Our first muse, Hannah (top row, far left) from Ontario, reminded us of a very easy trick: add a patent belt for a bit of polish. By incorporating that bit of femininity and shine, she elevates her whole outfit in two seconds flat. Enhance your layered looks by trying Chinese Laundry's Skinny Belt ($14) over your own tee-and-cardi combo.
Speaking of accessories, Betty (top row, middle) from Los Angeles spiced up her plain white tee and simple pair of black skinny jeans with a very plush vest and some sophisticated gloves. If you want to enrich your own basic outfits, check out Jobout 1.8's Leather Gloves ($25) and Topshop's Mongolian Gilet ($80).
On a similarly luxe note, another LA-resident, Emily (top row, far right), showed off a classically posh look that she created by pairing a body-con top with a full miniskirt. Try layering French Connection's Tallulah Skirt ($100) over American Apparel's Cotton Spandex Jersey Leotard ($28) for a like-minded getup.
We were also taken by the way Ashley (bottom row, far left) from Ontario puts herself together. Her sleek-and-strong outfit reminds us of Kate Lanphear's signature fuss-free style. Since we are devotees to fetish footwear and chains, we of course love the way her bondage sandals and gold necklaces complement her outfit. If you don┬'t already have the pieces required for achieving this look, A.V. Max's Gold Triple Multi-Chain Layered Necklace ($81), Ophelia's Long Chain Necklace ($143), and Nine West's Vivacity Sandals ($149) are all you need!
Next, we must direct your attention to Marian (bottom row, middle), who inspired us all the way from London. She exemplified a truly great wardrobe concept by wearing some slim trousers (we love the gorgeous cobalt blue color!) with tough ankle boots. This modern combo can be achieved by pairing your own skinny cropped pants with Guess' Naemazza Peep Toe Lace Up Boots ($158).
Our final motivational style boost for the day comes courtesy of Ingrid (bottom row, far right) from Brazil. She dressed up her casual graphic tee by wearing it with a crisp pair of dark-rinse jeans in a neat, slim fit. (The double-wrap belt and lightweight scarf are nice touches too.) Add a bit of fanciness to any informal top by wearing it with J Brand's Low Rise Cropped Pencil Leg Jeans ($159).┬--Jessica Amento