Eva Mendes shares some of her personal style rules when getting ready for a red carpet occasion.

The Cuban-American beauty was speaking to The Edit about her new New York & Company collection when she gave an insight into how she would style an outfit.

Mendes said, “If you go short, no cleavage or anything super-fitted. If you’re covered from head to toe you can go as fitted as you like.”

Her clothing collection is inspired by her own wardrobe which is filled with vintage pieces and feminine skirts. She even revealed that she’s still a fan of shopping in thrift shops despite her access to designer couture.

She said, “I think it comes back to not having the means to buy what you wanted, I’ve never grown out of being that girl.”