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Rachel Zoe Will 'Never Wear' Sneakers

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Thinking of wearing a kitten heel out this weekend? Ba-na-nas. According to Rachel Zoe, you have to stick to flats or go sky-high. And wide-leg jeans? So in. The celebrity stylist is sharing these gems and more in the September issue of Redbook, which features Zoe’s seven principles of style. Want some free advice from one of Hollywood’s fiercest fashionistas? Here are some tips:

Wide-leg jeans or boot-cut jeans are surprisingly flattering. “They really elongate the leg,” she tells the magazine. “People think they have to wear everything skin-tight to look smaller, but that’s just not the case. I wear my jeans with a vintage Chanel jacket and an LNA tee: It’s glamorous, but also really comfortable.”

Try a tuxedo jacket for fall if you’re feeling trendy. “It’s flattering for every size — and every age — and it can be worn seamlessly from work to a night out,” says Zoe.

Accessorize to boost your outfit impact. “It can turn a good outfit into a great one,” she says. “But edit — if you wear a necklace and earrings and a crazy bag and a crazy shoe, you’ll look like you have on a costume.”

When it comes to shoes, go high or low, just don’t go in between. “I like flats and I adore a high heel, but I don’t love a kitten heel,” she says. “It’s neither here nor there. And the one shoe I will never wear is sneakers.”

For more from Zoe (including her favorite beauty buy), pick up the September issue of

–Kim Peiffer