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Fashion / STYLE SCRAPBOOKS: RACHEL ZALIS

Rachel Zalis is a busy bee- and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s a jack (jill?) of all trades, and bona fide style expert: she’s a Contributing Editor at Life & Style Magazine, style segment host for E! TV and fashion aficionado. We caught up with her via email as she was on a safari tour of Africa (even on vacation, Rachel doesn’t take a break from glamour) and got her to spill her fashion secrets.

Rachel’s Top 3 Fashion Do’s

Mix trendy items with at least one style staple, such as a white blouse or a pair of jeans.

Always accentuate your best asset. If you have a small waist, belt your top, or show off your shoulders with a strapless dress!

Wear your outfit with confidence. The only person who needs to love it is you!

Rachel’s Top 3 Fashion Don’ts

Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns! [Style icons like] Kate Moss do it, why can’t you?

Don’t wear too many pieces in the same trend. If you have a lace dress you can skip the lace gloves!

Don’t forget fashion is fun! One day you can be chic and classic and the next day earthy and bohemian! Keep them guessing!

The unstoppable Ms. Zalis also shared her favorite trends (ranging from wild animal inspired prints, to safari chic, to classic glam) and must have pieces (figure flattering accessories and closet staples). Her picks were as varied as her work schedule, with the unifying factor being Rachel’s sincere love and appreciation for fun fashion. To get more inspiration from our final guest editor, follow Rachel on Twitter (@RachelZalis) and shop some of her favorites at Forever21.com.