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Clothing, Hair and Makeup Pros Give Style Advice From Fashion Week

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There were a lot of shows and a lot of styles at this year’s Fashion Week. NY1’s Stephanie Simon takes a look at the biggest trends in clothes, hair and makeup and gets advice from the pros on how to achieve them.

Whether you’re mad for plaid, prints or pops of color, chic sexy styles for fall are no illusion.

Stylist George Brescia gives us the skinny.

“There is a lot of laser cut, a lot, of lace, we are seeing still cut outs showing a little bit of skin in Fall which I really think is kind of cool,” said Brescia.

Brescia says most importantly, know what cuts and colors are flattering on you. Like my favorite, ruching

“Ruching equals your very best friend. Rusching is absolutely so forgiving and so slimming and it's just a great way to show a silhouette no matter what size you are,” said Brescia.

For accessories, go with one statement piece to freshen up your look.

“If you’re doing a statement earring, which is a larger earring maybe with a stone or in a beautiful metal, or you're doing a statement necklace which is a larger necklace something that is more like artwork,” said Brescia.

At a pop-up salon inside Century 21, NY1 caught up with hair and makeup pro Valerie Star. She says softer slightly messy hair is in. To work her magic, she uses a wand not a traditional curling iron.

“Just kind of randomly doing it throughout your hair and then adding say maybe like a dry shampoo that adds a little bit of bulk and volume to the hair to give it that like second day kind of feel even if it is freshly washed,” said Valerie Star, hair and makeup artist at Caravan Stylist Studio.

The way to get that softer makeup look may surprise you.

“I've seen people apply full eye makeup and then almost wipe almost all of it off to get that literal second day make up look because, you know, sometimes you wake up in the morning after you haven't washed your face and you’re like, ‘Hmmm I kind of look good,’ you know?”

Deep hued lips and smoky eye are still smokin’. Bobs and braids are also very hot right now. But remember, like the clothes, it must look good on you. Because real style is not about buying it, it's about owning it. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP