Alesha Dixon's super-stylist Katie Greengrass spills the insider fashion secrets YOU need to know about
What basics should every woman have in her wardrobe? Good shoes, good jewellery, good bags. Invest in one day bag and wear it everyday and, if it’s quality, it will last 2-3 years.
What’s the most common fashion mistake women make? Dressing badly for their body shape. Good underwear helps. If you’re going to wear a bodycon dress and you don’t have a flat tummy, get Spanx. Equally if you have a big bust and you want to do strapless, invest in a minimiser or a really good strapless bra.
What are your views on multiple-buying? I am a sucker for this. If you like a style and it suits you, why not! Having said that, mix and match with other things – hairstyles, nail colours, accessories, footwear – or life will get very boring.
How should we add personality into our wardrobes? Shop new, vintage, online, boot sales, markets here and aboard. Don’t be snobby – mix designer with high street and sportswear. If you’re open-minded, anything goes. Know your own mind and you can seek style anywhere.
If you can’t afford a stylist, what’s the next best thing? Most big stores have excellent personal shopping sections – I would thoroughly recommend Matches, Selfridges, Topshop and Topman – those guys are pros.
What do you have in your styling kit that every woman should own? Carpet tape is much better than the wig tape you buy in lingerie shops. There will be no naughty slips if you use the strong double-sided stuff.
Ready to share a your fashion address book secret? East Dulwich Dry Cleaners. It’s run by a family of brothers and they have never let me down – they do most of the simple alterations for my clients as well as all their dry cleaning – which is a lot!
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