Sure, if you were Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez or Willow Smith you’d have the luxury of tapping stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn to create your best fall wardrobe options, but even if you're not rich, they're still dolling out wisdom on how to look like a million bucks. We took notes.
Zangardi and Haenn kick-off budget retail haven Forever 21’s series of guest edited back-to-school looks and have put together a style scrapbook of outfits with style commentary. “Brown ankle boots should be the item on your list for fall. They can be worn with skirts, shorts, dresses and pants, and they are great with almost any color.…"
Right now the design duo is inspired by lace, menswear shoes, neutral colors and animal print, but when you’re figuring out what moves you for fall they suggest this method: “Rip out or write down anything that inspires you (and we don’t just mean clothes – this is about your whole life) it could be a magazine spread, a character from a movie, a new book, a favorite painting, even a greeting card your best friend just sent. These scraps will help define you as a person, and visually illustrate your interest, tastes and style.”
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