Give Your Wardrobe a Makeover
Organizing your closet, paring down what you have and mixing in flattering new styles can bring speed and clarity to your morning routine—and make you feel more confident too. Follow these four easy steps
Shoe Care 101
OK, so you blew your last pay packet on mile-high leather boots… and the one before that on designer pumps. But who can blame you when they look so fabulous? The important next step is caring for them properly. Follow these tips to keep them complementing you for years to come!
How to Get Kate Middleton’s Style
Even if you’re not married to a prince, you can do the next best thing by dressing like the newest royal. “I find Kate to be classic with her fashion sense, but in a very modern way,” says Jessica Biffi, fashion designer of the Jessica Biffi label and first place runner-up on season two of Project Runway Canada. “Kate’s look is all about tailoring and simplicity. This is easy to emulate with a great suit, a simple structured dress to the knee or a cocktail dress that is modern, fitted, yet not too revealing.”
Dress away the pounds
Think diet and exercise are the only things affecting how slim you look? What you wear can add or subtract pounds too—really! “A heavily embellished outfit, over-layering or a shapeless silhouette can give the illusion of adding ‘weight’ onto your figure,” says fashion designer Alissia Marciano, who’s renowned for her styling on Look-A-Like, Sexy Girl, the Rachael Ray show and Canada’s Next Top Model. The secret is to know which cuts, styles and colours work in your favour.
Be your best in a dress
Jeans may be the most-worn item in your closet, but the right dress can be your most valuable wardrobe essential. But how do you find the right one for you? Here, advice from fashion experts teaches you how to find the best dress for your body shape.