"Whenever I am in a new city, I always ask the locals for the best markets or thrift stores. I am a diehard market shopper and love to explore the creations from local artisans. I find that most of the bigger brands always take a lot of influence from native styles of other cultures, too, so it's cool to match something traditional with a contemporary piece."
— Kai Avent-deLeon, owner, Sincerely Tommy
"Even behind closed doors, where no one else is going to see, you're going to see you. So I always take my own sunglasses (Karen Walker, obviously) when I go to the dentist, so that when they tip you back and turn on the big overhead light you don’t have to wear their always ghastly (and no-doubt purchased from the gas station or pharmacy) glasses they think are acceptable protective-wear."
—Karen Walker, fashion designer
"Steam everything! I feel like wrinkle-free clothes are really underrated, but a good steam really makes a world of difference (my mom loves to remind me of this). I always bring whatever I'm wearing on a hanger into the bathroom when I'm taking a hot shower for a quick steam, and then turn the heat all the way up once I get out for another five to 10 minutes. It's so much easier than using an actual iron or steamer, and I swear it works!"
— Juliana Salazar, social media director, Hirshleifers
"[I always] ask styling advice from my mother. She’s always honest with me, and mothers know best."
— Arielle Charnas, blogger, SomethingNavy
“To be on-trend without wasting money on clothes I may only wear for six months, I buy classic pieces — like button-downs, wide-leg pants, and pointy-toe heels — in the shape or colorway of the season. This fall, I’m shopping for pencil skirts with a touch of fringe and de-constructed white shirts.”
—Lauren Chan, associate fashion writer, Glamour
"I always take a picture of myself in the mirror and check it before walking out the door. Sometimes an outfit can look different in a photo than in person, and it helps to see how it photographs."
— Marianna Hewitt, lifestyle blogger