All this sounds great in theory, but finding your own style can be a daunting prospect. They made us think they were beautiful simply by believing it themselves.And how many times have you looked in that wardrobe and said: "I have nothing to wear! Your wardrobe should contain only amazing choices - it is much easier to be inspired when you see five remarkable pieces than when you see 25 pieces and 20 of those are unremarkable.Pick key items and get rid of the rest, even if it is the "must-have" item of the season, or you spent a week's salary on it in 1999, or you wore it every day of your teenage years and "can't bear to part with it".Toe cleavage is often overlooked but it matters - two cracks only should be on show (i.e.only showing the divide between your first three toes).Don't panic if the catwalk shows and the new styles flying into the shops have left you confused by what you should be wearing. Elle magazine, I've realised that anyone can be "in fashion" simply by following the rules of the season. Which is why I've come up with some style basics that will have you looking - and, most importantly, feeling - fashion fabulous in no time. How many items in your wardrobe do you actually wear?My new book reveals that the secret to looking fabulous is not about slavishly following fashion or looking like a supermodel, it's about finding your own style. How many of those make you feel good about yourself?
A Great Bag (or four): Statement bags are great, but you also need the classics: a tote or shoulder bag for day and carrying almost everything; a clutch for night and carrying around almost nothing; a medium-sized handbag, with a chain-link strap, for those times in between; and, treat yourself to a must-have - Chanel, Louis Vuitton Speedy, Gucci's Jackie O, or the Hermes Birkin, just because . The best time to buy is when you are travelling - something exotic that nobody else will have back home and can usually be picked up for next to nothing, because while fashion may be expensive, style doesn't have to be.But if you are never going to wear them, don't need them, or don't even particularly like them, that's a very expensive deal. If everyone is wearing bright yellow mini-dresses but you don't look good in yellow or minidresses, why buy one? You should wake up in the morning and be inspired by what is in your wardrobe: 20 black skirts tend to offer little inspiration; one white beaded vintage skirt offers a lot.Wear what suits you and what makes you comfortable. Now you've cleared out your wardrobe, it's time to invest in the bare bones, if you don't own them already.Slimming and flattering, it's simple enough to make you look effortlessly stylish, yet sophisticated enough to make you look endlessly elegant.A Classic White Shirt: It has a crisp simplicity that makes it practical and unpretentious.Unpredictable is what is going to make you look different.