Angela Bassett’s Stylist Reveals the Secrets to Dressing For Black Tie
How can you get out of your fashion comfort zone?
According to Jennifer, the best way to push yourself is by taking baby steps. She said it could be as easy as trying a different silhouette, opting for a bright color or enhancing your favorite feature—your arms, legs or décolletage.
“Color always draws the eye,” she said. “It’s a fresh way to bring energy, light and youthfulness to any look. Get a color that you love, that sings on you, and then start building from there.”
But instead of emphasizing how you want to step out of your comfort zone, think about the why. Jennifer noted that your ensemble tells a story, so what is it that you want to share?
“When I dress Angela, my job is to make her light shine brighter, so any time you dress for events, that is the goal,” the stylist continued. “Remember that you’re creating a moment, and in that moment, what is the thing that will set you apart from everyone else but still be in your comfort zone?”