Knowing the latest trends, biggest designers, and just everything about the fashion industry is the very work and life of a fashion editor. They know what works and what doesn't. They also have an knack for knowing and finding great style, which is probably why it's no mystery that they too possess A+ personal style. So when it comes to finding fashion inspiration, there is no better person to look out for and admire than a true fashion editor. And this is why we seeked the help of some of the chicest fashion editors we know to share their tips on what it takes to dressing up like a stylish fashion editor. Here's what they had to say:
"Learn the art of accessorizing. Vintage costume jewelry, fast fashion finds, and even fine jewelry can all be mixed and matched to create a low-high aesthetic that can dress up even the most simple button down and jeans workwear combo." —Sam Potenciano, former Candy Magazine Fashion Editor
"I think fashion editors should be ahead of the pack in trying out new trends that may be daunting at first. Because if there's anyone who can interpret those trends in a way that's more accessible to all, it's the fashion editor." —Jed Gregorio, Candy Magazine's Fashion and Beauty Editor.
"Experiment. Don't be afraid to try something different or a little funky—like an unexpected outfit combination or a silhouette you haven't tried before. Also, wear a standout piece—like a striking accessory, or statement shoes. Sometimes one piece can make all the difference." —Margaux Romero-Alampay, former Candy Magazine Fashion Editor.
"Editing your look is much like copy editing. You want it clean and free of nonsense. It has to be functional above everything else. Check the mirror before heading out and see if you can make do without all those added 'fluff' to your outfit." —Zoe Laurente, Stylebible.ph's Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor.
"Have a key piece and wear it differently every time you use it. Your favorite denim jacket can be wrapped around your waist, draped over your shoulders like a cape, or worn over a basic tank top to dress it up! People think fashion editors have a lot of clothes. We don't! We just have a couple of our favorite closet staples and mix it around with other pieces. Have fun with style, because it's not supposed to be taken seriously." —Alessandra Pineda, Cosmo.ph's Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
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