It’s said that behind every well-dressed celebrity, there’s a better-dressed stylist. And this is absolutely true of Lindsay Albanese. Between styling her famous clients for red carpet appearances and lending her style advice to TV and print media, Lindsay keeps us up-to-date on fashion’s latest trends via her YouTube channel. Today, this expert is taking a moment out of her busy schedule to give us a few tips to keep you in high style.
Here’s what we wanted to know:
1. As a Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist and Style Expert, your list of Hollywood A-list clients is very impressive. Who would you say was your most fun to dress and why?
Oh I could never pick just one! But I will say that fitting and styling Kathy Griffin has given me many laughs.
2. What are the biggest fashion mistakes women make?
Wearing too much statement jewelry. It drives me crazy. Big earrings, big necklace, detailed hat, and scarf – it’s just over done and so cheesy! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a “less is more” person about everything but definitely when it comes to statement pieces. Try a bold necklace OR a bold earring, not both. And when I mean bold, I mean go nuts with it kind of bold. Just not both together!
3. Do you have any tips on how to recycle items already in my closet?
Layering. Maybe you have a few tops that you don’t love anymore. These could look good layered under a sweater or paired with a vest. It could even be as simple as a sleeve peeking out of a sweater.
4. What are your favorite spring 2014 trends and why?
Crisp white everything and monochromatic pastel looks.
5. What is your best tip for dressing for your body type?
When in doubt, work your whole outfit around your best figure feature. That’s a surefire way to always go out feeling your best! When trying something new, get a second and honest opinion.
6. Your YouTube channel is loaded with tips and fun information. From where do you get your inspiration?
From my life! That’s why I started a channel. I thought, “wow, I live and breathe this fashion world with my job so why don’t I share it with people?!”
7. What is the most treasured item in your closet and why?
My Joes ripped up boyfriend jeans that I got when they first came into style 6 years ago. My Oscar De La Renta lattice wedding heels and a black wool coat I got 7 years ago. The label isn’t in it anymore so I have no clue who the designer is
8. How would you describe your personal style?
Moody. Every day I dress based on my mood. That usually means classic pieces mixed with a little bit of toughness. You will rarely see me in a head to toe girly look or an all rocker look. I love the juxtaposition of both together. It creates a balance for me; maybe it’s like my two personalities colliding into my wardrobe who knows. haha!
Let Lindsay help you find the most flattering pieces for your shape. Look for her stamp with your body type now!
Check out Lindsay on her website www.LindsayAlbanese.com, like her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter @StyleExpertLynz. You can also subscribe to her Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/lindsayslatest.