OFFSTAGE: Style Tips From Carrie Underwood

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Where was Carrie Underwood when I needed her when I was packing for my trip to Las Vegas for the ACM Awards ? Now that I have her style tips for an amazing night out, I’m going to have to start over and repack my suitcase to include eye shim, leg shim, something pink to wear, a mix of light pink lipsticks, a dry texturizing spray, meaningful accessories, fabulous high heels (preferably with a little bling), healthy vegan snacks and doggie treats. She gave her 10 tips to InStyle magazine, along with some solid advice about how she preps for a big night out:

“I love to play and try things out on my days off.”

“I mix several different lip colors to get it just right. No two days are the same.”

“In the right pair of shoes, I can do anything.”

“I train with weights on a regular basis, but I don’t want to bulk up before events, so the elliptical machine and the treadmill become my best friends!”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.