7 Ways Stylish Women Instantly Step Up Their Outfits

There are days we all feel uninspired by the pieces hanging in our closets. But that doesn't mean you're in need of a total wardrobe makeover. In fact, sometimes it's the smallest swaps that make all the difference. Adding the right accessory or swapping out your usual top for something unexpected can take your look to the next level. 

Need proof? We're taking inspiration from some of our favorite street style stars—stylish women who know better than anyone that it doesn't have to take a ton of work to totally refresh your style. In fact, everything you need is already hanging in your closet; it just takes the right inspiration to know what to mix and match. These seven ideas will help inspire you to break out of your rut and up your outfit game without any hassle.

Read on for a break down of seven easy ways stylish women step up their looks! 

1. Dress Up Jeans and a Tee With Statement Jewelry

Jeans and Tee with Trench Coat and Statement Necklace Street Style


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If you're keeping your outfit casual, try stepping things up a notch by adding your favorite statement necklace or oversize earrings.

2. Know the Value of a Third Piece

Stylish women choose a third piece—a jacket, vest, or other layering piece—to add extra oomph to their looks.

3. Mix Something Vintage With Something New

While going head-to-toe vintage may not feel appropriate for the office, pairing a standout piece (e.g., a knockout bag) with a newer ensemble adds intrigue to your look. 

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4. Pair Unexpected Opposites

Your go-to look is a dress with block heels? Mix things up a bit by pairing two items you've never tried before. Style something feminine with sneakers, or try a skirt with a statement tee.

5. Pull Your Jacket Off Your Shoulder

Both on the runway and the streets of fashion week, one of the coolest ways to reinvent a look this season was to take a standard jacket and give it new life by pulling it off the shoulder.

6. Put a Belt On It

Belted Green Jacket and Denim Skirt Street Style


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One of the easiest ways to transform an outfit is by adding a belt. Layer it over a jacket to show your shape, or style it with a dress to mix things up.

7. Swap Your Tee for a Statement Top

If the day calls for denim, consider adding an element of surprise by switching out a standard tee for a statement top. 

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