Lagmay’s aesthetic and refined sense of style has been met with industry recognition and acclaim. She’s styled thousands of looks and stands on the apex of the industry as a trusted source of excellence in fashion.
Here, Lagmay shares her top five personal styling tips.
1. Create a mood board
"This is something that I do for work but is also really useful when defining your personal style. Start by collecting images that you’re drawn to and edit them down to about ten to create your final mood board. This collection of images should function as a litmus test when you’re deciding whether to add a certain garment to your wardrobe. The tighter and more succinct the edit, the easier these decisions will be."
2. Invest in timeless classics
"Spend on quality pieces you’ll wear time and time again – they’ll last you longer and your cost-per
-wear will be fantastic. Trend pieces are where you should look for savings."
3. Visit your local thrift store
"Your local Salvation Army is a treasure trove for inexpensive, unique pieces that no one else will have. It’s a great place to experiment with your personal style."
4. Get things tailored
"If you’ve found the perfect piece but the fit isn’t quite right, consider taking it to your local tailor. Minor alterations that are specific to your body can take a garment from looking like it cost you $20 to $200."
5. Do a yearly purge
"Re-examine your closet at least once a year and get rid of clothes that no longer fit your personal style. Doing this edit regularly will ensure that the pieces you’re wearing are true to how you actually want to dress. Items you may have forgotten about also get re-discovered. Use your mood board to decide what stays and what goes."