Designers Give Fashion Advice: Karl Lagerfeld

Who should we take fashion advice from if not from designers, those people who create pieces we consider fashionable? The latest to reveal secrets of good style was Karl Lagerfeld, an iconic Chanel designer.

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s Fashion Advice #1: “Buy what you know works for your body and only buy something if it fits well.”

Our interpretation: Even if you would die for that pair of slouchy pants you should stay away from it if it makes your hips look huge. This rule works for anything in terms of clothing. If something doesn’t look great on you just move to the next shelf, you don’t want it.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Fashion Advice #2: “Never underestimate the power of a simple T-shirt, jeans and a jacket. It always looks very chic.”

Our interpretation: You look perfect in a dress but isn’t it a bit uncomfortable to run errands in the city wearing it? Jeans and a t-shirt are always better. Accessorize your look to avoid looking plain.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Fashion Advice #3: “Lots of women look great with no make-up on, so if you have good skin, keep it bare.”

Our interpretation: If you are naturally beautiful and don’t really need a concealer to hide problem spots on your face go without makeup. Russian supermodel Sasha Pivovarova believes the fact she uses little makeup is her beauty secret.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Fashion Advice #4: “You can’t avoid all the color and the brights out there. Give it a go. By next autumn/winter we will all be wearing black and grey again because everyone will be fed up of the color and print!

Our interpretation: Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for wearing color. You simply cannot go grey and dull when everything around is so vivid and lovely. Not daring enough to rock flashy garments? Opt for bright accessories instead.