When she's not working with big names like Lupita Nyong'o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional's perspective.
Every woman should have a handful of foolproof outfit combinations that lend a flattering look every time. Whether it's a simple denim-and-duster combination for fall or today's slimming summer outfit, every season you should have a go-to look that makes you feel your best. The one warm-weather combination I always recommend to my clients is a dress that cinches at the waist, like an A-line silhouette, stylish espadrilles for some height and comfort, and a great pair of sunglasses to polish off the simple look. It's an effortless outfit that flatters all body types and makes for a stylish summer look.
Scroll down to shop the essentials you need to create the universally flattering outfit.
An investment piece that will be so worth the price.
Wear this colorful and summery dress to any upcoming BBQ or outdoor party.
This lace dress also comes in blue and red.
The perfect little white dress.
I love this simple shape for any occasion.
A bold pattern never looked so good on any other dress shape.
Pairing the floral print with the ruffles makes this dress oh so feminine.
Such a lovely floral print.
An under-$100 waist-cinching dress that goes with any shoe choice.
With the one-shoulder statement and wrap style, this dress does not disappoint.
Transition these shoes from day to night with a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans.
I would also pair these with a colorfully embroidered blouse.
Pair these nude espadrilles with your favorite denim shorts for the best beach outfit.
Any Parisian blogger would approve of this summer staple.
The slight heel is just enough to elevate a casual look.
This nude strap will create the illusion of beautiful long legs.
I've been loving the platform style for summer.
The It shape for the season.
Everyone loves a cat eye.
This structured shape will flatter any face shape.
So Instagram worthy.
You can't go wrong with a classic gold-and-tortoise pairing.
Add these for some vintage flare.
These chic lenses would look great with a one-piece swimsuit on the beach.
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