"Play up your attributes," is Jody Watley's key piece of fashion advice. "Every woman should have a signature. Something that’s classic, that says ‘you,’ but at the same time don’t be stuck, experiment."
"A good jumpsuit is a classic piece. In fact, I’m wearing one in the video for Nightlife –– it’s DVF. Jumpsuits are great too because they’re good for any body type. You can be tiny or you can be curvy and you can make it work," shares Jody Watley.
Crepe wrap jumpsuit, Diane von Furstenberg, $199, matches.com.
"Clutch bags are my favorite. Currently I have a tiny McQueen with embellished knuckles so it could be used if something goes down –– it serves dual purpose," laughs the singer.
Snakeskin skull knuckle box clutch, Alexander McQueen, $1,600, ssense.com.
“I like J Brand because if you have a little bit of curve they tend to fit. It’s a great staple. A cute top and a great pair of pumps, you can’t go wrong.”
Coated skinny jeans, J Brand, $230, netaporter.com.
“For tops, Helmut Lang is one of my favorite’s –– drapey, very sexy. The cut of things is very important.”
Draped sateen top, Helmut Lang, $117, netaporter.com.
“I still think a black leather biker jacket is very chic because you can put it over a gown or with flats or a dress, and make it your own, and that’s something from my solo debut and throughout that has been a signature of mine.”
Classic motorcycle jacket, Leather King, $199, wilsonsleather.com.
"A great vintage cocktail dress is always a good look!"
Vintage sequin cocktail dress, Oleg Cassini, $507, farfetch.com.
"Maribou feathers –– vintage, is the ultimate in glamour. I love a feather bolero, it's just chic, it's classic, it's a statement. When you walk into a room people are like, 'who is she?' Feathers and sequins, that's the nightlife."
Marabou feather bolero, BCBGMAXAZRIA, $278, bcbg.com.
“I’m a classic girl, give me some jumbo hoop earrings," says Watley when it comes to accessories. "I have some too that are rhinestone, which add a nice evening sparkle.”
Rhinestone hoop earrings, G by Guess, $12, amazon.com.
Watley's must-have accessory: “A signature bracelet like a rhinestone cuff. It’s all about the sparkle.”
"Kempner" shield cuff, Fenton, $550, fentonusa.com.
“A great pair of heels, of course, it can be ankle boots which is a signature of mine and still very chic and popular," says Watley. "I’m more of a pointy girl, the pointy toe to me is a little more classic –– even with funky and trendy things I’m always looking for that classic edge.”
Neoprene ankle boot, Zara, $60, zara.com.