10-Second Styling Tips Every Woman Should Know

The smallest tweaks to your outfit can make all the difference. Want to repurpose that casual blazer for the office? Cinch it to define your waist. Want to add extra pep to your leather shorts and white tee? Try coordinating your coat, bag, and lip color. Read on for the easiest outfit ideas that will make you look more polished, and all in under a minute.

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    Add A Bright Hat:

    We like an all-black outfit as much as the next girl, but 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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    Replace Your Tights With Skinny Jeans:

    Shown here on Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller, a form-fitting pair of black jeans under your skirt is both unexpected and practical in colder temperatures.

    Get The Look:

    J Brand Luxe Sateen Skinny Jeans ($185) in Black 

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    Wear Your Scarf Untied:

    Add some drama by letting your long scarf hang over your coat. Extra points if it has a punchy print.

    Get The Look:

    Asos Cat Print Scarf ($19) 

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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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    Add A Tie:

    Sometimes your outfit just lacks a little je ne sais quoi. Enter: the silk menswear scarf.

    Get The Look:

    Topman Velvet 5cm Tie ($25) in Black 

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    Cinch Your Jacket With A Ribbon:

    Emmanuelle Alt, the Queen of French cool, recently cinched her oversized blazer with a skinny black ribbon. Et voila, a trend was born.

    Get The Look:

    Uline 100 Yards Of Grosgrain Ribbon ($21) in Black 

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    Match Your Lips, Bag, and Coat:

    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 Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($17) in Classic Red 

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    Opt For Knee-High Boots Instead Of Tights:

    Olivia Palermo looked effortlessly chic during New York Fashion Week in a fluted, midi skirt over knee-high boots. The moral of this fashion story? Instead of reaching for tights and heels, go with a pair of leather boots.

    Get The Look:

    Tory Burch Bernice Leather Logo-Heel Boot ($550) in Black 

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    PHOTO: Arty Filles

    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 Vintage Boyfriend Jeans ($270) 

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    Belt Your Coat:

    Make like Giovanna Battaglia and update your floor-length coat by only buttoning to the waist and adding a simple belt.

    Get The Look:

    Gucci Leather Belt With Horsebit Buckle ($285) in Brown

     

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    PHOTO: Look De Pernille

    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 Women’s Plaid 3 Pair Fashion Socks ($16) in Blue 

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    PHOTO: Look De Pernille

    Replace Your Necklace With A Scarf:

    We’ve long sung the praises of the silk neckerchief. Add 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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    Wear A Coat As A Dress:

    Fully zip a coat in a light fabric and finish with sleek heels.

    Get The Look:

    Red Valentino Metallic Embellished Collar Coat ($1205) in Black 

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    Front-Tuck Your Sweater:

    When playing with proportion, tuck the front of your sweater or tee shirt into your waistband to add definition.

    Get The Look:

    Vanessa Bruno Oversized Angora Pullover ($222) in White 

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    Layer A Button-Down Under A Strapless Dress:

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

    Get The Look:

    Shoshanna Strapless Printed Full-Skirt Dress ($395) in Black 

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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 http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/urbancode-faux-fur-coat-item-10578852.aspx

     

    Ready for more unconventional tips? Try these ideas 

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