Elizabeth Horrell for CFstyle.com
Meet Elizabeth Horrell, an image consultant and personal stylist/shopper who has extensive experience in the fashion industry as both a model and a businesswoman. Follow her style tips every week here on CFstyle.com to enhance your personal style and keep it fabulously fashionable!
Ever wonder how certain celebrities always seem so put-together, as if their lives are a constant photo shoot? They’re the ones that so many admire for their fashion sense because they “keep it simple,” but look oh-so-chic at the same time. The truth is, some of them do have personal stylists but, even so, there are trade secrets that these stylists use to achieve that perfect put-together look. I’m here to share some of those with you, and let you know that anyone can achieve the same results … Oh, and did I mention “on a budget?” Let’s go!
My motto has always been “keep it simple.” Kim Kardashian is considered a style icon by many. Kim knows how to “keep it simple” and look FAB doing it. Her staples have always been a great pair of pumps and a stylish bag to complete her look. Here are a few tips on “keeping it simple” and looking fashionable at the same time.
A great bag is a must-have; I call it an investment item. Whether you’re a business professional or a stay-at-home mom, you need a bag that can take you from 9 to 5. Think about it, this bag really represents your home away from home. In it you have a mini fridge: consisting of snacks, a water bottle, fruit, a health bar, etc. Then there’s the mini pharmacy: nail clippers, eyebrow pencil, compact, lipstick, hair brush, comb, body spray, lotion… the list goes on. Oh, and let’s not forget about your extra pair of shoes, a sweater, pocket book, cell, your Kindle and I’m pretty sure if I went on, I could find at least ten more items that take up permanent residence. The point is, a reliable bag is what a busy woman needs to take her through her day.
Investing in a medium- to large-sized bag of good quality is essential. Top-handle bags or tote bags are great for every day, and they really help take the burden off your shoulders the way a shoulder strap bag won’t. Now you may ask: what colour should I invest in? Go for colours that will compliment most outfits, such as nude, black, navy or brown. Also, don’t be afraid to add a pop of color for a bit of fun if you’re thinking of mixing things up a bit. Tangerine tango is a colour to most definitely add to your wish list this summer. Its yummy hue is sure to put a little spice in your outfit.
With these simple tips, you’re on your way to not only “keeping it simple” but doing it with style.
Stay tuned for next week’s tip on how to “keep it simple”!
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Elizabeth Horrell – Image consultant/Personal stylist/Personal shopper