A Stylist's Style on Hello Style

No, this is not the title of a new Dr. Seuss book. We've gotten a lot of questions in the comments of VPL about Hank & I's wardrobe for the episodes. So I'm thrilled to announce a new feature on the blog where I'll break down our ensembles along with the episode each week. More style inspiration, places to find things, plus I'll always bring it back to you using these examples of what does {& doesn't} work on camera & in photographs for your own life.

Episode #1: Spring Trends

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For spring trends, I wanted to wear something, well, on trend. So my stylist Jonathan found me this peplum top & Ivy helped me embrace the Retro Vintage look with teased hair & winged eyeliner.

Pro: Peplum covers up any stomach bump when you sit.

Con: As you can see in the photo to the left, white can look washed out through a lens. Thankfully our lighting on set lets it pop, but be wary in real life photo shoots/filming moments.

{Top: H&M, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Jessica Simpson}

FYI: On the top left I'm demonstrating getting down at da club. Obviously.

If you want more shopping inspiration, check out a post from RealBeauty.com on my style for this episode

Episode #2: Hollywood Freshmen

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For Hollywood Fresman I wanted something bright & fun. You heard me talk in Episode #1 about my 2-Part Fashion Cocktail. It applies here with one loose & one tight, balancing out the blousy top with the slim pants that show my shape.

Pro: Love 3 bright colors! And the pants are so comfortable I kept em.

Con: The shirt colors are so similar they bleed together on camera & it's hard to tell there's a stripe. In the future I'll look for more contrasting shades.

{Top: Urban Outfitters, Bottom: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Blowfish, Necklaces: Brooklyn Flea Market}

FYI: The top right is my reaction to finding out that Drew Barrymore was allegedly on drugs by the age of 9. Cue sad face.

What about The Hankster? The first round of VPL we had a stylist, the fabulous Jonathan Hamilt, & in the whirlwind I have no earthly idea what my handsome co-host was wearing! So this first round of 6 will just be my style. Once we got to episode #7 I took over styling both Hank & myself, so never fear, menswear will be making an appearance in June over on {dapper & the duchess}!

with grace & gumption, Hilary 

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