Living up to the title of fashion editor among your family, friends and even social media followers requires a certain penchant for shopping each season. Keeping your look up to date comes with some hidden secrets that are a rite of passage when working your way up at a glossy. The trick is in making it look easy
Dig through all the nooks and crannies of your current closet before making new purchases, because chances are you, like me, tend to buy the same things over and over again. This gut check will help you avoid a closet full of duplicates and allow each new piece to earn its keep.After your closet check, you can start shopping. Your mental list was likely double and now you’ve edited down to the five or so key updates to take your look to the next level. Before you pick up the credit card, write them down so you stay focused.
This should be obvious, but many women skew too far in one direction. If your closet is full of cheap versions of the real thing, it will read that way. That said, paying full price for every new piece you crave is only worth
Speaking of great bags and shoes, the items deemed “It” of the season may not necessarily translate to your personal style. Determine if a cult accessory is something you want for your collection or an ephemeral item that you’ll end up consigning in six months. And give yourself a break when you make a mistake—TheRealReal.com is another one of our secret weapons.
Don’t fear the classic: white button-downs, a great pair of jeans, a navy blazer. While they are less “fun” to shop for, these are forever pieces for a reason.
Trying on new brands when shopping is the ultimate fashion editor secret. While your go-tos will never disappoint you, stumbling upon a fresh label not only makes your look completely original, but it’s also likely a great deal if they are still undiscovered.
Come up with a number and stick to it. If that means buying only one great bag, shop your current closet for items that will highlight that new special item. New fashion debuts daily and overspending on this season’s limit will only make you less excited to shop the next round.