One item every woman should invest in for her wardrobe...

One item every woman should invest in for her wardrobe...

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Top: Free People (I wore it backwards) | Undertop: Spanx (wear this under any bodysuit, dress or tight fitting item) | Jeans: Shopbop (similar style here) | Heels: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Tory Burch (similar style here) | Earrings: Baublebar | Lips: MAC Soar Liner and Snob Lipstick

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I wore this look while I was in LA a few weeks ago for some meetings when I was in town shooting the Rachel Parcell Spring collection! I had to get creative with this top. I ordered it and didn't try it on before packing for my trip. When I got to my hotel to get dressed for my meeting, the front was a little too low- lots of cleavage happening. I didn't have another top option that went with jeans and I thought a dress would be too fancy so I had to improvise. I turned the bodysuit around so the back became the front. I actually love the look of how high the neckline comes reversing it better than the way it is supposed to be worn! (I wore a nude Spanx under this to cover up a tiny part of my back I didn't want showing. The top reversed falls above bra line though so it's not super low, but I added nude Spanx to cover up a little more in the back).

While we're on the topic of spanx- here's my secret! Invest in control wear! My friend who is a stylist said this is her number 1 tip and trick for all her clients of every shape and size!!! Control wear is a MUST. It smooths and hold everything in!!! I actually always wear control wear if I'm wearing a dress or top (particularly when it hugs my body). My favorite Spanx items I have are the tank and the bodysuit. They both have become a staple! No matter what size you are, it just controls everything underneath and for some reason it completely changes the way your tops and dresses lay on your body. Everything is so smooth and it hides any bra or panty lines too!

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