OK, I admit it. I have a girl crush. On Amal Clooney. In my next life I want to live in her closet. The woman has the perfect body for clothes, perfect taste (she NEVER looks over or under dressed) and her own style which helps her carry off a variety of looks from Giambattista Valli to Chanel without looking like she’s copying anybody. Her choices are classic but on trend and her accessories are perfect complements. Who wouldn’t have a style crush?
Of course it never hurts to have the money to buy designer originals. (That’s something else I’m counting on in my next life.) But her STYLE is what attracts people. She keeps her hair and makeup simple but polished and never uses accessories to overwhelm an outfit. In fact, if you look closely, there’s only ever ONE focal point of her look - either the outfit or the shoes or the bag provide a pop of color and trend but she NEVER goes head-to-toe trendy and she never uses color to detract from her outfit - only add to it.
Although this is hard to imagine doing on a limited budget, take a page from Amal’s (see, we’re on a first name basis already) playbook and choose an outfit that fits perfectly (that’s what tailors are for!!!) and flatters your best features. Next, make sure the color is flattering to your face. Then choose accessories that accent the look without calling attention away from it, such as a neutral bag and shoes or one which picks up the colors in the outfit. Then choose jewelry the same way - colorful if your outfit is neutral, neutral and understated if your outfit is full of detail. You’ll find that it’s easier than you think - and more fun. Take my advice. Channel your inner Amal.