What Are You Wearing?

Elizabeth Rossi's Professional (and Personal) Style

Elizabeth Rossi has a dream job a lot of fashion-forward females would die kill for: she's a personal shopper at Barneys New York.

And because she's constantly pairing customers with outfits, shoppers with handbags, and Barneys regulars with the latest must-haves, she knows how to shop like a pro.

Rossi grew up in New York, started her career as an assistant buyer, and insists that when it comes to putting together a closet, you don't have to just stick to designer names like Diane von Furstenberg (her fashion favorite).

She knows that it's not about who made it, but how you wear it, and she's not opposed to mixing and matching high-price pieces and low-cost bargains.

Today, she's sharing a bit of her own style and fashion advice for Phoenix...

What are you wearing right now?
James Perse dress, H&M blazer, Calvin Klein wedge sandals

Do you have any tips for shopping?
Always try to shop with a purpose -- don't just shop for sake of shopping. Also, if you do not love it at that moment, do not buy it!

What is the last item of clothing you bought and where?
A white eyelet sundress from BCBG Max Azria.

What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
The YSL Tribute Platform Sandals.

Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes:
Growing up I was very 'girly' and loved wearing dresses with matching hair ribbons (still an integral part of my personal style - dress part that is!).

Name five items every woman should have in her closet:
1. Little black dress
2. Designer round toe pumps
3. Flattering pair of jeans
4. Pencil skirt
5. Fitted blazer

Name an item of clothing that's best when it's vintage:
Handbags - more vintage, even more fabulous.

What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?
Dress for the weather, not for the season!

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