Phillip Bloch knows a thing or two about style.
Widely considered to be Hollywood’s premier fashion stylist, Phillip has become one of the world’s most well-known fashion figures. His roster of clients includes Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet, Oprah, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Anniston, Mariah Carey, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Michael Jackson…to name a few!
This season, he’s offering some tricks of the trade on how to achieve a golden glow and look your best this summer!
1. Glisten With Gold
I always say that accessories are like the GPS of fashion – the item you pick gives your outfit a direction. One of my favorite fashion accessories is retro-inspired gold jewelry. Currently gold baubles are très chic. So I encourage my clients to incorporate them into their wardrobe. Jewelry is incredible because it can transform the simplest of ensembles into something fabulous. A simple daytime outfit like a white t-shirt and jeans can instantly be out-to-dinner ready with the right gold accessories. Especially this season, try a statement necklace or pair of earrings – the bigger and the bolder, the more beautiful.
2. Skin is In
Don’t be afraid to show some skin! When done the right way, skin can be very sophisticated and sexy. Women should be proud of their shoulders, backs and legs. Soft, moisturized skin looks beautiful on every woman. Taking care of your skin with a daily moisturizer like Keri Lotion, which is celebrating its 50th “golden” anniversary this year, provides continuous moisturization and will help ensure long-lasting beauty.
3. Mix It Up
People are being more conservative with their spending today, especially when it comes to fashion. So, I always encourage women who are looking to replicate the coveted celebrity looks from the red carpet to follow the high and low trend. Pair a wardrobe staple from your favorite store (aka: your own closet!) like a simple classic blazer with an affordable trendy piece from H&M, Target, or any other fast fashion outpost and then (for a little extra fashion “fabulosity”) throw in a designer bag! Knowing how to mix things up is what makes fashion fun and lets others see your own personal sense of style!
4. Stand Up
As a stylist and frequent TV fashion correspondent on the red carpet, I am constantly preparing my clients and coaching viewers around the world how to look picture perfect (even if you’re not necessarily stepping out in front of the cameras). My first and most important piece of advice is to stand tall and keep your shoulders back (Mom was right!). This seemingly tiny tip will make all the difference in the world. It will help your clothes fit and look better, and it will help ensure that you look your best from every angle.
5. Be Memorable
I am always impressed when I see vintage accessories on the red carpet because they are unique and often fabulously dramatic. Before making a statement with a beaded vintage purse, a bold piece of jewelry, or fashion’s most ubiquitous accessory these last few seasons — a belt to give you that ‘50’s inspired waistline, I remind my clients to make sure their skin is ready for its close up Try a lotion like Keri®, a trusted brand that has helped provide effective moisturization for generations and is celebrating its 50th “golden” anniversary this year. This really should be the first “accessory” women put on in the morning to keep their skin looking its best from morning until night. Like vintage accessories, luminous glowing skin is a fashion classic that will never go out of style.
What do you think? Do you have any style tips you’d like to share?