31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

It’s something we do every day — wear clothes! So, it somehow makes sense that we all have a few clothing tips and tricks up our sleeve. Everything from style and fashion to little tricks that help with all of the dilemmas we have with our bra straps, tight jeans, and uncomfortable shoes. These are all clothing tips that made me think “Why didn’t I think of that?!”. So, I thought I’d pass the wisdom on for other people that wear clothes. I figured there were a lot of you, so here we go!

Great list of style and clothing hacks from Listotic!

1. Tucking Jeans Into Boots

No more fat ankles!! Most of my jeans are boot cut or straight leg (guess I’m just not a skinny jean kind of girl). This poses a problem when it comes to wearing boots — not only does it make it hard to zip them up, but I’m sometimes left with bunched up fabric that is uncomfortable and unflattering! If you have a similar problem, here is a nice little trick to tucking those non-skinny jeans into your boots.

No more fat looking ankles!! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

2. DIY Bra Strap Concealer

This clever clothing trick not only keeps your bra strap concealed, but also keeps your wide neck shirts from falling off of your shoulder. Smart! All it takes are a few thin strips of fabric and sew-on press studs.

Smart! Keeps your shirt from falling down. ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
3. Clever Zipper Solution

I have a few pairs of jeans that do this (too tight perhaps?). I’m not sure, but here’s an easy trick to help keep that pesky zipper up! Slide a key chain ring onto the loop of your zipper, and then loop it around the button. The ring stays concealed under the denim and ensures that you don’t get caught with your fly down.

Genius! 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

4. How To “Unshrink” Your Clothes

Not all clothes can handle the dryer, but in the jumbled up mess of the laundry, those sneaky clothes somehow manage to make it in there anyway. I had a sweater once (that fit), and could now nicely fit into the wardrobe of my daughter’s American Girl doll, Gabby. Oops! Lessoned learned — don’t buy clothes that can’t handle my laundry skills. Hey, but did you know there is an easy way to “unshrink” them?! It doesn’t require going out and buying some special product, either. Go get the instructions here!

#4 How to unshrink pants! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
5. Double The Layers, Half The Frump

A slimming trick! Just about every girl could use this. Wear a form fitting tank top between your sweater and button-up shirt to keep your mid section from looking frumpy. This is especially helpful if the button-up is a bit baggy, as the tank will press and flatten it against your torso, hiding bunched up fabric and the outlines of the buttons.

#5 Double the layers, half the frump ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
6. Stretching Jeans To Fit

Ok, so you’ve maybe gained a few pounds, your jeans are getting tight, but not enough so that you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Been there, done that! You can’t stretch them several sizes, but you CAN stretch them enough to make them fit comfortably.

*Instructions: First, get your jeans damp. You can even put them on and then sit in the tub for a few minutes. This eliminates the process of trying to get them on while they’re wet. Or, give the areas that are too tight a good spray with a spray bottle. Now wear them around the house for about 30 minutes doing lots of stretching, lunges, squats and perhaps some yoga poses. Now that you’ve gotten a good work out in (that’s just a bonus), take them off and let them hang dry. Repeat that process again once they are dry. You should now be able to breath a little easier!

*Stretching Them Length Wise: If you want to stretch them length wise, get them damp, lay them on the floor, put your foot down on the waist side to hold them down, and then grab the bottom of one of the legs and pull it firmly towards your body about 10 times. Repeat this process for the other leg.

#6 How to stretch jeans! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

7. Choosing Necklaces For Necklines

I’ve never really given this much thought, but pairing your jewelry with your neckline certainly makes a difference! Your necklace choice should compliment your outfit; the neckline of your shirt or dress being the most important thing to consider. Check out Inside Out Style for more details!

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
8. Removing Deodorant Stains

This happens ALL the time! I’ve learned that there is an art to putting on a shirt if you’ve already put your deodorant on — very, very carefully. Unfortunately for me, black makes up 80% of my wardrobe, so this is just unavoidable sometimes. Baby wipes are handy for so many things, which is why you should keep a pack near your closet to remove those evil white deodorant marks!

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
9. Folding T-Shirts In Horizontal Rows

Well, this makes sense. Folding and organizing your shirts in rows makes it easy to see and easily find the t-shirt you want. Brilliant! It also takes up a lot less drawer space. You just have to be sure to fold your shirts with the print facing up. This way you can easily identify each shirt once they’re organized in the drawer.

31 Clothing Tips Everyone Should Know
10. Stretching Shoes The Easy Way

A cute pair of shoes are worthless if you can’t actually wear them! I’m definitely guilty of that; I have a closet full of shoes that I rarely ever wear. I suppose comfort always triumphs over style. My feet seem to be a little bit on the wider side, and this is probably the main cause of discomfort in a lot of my shoes. Here’s an easy trick to stretch out your shoes a bit! Fill a couple of good quality zip lock baggies half full with water, seal them with most of the air out, and then place them in your shoes over night in the freezer. Repeat if needed. Too cool!

#10 How to stretch your shoes! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
11. Repurpose An Old Sweater

Sure, you can buy boot warmers. Or, you can get creative with an old sweater and make your own! It could be as simple as cutting off part of the sleeves. This way there’s no sewing required. My husband might be mysteriously missing a few of his sweaters if it doesn’t start getting warm around here.

#11 Cut part of the arm off of an old sweater to make boot warmers! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
12. Eliminate Yellow Sweat Stains

That nasty yellowing in the armpits of your white shirts — you’re not the only one. I don’t even notice that I sweat, and I still get them! Keep a water bottle handy in your laundry room full of lemon juice and spray any areas of your white clothes that are prone to sweat stains before you put them in the wash. This stuff works miracles.

#12 How to prevent those nasty yellow sweat stains! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

13. Think Outside Of The Belt

On a scale from 1 to 10, my sense of fashion hovers somewhere around maybe a 5 (on a good day). I’m mostly just a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, but I do for some reason unknown to me have a lot of belts and other accessories that I never wear. I think a few of the belts came with a shirt or sweater that I’ve purchased in the past. But, even with my lack of style, I’m really digging these belt knots! What a subtle way to add a bit of character to any outfit.

#13. So many ways to wear a belt! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
14. Soften Your T-Shirts With Salt

No way! This technique takes a little bit of time and patience, but very little effort. Just submerge and soak a cotton t-shirt in a salt water solution for about 3 days, wash like normal, and then say goodbye to stiffness!

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
15. Make Your Own Cap Toe Shoes

This is just too easy to actually go out and buy an expensive pair of cap toe shoes, and this way you can completely customize them with any color and any shoe you’d like! The only thing I’d do different is use newspaper or something under the tape to cover up the rest of the shoe in case of over spray, but I think the metallic gold looks awesome with those brown flats!

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
16. The Smart Way To Fold Lingerie

Yeah, I have a few of these fancy pieces of lingerie that I will never wear. I have them hanging in my closet! How stupid am I? They are just so awkward; I’ve never even considered trying to fold one. Turns out there is a really clever way to fold them to fit in a drawer quite nicely.

#16 The proper way to fold lingerie! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
17. Waterproof Your Shoes With Beeswax

I love canvas shoes because they are so light and breathable! But this also means that they don’t have any protection from the elements. Here is a simple trick using beeswax that will waterproof your shoes. Now you can wear them even on a rainy day! My daughter has a collection of Toms that could use this.

#17 How to waterproof shoes! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
18. DIY Double Clothes Hangers

Be sure to save those little tabs from your soda cans. Hard to believe, but my collection is getting bigger than my stash of wine corks. You can use them to create double clothes hangers. I like this idea for my daughters clothes so I can pair outfits together for the week. This way she already has them planned out (by me because she couldn’t pick out a matching outfit to save her life). It also saves on closet space!

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
19. Hosiery & Hairspray

Yep! You probably already know that you can stop a run in a pair of pantyhose with clear nail polish, but why not just prevent the runs in the first place with hairspray? Give them a quick spray with an aerosol can, paying special attention to the areas that are prone to runs.

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

20. Clever Patchwork

This makes me want to go and rip a few holes in my daughter’s jeans! How adorable is this? Get creative with your patchwork and turn a rip into something unique and charming. You can use Heat n’ Bond to attach the patch, and then a bit of embroidery floss to not only help keep the patch in place, but make a cool design.

#20. Cute ways to patch up your clothes! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
21. Chewing Gum Catastrophe

Its been a long time since I’ve had a chewing gum casualty (stuck in my hair once in 3rd grade), but just knowing that it could strike at any time is a good reason to know this tip on how to easily remove it from clothes and other fabric — ICE! The idea is to get the gum as cold as possible. This hardens it and makes it easier to just scrape off. This trick also works for furniture and hair. Good to know!

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
22. Moleskin To The Rescue

I’m excited to say that I actually have a box of this stuff! I think I purchased a box of Moleskin during my insane running days to cover up a few blisters, but it hasn’t been touched since. It’s basically like a soft fabric with one sticky side; what a great temporary fix for a protruding underwire! It probably won’t last through a wash, but who washes their bras anyway? Wait, am I suppose to do that?

#22. How to easily fix protruding underwire! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
23. Tights Under Ripped Jeans

How pretty! Not to mention a great way to stay warm in the winter. You could do this with any pair of tights depending on your style, but I do love the lace. For a more casual look, perhaps just a pair of plain tights would do.

#23. Wear pretty tights under ripped jeans! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
24. Lint Ball Take Down

Those little balls of loose fabric seem to really collect around the underarms, or where the bottom of my arms rub against the side of my sweaters. So what I do is leave them on the hanger and never wear them because I’m lazy. Or rather, I didn’t’ know how easy they were to remove! Just rub your pill infested sweater with a pumice stone, and then use a lint roller to pick them up. A disposable razor also works well on tighter knit fabrics.

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
25. Revamping Your Leather Boots

Those white marks on your boots, turns out those are salt stains! This is a problem if you live in the north where the roads and walkways are covered in salt. With just a couple of ingredients you probably already have at home, you can make them look as good as new!

#24. How to remove salt stains from boots! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
26. Scarf Tying Tip

There are maybe hundreds of ways you could potentially tie a scarf, but let’s be honest, you only need a few of your favs. I love this one because it’s easy but looks like you actually have a sense of style, AND it stays put! Just try it once and you will always tie your scarves like this.

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
27. Removing A Red Wine Stain

Seems like such a waste because I can and will drink every last drop out of a bottle of sauvignon blanc, but when you’re out at the wine bar and didn’t take my advice here on how to be a classy drunk (you wore a white shirt, dummy), and you are on your 3rd glass of red wine when it jumps out of your glass and onto your shirt, you need a quick way to neutralize the stain. Just pour a little bit of white wine on there so the red wine doesn’t set in.

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know

28. Hang Clothes Like A Smart Person

It’s such a good feeling when you realize you’ve been doing a basic chore wrong your entire life. If I were to add up all of the time I’ve spent hanging up clothes versus how much time I could have spent hanging up clothes, I’m certain that number is somewhere around 3,000 hours (give or take a lot of numbers). If you’re like me and you don’t get what’s going on in the photos, just go check out the video. I’m going to start doing this just because it looks like so much fun.

31 Clothing Tips Every Girl Should Know
30. Hoodie Strings Gone Astray

I’ve lost more hoodie strings than I can count on one hand. This is why in my wise old age I have discovered that if you make a few knots in the ends of the string, it’s less likely to get lost through those holes. But, let’s just say you didn’t do that, and one get’s sucked in there. There are a few ways to rescue it!

If it falls all the way out (if it doesn’t, pull it out), you can push one end of the string through a straw, staple it on, and then push it back through the narrow tunnel of your hoodie.  You can also attach a safety pin to one end (gives you something hard to grip through the fabric), and use your fingers to guide it though the channel.

31 Clothing Tips Everyone Should Know
31. Hang Your Pants Like A Pro

For whatever reason, this is called the savile row fold, and is a smart way to hang your pants if you have a problem with them slipping off of the hanger. Just straddle the hanger with your pants upside-down, and fold one leg at a time through the hanger so that the second leg is resting on top of the first.

#31. How to hang your pants the right way! ~ 31 Clothing Tips Everyone Should Know

13 Styling Secrets The Most Fashionable Women Live By

 There’s a certain kind of woman who appears effortlessly styled wherever she goes. We’ve come to know this woman as the fashion girl — the type who just gets outfit proportions, layering tricks, and how to pull off the trend of the moment. Sure, her styling prowess can be downright irritating — how does she always make it seem so easy? — but it can also be incredibly enlightening.

We’ve studied the styling habits of some really chic women and put together all the tips and tricks you need to know. Just scroll on for the styling secrets fashion girls live by.

Master the Basics First

Fashion girls aren’t above the basics; they just know how to rock them. T-shirts, skinny black pants, and a classic pump are all among stylish women’s must haves.

In a fashion girl’s closet, a sheath dress isn’t just a sheath dress, it might also be a jumper. They look to transform staples like a great LBD into a fabulous day dress by adding a collared shirt or pretty blouse underneath. Just start experimenting with your layers; you never know what combinations you’ll love.

Whoever said you couldn’t wear stripes with polka dots had no idea just how cool they would look together. Fashion girls never play by rules like that, mixing up splashy prints with ease. If you’re new to the print game, look for patterns that have a similar color scheme to start, then work your way up to bolder, brighter combinations.

Tucking in your shirt has become something of an art form, and naturally fashion girls are really, really good at it. The half-tuck has been embraced by bloggers and street style darlings for its effortlessly chic feel, and getting the tuck just right is sort of like styling 101 for them. Just tuck the front in and let the tail hang out for the right effect.

There’s more than one way to wear a button-down. It might just be the easiest trick in the book, but rolling up your sleeves makes a big difference. It depends on the shirt and the look you’re going for, but rolled sleeves feel more lived-in and a little more purposefully styled.

Tees are meant to be twisted, rolled, and knotted — and stylish girls are adept at working them all the right ways. Knotting them at the waist is an essential styling trick that helps define your figure and can help you repurpose a dress as a skirt. Simply add a button-down or t-shirt over your dress and knot it at the waist to create the illusion of a top and skirt. How’s that for layering?

For waist definition or an added outfit perk, girls like Olivia Palermo know the value of belting it. A skinny one like hers lends polish to finish an ensemble, while a wider leather belt can define curves and slim the body.

Drape Your Jacket

Outerwear becomes infinitely more chic when it’s draped nonchalantly over the shoulders, rather than worn with the arms through the sleeves. It’s fashion, not function.

. . . just not all at once. You’ll never see a really chic girl going full-throttle into this season’s trends. Instead, fashion girls like Hanneli Mustaparta take on the season’s must-have pieces, like overalls or statement shades, and mix them with no-fail favorites, like ankle-strap heels and a great tee, to give it their own spin.

Again, (Really) Change Your Look With Layers

It goes beyond dresses and jackets; fashion girls get creative with their layers. Try adding a tube top or crop top over a button-down or t-shirt, and watch the compliments roll in.

Have a Uniform

Sure, fashion girls are bold and brave when it comes to trends, but they’re also pros at crafting their own personal style, and no one does it better than Emmanuelle Alt. Her pared-down, Parisian-chic aesthetic is her signature, and it gets her photographed as much as any blogger peacocking around the tents during Fashion Week. Sometimes, it’s not about knowing every trend, it’s just about knowing what works for you.

While boyfriend jeans are cool, fashion girls know they’re even cooler when you juxtapose them with more sophisticated, dressed-up pieces, like heels and great jewels. It’s the fashion girl’s take on sexy, and it works every time.

It’s a known fact in the fashion world that striped shirts go with everything. They’re perennially chic and easy to style, calling to mind great Parisian fashion icons every time you do. What’s more stylish than that?

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Angelina JolieShow Skin Strategically

Looking truly sexy involves knowing what to bare-and what to keep under wraps. Otherwise, where’s the mystery? “Choose one-only one-body part and show it off,” advises Jen Rade, stylist to Jenna Fischer and Angelina Jolie. “If it’s cleavage, don’t show your legs. If it’s your legs, stay covered on top.”

Angelina JolieRound Up White Button-Downs

Take a classic cue from Marilyn Monroe! They elevate jeans and keep ball skirts from drifting into fantasy-land. But all that mileage comes at a cost: a short shelf life. So buy three, don’t overbleach (which can cause yellowing), and refresh regularly.

Angelina JolieAccessorize in Brights

If you’ve got a closet full of neutrals-be they navy, black, camel, or gray-add energy with boldly hued shoes and bags. Not only is a hunter green satchel more lively than ho-hum black, but it’s also surprisingly versatile. Feeling really brave? Wear a neutral base with shoes and a bag in two different complementary colors.

Angelina JolieThink in Multiples

Take a cue from Jackie O, who had a closet full of sheath dresses. If you find an especially flattering fit right off the rack, go ahead and buy doubles. When it works, why question it?

 

 

Angelina JolieKnow Your Stretch

The secret formula for a soft but formfitting T? 95% cotton, 5% Lycra spandex. For jeans to hold their shape, they need at least 2% Lycra.

 

Angelina JolieHem Your Pants for a Shoe Height

“The biggest mistake women make is wearing pants that aren’t the right length for their shoes,” says stylist Kate Young. To fix this, hem to either heels or flats like Emmanuelle Chriqui-no going back. Generally, hems should just graze the tops of your shoes and be from 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch off the floor.

Angelina JolieThrow On a Scarf

It’s the ultimate accessory according to a host of the best-dressed women we interviewed. Stash one in your purse or carry-on to transform simple Ts in the time it takes to make a knot.

 

Angelina JolieGo Hands-Free for Evening

A dressy bag with a chain helps you hold crudités and a cocktail-plus, it lends a cool edge to evening wear, says stylist Cher Coulter. Wear the chain diagonally across your body for the best effect.

Angelina JolieConsider the Wear and Care

Before you buy, try to gauge how a piece might hold up after a few washings. And don’t shell out for clothes you can’t, or won’t, take care of. If you know you’ll never hand-wash that embellished sweater or fancy bra, walk away.

Angelina JolieEmbrace Your Shape

“Once you know which silhouettes flatter you, filter trends ruthlessly,” says designer Shoshanna Gruss. For instance, if you’re petite and shapely, it’s best to avoid tall columns and billowy maxis even if you love them. Go for a dress with a defined waist and just-above-the-knee hem.

 

Angelina JolieMake a List Before You Shop

Not of what you want to buy, but of the 10 fave items in your closet. This will help you zero in on pieces that mesh with what you own (or remind you that you never actually wear big floral prints).

Angelina JolieHit the Dressing Room Prepared

If you’re shopping for that ultra-important dress, get a true feel for the fit by bringing your hip or thigh slimmer with you. And while you’re at it, bring heels, lipstick, and a hairbrush. These will help you get a better sense of the final result.

Angelina JolieAlways Check Out the Rear View

And don’t leave the house until you like what you see. Every angle matters. Trust us.

 

Angelina JolieRound Down in Denim

When in doubt, go with the smaller size in jeans. They always stretch, and nothing’s more unflattering than the unintentionally baggy derrière.

 

Angelina JolieEdit Your Closet

Clothes need breathing room! You should be able to see every item without rummaging. Consider donating anything you haven’t worn in the past year.

 

Angelina JolieLayer Your Necklaces

Coco Chanel‘s more-is-more approach still makes a statement today. You can do multiples of the same material, or better yet, go for contrast: Try a femme piece with edgy chains, feathers with beads, or pearls with diamantés.

 

Angelina JolieTouch the Inside

A garment’s lining is often a designer’s calling card, and a good way to judge quality. A well-crafted lining is a sign that the whole piece has been sewn with care.

 

Angelina JolieOpen Your Mind

Always take one “it’s cute but so not me” thing into the fitting room. You never know!

 

 

 

 

Angelina JolieShow Some Loyalty

A great-fitting dress or pair of pants from a line one season may mean similar success the next, as shown by Pippa Middleton. Designers, especially higher-end ones, tend to size their clothes based on a regular fit model.

 

 

Angelina JolieWhen in Doubt, Wear Nude Pumps

Matched to your skin tone, they’re a pretty safe bet. (And they make legs look longer.)

 

 

Angelina JolieWearing White? Seek Out Light

Keep in mind: White clothes always look more see-through in daylight. Check yourself out in a bright setting to be safe, like Jennifer Hudson must have done.

 

 

Angelina JolieStripe it Up

“Striped pieces are a nice, classic way to pull yourself together for the weekend,” says stylist Tina Chai. A red- or navy-and-white bateau neck, for instance, has presence and versatility.

 

Angelina JolieUpgrade Your Buttons

Sometimes, the only giveaway that your cute jacket cost less than lunch money is its cheap hardware. Swap in nicer buttons, or have a tailor do it.

 

Angelina JolieNever Buy a Boring Coat

“Outerwear should never be an afterthought,” says Holmes amp Yang co-designer Jeanne Yang. “So many people only see you in your coat—if you’re not wearing something great underneath your trench, they’ll never even know!” Look for a stylish coat, like Twiggy‘s here.

 

Angelina JolieOwn Something Leopard Print

Make the print “a staple in your accessories wardrobe,” says stylist Rob Zangardi. It’s timeless, racy enough, and always glamorous.

 

Angelina JolieMix Your Prints

Combining colors, scale, and patterns in a way that looks dynamic takes practice, but there are some basic tricks to getting it right. You can wear two prints that repeat the same colors or mix a large-scale pattern with a smaller one. What’s even easier is to use the second motif as an accent (like Zoe Saldana in Vionnet).

 

Angelina JolieConquer Your Fear of Color

To play it safe, combine a neutral, like flax, with something bolder, like yellow. But think twice about pairing intense hues with black, which “can look dated,” says designer Chris Benz. For something punchier, try two colors that are beside each other on the color wheel, such as coral and orange. Not sure where to begin? “Notice what colors you love and respond to in your decor,” says Benz.

Angelina JolieGo For the Knockout Accent

If your evening dress is a stark stunner (or has a lot of embellishment), one single showstopping accessory, like Grace Kelly‘s earrings, is all you need.

 

 

Angelina JolieVet Your Vintage

Nothing comes back the same way, and the jumpsuit of 2011 is not necessarily the same as a version from the ’70s. Check out the difference in Raquel Welch‘s and Katie Holmes‘s jumpsuits. There are subtle design tweaks that make any revival slightly different from the original. Does that piece from your “archive” really work now? Ask a trusted friend for a second opinion.

Angelina JolieOnly Buy a Bargain if You Love It

Be dubious of that voice that tells you you’ve got to buy because it’s “only” $39 or that if you don’t scoop it up now, you’ll never find it again.

Angelina JolieTry a Thicker Waistband

It will pull you in a bit (so long, spillover!) and also help even out your proportions. Take a note from Kim Kardashian, left.

 

 

 

Angelina JolieGo Beyond the Blazer

You should already have your go-to tailored jacket. But a wardrobe of less formal toppers will help you look pulled together even on casual days. Opt for a leather jacket with wool trousers, a jean version over a silk shirt, or-stylists’ favorite!-an army jacket over just about anything.

Angelina JolieMaster Menswear

Don a pantsuit a la Bianca Jagger and you’ll immediately stand up straighter. Anna Johnson, author of Savvy Chic, says “a waistcoat, a crisp pin-striped shirt, or a really big watch or cravat telegraphs power.” Don’t forget to balance it out with lipstick and taller shoes.

Angelina JolieMake Friends with a Good Tailor

Nothing raises the quality of moderately priced clothes more than having them altered to suit your shape. Build a relationship with a tailor or dressmaker who knows your body and your taste and you’ll never look back.

Angelina JolieLook for Twists on Classics

The right tweak can turn a staple into a statement. Try tuxedo pants in a graphic print, a trench in silk, or the classic L.L. Bean tote in camouflage.Polyester tote, L.L. Bean, $19;

Angelina JolieDon’t Skimp On a T-Shirt Bra

The right one will give you confidence and shape under those unforgiving tissue Ts.

 

Angelina JolieAdd an Element of Surprise

Whether it’s grosgrain with sequins, a motorcycle jacket over a formal gown, an oversize choker with an easy white T, or a vivid belt like Gisele Bundchen‘s, a touch of contrast makes good outfits great.

 

Angelina JolieRecast Your Jewelry

•Loop a chain through the clasp of a brooch (as we did, left). Suddenly, it’s a necklace!•Wrap your chains or lariat around your wrist for a tough luxe bracelet.•Snap clip-on earrings onto flats for an instant evening shoe.
Quartz and gold vermeil chain, Robindira Unsworth, $413; robindira.com. Ruby and gold-toned brooch, Kenneth Jay Lane

Angelina JolieSpend Your Budget on Accessories

“Cool shoes, interesting jewelry-those can really elevate your look,” says stylist Isabel Dupré, who notes that a wardrobe of the right little extras lets you be more relaxed about the rest of your outfits.

Angelina JolieHave a Stylist Emergency Kit

• Double-stick tape for loose hems or a gaping bodice• Tide To Go eraser pen for getting wine off whites, fast• Safety pins for allover damage control• Bra clip to control peekaboo straps• Lint brush or roller to run over your coat or woolens• Makeup sponge for removing deodorant stains

Angelina JoliePair Loose With Tight

Few mortals can pull off head-to-toe baggy. So take a cue from Lauren Conrad and team your billowing pieces with something body-conscious. (Hint: This is what leggings were made for.)

 

Angelina JolieJazz Up Your LBD

Simpler shapes cry out for styling. Try dressy jackets or a slip-on shrug, colored shoes and bags like Abbie Cornish, or tinted sheers plus booties.

 

Angelina JolieGet Studs

“Fake or real, big or small, they will go with any color, fabric, or style of cocktail dress and will never compete with other jewelry,” says stylist Rob Zangardi, who works with Rachel McAdams.

 

Angelina JolieDress for First Class

You want to be comfy, sure, but also chic enough to be tapped for an upgrade. A sharp blazer and scarf or a lightweight cashmere wrap is the unofficial uniform of jet-setters worldwide, as shown by Elizabeth Hurley. To complete the outfit, just throw on jeans or leggings, then add flats, heels, or riding boots.

Angelina JolieCheck the Rise

On trousers, the distance between the crotch and the waistband is critical to the fit. It’s also not something that’s easily altered, so make sure pants are neither too snug nor droopy in this area before you buy them. Rose Byrne shows off the perfect fit.

 

Angelina JolieDo a Cashmere Quality Test

• The thicker the knit, the denser its gauge, which means there is more cashmere in it.• Gently stretch the body of the sweater to test if it snaps back. A lower-quality cashmere won’t.• While some great cashmere is milled in the U.S. and in China, a label that says “Made in Scotland” or “Made in Italy” often indicates a superior weave.

Angelina JolieCreate Your Own Lookbook

Got compliments on your outfit today? Snap a photo of it with your phone. You’ll have a quick reminder of what to wear the next time you’re in a rush.

 

Angelina JolieDress for Your Body, Not Age

Arms svelte enough for a sleeveless sheath? Legs toned enough for shorts? Take a note from Julianne Moore and show off what you’ve got-while you’ve still got it.

…But Watch Out for the Matronly Tipping Point
The pleated silk skirt or little pastel jacket that looked so cute on you at 25 can start turning frumpy at 40.

Angelina JolieCan You Say D’Orsay?

This style pump will always slim down a thick ankle because the vamp is cut close to the toe box and the sides are cut away. Super-flattering.

 

 

5 Completely Different Ways To Rock A Plunging Neckline

Offit-Tristan_HowToGoForThePlunge-OpenerEven the boldest dressers have an unspoken list of trends they claim just aren’t for them. And chances are, whether you think you’re too flat-chested or too full-chested — or have a completely different reason for avoiding the plunging neckline entirely — this tricky style tends to sit right at the top of the “Nope, not happening” list of many people’s most feared clothing-related risks.

The good news, however, is that (surprise!) you don’t have to go full-on J.Lo to introduce “the plunge” into your wardrobe. And what better occasion than New Year’s Eve to face the look head-on — and style it however you feel most comfortable? Since you have the option to ease into things with a full-coverage V-neck — or say, “Hello, world,” with a sexier, deeper option — it’s actually quite simple to find a variation that isn’t scary and even works for you.To learn how to style five very different levels of the plunging neckline, click ahead. And don’t forget the one rule that doesn’t change, regardless of how deep your V goes: Double-sided tape is your new best friend.

Level 1: The Button-Up
Easing into a plunging neckline is easy when it’s adjustable: This front-button maxi-dress allows you to cover up (or uncover, really) as much skin as you feel comfortable with. Make this sparkly piece evening-ready with a suede mule, a moto jacket, and metallic accessories that mirror the details of the dress.

H&M
Chiffon Dress, $59.99 $24.99, available at H&M; 3.1 Phillip Lim Cube Mule, $450, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim; Zara Faux Leather Jacket, $69.90, available at Zara; & Other Stories Snake Embossed Chain Bag, $145, available at & Other Stories; Rachael Ryen Jewelry 3 Stone Bar Necklace, $88, available at Rachael Ryen Jewelry.
Level 2: The Choker-Tank
This V-neck, spaghetti-strap top will definitely show some cleavage, but the attached skinny scarf detail can add a layer of comfort for those still feeling iffy about exposing extra skin. Plus, this untraditional take on your average tank makes for a unique going-out look — especially when paired with flared jeans and contrasting, crisp white pumps.

Topshop
Plunge V-Neck Tie Cami, $35, available at Topshop; Alexander Wang Trap Boot-Cut Cropped Jean, $275, available at Alexander Wang; Jeffrey Campbell Merrit in Cream, $155, available at Need Supply; Forever 21 Luna Norte Four-Bar Cuff Ring, $15, available at Forever 21; Loéil Amor Needle Bag, $58, available at Loéil.
Level 3: The More-Revealing Wrap
Push the plunge to the next level by opting for a dress that features a lower-cut neckline and a flattering wrap silhouette. And while this shimmery frock can pretty much be worn by itself, it’s just as fun to rock it with a cool sock-and-bootie combo, a quirky clutch, and some classic gold earrings. You’ll be getting the most compliments at the party, hands down.

Mango
Metallic Dress, $79.99 $59.99, available at Mango; M.Gemi The Andare, $398, available at M.Gemi; & Other Stories Heartened Nylon Socks, $10, available at & Other Stories; Lulu Guinness Rachel Face Clutch Bag, $171, available at ASOS; Vrai & Oro Small Hoop Earrings, $130, available at Vrai & Oro.

Level 4: The Super-Deep Tunic
Okay — we’re officially stepping into the big leagues. This piece can be worn as a minidress or a layered tunic (versatility, people!), but its serious plunge is undeniable. Balance out the statement-making top with a sophisticated trouser and menswear-inspired loafer, and, if you’re not ready to go bare, feel free to throw on a lacy bra or bandeau underneath. And since your look is already packing a punch, adding a set of oversized earrings is just the finishing touch.

H&M
V-neck Dress, $59.99, available at H&M; H&M Slacks, $34.99, available at H&M; Dune London Gloria in Black, $139 $97, available at Dune London; Charles & Keith Metal Frame Bucket Bag, $59.90 $47.90, available at Charles & Keith; Front Row Shop Lovely Leaves Resin Ear Clips, $38 $30.40, available at Front Row Shop.

Level 5: The Sexy Bodysuit
You’ve come a long way, young grasshopper. You’re ready to take the full plunge. Try a deep V-neck velvet bodysuit that shows off what you’ve got — while still feeling like everything’s being held in place. To balance things out, wear it with some culottes and a sexy heel. If you’re looking for an extra splash, keep something to throw on top nearby, like a sleeveless duster coat.

Topshop
Velvet Plunge Bodysuit, $45, available at Nordstrom; Tibi Pleated Culottes, $350, available at Tibi; Mango Deconstructed High Heel Shoes, $59.99, available at Mango; Poppy Lissiman Emerald Evil Eye Clutch, $80, available at Poppy Lissiman; Dorothy Perkins Curve Black Sleeveless Duster Coat, $57 $39, available at Dorothy Perkins.

Nicole Richie On How To Dress For Anything Life Throws At You

nicole_richie_opener_elliot_salazarNicole Richie has already established herself as a major style muse of ours. She’s also arguably one of the greatest early-aughts fashion-reinvention case studies around, reminding us to have a sense of humor and some perspective on our most questionable sartorial choices. But soon, Richie is about to be your holistic life guru: On November 8, she and seasoned producer and talent executive Ramey Warren are launching Pearl xChange, a series of events all about empowering women. So, she might as well put her guru pants on early to help us solve some of our most pervasive fashion quandaries first, right?

“Pearl xChange is a platform for women who are just starting to understand their own power,” Richie told Refinery29 of her first foray into live-events programming. “We will be talking about conscious living, health and wellness, building your business, friendship, fear, change, and science.” Richie has quite a tight knit support group in her personal life, so it makes sense that she’d want to create a forum for other women to connect and empower one another. “My girlfriends are family to me — some have been in my life since I was as young as 2 years old. These women know me inside and out,” Richie says.

So, what kind of sage wisdom do you receive if you’re lucky enough to be in Richie’s inner circle? “We women need to be looking at our differences in a positive light… Everybody has their own strength, and it’s by joining our strengths that will lead us to evolution,” Richie says of the advice she’s dispensed recently.

You’ll have to hang tight for a few weeks to experience Richie’s female-empowerment extravaganza, but you can snag your tickets to Pearl xChange now (with a special deal, valid through October 25, if you roll through with a pal). We’ve got something to tide you over while you’re awaiting a potential complete life overhaul thanks to Richie: The star dispensed some candid advice to answer that seemingly perpetual question, “What do I wear to…?” Whether it’s a rowdy bachelorette bash for those averse to sausage-casing-esque minidresses, or a birthday shindig for the single-digit age demographic, Richie has a few getting-dressed ideas for you. “Fashion is a space for me to be an individual,” she says. “It’s the ultimate form of self-expression.” Amen to that.“

I would go the route of wearing a tuxedo. [There] are ways to look great without feeling uncomfortable. Comfort is everything to me. I cannot walk out of my house, be out for seven hours, and not feel like I can break into a dance at any moment, so it’s about finding that fit you’re comfortable in. Everyone can find it; it might not be what everyone else is wearing, but it is out there!” .

“You want to look sophisticated, comfortable, and young. My go-to outfit in general is a white T-shirt, black slacks, hair pulled back, and a red or orange lip, depending on the season. Or, you can’t go wrong with all black.”

“I can’t promise the outfit is going to not make you want to kill yourself the next day! But just find creative ways to be dressed up. You don’t have to wear the super-short dress. You can wear something a little longer — and flats, so you’re not face-down in a puddle of tequila.”
 “I think this question to myself all the time! My first thought is, put on jeans. My next thought is, I hate jeans. They’re uncomfortable, and after hour four, who wants to feel like that? I’d go with jean shorts, if the weather is appropriate. Or maybe a jumpsuit — Raquel Allegra makes really great jumpsuits.”

“Oh god, I don’t know! Black? Just black.”

23 Seriously Beautiful Hijab Styles To Try

1. Sport a pale blue hijab with pink lipstick.

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@hautehijab

“There aren’t many colors that a bright pink lip doesn’t compliment, but pale colors especially do a great job of letting the bright pink speak for itself,” Haute Hijab CEO Melanie Elturk told BuzzFeed Life.

2. Look for gold details.

Look for gold details.

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A silk scarf with warm gold details adds subtle highlights around your face. Plus blue tassel loafers. Plus a menswear watch. Plus a furry vest. This girl is killing it.

3. Wear a hijab a few shades lighter than your skin tone to look sun-kissed.

Wear a hijab a few shades lighter than your skin tone to look sun-kissed.

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“Wearing light beiges and other neutrals can help with the appearance of tanned skin,” says Elturk. “It’s the reason I don’t wear solid black hijabs all that much—they make me look pale and I feel the need to overcompensate with bronzer and blush!”

4. Go all out on lip color.

 “Usually when I wear a bold lip color, I pair it with either a black, beige, white, or gray hijab,” Buttoned Up Mayhem style blogger Azba Khan told BuzzFeed Life. “The black lipstick was tricky to pull off, but with an all black outfit and a black hijab, it did not look out of place.”

5. Use a lot of shades of one color.

Use a lot of shades of one color.

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Keep the color all in one family and push boundaries. “I see a great deal of self-expression in these styles,” photographer Langston Hues of Modest Street Fashion told BuzzFeed Life.

6. Wear neon.

Wear neon.

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“A neon hijab with neon lips is a great way to pump up an outfit,” style blogger Naballah Chi told BuzzFeed Life. “Neon lipstick is a surefire way to create a bold look.”

7. Get monochromatic.

Get monochromatic.

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Simple black and white is all it takes. There are no other words.

8. Tuck a headscarf into a belt to elongate your torso.

Tuck a headscarf into a belt to elongate your torso.

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But take note of the length. “If the scarf ends at your waist, then it can actually make you look shorter,” says Elturk

9. Go for an androgynous look.

10. Try a different texture.

Try a different texture.

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Experiment with a textured scarf to add a new element to your outfit. “The creativity of these styles are very enchanting,” says Hues.

11. Rock bright colors.

“A brightly-colored hijab adds the right amount of pop to an outfit,” says Chi. “And bright colors certainly can flatter your skin tone. Color theory suggests that people have two different categories of skin tone: warm complexion and cool complexion. Knowing your skin tone will help you dress well and use colors effectively.”

12. Dress down.

Dress down.

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A jersey midi with high-top sneakers create a super cool vibe with a light blue hijab. And doesn’t this look so cozy for a fall day?!

13. Accessorize with oversized glasses.

“I like pairing them with a neutral hijab that is loosely wrapped around the face,” says Khan. “Also, wrapping the hijab loosely would work well with the casual look that oversized glasses add to an outfit. Using less pins is the key.”

14. Wear a colorful hijab with a black blazer.

Wear a colorful hijab with a black blazer.

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Keep business casual looking so freaking cool with a pretty, patterned hijab.

15. Make it tropical.

Make it tropical.

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“All black ensembles, while flattering, can be boring when paired with another solid. Complementing the outfit with patterns—like this beautiful tropical pattern in the Amaryllis Sunset Scarf—makes the whole outfit pop and gives it more dimension,” says Elturk.

16. Try a crepe material.

Try a crepe material.

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“It drapes well and is very light and airy—perfect for hot summer days and evenings,” Hijabilicious co-founder Samia told BuzzFeed Life.

17. Match a hijab with an accessory.

Match a hijab with an accessory.

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“This is a great way to create cohesion,” says Elturk. “Do this with caution though, as it can easily look too matchy-matchy. Also, I would recommend matching patterns on only 2 pieces in your outfit. The skinny belt and hijab are just enough to create that cohesion without being too much.”

18. Don’t be afraid of patterns.

Don't be afraid of patterns.

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“A patterned hijab is a great way to break up an otherwise monochromatic look and incorporate more dimension into the outfit,” Elturk says.

19. Try different techniques.

Try different techniques.

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“Just like how certain clothes may be more flattering for your body type, you have to experiment with different hijab styles and techniques depending on your face shape,” says Samia.

20. Wear a black hijab to add drama.

“The black color around my face make certain features stand out more and lacks the chaos and distractions certain printed scarves would add,” Khan says. “Hijab is an integral part of my confidence. When I wear the hijab, I’m reminded that I have enough confidence to be able to express my values and incorporate them into my appearance despite all pressure from society.”

21. Mix patterns.

Mix patterns.

“But to prevent you from looking like print explosion: 1) Wear something solid to break up the prints; 2) Keep the prints in the same plane; and 3) Keep the colors in the same family,” Elturk says.

22. Use a hijab to play with seasonality.

Use a hijab to play with seasonality.

“Change your color pallete for the season,” says Samia. Go for bolder colors like maroon and red in the fall and winter.

23. Add animal print to a casual look.

“I like wearing animal print like a neutral,” Khan says. “A leopard printed hijab can easily turn a basic outfit into a trendy, edgy outfit.”

Summer Hijab Style Tips-20 Summer Outfits to Wear with Hijab

How to wear hijab in summers to stay cool ?this is one of biggest worry every hijabi girl come across in summer season.Well today outfit trends will be giving you few basic tips to beat the heat.Ideas what outfits to wear with hijab to stay cool and some latest summer hijab styles that are trending these days.

Hijab is the symbol of modesty. For the Muslim women it is considered as the important piece of cloth to cover the head. You can tell by looking at the women that she is a Muslim lady if she is wearing it. It has also become a part of fashion.Tying it up in a right way is very important. You can make a hair bun and tie up the scarf for a neat look. You must experiment different styles and looks so that you know what suits you the best. Below are the images of the hijab styles that you must learn in summers. You will surely look good in these trendy and new hijab styles. We hope you enjoyed reading the post, for more related topics you can check this out, hijab swag style.

During summers many female hijabi’s are seen worried because of the heat that makes them uncomfortable in thier hijab. If you are one of those who want to know about how to handle the heat in summers while wearing a hijab? We have answers to all your worries. Firstly you need to make sure that the material you wear should be very light and not a thick material. For Muslim females, wearing the hijab becomes important and sometimes they find the covering up very difficult and troublesome especially for those who have long hair.

Here we have some tips for you all. Get yourself a summery fabric which is lightweight. The light one’s are made up of fabrics such as cotton, linen and crepe. Other than that you can change the style of hijab, how you wear it. You can tie it up on the head or wear it like a loop around the neck. Here is summary for all what has been mentioned:-

The Basic Summer Hijab Tips of Muslim Girls

  1. Choose a lightweight fabric hijab
  2. Avoid tight clothing
  3. Avoid layering
  4. Put on breathable and  natural fabrics
  5. Wear sunglasses with hijab.
  6. Drink lot of water and always apply SunBlock when you go out.
  7. Wear Skirts or dresses with hijab instead of Pants .Or wear Baggy / Wide Legged Pants.
  8. Wear light color Hijab.

 Scroll down below to check out the latest summer hijab fashion we have picked up for you all. These may help you all to find the right combination for yourself.

She chooses a nude colour scarf to wear over the head. Suitable for summers.

Trendy yet elegant style. Perfect way to remain cool in summers.

Loop style hijab. Gives a very neat look.

Printed hijab worn in a loose style.

Chin high style hijab. Looks amazing on her with the perfect choice of dress.

Prominent front hijab style. The pink colour looks gorgeous on her.

Turkish style hijab. The material is very airy, you can get them easily at fabric shops.

Cotton material scarf used to wrap up the head.

Arabic style hijab. The material she wears here is made up of Crepe fabric which is suitable for the hot weather.

It may sound obvious to all the ladies that there are different kinds of garments that are made in fabrics which are suitable for separate seasons. Thick material, thin material, airy fabric etc. Many people don’t realise this. They buy the fabric without keeping the other factors in mind. You obviously can not wear a thick winter type fabric over your head in summers. So make sure you are buying the right material.

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Wearing Hijab with Glasses

Given the fact that hijab covers all of your hair, leaving only your face visible, wearing hijab with glasses can seem a little tricky for some girls. Whether you’re concerned about looking too mature in glasses and hijab or whether you’re not sure how a certain style of glasses will suit your face or hijab style, this gallery of hijab with glasses is here to provide you with some ideas! There used to be a time when wearing glasses was considered geeky and uncool, but that’s definitely not the case anymore! Wearing glasses has very little to do with how beautiful you look, and that couldn’t be truer for hijab with glasses.

Some girls choose to wear their glasses over the folds of their hijab, while others choose to drape and fold their hijab over their glasses. Depending on the shape of your face and the style of hijab you do, you could experiment with different styles of glasses. As cool as they are, the big, geeky chic frames aren’t for everyone. So don’t be afraid to try on different styles and experimenting. You never know what could look good on you! If you’ve got a round or oval face shape, you could try sharper, more angular frames to contrast the roundness of your face. If you’ve got a square or rectangular face shape, go for something with softened edges and a more round shape. These aren’t really any hard or fast rules; sometimes, the things we’re told by fashion experts don’t turn out to be true at all. So don’t be afraid to experiment and try different frames and styles out! Who knows, the style that is supposedly not for your face shape may end up looking good on you, especially with the way you wear your hijab. So don’t let wearing glasses prevent you from wearing hijab or vice versa. Hope you girls found this useful! Keep smiling! With love.

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13 Fashion Tips and Tricks From Pro Stylists

Navigating the ins and outs of style can be tricky, but with these simple stylist-recommend tips, you’ll be a certified fashionista in no time.

1. Find out if a pair of jeans fits without a trip to the dressing room.

Ready for a mind-blowing fashion hack? According to Lauren Edelstein, Style Director at Shopbop, all you need to do to determine whether or not a pair of jeans will fit is to wrap the waist around your neck — if the ends meet without overlapping (or stretching), they’ll fit your waist. “The neck trick is one I was skeptical about, but it really works!”

2. Make any outfit look great with just three key pieces.

Hate complicated fashion trends that only seem accessible to models and actors? It takes just three items to make literally any outfit look great, according to The Ambitionista’s Heidi Nazarudin. “A face-flattering pair of classic sunglasses (preferably black), a gorgeous everyday leather handbag, and a smart pair of shoes you can easily walk in.”

3. Test the waters of a bright color via lipstick or accessories first.

Anyone can wear patterns and bright colors — but if you’re afraid of them, Nazarudin recommends wearing them as an accessory before you invest in a clothing item: Instead of trying on a bright citron-colored blouse, you can go for a cuff or bracelet, or even a lipstick.”

4. A cowboy accessory can take the place of traditional jewelry.

Neckerchiefs can take the place of a statement necklace if you want a warmer alternative to jewelry accessories for fall and winter. “They’re bold, bright, and eye catching, too, but feel a little more special,” says Edelstein. “And bonus points if you pick a vintage one!”

5. Weigh down a light scarf with earrings.

Secure a pair of gold vintage clip-on earrings to weigh the ends of a lightweight scarf down. “It creates a really rich and wearable accessory,” says Yraola.

6. Maximize your shoe collection.

Want a pair of shoes you can wear all year round, no matter
the occasion? A pair of pointed-toe black pumps are essential, says Edelstein —
they’re seasonless, crazy flattering, and you can where them with absolutely
anything.

7. Pop a belt on for a put-together look.

Adding a textured, embellished, or a great colored belt is the fastest way to pull together the most basic pieces or quickly elevate a casual outfit, says Yraola.

8. Make the most of your bag.

If you want to change the look of a bag you love but feel a little bored with, fashion stylist Genevieve Yraola recommends tying a scarf to it — especially if it’s a structured piece with top handles.

9. The key to making online shopping work for you: a tape measure.

You need to know your measurements — not just your size. “I’m a big fan of online shopping,” says Nazarudin. “But I find that sizes vary across brands and even cuts, so memorize your shoulder, bust, waist, hip, and inseam measurements.”

10. Make a basic hairstyle look way more impressive.

Accomplishing a Pinterest-worthy hairstyle isn’t impossible, even if your skills are super basic! “Cool and modern trends like weaving silk into your braids can fancy up your hair and make it look like you tried a lot harder than you did,” advises Combs.

11. When trying prints, use the rule of 2.

If you’re stressed about pairing patterns, stick by Yraola’s guideline: “Two is the max amount of prints or brights to mismatch, like stripes with florals or lavenders with greys,” she says. “Don’t add a third.”

12. You don’t need a massive wardrobe of designer clothes to be a great dresser.

“Every woman really only needs 20 core items in her closet,” advises Nazarudin. “A black pair of pants, a blue blazer, a cashmere V-neck sweater in a jewel tone, and so on.” Outside of these 20, you can experiment with more inexpensive items — if you don’t like them, it’s not nearly as bad as if you dropped $300 on a trendy piece you only wore once. If you need tips on how to maximize your basics, check out Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto’s weeklong experiment in wearing the same thing every day.

13. Add accessories to instantly look polished.

You can get away with wearing a pair of nice jeans and a T-shirt nearly anywhere (yep, even work!) if you amp up to the look with accessories. “Try throwing on a statement necklace, an intricate bracelet, or even some standout earrings,” recommends stylist and Invoice2Go brand ambassador Michelle Combs.

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