Feeling uninspired by your outfit? Don't despair. We all have days when something about what we're wearing just feels off. The biggest mistake would be letting the little imperfections get to you, especially when there's an easy fix you may not have thought of yet.
Below, we tapped a few of our favorite fashion insiders to share the 30-second tricks they use when their look just isn't working quite right. From adding a pop of color to simply switching up the way you wear your T-shirt, these solutions will help you face those momentary mistakes and come out the other side feeling like your best dressed self.
Curious to hear what they had to say? Read their problem-tackling tricks below, and then shop pieces to help you head out the door mistake-free!
"Every outfit should have a focal point, something that catches your eye. When I notice an outfit that feels drab, I throw in a pop of color—it could be a statement bag, shoe, or even lip!" — Lindsey Dupuis Bledsoe, stylist
"This one isn't so much a mistake but a style hack that we really like—knotting your T-shirt in the front or back gives a fitted and polished look." — Somsack Sikhounmuong, chief design officer, J.Crew
"Cinching your waist with a belt! Quick and easy, and can make a world of difference." — Elizabeth Leventhal, general merchandising manager, Moda Operandi
"Nothing makes an outfit look worse than someone hobbling around in shoes that are uncomfortable. If your shoes are uncomfortable (no matter how cute they are!), before you leave the house, avoid ruining your whole look by swapping them out for something that you can proudly strut around in." — Stephanie Mark, co-founder, Coveteur
"One major styling mistake I notice is mismatched jewelry! It's my pet peeve! This is not to say your jewelry needs to be a matching set, it just means it all needs to be going to the same party. If you are opting for a delicate vintage feel, then pull off anything that isn't telling the same story." — Anita Patrickson, stylist
"If you are not sure whether to wear heels or flats, take flats in your bag. You can always switch. It's about adaptability and what feels right in the moment." — Nasiba Adilova, co-founder, The Tot
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"Sometimes when my look feels flat and I have no more time to invest, I put a bright lipstick on." — Araks Yeramyan, designer, Araks
"If your outfit is boring (I still love a simple white tee and jeans), try adding a tied bandana around your neck or wear it in your hair." — Danielle Snyder, co-founder, Dannijo
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"Though the half-tuck was a trend on the street once, its moment has passed. Quick-fix with a full-tuck and a classic belt. If your belts are buried away in your closet, switch to a high-waisted wide-leg pant. Both options are cleaner, sleeker, and more flattering!" — Hannah Bibb, assistant fashion director, Barneys New York
Shop Pieces to Help You Head Out the Door Mistake-Free
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