10-Second Styling Tips Every Woman Should Know

Add A Bright Hat:

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Le 21eme

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) 

Replace Your Tights With Skinny Jeans:

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Collage Vintage

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 

Wear Your Scarf Untied:

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Fash n Chips

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) 

Carry Your Purse As A Clutch:

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Collage Vintage

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 

Add A Tie:

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Stockholm Street Style

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 

Cinch Your Jacket With A Ribbon:

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Stockholm Street Style

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 

Match Your Lips, Bag, and Coat:

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Stockholm Street Style

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 

Opt For Knee-High Boots Instead Of Tights:

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Collage Vintage

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 

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

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Arty Filles

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) 

Belt Your Coat:

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Stockholm Street Style

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

 

Add Socks:

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Look De Pernille

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 

Replace Your Necklace With A Scarf:

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Look De Pernille

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 

Wear A Coat As A Dress:

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Stockholm Street Style

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 

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 

Layer A Button-Down Under A Strapless Dress:

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Stockholm Street Style

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 

Drape Your Coat:

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Stockholm Street Style

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

 

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