James Aguiar, best known as the face for Emmy-nominated television series Full Frontal Fashion and as a host on Where D'Ya Get That? and Style Court discloses to 24-7 Style a few killer tips for staying on top of trends. Want more James? Read this week's DIY!
On Trends... "The great thing about trends is there are so many ways to find them everywhere! I currently worship faux fur. It's so glam and politically correct, the best mix of all! I also love the boot trend! Go to DSW and find all the best prices - look for black or brown and a chunky sole and wear them with everything from dresses and skirts to jeans and tees! Lastly the chunky knitwear trend is so cozy and yummy! Look for great versions at h&m and Uniqlo!"
On Stores with a More Purse-Friendly Budget...
"My favorite stores to shop on a dime are numerous! I love Filenes and Loehmans as well as Top Shop, H&M, and Forever 21. Don't forget thrift stores and vintage shops! They are always the stylist's secret!!!!"
General Wardobe Tips...
"Invest in classic and basic items and spend less on trendier pieces you know won't last. Definitely shop sales! Know a store's refund policy and always ask if there are any additional discounts (there usually are). Also, have a budget and don't go over! To keep the items you have looking new, don't over dry-clean and they will last longer."
Strike a Pose...
"If you want to look runway ready all the time, go with certain elements of a designer that you love but don't go "head to toe." Fashion is there to inspire, not dictate! Come up with your own signature style and not only will you be runway ready....you might just get your own paparazzi following you!"
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