Celebrity stylist Monica Rose’s name may not ring that many bells, but we’re positive her distinct way of dressing her clients will. For example:
Yup, she’s the go-to stylist of the Jenners, Hadids, and Kardashians! Monica’s so good at what she does, she’s managed to cultivate the highly desirable It girl aesthetic that legions of Gigi, Kylie, and Kendall fan girls all want to imitate. You know the look: glossy textures and fabrics, hubadera tendencies, and the perfect balance between elegantly combined and effortlessly thrown together.
Now, it’s your turn to dress the part. In a recent interview with MarieClaire.com, Monica dishes about how she creates tap-worthy OOTDs for her clients. Here are tips you can apply IRL:
1. Fit is everything!
Never underestimate what an impeccable fit can do for your look. “By taking something in at the waist or tailoring the sides of a skirt or dress, it can make you look slimmer. It's all about knowing your body and knowing what works for your body type,” Monica shares.
2. Sparkles and sequins aren’t your only options during the holiday season.
There are countless ways to come up with a statement ensemble you’ll want to photograph from every angle. Monica’s suggestions include “a fun black tuxedo dress with some sexy strappy shoes and a statement necklace. Or, if you're not a dress person, you can wear a chic velvet suit with some killer heels and a statement choker.” Lakas maka Kendall, right?
3. Sneakers are essential for nabbing that cool It girl style.
Monica is one of the pioneers of athleisure—you can thank her for making hoodies, sweats, and slides appropriate for nights out and dressy events! And at the center of this trend are sneakers, of course. “I love that you can be comfortable and wear sneakers, but still look chic, put together, and not like you are running to the gym,” she shares.
4. An outfit is rarely complete without some choice accessories.
Train your eye to expect every OOTD to come with accessories—it’s a quick way to elevate the look! “It's all about the small details,” she says. “If it's a client wearing a low top or plunge neckline, I suggest a scarf or layered gold necklaces to complete the look.”
5. When it comes to wearing sportswear, stick to one brand.
“Don't mix labels, try to stick with one, and make sure your overall look is balanced when obvious branding is involved,” she points out. That means the sports bra peeking out from under your Adidas jacket (worn with one side falling off the shoulder, obvs) must be Adidas!
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