TBH, we could spend hours sifting through Pinterest, pinning over fashion girls’ oh-so-cool slides, oversized bomber jackets, and impossibly chic haircuts. But when it comes to putting together a street style-worthy ensemble … we get a little overwhelmed. Thankfully, style guru and Hello Fashion founder Christine Andrew has a few go-to tips for looking picture-perfect every day in 2017—no matter what you’re wearing.
With her five suggestions, you’ll look photo ready whether you’re rocking leggingsor a slip dress. Here’s to the new year being your most fashionable yet!
Christine Andrew’s Fashion Essential Lifesavers for Everyday Street Style
Consider this—you see your fingers far more than you see any other part of your body. Just noticing those perfectly shaped, impeccably polished nails will make you feel more pulled together. And, give you an extra boost of fashion confidence. Andrew recommends investing in a gel manicure: “With regular polish my nails chip in 2 seconds and who has time to worry about touching up your manicure every other day!”
An investment bag
“Whether it’s a Celine or a Rebecca Minkoff, a designer bag will elevate any outfit—even jeans and the most basic tee,” says Andrew. Every girl needs a bag that they absolutely love carrying, and it doesn’t have to be something exorbitantly priced. (Personally, I’m dying to get my hands on this Matt & Nat bag. It’s ethically sourced, vegan, and super chic).
I was surprised when Christine explained that as long as your shoe was a neutral color—white, grey, black, navy, camel—you could go with almost any style you’d like (even a sneaker!!!). “A neutral-colored shoe will match everything in your closet and that cosy bootie, classic pump, or flirty strappy sandal is always the perfect addition to any look.”
Your perfect shade of lipstick
On a super rushed morning, you may not have time to trace the perfect cat eye eyeliner or blend a Kardashian-style contour, but “you’ll always have time for a swipe of lipstick.”
“Sunglasses are the best secret weapon. For those mornings after you stayed up too late editing pictures and finish drafts, something has to hide those bags under your eyes.”