Goodbye summer and hello fall—our favorite time of year! After countless record breaking heatwaves this summer, we’re more than excited to spend some time outside wearing jeans and a sweater again. And even though we’re trying to stick to a budget, we can’t help but pour through the September issues looking for ways to update our look. Luckily, our good friend Laura Farris Schuffman and her partner Saba Salehi are Hollywood stylists who work for ABC Family! Thank goodness they shared with us some great Fab & Fru ways we can all look camera ready for fall!
Invest in the Right Pieces
Laura and Saba are preaching to the choir here. They suggest spending the most on good quality jeans and pants. This makes such a difference in both the fit and the lifespan of the garment. Accessories and seasonal trends, such as tights and faux furs, are a great way to take advantage of the more inexpensive stores. It is so important to know where to spend your money when it comes to clothing!
Find a Great Tailor!
The stars look better in their clothes because they tailor their wardrobe to fit their bodies! Saba and Laura are constantly going to fittings with the stars, and they swear by taking a jacket in a few inches or letting out the waist on a pair of pants, you can make a huge difference. Take advantage of department stores free alterations or find someone in your neighborhood whom you trust (your local dry cleaner may be perfect!). Simple alterations should be quick, inexpensive & totally worth it!
Follow Trends Wisely
Although many of us try to follow every single trend that enters the market, stop…in the name of style! Not every trend is meant for every body type and every personality…seriously. Only incorporate the trends that you look good wearing. Lace leggings may look cute on the runway (beneath a $5,000 skirt), but very few of us can or should try to pull off that look. The key to looking great is finding the perfect fashion that balances style while accentuating your best features!
To read this article in its entirety (and to see Laura and Saba's picks for fall), click here.