Sophia is an event planner who is afraid she looks too young to be taken seriously. Can you believe she wants to look older?! The truth is you CAN look more sophisticated with an updated hair style, a fresh take on make-up and a brand new wardrobe. Sophia's style icon Katie Holmes is a perfect example! Here's how I created her new look.

Sweet Sophia

The key to looking more mature but still modern is tailored clothing. Finding smart looks and clean lines is important to a sophisticated style. Sophia is also petite so finding the right fit is very important. This pant from Ann Taylor is perfect and didn't even need to be hemmed.

Sophia was also concerned that her figure was boxy and her clothes weren't helping. If you'll notice, when we found Sophia she was wearing all black which isn't going to enhance her shape. In order to create curves, you need to break up the body. Belts are great for adding a waistline, and a-line coats create the illusion of an hourglass figure.

Finally, a great way to add color and trend is through accessories like this big, red patent leather bag from Ann Taylor.


Love Sophia's New Look? Buy It!

• Ann Taylor white shirt $58

• Banana Republic coat $198

• Ann Taylor black pants $128

• Cole Haan beige/black shoes $295
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