Sometimes it’s the little touches that take your outfit from average to enviable. Celebrities have stylists to calculate all the complicated nuances of putting together a look, but we aren’t all so fortunate. Luckily, tFS has put together some celeb-inspired styling tips and tricks to help you put together a look that’s got that extra oomph! Fearne Cotton gets snapped by the paparazzi every day on her way to party with popstars at the Radio One studios in London, but she always keeps her cool. The key to her hipster look isn’t big, bold pieces, but rather it’s in the details. Whether that’s a peek of a collar buttoned to the top or the slouch of an oversized blazer, let Fearne Cotton show you how to add some finesse to your street style.
Tip #1: A tuxedo shirt adds a touch of class to any look.
We all want our on-the-go looks to be easy, and nothing is easier than menswear (just think about how long your boyfriend spends putting together an outfit.) Fearne Cotton wore a menswear-inspired burgundy smoking jacket open over an Etro silk tuxedo shirt buttoned all the way to the collar. What makes the top stand out is the contrasting piping which mimics the effect of a tie. Cotton put on the ritz with red brogues and a silver snakeskin tote.
1. Pim + Larkin Piped Chiffon Blouse – $69; 2. Hush Puppies Basis Red Leather – $140; 3. Ann Taylor Perfect Wool Pure Coat – $249; 4. Uniqlo Stretch Ankle Length Trousers – $55; 5. Guess Sparkler Tote in Pewter – $88
Tip #2: A boyfriend blazer and brooch make a smart pair.
This look is the ultimate in sophistication. Cotton’s herringbone boyfriend blazer, black shift and tights combo could be filed as boring office wear if not for the smart details like the mint collar peeking out from under her dress and accented with a pretty brooch at the throat. Her strappy leopard sandals are unexpected and jazz this otherwise prim and preppy look up.
1. Ode Metallic Button Back Shift Dress – $92; 2. Ann’s Heirloom Style Faux Pearl & Cameo Brooch – $36; 3. Miss Selfridge 300 Den Black Tights – $21; 4. Acne Shining Crepe Shirt – $245; 5. Max Studio Devoré Herringbone Boyfriend Jacket – $98; 6. Chinese Laundry Guess What Leopard Heels – $71.99
Tip #3: Brightly colored lace pops without being flashy.
The trick of adding one bright piece to an all-black look is an old—but good—one. Cotton updates it by choosing colored lace as her statement piece, which pops without being too “look at me” and is a great way to try the sheer trend. Her round tortoiseshell sunglasses and umber suede satchel are the only accessories this outfit needs.
1. East Boiled Wool Jacket – $110; 2. Asos Round Sunglasses – $22; 3. Hub Georgie Belt – $44; 4. Jane Norman Lace Midi Skirt – $19; 5. H&M Black Top – $12; 6. Oasis Suede Tucklock Medium Cross Body Bag – $50