If you are aspiring to be an actor or actress, you’ll need to look the part. Accessories are key. Don’t have a pair of the right pair of shades, a flannel hat, a stunning purse and killer shoes before leaving for the West Coast. If you cannot afford designer clothes, head to the Hollywood Goodwill and deck yourself out in vintage favorites from yesteryear. Spend your money on accessories, which are what Hollywood stars, managers, agents and casting directors will notice first.
Remember to put you best face forward. In Hollywood, appearances are everything. You’ll want to appear fresh and unique, but balance that with a sanity that is much needed in California by having a few accessories that are loud and flashy and a few that are subtle and traditional. A safe bet is designer eyewear like Mykita, Chrome Hearts, Salt or Alain Mikli paired with traditional shoes that are simple and elegant. Next get a stunning and flashy belt, but pair it with a simple and traditional leather bag. Finally, top off the look with either a simple hat, or plain conservative jewelry.
In Hollywood there are very few things that have stood the test of time. Sunglasses are one of those things, divorce is another. Nearly every popular young star has been photographed in Sunglasses. Find a way to make your aviators stand out in Hollywood and you’ll have found a way to make yourself unique enough to be remembered by casting directors.
Finally, study the stars. Try not to copy their every design move, but instead attempt to unearth subtle trends that emerge across a span of A-list actors or actresses, and then put your own unique spin on the design and move from there. For example, when baseball caps were the hottest thing in Hollywood, a few took to piercing their brims, coloring on the inside brim or otherwise decking out their clothing to stand apart and yet still fit in. Break a leg!