When it’s your life’s work to make people look their very best, you become an encyclopedia of fashion knowledge. Here, stylist to the stars (Rita Ora is a top client) Jason Rembert shares a few precious nuggets of that very chic wisdom.
5 pieces that every woman should have in her wardrobe:
A black blazer for sure, a great pair of jeans (well fitted!), a white button up shirt, nude or black pumps—the higher the better—and lastly I would have one shiny piece. I think every woman should have one shiny piece, whether it is a fur coat, an embellished jacket or a really bright neon shoe.
The number one formal occasion styling sin:
Not having the right undergarments! Undergarments are key. Some women say, ‘Hey I don’t want to wear spanks,’ or ‘Hey, I don’t want to wear a thong,’ but the right undergarments are the most important thing.
A trend that’s definitely on its way out:
Uggs. I think women have taken more heat in fashion and I think they notice themselves more. They want to be more fashionable. They want to be more dressed up. I don’t want to say casualwear in general, but I think definitely Ugg boots are out.
A trend you want to see more of now:
I’m loving the ‘70s trend. It’s very chic. It’s very clean. It’s very minimal.
The styling moment you’re most proud of:
My biggest styling moment would have to be Oscars weekend. I put so much into all three dresses. I feel like people don’t understand how hard it is to do a custom dress—how many fittings, how many meetings, how many times you look at the same fabric over and over again. It’s just so detailed.
The styling moment you most regret:
We did an awards show a few years ago, and the look was planned in advance and all altered. And I would say 15 minutes before walking out the door, the dress came in via messenger and our client was like, ‘No, I don’t want to wear that dress anymore. I want to wear that [other] dress.’ We made the dress happen…