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Get the look: Fashion Star episode 8

Ever dream of seeing your name in a national campaign? Perhaps in a glossy ad in the latest Vogue? The contestants on Fashion Star took their brands to the next level by building campaigns to promote their collections on this week’s episode.

Fashion Star -- Steal the look

Which look did you think was campaign worthy? I take my favorite look and show you how to steal the look for less as your resident style guy.


Fashion tip

Every woman can pull off the oversize shirt if you fit the top to your body type. When wearing something oversize, make sure it is not too snug, but also not too baggy or you will appear much larger. You know you’ve found the perfect top when it fits perfectly in the shoulder seams and comes off the body just slightly.

Just make sure you wear something tighter on the bottom if you’re wearing something larger on top. Try an ultra-skinny jean or a slim cropped pant for spring.

Before we begin, I have to say congratulations, Jessica Simpson, on the birth of Maxwell! OK, now onto Fashion Star

You know you’ve truly made it as a designer when you see your latest design featured in a top magazine or plastered on a Fifth Avenue storefront. The classic American Tommy Hilfiger ads, anyone? Well the designers on this week’s episode had the opportunity to see what it’s like to have a major campaign when the mentors guided the contestants to create fierce looks to promote their collections.

This week, Kara Laricks proved she was campaign worthy. (It seems as if Kara is my top choice every week! Obsessed with her.) Her long version of the tuxedo shirt was so luxe and expertly designed, I immediately wanted to see every woman wearing it on the streets. That’s sophistication at its finest. Plus, she started a bidding war between Saks and H&M… again!

Why do I love this look?

A white, oversize tuxedo shirt with a black skinny pant is the ultimate version of casual chic — the “Audrey Hepburn” look.

Fashion Star -- Steal the look

J. Crew Cotton and Silk-Blend Tuxedo Shirt $50, Cheap Monday Second Skin Jeans $88,
BCBGMAXAZRIA Harlow Satin Envelope Clutch
$78, ASOS Trick Leather Wedge Shoe Boot $67,
House of Harlow Faceted Triangle Stud Earrings

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Photo credit: Tyler Golden/NBC

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