Quick Style!

The smallest tweaks to your outfit can make all the difference. These are the easiest styling tricks that will make you look more polished, and all in under a minute.

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Cuff A Pair of Jeans You’ve Never Cuffed Before:

Next time you step into one of your favorite pairs of skinnies, flip the hem up for a change of pace.

Get The Look: Acne Studios Pop Light Boyfriend Jeans ($270)

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Try A Tie:

Sometimes your outfit needs that uptown accessory. Enter: the silk tie.

Get The Look: Topman Velvet 5cm Tie ($25) in Black

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Add A Bright Hat:

Adding a brightly colored hat will take your look from mundane, to head-turning.

Get The Look: Jezebel Blue Hat ($325)

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Carry Your Purse As A Clutch:

As seen here on model, Dree Hemingway, wearing your bag as a clutch looks a little more ladydlike than stringing it across your body.

Get The Look: Poverty Flats Crossbody Bag ($58) in White

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Drape Your Coat:

Wear your coat as a cape (i.e. the fashion pack’s favorite look) on your next evening out.

Get The Look: Urbancode Faux Fur Coat ($640) in Blue

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Layer A Button-Down Under A Dress:

Make a cocktail dress daytime appropriate by layering a crisp, white button-down underneath.

Get The Look: Shoshanna Strapless Full-Skirt Dress($395) in Black

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Replace your Necklace:

A silk neckerchief adds instant polish. Try one in place of your go-to statement necklace.

Get The Look: Jonathan Adler Chioiserie Owl Silk Scarf ($98) in Fuschia

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Add Socks:

Just keep them in the same color family as either your shoes or your pants as Pernille Teisbeck does here.

Get The Look: Gold Toe Plaid Fashion Socks($16) in Blue

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Get Matchy:

Inject your outfit with a trifecta of color by way of a matching bag, coat, and lip color, as this style maven did to great effect.

Get The Look: Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm ($17) in Classic Red

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Wear Your Scarf Untied:

Add some drama by letting your long scarf hang over your coat.

Get The Look: Blessing-Co Geometric Scarf ($24)

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Opt For Knee-High Boots:

Instead of reaching for tights and heels, go with a pair of leather boots! Add an unexpected touch to a midi skirt with these babies!

Get The Look: Tory Burch Bernice Leather Logo-Heel Boot($550) in Black

Got a Minute? Quick and Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Staples that Flatter Every Woman

Check out these ten staples deemed universally flattering!

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1. Pointed Pumps

Nothing lengthens the leg like a classic heel, especially when they are a similar shade to your skin. Kate Bosworth demonstrated this technique with a pair of Jimmy Choo Agnes Suede Pumps.

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2. Paneled Dress

Rita Ora pulled out everyone’s favorite slimming secret weapon for date night: the paneled dress. Her Vionnet Pre Fall 13 black & white dress is a fab rendition of this staple.

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3. Menswear Coat

Whether or not you’re bold enough to go for the electric blue Tibi Bonded Techy Twill Coat that Lucky Editor-in-Chief, Eva Chen, wore you can’t deny the appeal of a menswear-inspired coat. The sharply tailored piece looks good on just about everyone.

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4. Collared Button-Down

You can’t go wrong with a classic button-down shirt. Wear it tucked in if you want to highlight your waist, or leave it loose like Jessica Alba did with her Bella Dahl Patch Pocket Button Down Shirt In White.

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5. Trench Coat

There’s a reason the trench coat never goes out of style: the built-in belt is ideal for enhancing an hourglass shape. Laura Whitmore accentuated her curves in a Warehouse trench, despite layering up for the weather.

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6. A-Line Skirt

Why does an A-line skirt look good on everyone? It’s all about the cut: it nips in at the smallest part of your waist and then conveniently flares out over the hips like Hannah Holman’s printed skirt.

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7. Silk Blouse

Veteran Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio knows fashion that flatters. The flowy fabric of a silk blouse camouflages any flaws or unfavorable angles.

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8. Structured Blazer

A properly tailored blazer, like the one Karlie Kloss wore, is always a smart decision for defining your shoulders and waistline.

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9. Slim-Cut Trouser

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the most flattering pant cut of all? The slim (not too tight, not too loose) trouser with a slightly cropped hem, of course. Take note of the fit of Ashley Madekwe’s Topshop Unique trousers.

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10. Motorcycle Jacket

The magic of a moto jacket is twofold: it fits close to the body, and the thick leather material has an overall smoothing effect. Example: the ultra-flattering Balmain Quilted Jacket that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore.

Have a Flattering Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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