I recently spent the day with Style 20/20 in Newport Beach. We had a taste of the new Style 20/20 Academy they have developed. It is a series of classes for those of you who have aspirations of becoming a stylist. Style 20/20 will give you all the tools you need in order to live out your styling dreams and make it a lifelong career. Check out their website for more details!
We first learned about all the new trends that have been spotted on the runway recently. Leopard, mod and velvet were a few of my favorites. One great and easy way to incorporate trends into your wardrobe, is to use accessories. If you aren’t comfortable wearing full on velvet pants, find a top with velvet detailing. I love the look of a luxurious leopard coat, but it’s a little too much for my everyday style. What I like to do is wear a pair of leopard ballet flats. You still feel like you are staying on trend, but can feel comfortable in your look.
A great tip on styling is to take time to understand your client. Instead of pouring what you love onto someone else, find pieces for them that fit in with their lifestyle. We had some fun learning how to style a rockstar. The main thing with working with musicians, is to know they have strong senses of what they like and dislike. The great part is you can push the limits a little more. The Style 20/20 Academy will look something like this. A very hands on experience, learning the ropes of working with all types of clients.
We finished the day styling our own ‘rockstar’ outfit. We chose our selections from a wide variety of pieces from Lip Service Cult, The great Frog LA, and Peavey. I went with an outfit that had bits of my style, but a few more edgier pieces. I’m a huge fan of using neutrals, but mixing it up with different textures. This coat adds so much interest over the crochet slip dress. Adding in some black and gold accessories completes the look. I loved looking at what everyone else chose for their outfits. Mixing fabrics from leather to velvet added so much dimension to each look.
I had a great time at the Style 20/20 event. I got a fresh perspective on what style is from experts. It was incredible hearing from men and women who work with Sephora, Loreal, and many more amazing companies. Something that I took away was to view style as something that is classic and timeless. Spend your money on great pieces that won’t go out of style in two months, and take care of what you have. Your style should represent who you are, and you should feel confident in what you wear. One of the main reasons we care about what we wear is because it has the power to give us so much confidence in ourselves. Use that to your advantage, and really own what you are wearing.
At the end of the day we filmed a clip of how we define style, so when I get that sent to me I will share it with you all! Below is a video that really captures the day. Thank you to Style 20/20 for having me, I had a blast!
I wanted to let you all know about a very exciting event that is coming up!
The event is called Style 20/20 and will be on May 2nd, from 12-5:00, in Fashion Island.
It is a lifestyle and beauty forum, featuring incredibly talented and inspirational speakers at the event as well as lunch. The Executive Director of Sephora and the Global Head of Education for Loreal will be there to talk about how they define style. I am SO excited to her them speak! I will be there as well and would love to meet anyone who is planning on going. What a great way to spend the day talking about beauty and fashion!
I hope to see you all there! Hurry because space is limited!
Below is the itinerary for the event. I am so excited to see what all the fashion and beauty experts have to say! This is such a great opportunity to get advice from the top of the beauty/fashion industry. Make sure to bring a notebook!
I hope to see you all there! If you are in the area make sure to tweet me, letting me know you are attending! Make sure to use the hashtag #style2020 and tag @style2020 !!