments blend well with your skin, you have a warm tone. If pinkish pigments blend better on you, then you have a cool tone.

For instance, the orangish foundation at the top of the photo represents a warm tone. The slightly pinkish foundation at the bottom represents a cool tone.

Another way to determine skin tone is by looking at your arms. If your veins appear green, you have a warm tone to your skin. If your veins look blue, you have a cool tone.

No matter what body type you are, one simple trick to flatter your figure is to make sure your dress or skirt hems end at the smallest parts of your leg, such as just above or below the knee. Mid-length skirts should hit at the leanest part of your calf, never the widest.

Note that the hem placement of the woman on the left is more flattering, because it ends at a leaner part of her leg. Little adjustments like knowing your best hem lengths can really help the overall look of your outfits.

If you accentuate the positive like Donna Karan says, you’ll always look and feel your best.

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

Who said it: Coco Chanel, fashion designer

How to use it in your everyday life:

Your style will never go wrong if you aim to look classy. It’s important to remember to treat yourself like the fabulous woman you are, no matter what your budget is.

If you crave glamour, but don’t want to pay full price, consider subscribing to a beauty box like the Rachel Zoe Box of Style. With each new season, subscribers receive a gift box filled with the latest in luxury fashion and beauty finds curated by none other than celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, at a fraction of the retail cost.

Since it’s curated by Rachel Zoe, you know you’ll always get something classy and glamorous. For a limited time, save $20 off the latest Box of Style with code FLASH20. It’s the next best thing to hiring your own celebrity stylist.

Remember, ladies: don’t be afraid to stand out, dress to your strengths, and keep it classy. Treat yourself right and you’ll always be in style. After all, you’re fabulous!