Annie Ladino is one busy woman. The stylist (her personal celebrity clients include: Julia Roberts, Brooklyn Decker, Becki Newton and Erin Andrews), editor, and Chief Stylist for Shop It To Me, shares her tips for re-inventing your wardrobe in 2012. Think classic, clean , and minimalist.
PD: What are some classic staple pieces that every closet needs?
AL: A great tailored pantsuit. You can wear it together or break it up for more use. Also, a crisp white button up and a Little Black Dress. Every closet needs a great comfortable pump to take you from day to night.
PD: What trends/looks can be tossed?
AL: Grunge -Out with sloppy looks and in with classic, clean and minimalist looks.
PD: How important are accessories when it comes to building personal style?
AL: Accessories are the finishing touch to a look. They are an essential part in defining your style.
PD: What types of shoes does every closet need?
AL: A sexy black pump, a nude evening shoe (it goes with everything).
PD: What are some ways to organize your closet?
AL: It’s as simple as having a place for everything. Once you establish an organized system it will make it easier and cut time in keeping it neat.
PD: What’s a great jean that works well on various body types?
AL: Bootcut jeans are slimming on curvy figures and accentuate curves on slender figures.
PD: What are some of your must-have accessories?
AL: A silk printed scarf, a gold men’s style watch, a cross body bag and always a sexy stiletto pump!
PD: How do you define your personal style?
AL: I’d like to think of it as French Bohemian. I like flow, comfort yet beautifully tailored clothing.
PD: What are some of your favorite brands?
Keep: Ombré Highlights
OK, so ombré’s been around for awhile–but there’s a reason why: The two-toned look works on anyone. Whether it’s golden streaks like Rachel Bilson’s, or warm caramel highlights for a blondie, the ombré look is great for enhancing hair color without the commitment of a full dye job. This is one hair trend we won’t might bringing into the New Year.
Toss: Half-Buzzed Hairstyles
Half-buzzed hairstyles certainly had their moment this year. From Cher Lloyd to singer Cassie to Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee, it seemed like the shaved ‘do popped up just about everywhere. Unfortunately the half-buzzed hair, looked just that: half-done. Leave it in 2011.