Beagy Zielinski is a stylist that has worked on a myriad of publications including Greek and Spanish ELLE, German Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar China & Thailand. Her celebrity clients include Tyra Banks, Pharrell Williams, Alan Cumming, Kelly Rowland and Toni Braxton.
We caught up with her to discuss all things wardrobe:
What essential items should every woman own?
A great pair of heels! A really great pair of heels can upgrade any outfit.
What should be in our capsule wardrobe?
A few things everyone should have in their closet are:
The perfect fitting jean
A blazer that has been tailored to fit correctly
The perfect party dress that shows off your best assets
A pair of statement shoes, to add the wow factor to any look, day or night.
How can we incorporate key Autumn/Winter trends into our wardrobes?
I always tell clients not to be as concerned with following trends as really focusing on getting pieces that work for your body type. Once you have figured out what silhouettes work well for you, you can sprinkle trends in with accessories or colours.
It can be a difficult item to get a good fit when it comes to jeans; what should we consider before purchasing?
Once you find a brand or two that fit you well, stick with them! And of course the obvious tried and true rules apply:
- If you have short legs, don’t buy cropped low rise jeans. A higher rise and long skinny leg with a heel will elongate your legs.
- If you have a larger hip, you should stay away from bell bottoms. Smaller, highly placed back pockets will make your bum look smaller.
- A square pocket that is angled more straight up and down is better suited for women who are pear shaped or who are looking to camouflage their round bum.
What items should we splash out on? And on what shouldn’t we?
I always say splurge on bags, jackets and shoes. Never overspend on novelty items like white shirts or t-shirts or even jeans. You can find good quality and great fitting jeans at stores like H&M or Zara. Use the money you saved to spend a little extra on a well tailored jacket that will make your entire outfit look like a million bucks!