3 Genius Style Rules From Stacy London, Makeover Queen

By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine


If anyone knows a thing or two about bad wardrobe days, it's Stacy London, who has rescued endless women from the depths of Don't-ville on TLC's long-running What Not To Wear. Our gal in Los Angeles, Jen Weinberg, caught up with her on the Westfield Style Tour--an eight-city mall-to-mall fashion and beauty event--to get some style advice for staying squarely in Do territory.

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1. Work with the body you have.
"Part of style is acceptance of wherever your body is," Stacy says. "You have to really understand your body shape to know what kind of clothes are going to look good in it. Instead of trying to look like someone else, I want women to try to be the best version of themselves."

2. Don't wait until the day of the event to find the outfit.

"People have so many impulse buys that they never take the tags off. Or they wear once and it never gets worn again because they bought it the day of the event. They just settle. The solution is to front-load your time and learn to shop well."

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3. Don't be afraid to make a mistake--there is no failing in fashion.
"Too often, there is that fear with the average consumer who doesn't want to take any chances or delve into what personal style could mean because she's afraid of failing. But there is no failure, it's just about finding the thing that will be the most wonderful on you and creating a look."

If you're a California girl, you can catch Stacy--and her team of Style for Hire stylists!--at Westfield Topanga this Saturday, for free style sessions and a live trend show!
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