Fashion fixers for you: Your Personal Stylist

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Wouldn’t it be a perfect world if your shopping trips always netted the perfect fit in everything you tried on? Your jeans would button comfortably, your tops wouldn’t gap at the chest and the perfect shoe would be waiting for you.

It’s not a perfect world, but luckily it’s an innovative one. As a personal style coach, I’ve come across some incredibly helpful tools that will help make your wardrobe pieces fit.

The Skinny Shirt is a modern version of the dickey. (Photos: Skinny Shirt)

The Skinny Shirt is a modern version of the dickey. (Photos: Skinny Shirt)

Smooth layering

When your layers bunch, there is no saving your look. So start with your longest and thinnest layer and build from there. One of my layering favorites is The Skinny Shirt, which has a well fitting shape that fits closely to the body and is flat and smooth under your layers.

Wear it under a dress or sweater. There are a number of styles and colors, and they even have a maternity option.

The Jelt Belt has a low-profile buckle and holds your pants tight. (Photo: The Jelt Belt)

The Jelt Belt has a low-profile buckle and holds your pants tight. (Photo: The Jelt Belt)

Stop yanking up your pants

Avoid that dance you do when you stand up — you know, the yanking up your pants. The Jelt Belt is an elastic belt with grip fitting snuggly without slipping helping to comfortably keep your pants right where they should be.

 

The Muffin Top Stopper is one brand of waistband extenders. (Photo: Muffin Top Stopper)

The Muffin Top Stopper is one brand of waistband extenders. (Photo: Muffin Top Stopper)

No more muffin top

Do your jeans fit differently during different times of the month? Instead of having “fat jeans” try a waistband extender. They come in different fabrics and colors for a perfect match making them undetectable. A slight extension of your waistband can afford you a little comfort and eliminate the dreaded muffin top commonly caused by ill fit.

The Blouse Button is a stylish solution to blouse gape. (Photos: Blouse Button.)

The Blouse Button is a stylish solution to blouse gape. (Photos: Blouse Button.)

Button that blouse

Finding blouses with the right fit in the chest can be challenging. For so many women, blouses either drape or gape. You can wear camisoles, use double stick tape or even have some alterations made. Or try The Blouse Button — a stylish and discrete pin that can help bridge the drape and tame the gape in a stylish way.

A reason to wear a dress

Spring and summer should be all about dresses and skirts, but many women avoid these silhouettes because of chaffing. There are applicable products you can use, but they don’t always last. Try The Bandelette — a feminine and pretty solution to chaffing so you can comfortably and fashionably rock a sundress.

Keep discretely warm

Cold in the spring? It makes sense, the temperatures are just starting to climb, but spring fashions are considerably lighter. I love the warm and no-show socks from SmartWool. They’ll keep your feet warm but will stay invisible in any closed toe shoe. If you need additional warmth, look for the KeySock, which goes up to the knee, perfect for any full-length pant.

Tanya Heath makes shoes with interchangeable heels. (Photo: Tanya Heath)

Tanya Heath makes shoes with interchangeable heels. (Photo: Tanya Heath)

Go from stacked to stiletto in one shoe

Tanya Heath makes a shoe that can go from a stacked heel to a stiletto, giving women versatility with exceptional style.

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