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Are you wearing the clothes, or are the clothes wearing you? 
You never want your ensemble to bring emphasis to the areas you'd rather keep hidden. When you see a look in Vogue you may note the fluidity of the ensemble. Somehow it all just...works! Look in the mirror if you're unsure if something looks right together and note how your eye travels. Are you distracted by a particular area? More than likely, this means others are going to feel the same. No reason to beat yourself up, just move on to something else more flattering! You want to be able to step back when looking in your full body mirror and soak up your outfit. This is what I mean by not wanting the clothes to wear you, you have to own the look, otherwise you just get swallowed up in fabric. If your'e not comfortable, you'll have an awful time. Decide before you walk out the door if your insecurity is going to get to you by the end of the night because you decided to wear that crop top. Don't buy something just because you got a good deal, if you're not really in love with it, you're just throwing that hard earned money away. Find what works for you and search for variations (this doesn't mean get 10 of the same dresses in different colors.) Mix it up, but most important step outside your comfort zone!

Don't just play it safe. Take chances! 
If you've been wearing the same jeans for 10 years, congratulations on staying the same size, but it's time for something new! Once you find something you love, you may be inclined to resist change. Have no fear, change is good! Right now is a very exciting time in fashion. Nearly every decade has come back around and it's time to mix and match those trends you've been dying to try! Get excited about life and dress for the opportunities you hope to gain. A favorite Chanel quote of mine is, "I don't understand how a woman can leave her house without fixing herself up a little. If only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."

Who are the women you admire? 
Are they quite and reserved or trend setting rebels? 
"Well behaved women rarely make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Keep in mind the occasion. 
It's great to have some fun and express yourself, but be appropriate!  (I.e.- there's nothing less classy than looking like a hooker at a funeral!) Keep it tasteful. Back, shoulders, and  collar bone are sexy, yet classy parts of the body that hint at the skin without looking like your'e trying too hard. Don't go over board by giving away too much, instead choose one part to accentuate.

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