Stealing Housewife Style: Tips From Kimmie Smith, Fashion Expert

By Jaime Page with Kimmie Smith

Bravo TV‘s cameras roll non-stop and capture moments in the lives of pretty unique women in the Real Housewives‘ franchises.  While their personalities differ, most of the ladies on the series have one commonality: a wicked sense of fashion style.  TBB recently caught up with fashion stylist, Kimmie Smith. Ms. Smith, a regular on HSN, is the Editor-in-Chief of the fashion and style site, Kitten Lounge on the Sugar Network. She has also been featured in several publications, including Elle.com and Huffington Post Style.  Below Kimmie share’s tips for Housewife inspired styling that can be utilized by anyone, no matter what their budget.  Read on to get a dose of style savvy from your favorite Housewives‘ city.

The Real Housewives of Miami

The Real Housewives of Miami are all about great structure in their 
garments but done in a way that is very easy to wear. You’ll find that 
these ladies of the South East are prone to wearing bikinis, fabulous
 caftans (embellished of course) and palazzo pants when they do lunch or
 head to the beach. This is in an array of hues from neutrals to vibrant
 colors. Of course, when it’s time to turn it up, the ladies are all about 
body conscious numbers that have ruching, plunging V-necks and scalloped 
edges. As an Accessories Expert, I have to say that Lea Black is known to
 wear stunning statement necklaces and cuffs that are quite pricey;
 fortunately, the same effect can be replicated by wearing studded, natural
 stone or Swarovski Crystal bib necklaces and chain link role bracelets with
 pave Swarovski Crystals. These can be worn with dresses, rompers and 
jumpsuits, which are a fave of these ladies. In recent seasons, dresses by designer Jay Godfrey, can be spotted on many of the Miami ladies.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

In the land of Jersey (and I always say I am half Jersey as I grew up there 
during the summers), it’s all about big hair that’s red carpet ready for 
the ladies, fabulous lashes when you’re running errands, inviting people 
over for a glass of wine or even plotting against a fellow enemy. All of
 this can be done in chic workout gear, kimono sleeve tops paired with 
leggings and even a tracksuit, as long as it’s embellished! When it’s time
 for a night out sequins are a must, whether it’s off the shoulder, a body 
conscious look or a low cut back. Fortunately, there are a number of
 boutiques online and in your favorite stores that cater to this look, as 
shimmer is always fun to wear no matter the season when you’re dressing 
Garden State inspired. Skye tops and dresses designed by Black Halo and Herve Leger are popular among the New Jersey franchise. In terms of accessories, it’s about gorgeous bracelets that can be stacked and statement rings!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Georgia peaches are about their Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutins and
 these go with everything from a simple slub burnout T over a pair of
 leggings and jeans, all the way to an eye popping day dress or stunning
 gown. Looking glamorous from day to night is easy by finding bags that have
 classic shapes, such as hobo bags, clutches and the satchel. When it comes 
to your shoe game, everybody knows that a sky-high peep toe heel or a rounded shoe with amazing prints and textures is the quickest way for 
everyone to assess how amazing your outfit looks. To complete your “GoneWith the Wind Fabulous” look.  It’s definitely about the hair, whether you 
change it every day or have a cut that is eye catching with a signature
 hue, volume and texture.

The Real Housewives of New York

The ladies of New York know a thing or two about being chic as their days 
include lunching, going to charity events and having power dinners. These socialites like high end labels (Dolce and Gabbana is a favorite of frenemies Aviva Drescher and Sonja Morgan). However, you can have that NY look for less. It’s a simplicity that pays homage to classic sheath dresses in black and
 blush that could be worn from day to night and of course, owning a classic
 white shirt, is an essential. Keep your look crisp by stocking your closet with a classic
 little black dress, little white dress, oxford shirts, tailored denim and a 
great pair of heels.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills has a number of styles within this cast of ladies. While Kyle
 is known for wearing Bohemian looks that consist of wide leg pants, maxi
dresses, kimono tops and more, Lisa always has a perfect sheath or day
 dress to wear when she is off to Sur. Although the styles may range 
greatly, the accessories anchor an easy way to replicate their style. This
 cast’s signature look is defined by their sunglasses, whether they’re 
aviators or large ovals. Once again, Jay Godfrey is also a favorite amongst the West Coast crowd.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Orange County girls blend a casual style of denim with fun flirty tops, 
yoga gear for the daytime and of course, body conscious dresses. These
 ladies enjoy wearing jewel tones and pastels in slimming styles. Fabulous makeup, highlights and an array of shoes and jewels are
 a great way to rock their sun kissed style. Previous seasons have shown these California girls sporting flirty styles from designer Marisa Kenson.  In addition, long waves with 
loose, tousled curls are a must to complete the look.

Steal some Housewife style. TBB is giving away SassaB sets to three readers, fave’s of jr (and some grown up) divas everywhere!

Follow Kimmie Smith on Twitter @Cocoabebe

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