Kylie Jenner’s 21st-birthday pink dress. Kourtney Kardashian’s CFDA Awards power suit. Khloé Kardashian’s chicest late-night TV look. If any of these outfits sounds familiar, then you know stylist Dani Michelle‘s work. In addition to styling the trio of boldfaced names, Michelle is also responsible for helping a pair of on-the-rise stars achieve a banner year in the style department: 19-year-old Amanda Steele and 17-year-old Amelia Gray Hamlin, among other clients. You know how financial advisers tell you to diversify your investments? Well, with a mix of Kardashian-Jenners and up-and-comers, Michelle’s styling portfolio would certainly pass, with flying colors at that.
Like many fashion success stories, Michelle’s started with an internship. “I learned what a stylist was after I took an internship at a fashion magazine in college,” she told Who What Wear. “At the time, it felt like a dream and not a job, but today I experience the craft as a real art and business (yet still a dream job).”
That dream job takes a lot of hard work, certainly, but it never hurts to have some killer personal style of your own—and Michelle is definitely not lacking in that department. We decided to turn the lens on Michelle to offer us a few holiday party outfit ideas, and I came away from the shoot frantically taking notes on her styling suggestions in hopes that her expert eye would rub off on me. Read on to see the extremely Instagrammable looks and learn Michelle’s take on each outfit.