Celebrities Use These Clothing Tricks To Look Stunning All The Time

Have you ever wondered how celebrities always look fashionable, even when they’re out just walking the streets? One reason is that they hire fashion designers to give them tips for their outfits. Fortunately, many of these celebrities have shared their tricks.

These celebrity hacks can transform your style. Learn how to style the same dress for different occasions and wear cardigans and bulky clothes without looking like a potato sack. Enhance your outfits with these celebrity-backed fashion tips.

Wear Slimming Shoes Like Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton wears two-toned shoes.
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David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images & Jim Spellman/WireImage

Actress Tilda Swinton knows how to slim her legs with the right shoe. She uses shoes as a focal point rather than an accessory. Her favorite is the two-toned shoe, which has a different color on the toe.

These shoes may have a pop of color–red, pink, yellow, etc.–just on the tip. The rest of the shoe blends into her tights or pants. It’s a brilliant way to add a bit of color to your outfit and elongate your profile.

Sarah Jessica Parker Emphasizes Her Upper Body

Sarah Jessica Parker wears big sleeves on the red carpet.
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Dominik Bindl/Getty Images

Sarah Jessica Parker has discovered how to emphasize her upper body while not making herself look lopsided. With specific clothing choices, she makes her shoulders the focal point. But she also keeps it classy with a v-neck–she doesn’t want to appear too busty on the red carpet, after all.

If you want to take a tip from Parker, don’t shy away from puffy sleeves or ruffles. Choose solid, bright colors for your blouse. If you have a pattern, make it bold!

Size Your Pants Like Dakota Johnson

Two photos of Dakota Johnson show her wearing pants with heels.
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Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images & George Pimentel/Getty Images

Have you ever had pants cover too much of your shoes, or show too much of your ankle? Your pants hem could make or break an outfit. Actresses like Dakota Johnson take great care to tailor their pants to the correct height.

As a general rule, your pant leg should graze the top of your shoe. For heels, it should brush the highest point of the shoe. That’s about 1/2 to 3/4 inches off of the floor.

Vanessa Hudgens Decorates Her Neck

Vanessa Hudgens wears layered necklaces.
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Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

The neck is often overlooked in fashion, but not for Vanessa Hudgens. The actress loves to decorate her neck! One method is with a turtle neck. While some people believe the turtle neck is outdated, Hudgens loves wearing them on sweaters and shirts.

Hudgens enjoys choker necklaces as well. Sometimes, she’ll layer a necklace on top of a turtle neck. Or she’ll pair a long necklace with a choker. If you want to accessorize your neck, you have plenty of options.

Kate Middleton Recycles Her Outfits

Kate Middleton wears three versions of the same outfit.
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Sile Konnaris/Pinterest

Fashion magazines may make people think that they need new clothes every season. But even royals like Kate Middleton wear their clothes more than once. Several pictures show her wearing the same dresses and maternity outfits throughout the years.

But most people wouldn’t notice that Middleton wears the same thing. Her secret? Accessories! Mix up the outfit with a different cardigan, scarf, shoes, and necklaces. It’ll look like a unique outfit, even with the same clothes.

Reese Witherspoon Looks Taller Than She Is

Two images of Reese Witherspoon show her in knee-length fitted dresses.
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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images & Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage

Reese Witherspoon understands the struggles of a short woman. At five-foot-one, she struggles to stand out next to her costars. But she’s found a way to make herself appear taller without relying on heels (although she can rock heels too!)

Witherspoon wears form-hugging, knee-high dresses and coats. They are usually a solid color or a pattern that goes up and down. The simple dresses are stylish, and you can dress them up or down with accessories.

Show Skin Strategically Like Angelina Jolie

Two photos show Angelina Jolie showing skin strategically with her outfits.
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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic & Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Choosing which body parts to show off is a part of fashion. Angelina Jolie’s stylist, Jen Rade, recommends revealing skin strategically. Show off one body part, and cover the rest.

This doesn’t mean that you have you wear a long-sleeve turtle neck if you wear a short skirt. You just don’t want to show off every body part, or else it gets distracting. If you have a low neckline, cover your legs. Show off one leg and cover the other, etc.

How To Wear A Cardigan Without Appearing Bulky

Two photos of Bella Hadid show her wearing a cardigan in different styles.
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Gotham/GC Images & Pierre Suu/GC Images

Cardigans are timeless. However, some people find that cardigans end up looking too boxy on them. Celebrities like Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid have learned how to stylize a cardigan. They only button one button.

If you want a classy look, clasp the top button and let the rest fall. Show a bit of shoulder by buttoning the cardigan on the bottom. If you want a loose, flowy cardigan, only clasp the middle button.

Victoria Beckham Doesn’t Shy Away From Volume

Victoria Beckham walks the runway at the Victoria Beckham show.
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Gareth Cattermole/BFC/Getty Images for BFC

Victoria Beckham is a petite fashion designer, but she doesn’t let that stop her from wearing clothes with volume. You can often see her wearing baggy pants with heels and a figure-hugging top. It’s like a skirt, but much more comfortable.

Other times, Beckham puts volume on her torso. She’ll sometimes wear fluffy silk blouses under slim jackets, or do the reverse and wear a puffy coat. The options are endless! Choose one clothing item as a focal point and give it volume.

Embrace Your Shape–Don’t Fight It

Two photos show Jennifer Lawrence wearing different dresses with the same shape.
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Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images & Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot

Celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Julianna Margulies, and Halston Sage always look stunning because they embrace their shape. Their stylists, Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson, encourage people to dress for their body type–not against it.

If you look great in v-necks, buy a few blouses with that neckline. If you look stunning in high-waisted jeans, get high-waisted skirts, too. Shake things up with accessories, colors, and patterns. Don’t struggle to fit into a style that doesn’t work.

Keira Knightly Goes High-Waisted

Actress Keira Knightley stands in front of Buckingham Palace.
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Victoria Jones – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Keira Knightly knows how to make her legs look long and her waist appear slim. She does this by choosing high-waisted skirts and pants. The waistline is higher than your average jeans, which is more comfortable and functional.

Want to emphasize your waist? Add a belt to your skirt or tuck your shirt into your jeans. If you want the focus on your legs, wear pencil skirts or slim pants. These tricks give Keira Knightly a lovely hourglass shape.

Coats Are Never An Afterthought For Olivia Culpo

Two photos show Olivia Culpo wearing different coats.
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Some people only have one or two coats that they throw on as an afterthought while they’re heading out the door. But fashion influencers like Olivia Culpo place great emphasis on their jackets. Sometimes she’ll style a coat like a dress. Other times, her jacket blends seamlessly with her outfit.

Put a bit more thought into your coat choices. Do you want to cover up your shirt entirely? Does your jacket go with your shoes? Wear neutral shoes and coats, and they’ll always go together.

Mix Patterns Like Gabrielle Union

Two pictures of Gabrielle Union show two outfits where she mixes different patterns.
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Rich Polk/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Television & Nikole Nique/Pinterest

Actress Gabrielle Union often wears multiple different patterns. Usually, pairing a bunch of patterns together ends up looking messy and confusing. But Union pulls it all together by choosing cohesive colors.

If you want to combine patterns, choose ones that have similar colors. This will prevent your outfit from overwhelming the eye. Try to keep patterns apart, too. Wearing a leopard-print jacket over an abstract, bold-colored blouse may be a bit too tough on the eyes.

Gigi Hadid Isn’t Afraid Of Color

In two photos, Gigi Hadid wears brightly-colored outfits.
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Gotham/GC Images & James Devaney/GC Images

While some celebrities shy away from bold colors, model Gigi Hadid embraces them. She isn’t afraid to wear bright red, blue, yellow, or orange. If you want to catch peoples’ attention, don’t be scared of color!

But what if you love wearing neutrals? Give your neutrals a pop of color! Wear a bright belt, eye-popping necklace, or brilliant shoes. The small detail of color will transform your outfit and make you look like a fashionista.

Kate Winslet Goes Asymmetrical

Two photos show Kate Winslet wearing asymmetrical dresses.
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David M. Benett/Getty Images for Cardboard Citizens & Mike Marsland/WireImage

Many industries–interior design, art, and fashion–promote symmetry. Actress Kate Winslet adores the look and often wears asymmetrical outfits to stand out on the red carpet.

An easy way to go asymmetrical is to wear a one-shoulder dress or blouse. Sometimes, Winslet will wear an off-balanced pattern, such as a bow that wraps around the dress. A belt or buckle on one sleeve also achieves asymmetry while still looking stylish. It’s a bold move, but it can look incredible.

Dresses CAN Go With Sneakers

Two pictures show Emily Ratajkowski wearing sneakers with a dress.
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Team GT/GC Images & David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Some people view dresses with sneakers as a no-no. Dresses are usually semi-formal, while sneakers as casual. But this hasn’t stopped celebrities such as model Emily Ratajkowski. She knows how to style sneakers so that you hardly notice them.

If you want to pull this off, get neutral-colored shoes. White, black, and tan sneakers go with almost any dress. Avoid shoes with distracting patterns or bright neon stripes. You want it to blend in seamlessly with the dress.

How To Flatter Your Arms In Any Dress

Viola Davis (left) and Octavia Spencer (right) wear dresses with draping sleeves.
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Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage & JC Olivera/Getty Images

If you’re self-conscious about your arms, the right sleeve can work wonders. It’ll take attention off of the arms and onto the sleeves. Actress Viola Davis wears draped sleeves to add some class to her dress. And Octavia Spencer has worn long, loose sleeves on the red carpet.

Get creative with your sleeves. The right arm accent–a halter top, draped sleeves, or transparent mesh could make a great focal point. They could also help you feel more covered and secure.

Miley Cyrus Adds Modesty To A Crop Top

Miley Cyrus wears a crop top with a jacket and hat.
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Robert Kamau/GC Images

Crop tops have been all the rage these past few years. But if you want a more modest look, take a tip from Miley Cyrus. She adds layers to her crop tops. Jackets, cardigans, necklaces–all these can transform the crop top from a beach cover-up to a classy outfit.

If you want to cover more skin, get a crop top with a high neckline. Pair it with some high-waisted jeans. This will help people hop on the crop top trend while still feeling comfortable.

Angelina Jolie Goes Oversize

Two images of Angelina Jolie show oversized images.
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Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic

Angelina Jolie can somehow wear oversized jackets and skirts without looking like a blob. Her secret? Choose one thing to oversize. Wear a large coat or a statement necklace, but keep everything else form-fitting.

These clothes are comfy options for people who want to remain cozy. If you want to dress it up, go fluffy! A tulle skirt or faux fur shawl can make a great statement piece for a night on the town. It’ll look beautiful!

Kerry Washington Puts A Twist Traditional Outfits

Two pictures of Kerry Washington show her twists on traditional dress outfits.
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James Devaney/GC Images & Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Actress and director Kerry Washington knows how to make an outfit stand out. She takes a traditional outfit and adds an unexpected twist. For example, she may wear a classic tweed jacket with bright red knee-high boots.

You can advance any outfit with an unexpected twist. For example, you can wear a leather jacket with a nice dress. Wear a bright, colorful necklace with a black dress. Put on colorful or patterned shoes with blue jeans.