This is the time of year when fashion sites are basically overloaded with advice on how to improve your style game in the new year, and here's a little secret: Not all of it is going to help you. But here at Who What Wear, we've spent the better part of 2016 compiling fabulous wisdom from stylists, editors, and other people who work in the industry on little things you can easily do to dress better.
Without further ado, here are nine of the best pieces of advice we've come across over the past year. From folks like Cher Coulter and Chriselle Lim, these are true insider tips that will help you be the best sartorial version of yourself in 2017.
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Our favorite quote from the bunch: "[Put on] either a pair of high-waisted cropped jeans with heels and a great button-down shirt pushed back off the shoulders (Vetements style), or a fun dress with some kind of belt and flat shoes/sneakers." — Cher Coulter, stylist
Our favorite quote from the bunch: Barneys Warehouse, the internet's version of Barneys New York's wildly popular seasonal brick-and-mortar warehouse sales, is where to find all of the cool brands that the department store stocks but at substantially lower prices, given that they're from past seasons. We regularly spot a plethora of Saint Laurent, Chloé, Proenza Schouler, and the department store's own in-house line (which is quite strong).
Our favorite quote from the bunch: "My biggest packing mistake is not bringing a carry-on suitcase and trying to stuff my large tote instead. I always end up regretting it in the end because it's a pain to carry your heavy purse around the airport, and it's always a good idea to have an extra empty suitcase that you can bring stuff back in."
Our favorite quote from the bunch: "With each year, hair and skin tone changes subtly and at some point those same colors are no longer as flattering as they once were. To keep your older and wiser self glowing, your colors need to complement how you look right now."
Our favorite advice from the bunch: Just like you, dear readers, celebrities love wearing skinny jeans with flat shoes. Fashion girls like Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, and Miranda Kerr wear this comfy, classic combination for occasions both casual and dressy, and they switch up the types of flat shoes they wear with their skinnies accordingly.
Our favorite bit of advice from the bunch: It helps to not only update your wardrobe with a new scarf each cold-weather season but also to have some scarf styling tricks up your sleeve. Whether it's tying a silky style on your handbag, knotting it in an interesting way, or unexpectedly using one as a belt, there are endless ways to make a scarf feel exciting.
Our favorite advice from the bunch: Dress in all one color (black is a fail-safe go-to), cover up with a statement jacket, and, if you feel so inclined, sport coordinating athleisure.
Our favorite advice of the bunch: If the label of your garment says "dry clean" instead of "dry clean only," you can probably hand-wash it at home and skip the send-out process altogether.
Our favorite piece of advice from the bunch: I tasked myself with figuring out how to purge yet still feel confident about my wardrobe offering. I devised my own system: the 50-50 method. After spending days going through my wardrobe piece by piece, I quickly realized that I really only ever needed 50% of what I was hoarding in my tiny apartment—the items that I really truly wore and loved.
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