Whenever we peruse the street style images in our database, we tend to pay extra attention to the outfits that exude an effortlessly cool vibe. It’s not easy describing exactly what gives an ensemble its je ne sais quoi, but we’ve come up with 15 tips that will elevate you to cool-girl status. Check out how to achieve the unstudied look, and shop the essentials to get you started!
Pairing a slouchy sweater with stylish separates, like a felt fedora and leather mini, gives your ensemble an unstudied vibe.
Whether you’re sporting a $1600 plaid Altuzarra dress like Veronika Heilbrunner or an awesome vintage find, if you tie a denim shirt around your waist, your look is instantly cooler.
We’re starting to wonder whether an arm party will ever go out of style. We love to mix and match friendship bracelets with simple gold chains and bands.
When in doubt, wear a t-shirt.
Trying out a new LBD? Great! Layer an oversized trench over it to make it appear less thought-out.
As previously mentioned, we’re always game for a half-tuck. Extra points if it’s paired with cool, slouchy trousers.
Anyone can wear a crop top with a high-rise pencil skirt, but a cool girl pairs hers with a boyfriend blazer and mom jeans.
From a high-slit skirt to a plunging neckline, these dramatic details add instant cool when styled with a balancing piece, like an oversized sweater or chunky heels.
Bring on the big brands! If you’ve invested in a few noticeable brand-name items, wear them with a few lesser-known pieces for some high-low appeal.
A good cuffed sleeve is polished, but rolling your sleeves up to your elbows is downright cool.
Try mixing sophisticated separates, like a crisp button-down and pointy-toe flats, with a pair of low-slung jeans.
Big blazers, oversized tees, boyfriend jeans—the more the merrier!
We all know flats are just as sexy as heels, and we’re swooning over model Larissa Hofmann’s trainers. To get her look, throw your hair in a ponytail, swing a long scarf over your trench coat, and layer black trousers underneath. Voila!
Ever wonder why fashion editors look so effortless? It’s because they have a uniform. Adopt your own uniform, like a white t-shirt and leather skirt, for a more efficient (and enjoyable) morning!
Keep scrolling to shop effortlessly cool pieces!
Jones New York One-Button Boyfriend Blazer ($129)
If you are going for a uniform, make this blazer part of it!
French Connection Desert Drape Belted Coat ($298)
Wear this trench coat with your favorite LBD.
Alexander Wang Cascade Front Sleeveless Dress ($300)
You’ll always look effortless in Wang.
Acne Studios Raya Short Rib Grey Melange Sweater ($410)
Come fall, we'll be living in this cozy mohair cardigan.
What’s YOUR trick to looking effortlessly cool? Sound off in the comments below!