The contestants aren’t the only ones dishing out catwalk-worthy designs on Bravo’s Project Runway. Week after week, Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia brings her style A-game to judge the fashion competition (where the grand prize includes a feature in Elle). What's so captivating abut Nina's style is she always manages to take a bold piece like a printed pantsuit or a wardrobe staple like a black blazer and make it her own with a few embellishments.
Every week, Nina throws something new our way. In one episode her aesthetic can be classic and minimal and, in the next, she'll appear in vibrant hues and ethereal prints. And don't even get us started on her accessory game (which in case you're wondering, is on point).
Below, you'll find a few key lessons we've learned from the style queen herself this season on Project Runway.
Tip #1: Business attire doesn't have to be boring.
With the addition of sparkly fabrics, bold colors, and prints, Nina gave professional attire a whole new meaning this season.
Tip #2: A statement accessory can take your look to the next level.
Nina's bright purple sweater is already eye-catching by itself, but the addition of this leopard belt really elevated her entire look.
Tip #3: You absolutely can rock two bold trends at once.
The Project Runway judge merged two of this year's hottest trends, neon and camo, for one fierce look.
Tip #4: Don't be afraid to mix and match bright colors.
The contrast between Nina's purple blazer and coral pants makes for an incredibly striking combo, and the simple addition of a black t-shirt created the perfect neutral base.
Tip #5: You can never go wrong with an all-black ensemble.
Time and time again, Nina proved wearing black from head-to-toe will always be chic AF.
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