Behind every beautifully dressed celebrity, there is a team of stylists and hair and makeup gurus. They are the unsung heroes that work behind the scenes to make celebs look effortlessly put-together and radiant. As a stylist myself who understands the kind of attention to detail and work that goes into just one look, I continue to be fascinated by those who work endlessly for celebrities during award season and press tours.
For everything from behind-the-scenes styling secrets to snaps of their celeb clients, check out some my favorite celebrity stylists to follow on Instagram!
Kate Young, @kateyoung
Kate styles the hottest celebs on the planet and consistently gets her clients on the best dressed list. Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, and Natalie Portman are just a few of her clients.
Petra Flannery, @petraflannery
Ever wonder how Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon so consistently top the best-dressed lists? It’s all thanks to Petra!
Leith Clark, @leithclark
One of my favorites I follow, Leith has a playful, colorful style that she shares in dressing the likes of Zoe Kazan, Michelle Williams, and Keira Knightley.
Monica Rose, @monicarosestyle
Do you lust over Chrissy Teigen’s and Chanel Iman’s style? Then you should definitely give Monica a follow for constant, chic inspo!
Brad Goreski, @bradgoreski
We met Brad on reality TV when he was Rachel Zoe’s assistant. Now, he’s often seen as an E! red carpet correspondent and stylist to best-dressed celebrities like Lea Michele, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jessica Alba and Sarah Hyland.
Rachel Zoe, @rachelzoe
Speaking of Rachel Zoe, her ever-growing list of accomplishments include A-list celebrity stylist and successful fashion designer. Follow Rachel for snaps of her two cute boys and her inspiring red carpet styling work.
Elizabeth Stewart, @elizabethstewart1
Strong women like Viola Davis, Gal Gadot, and Jessica Chastain put their red carpet style in the hands of Elizabeth, so you know she knows exactly what she’s doing!
Karla Welch, @karlawelchstylist
Best-dressed list mainstays Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah Pulson, Karlie Kloss, and Olivia Wilde put their trust in Karla to make them red carpet- and street style-ready.
Mimi Cuttrell, @mimicuttrell
Mimi is stylist to some of the most in-demand models right now, including Kaia Gerber, Georgia Fowler, and Nadine Leopold.
Erin Walsh, @erinwalshnyc
I love all of the behind-the-scenes looks that Erin shares on her Instagram as she styles the likes of Thandie Newton, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
If you’re going for an aesthetic that combines both masculine and feminine style, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a collection of outfits that mix the best of both worlds. Our favorite part? You probably have a lot of these pieces already in your closet!
Finally, a reason to bring back that army coat you have tucked away in the back of your closet. Dress up the piece by styling it over a top and skirt combo, and you’re good to go!
While an oversized hoodie might not be a fashion statement on its own, there’s no reason it can’t serve as the focal point with another jacket layered over it. Balance this masculine outfit with over-the-knee boots and a baker boy hat!
A nice set of earrings and a light pastel sweater are the only ladylike touches you’ll need to upgrade your everyday work slacks.
Curate the perfect masculine and feminine outfit combination by playing around with layers and details.
Start from the bottom and work your way up. Style a pair of grungy combat boots with a more feminine piece like a teddy bear jacket.
Steal a page from Justin Timberlake’s style book, and get your “suit and tie” on. Just add a bright red lip color, a neutral clutch and a simple pair of heels like Annabelle Fleur did here.
Chicago is known for many things: deep dish pizza, great museums and galleries, and the beauty of the city itself. It’s a little less known for all the creative and fashionable people who reside here, but I’m looking to help change that. I had the opportunity to interview some of the most stylish bloggers/creatives I follow, and the results were inspiring beyond belief. The first two people were Brandon and Desirée—a creative and a blogger, respectively.
- How would you define style?
Desirée: Style is your personality that comes across in your appearance. It can be the way you clothe yourself or the accessories you wear.
Brandon: Style is personal expression meets visuals. It can be the clothing, it can be accessories, it can be nail polish, it can be beads, it can be confidence. For me, it’s a way to express myself through the way I present myself.
- David Bowie once said, “I wanted to be thought of as someone who was very much a trendy person, rather than a trend.” How do you feel about that statement in our present time?
Desirée: If you’re trendy, you have a sensitivity to what’s going on around you and are able to pick up on it. But it’s something that continues to cycle. He was able to stay relevant for so long because he knew the difference.
Brandon: Everyone is into a certain look, a certain trend, a certain style. Yet that isn’t always authentic and genuine. I’m just a really big fan of being 100% yourself.
- If you had to wear only one designer or brand exclusively for three years, who would it be and why?
Desirée: I’d have to choose a designer and it would be Marc Jacobs. He just knows how to do so many things. He could do grunge or a polished-up lady Louis Vuitton look.
Brandon: Louis Vuitton would be the brand, mainly because of the rich history. He was able to bring [the brand] from a bag no one wanted, to a luxury luggage brand, then to a full fashion house. I really appreciate what the house represents because I’m all about the hustle and the grind.
Watch the full interview below!
The Fashion Spot has published their list of top walkers at New York Fashion Week, and I was pleased to see such a diverse group of women leading the runways. Models are often written off and not taken seriously, but these women (and men) make it possible to admire the beautiful art that we call fashion. Let’s take a moment and spotlight five NYFW models that took the runways by storm this year!
Jay has topped the Fashion Spot’s list two years in a row for walking the most shows (or tying for the most). She walked 14 shows this season, including Public School and Jeremy Scott.
This Jamaican native commanded the stage in 13 shows including Anna Sui, Oscar de la Renta, and Jason Wu.
One of my favorites on the list, Cong’s stunning beauty and fluid walk make her one of the top picks for the runway this year.
This one-name wonder walked a total of 13 NYFW shows this season—and from the looks of it, it won’t be the last we see from her.
Lia earned a spot on the list by walking in 13 shows, narrowly beating out her twin sister. Lia is continuing to build her resume by currently walking in London Fashion Week.
Take a look at the rest of the list here!
You know the girls—the ones that throw on the first t-shirt they see before running out the door, yet somehow still look great? The girls who have perfected the effortless look that we covet but have a little trouble recreating ourselves?
The secret is to keep it simple and build your style around your favorite wardrobe staples. If you’re wondering where to start, below are my five essential pieces to add to your wardrobe for perfect “cool-girl” style.
The White Tee
How many times have you stared into a full closet and thought “I have nothing to wear”? Easy to wear and to style, a comfy white tee is the perfect solution to that wardrobe dilemma.
The Leather Jacket
The ultimate cool-girl staple, a leather jacket looks good thrown over everything from a tee to a dress.
The Ankle Boot
Ankle boots are my go-to shoe, and for good reason! They will instantly up your cool factor and pair effortlessly with any type of outfit.
Whether they’re skinny or relaxed, you’ll look and feel great when your pants fit like they were made for you. This is one piece of clothing you shouldn’t be afraid to invest your money in!
A Signature Accessory
Not everything you wear has to be basic! Adding a subtle or statement accessory—like a scarf, hat, or bag—will help you stand out and is a great way to show off your personal style.
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