9 Styling Tips We've Learned From Nasty Gal

A crash course in looking like a total babe this summer. 

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    PHOTO: Nasty Gal

    If you’ve checked out Nasty Gal recently, you probably noticed the same thing we did: they’re killing it. The clothes are great, of course, but the way they’re styled is even better. In fact, the Nasty Gal look is so memorable, we asked their head stylist, Ashley Glorioso, to share some of the brand’s best styling tips. Keep readying for nine ways to make the most of your summer wardrobe!  

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    How do you get the most mileage out of a swimsuit this summer?

    Bathing suit top = regular top. Not a little triangle bikini top, you can wear a crop top or bustier style with some high-waisted denim cut-offs, an oversized cardi, and a pair of statement sandals, et voila—you are ready for a pool party.

     

    Get the look: Nasty Gal Rainbow Flow Kimono ($78); Oh My Love Psyche Me Out Kimono ($78).

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    What is the best way to mix designer pieces with thrifty thrills?

    I love mixing high and low. A high-end item styled with cheap basics keeps things interesting! Start with a SUPER classic piece, like a really nice blazer or coat, and then pair that baby with everything from a simple white tank and your boyfriend’s old ripped jeans, to a summer dress or pinafore. I think investing in classic pieces is the best way to go when buying designer. Trends come and go, but the classics will always be just that.

     

    Get The Look: Vintage Chanel Annabelle Coat ($1650).

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    What’s your formula for layering jewelry?

    This is actually the one area where I say: NO RULES! Mix and match however you like. Mix metals, wear a lot, wear a little – I think jewelry is such a personal style statement that there shouldn’t be any parameters here. If I had to make any rules or tips, it would be to try to stay in the same genre, like bohemian or minimalistic.

     

    Get The Look: Nasty Gal Starry Eyed Handpiece ($18); Dirty Dozen Ring Set ($20). 

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    How do you incorporate your off-duty style into office-appropriate looks?

    Trousers are really having a moment right now. You can pair them with a simple top and slides or with a vintage tee and heels. The possibilities are endless.

     

    Get The Look: Nasty Gal Express Yourself Trousers ($68); Full Bloom Pants ($98).

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    Nasty Gal offers a pretty expansive collection of crop tops – do you have any out-of-the-box styling tips for wearing them?

    I think the two best ways to wear crop tops are with trousers, to de-sexy-fy, or with a high-waisted skirt (mini, midi, maxi—that part doesn't matter!), to avoid showing too much belly! Unless you've been hitting the gym hard and want to show off your full stomach, in which case I fully support that as well, so go on with your bad self!

     

    Get The Look: Nasty Gal Peplum Skinny Pant ($58) in White; Miraval Maxi Skirt ($48).

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    How do you achieve that perfect laidback shirt tuck?

    The "sloppy tuck" (as we like to call it) is very serious business in our styling department! It starts with a deep side tuck that is pulled out oh-so perfectly, just enough so that it doesn't add any extra bulk around the stomach (cause no one wants that!). I like a full tuck when you are going for more of a ‘70s babe vibe, with high-waisted jeans or shorts. 

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    What key shoe trends are worth buying into this spring and summer?

    I hate to say it....but slides are here to stay. I recommend a nice neutral pair (if you don't want to go full granola Birkenstock), like these bad boys by Jeffrey Campbell. Or if you, like myself, like a little height and help in the long leg department—a good pair of platforms is the way to go.

     

    Get The Look: Jeffrey Campbell Menorca Sandals ($130) in Gray; Shoe Cult Palmilla Wedge ($88) in Beige.

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    There are lots of sheer or lace tops and dresses this season. What are some great pieces for wearing underneath something see-through?

    Tis' the season for sheer tops---and there are so many options nowadays that it’s easy to find pretty underthings for layering! This SKIVVIES bodysuit is great for sheer dresses, and if you're feeling a little more demure, a full slip is super easy to throw under a sheer black dress!

     

    Get The Look: SKIVVIES Alluring Bodysuit ($118),  Nasty Gal Sleepless Lace Slip ($55) in Black.

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    Do you have any tricks for incorporating more colors into a neutral outfit?

    Accessories (shoes, bags and sunglasses) are always a really easy way to inject color into your day without actually having to commit to color! I love an all-neutral sporty vibe outfit paired with a colorful heel.

     

    Get The Look: Nasty Gal Hold Your Own Skirt ($48); Shoe Cult Delphone Heel ($98).

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Rainbow Flow Kimono

Rainbow Flow Kimono

Nasty Gal, $78
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Psyche Me Out Kimono

Psyche Me Out Kimono

Oh My Love, $78
SHOP
Annabelle Coat

Annabelle Coat

Vintage Chanel, $1650
SHOP
Dirty Dozen Ring Set

Dirty Dozen Ring Set

Nasty Gal, $20
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Starry Eyed Handpiece

Starry Eyed Handpiece

Nasty Gal, $18
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Full Bloom Pants

Full Bloom Pants

Nasty Gal, $98
SHOP
Express Yourself Trousers

Express Yourself Trousers

Nasty Gal, $68
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Miraval Maxi Skirt

Miraval Maxi Skirt

Nasty Gal, $49
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Peplum Skinny Pant

Peplum Skinny Pant

Nasty Gal, $58
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Menorca Sandals

Menorca Sandals

Jeffrey Campbell, $88
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Palmilla Wedge

Palmilla Wedge

Shoe Cult, $88
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Alluring Bodysuit

Alluring Bodysuit

SKIVVIES, $118
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Sleepless Lace Slip

Sleepless Lace Slip

Nasty Gal, $55
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Hold Your Own Skirt

Hold Your Own Skirt

Nasty Gal, $48
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Delphone Heel

Delphone Heel

Shoe Cult, $98
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