No Starlet wardrobe is complete without accessories. So here are the basics…
We all know the Elizabeth Taylor has a love affair with jewelry. She collected historic pieces and knew the history of every bauble. However a true Starlet is not concerned with the price of the stone or even if the gem is real (exception: engagement rings and other gifts, which she expects to be of good quality). Starlets always love to sparkle with rhinestones and crystals as well as diamonds and pearls.
Dangly earrings– an earring with movement catches the light and call attention to a Starlet’s eyes.
Hoop earrings– nothing too big or gaudy, just simple and classic.
Diamond studs– simple and basic
Pearl studs– for days when you just need a little class. As Jackie O says, “pearls are always appropriate”
Pendent necklace– something pretty and delicate for everyday or for a V-neck sweater that needs a little sparkle.
Statement necklace– something big and dramatic to add sparkle to a little black dress for simple outfit.
Cocktail ring– a Starlet loves something pretty and shiny on her finger.
Brooches– similar to a statement necklace, a brooch is a way to add glamour to a basic dress, blazer, or coat.
Sunglasses– sometimes a Starlet needs to run out of the house without eye makeup (I know, the horror!), and as a star, you never know when you will get your picture taken or run into someone important. So a true Starlet has a collection of sunglasses for any occasion.
Tights/leggings– most Starlets live in sunny LA, but for the rest of us (like me who has to deal with New England winters) tights and leggings are essential to keeping your legs warm, because sometimes you just need to wear a pretty dress in cold weather. Black is basic and goes with most things. You can wear nude to layer under pants,. Also, nude fishnets can be slimming.
Hair accessories/flowers– these are for days when you want to feel like a pin up girl.
Scarves– most Starlets can’t resist a scarf. Any way you wear it… tied around the neck, as a headscarf, draped over a sweater, or a bandana as a headband….they add drama to any outfit.
Sun hat– Starlets protect their skin for the sun, so in the summertime, a sun hat with a wide brim is essential and glamorous.
Stay tuned for what to wear underneath your clothes!
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Your life cannot be a movie unless you have a costume department. Any actor will tell you that they never fully get into character until they get into costume. You want a wardrobe that fits your life, but also the life that you would like. You obviously want a wardrobe that flatterers your figure (the figure you have, not yourself minus 20 lbs, love your beautiful curves, and if you’re in an unhealthy weight range then work on your diet and fitness).
Here are some basics every Starlet should have in her wardrobe:
Printed Day Dresses– these can be any shape that flatters your body. They can be in florals or any pattern you love (every Starlet needs at least one polka dot dress). When you’re in a hurry to get out the door, nothing is simpler than throwing on a day dress
LBD- (Little Black Dress) in any shape, material, you like. It is the most versatile piece in your wardrobe
Sheath Dress– think Joan from Mad Men
Evening gown– this isn’t something you need to run out and spend money on, but ideally you should think about adding a formal gown to your wardrobe just in case the occasion arises.
Cardigans– this is a classic look that you can get in any color and throw on anytime it gets a little cold
Sweaters– the term “sweater girl” was created for Old Hollywood Starlets, so embrace that you’re your favorite sweaters in a flattering color and neckline
Long sleeve blouses– a basic white or a color, this is a menswear inspired wardrobe must for all Starlets
Plaid Blouses– for casual days, or country trips
T-shirts– basic long sleeve, puff sleeve (which make your shoulders look bigger… which makes your waist look tinier!)… there are so many styles to choose from. Pick your favorites for layering, going with dressier skirts and pants, and for getting some exercise.
Find a suit (preferably with a skirt, but if you love pants suits, go for it). Black is the most basic, but you can also pick a color. Wear the top and bottom together or separately.
Denim– Starlets do where jeans, but always well-fitted. They can be wide leg retro style, cropped and cuffed, or skinny jeans (but only if they flatter you figure).
Capris– these can be in patterns or solids. These are the perfect casual, everyday pants.
Pencil skirt– no Starlet wardrobe would be complete without a pencil skirt. In sold or pattern.