Stacy, host of TLC's What Not to Wear and Fashionably Late with Stacy London, says her years of working in high-end fashion magazines taught her some important lessons about fashion and style. "Style is not the same as fashion, she says. "Fashion is about the industry, about keeping up with trends, having to spend a lot of money every six months—style is about the individual. Your wardrobe should be a reflection of who you are and what you want to be and not what an industry is telling you you have to be."
The most important thing any woman can do if she wants to look her very best is to invest in clothes that fit her body, Stacy says. "You cannot wear clothes that don't fit," she says. "You will never look good, you will never look stylish."
Mary Alice, host of VH1's America's Most Smartest Model, agrees with Stacy's philosophy and says investing in a few basic pieces that you can wear for years is a great way to start building a wardrobe. In today's fashion world, Mary Alice says every woman has a chance to try out trends without spending much money. "You cannot come up to me and say, 'I can't be fashionable, I can't afford to be fashionable,'" Mary Alice says. "Really you can afford to be fashionable now. You can find great fashion at any price now thanks to corporate America finally 'getting it.'"