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.
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.
The silver detail gives a rustic fedora a sophisticated spin.
Janessa Leone Sara Hat ($187)
A blazer packs a lot of polish. Notice how Kate Beckinsale’s Helmut Lang blazer smartens up her slouchy Parker Devlin Pants ($242).
A sleek black blazer like this one is one purchase you’ll never regret.
Topshop Slim Fit Tailored Blazer ($90)
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.
We can’t picture this classic navy purse ever going out of style.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Leather Satchel ($358)
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There’s nothing like a pair of sleek heels to instantly look camera-ready. Cara Delevingne’s strappy pair is a closet staple.
These affordable heels are a dead ringer for Delevingne’s version.
Jeffrey Campbell Blakeley Heels ($70)
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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.
Make sure your smile is ready for the camera with whitening toothpaste.
Marvis Toothpaste ($11) in Whitening Mint
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.
Call it the Lupita effect, but we rush to recreate anything she wears. We’ll emulate her spring green look with these pieces.
Red Valentino Green-Multi Floral Print Dress ($462)
Ted Baker London Thaya Leather Pointy Toe Pumps ($185) in Green
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.
We're quite charmed by the long fringe on this leopard scarf.
Joseph Leopard Print Scarf ($154)
While we love Harley Viera Newton’s mint coat, it’s her punchy red pout that really caught our eye.
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)
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.
Make a futuristic statement in holographic leather.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Metallic Leather Coat ($1595)
One awesome piece of jewelry will pick up any accessorizing slack in you outfit. Case in point: Kate Moss’ gilded pendant.
The extra long chain makes sure this stunning horn necklace will get noticed.
Kule Horn Pendant on Box Chain ($250)
No eye makeup? No problem. Sunglasses like Kate Bosworth’s Karen Walker Deep Freeze ($250) are the perfect cover up.
Bosworth wears these nonstop, and with the flattering shape, we can see why.
Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses ($250)