Jen Grano, a Parsons Design graduate in fashion business dubbed “CharlotteShopGirl” on social media, has a passion for helping women feel good about themselves by finding just the right fit, style and price of clothing. She believes being well-dressed means “clothing with a great fit, pieces that reflect that individual’s style and unique accessories.”
For the styling woman, she leans towards tailored pieces that flatter no matter what size, a great shoe, fun accessories and confidence.
“It shows in your facial expressions if you aren’t comfortable in your clothing,” said Grano.
Stacee Michelle, wardrobe stylist, fashion insider and E! Style contributor, says there are three things she notices when she sees someone who is well-dressed: fit, grooming and shoes.
She elaborated on each. Fit, she said, is: “Wearing apparel items that are the appropriate ﬁt for their body type. A tailored ﬁt is especially important for men.”
She said grooming is: “Having clean and well-groomed hair and nails while maintaining good hygiene.”
As for shoes, she said: “Shoes don’t have to be expensive; they just need to be the right shoe to complete the look. Knowing how to select a great shoe says a lot about a person’s style.”
Michelle added: “Being well-dressed means knowing your style strengths and weaknesses, understanding what colors and silhouettes best ﬁt your frame and being conﬁdent in yourself every time you step out.”
This is where a stylist can help.
Harper’s Bazaar shared a list of items that every fashionable woman should have in her year-round arsenal: “A classic shoe,” “a great suit,” “a beautiful timepiece,” “a killer winter coat,” “jewelry you never take off” and “a forever bag.”
As for how to stay cool while being stylish in our Southern temperatures? Both Grano and Michelle believe easy-flowing silhouettes are the way to go.
Grano is all about “comfortable, flowy pieces paired with lightweight accessories like linen or cotton scarves, hats, sleeveless vests and jewelry.”
Michelle believes “sundresses are the number one choice for comfortable cool style,” and suggests that you have several types (long and short) that “allow your body to breathe.”
Photos: Rhiannon Chance, CharlotteShopGirl, Ray Thomas