Stacy London, best known for being the star of TLC’s “What Not To Wear,” hit Westfield’s San Francisco Centre this weekend and gave Bay Area Fashionistas her fabulous style tips. Stacy London presented fifteen of this season’s hottest looks from pencil skirts to plum to top handle satchels to platform shoes.
I attended the Stacy London style presentation at 1pm, September 17, 2011 at San Francisco Centre which was held under the dome; a fabulous historic relic from the old Emporium. The celebrity stylist gave audience members invaluable styling tips such as:
“Big collars help balance” out pear shaped bodies and belts can help create an hourglass shape. Stacy London also reminded the audience about the importance of wearing nude shoes to help lengthen legs and that “platforms are not going away.” She stated that shorter women should wear smaller platforms to avoid having the shoes “look like blocks” on one’s feet.
Stacy London also told the fashion-savvy crowd that “floppy hats” are a huge trend for fall. This is a great investment to buy now since this hat style was spotted on the spring 2012 runways in New York!
Wearing a large necklace? Stacy London says that stud earrings are your best friend; they can help make your outfit look finished without competing with your statement necklace. This is an important tip for anyone following the trends off the runways. Bold necklaces are huge for fall and they have already been popping up on the spring 2012 runways.
Other trends to watch for, and invest in this fall include faux fur, shades of plum, ponchos, relaxed knitwear, menswear, structured handbags (satchels), leather shorts (if you are under 30), matching cuffs or bracelets (one worn on each arm-think Wonder Woman!), teal and ombre.
Style quotes from Stacy London’s Style Tour at San Francisco Centre:
“Buy outfits not individual pieces and you will always have something to wear.”
“If you are 5’4” and under, knee boots make you look like you are standing in a bucket.”
“The scarf is the number one pick when you don’t know how to accessorize your outfit.”
Stacy London also introduced the audience to Westfield San Francisco Centre’s “Style for Hire” team which is the famous stylist’s fashion consulting company. The “Style For Hire” team is available at San Francisco Centre for shoppers to take advantage of. The stylist team can help shoppers find an outfit within the shopping center for a special event as well as build an entire wardrobe. The “Style for Hire” team can also help shoppers audit their closets. For more information about Stacy London’s “Style for Hire” team at Westfield San Francisco Centre, please visit styleforhire.com
What did I take away from Stacy London’s Style Tour at San Francisco Centre? Well, I ran straight over to Nordstrom and bought a plum scarf! The scarf has one of the season’s hottest hues and is a great alternative to a necklace. Love it!
For more information about Westfield San Francisco Centre, please visit westfield.com