1 Girl, 4 Looks: NYC's Hottest Up-And-Coming Stylist Shows Off 4 On-Trend Outfits

Still thinking about Ashley Olsen's vintage Dior Met Ball amazingness? Craving Mary-Kate's Chanel jacket from the CFDAs? Yes. And yes. Us, too. Behind every great celebrity, there's a great stylist, or so the expression kinda goes, and we've zeroed in on the gal that's on young Hollywood and 7th Avenue's A-list. We're talking about Danielle Nachmani; have you memorized her name yet? Quick back-story: This former fashion assistant at T worked with Annabel Tollman for two years before going solo. Smart move. Now, in addition to helping create the Olsen Twins' signature looks, Miss Nachmani has advised brands like Theyskens' Theory, Christian Sirianio, and Old Navy. Since we know you're melting, we turned to Danielle to apply her style-savvy know-how to herself, and in return got the star stylist to model four summer-perfect looks that work well into fall, that we're going to copy in 3-2-1… While we were at it, we chatted her up and jotted down all her tips on how to be the most fashionable girl in the room.
Check out four can't-wait-to-copy outfits from star stylist Danielle Nachmani!
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Do you consider yourself a statement dresser?
"I think a quiet statement goes a much longer way–I don't think being the loudest person in the room makes you the most fashionable. I love the look of a simple but well-done design; to me, the quality is the statement."

Where would you wear this nautical-inspired look?
"I would wear this look to a meeting or market appointment. These Vintage Mugler sailor pants are from my mom's archives. A lot of my best pieces come from her. I love the silhouette, and I am a total sucker for a high waist. I paired it with a simple Petit Bateau striped tank, but decided to add these Elizabeth and James sunglasses to make the outfit more interesting. I walk everywhere, so although my heel-loving sister Arielle would kill me for saying it, I like this look worn with a white Superga sneaker—I don't think it gets more classic. As for the straw bag, it's a bit of an ode to Jane Birkin, she always had a wicker basket in hand, and when I spotted this one at the Syracuse Salvation Army I knew it would become a summer staple."
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Your hair is gorgeous—tell us your mane secrets!
"Thank you! My hair is a constant struggle, so I appreciate that. This is actually the longest it's ever been. I swear by Mane 'n Tail conditioner, and I vary with my shampoo. I think the summer gives my hair a bit of a break 'cause I tend to style it less often and leave it to just dry naturally."
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This is such a red-carpet look! How do you make it your own and stand-out from the crowd?
"This is an Alaia crop-top and maxi-skirt—I have worn this outfit to a rehearsal dinner but also to a show in Paris. I think making a look like this your own is all in the small details. You can dress it up like I did here for a party with a Lanvin wedge and Hunting Season clutch, or pair it with a T-strap flat sandal and wear it to a meeting. The watch is a Rolex Daytona: I love a men's watch on a woman...oddly, I think there is something quite feminine about it."
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Speaking of red carpet, what tips of your own have you incorporated into your client's wardrobe?
"I think for me my tip is always to edit. I don't like walking into a fitting with more than one rack. I definitely tell my clients that less is more and that their wardrobes should be filled with quality not quantity."

How do you approach dressing your clients? Is it a collaboration?
"Of course it's a collaboration. I think it's so important that a client sees themselves in the look as well or it doesn't translate and the clothing winds up looking like it's wearing them."
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What's your trick to being casual without looking like a slob?
"The juxtaposition of my look. If I'm wearing something a bit grungy or loose, I'll keep my hair and makeup a bit more feminine and done. Even if you're being casual, the garments should still be well-tailored and clean. This Stella McCartney blazer is a favorite of mine. I absolutely love the color and the lining. Most girls collect shoes, but I have a coat and blazer problem—I can never say no to a well-tailored blazer! The worn-in T-shirt I've had forever and trades off from a shirt I sleep in to a shirt I wear out; it's really soft and the color is great. My vintage Levi's Jeans are something that I think every closet should include. They're a staple that can be worn with anything, and for this look, I paired them with a men's black H&M belt that was a throwaway on the first shoot I ever assisted on. I love hats— this one is from Alabama, and the color and structure of it is so special and different. I love this look because it's comfortable, but the tailoring is strong. It's something I would wear while prepping for a job or on set."
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You could wear this to meet a client or go out!
"I love getting dressed up for a night out. This is most definitely a go-to staple for me. I am definitely a bit androgynous, so I loved pairing this men's-inspired Lanvin vest with a simple vintage ivory slip-dress. The studded Valentino stilettos bring in a feminine quality that counters the simplicity of the dress and vest.
"When I meet with clients, my ensemble can be any of the looks. I would wear [this] with a flat. I think it's always interesting to have the accessories play the opposite of the wardrobe. Although I'm not trying to sell myself through my outfit, I would be silly to think that it isn't the first thing my client takes into account."
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What's your rule when it comes to accessories?
"I'm not a huge accessories girl. I have had the same diamond earrings since I was 13, and my watch hasn't changed in years. I like my jewelry to be simple, delicate, and personal. I'm a definitely a less-is-more kind of gal.
My two go-to bags are a Mulberry Luella collaboration Bayswater I got for college graduation and a black nylon Prada backpack I've had since high school. I'm somewhat a creature of habit when it comes to my accessories.
"As for shoes, I love a good classic flat (a patent penny-loafer, Superega, Chanel ballet-slipper), but as I'm getting older, I'm appreciating the elegance of an amazing stiletto."

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