11 Celebrity Secrets To Looking Instantly Photo Ready
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Celebrities like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung get photographed practically every time they step outside, so naturally they know a thing or two about looking photo-ready on the fly. Although we can’t claim to have the paparazzi clamoring for a picture, we wouldn’t mind cribbing a few of their tricks for the times when our stylist and makeup artist have the day off (read: every day), and thought you might feel the same way. Click through now for the simple secrets to looking instantly presentable for your close up.
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Secret 1: Top It Off
Tresses can’t be tamed? A hat not only covers up unruly hair, but makes a strong statement as well. Janessa Leone’s fedoras are a favorite of celebrities like Jessica Alba. A Zadig & Voltaire Love bag and Black Orchid High Waisted Skinny Jeans ($141) in Ikat complete Alba's look.
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The silver detail gives a rustic fedora a sophisticated spin.
Janessa Leone Sara Hat ($187)
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Secret 2: Put A Blazer On It
A blazer packs a lot of polish. Notice how Kate Beckinsale’s Helmut Lang blazer smartens up her slouchy Parker Devlin Pants ($242).
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A sleek black blazer like this one is one purchase you’ll never regret.
Topshop Slim Fit Tailored Blazer ($90)
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Secret 3: Structured Is Smart
A slouchy bag can make an outfit look sloppy. Keep it polished with a structured bag like Miranda Kerr’s Hermes purse—don’t worry, we have an affordable option on the next slide.
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We can’t picture this classic navy purse ever going out of style.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Leather Satchel ($358)
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Secret 4: Pump It Up
There’s nothing like a pair of sleek heels to instantly look camera-ready. Cara Delevingne’s strappy pair is a closet staple.
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These affordable heels are a dead ringer for Delevingne’s version.
Jeffrey Campbell Blakeley Heels ($70)
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Secret 5: Flash Your Pearly Whites
It may seem elementary, but confidence is the cheapest and easiest way to look camera-ready. Not feeling so fearless? Slap on a smile like Nikki Reed.
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Make sure your smile is ready for the camera with whitening toothpaste.
Marvis Toothpaste ($11) in Whitening Mint
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Secret 6: Embrace Matchy-Matchy
For the sake of looking pulled together, color coordinate a couple elements of your outfit, as this will quickly ensure you look unified. Lupita Nyong’o chose a pretty palette of greens including a Peter Pilotto Stretch Silk Mira Dress ($1666) and Manolo Blahnik BB Pointy Toe Pumps ($595) in Mint.
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Secret 7: Wrap It Up
Gwen Stefani may be concealing her actual baby bump, but we’re thinking an oversized printed scarf like Stefani’s Theodora & Callum version is a genius way to handle a not-feeling-so-skinny day.
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We're quite charmed by the long fringe on this leopard scarf.
Joseph Leopard Print Scarf ($154)
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Secret 8: Opt For A Bright Lip
While we love Harley Viera Newton’s mint coat, it’s her punchy red pout that really caught our eye.
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A bright red lipstick is a relatively inexpensive pick-me-up that can change your entire look.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick ($35)
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Secret 9: Fake A Killer Outfit With A Standout Coat
Feel like your ensemble is too boring to be immortalized in a photo? No one will know if you top it with a statement coat like Alexa Chung’s Marc by Marc Jacobs stunner.
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Make a futuristic statement in holographic leather.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Metallic Leather Coat ($1595)
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Secret 10: Add One Major Accessory
One awesome piece of jewelry will pick up any accessorizing slack in you outfit. Case in point: Kate Moss’ gilded pendant.
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The extra long chain makes sure this stunning horn necklace will get noticed.
Kule Horn Pendant on Box Chain ($250)
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Secret 11: Shade Yourself
No eye makeup? No problem. Sunglasses like Kate Bosworth’s Karen Walker Deep Freeze ($250) are the perfect cover up.
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Bosworth wears these nonstop, and with the flattering shape, we can see why.
Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses ($250)