The Simple Styling Trick Everyone's Flaunting on Instagram


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Yep, the latest Insta-famous trend is here and it couldn't be any simpler. Even though more revealing trends like backless tops and cutouts have been ultra-popular online, this one is kind of like the opposite in every way. Layering a collared shirt underneath sweaters is the super-simple styling trick that immediately makes a basic outfit look so current.

The best part of this look is that they're made up of just the basics and the styling ideas I'm seeing are also pretty simple and straightforward, which means this look couldn't be more wearable. Since you probably already have a classic button-down shirt in your closet, just grab your favorite sweater, sweater vest, or crewneck and layer it on top with the collar sticking out. Or, if you're like me and are worried about all those layers looking bulky, you can cheat a little and order these fake collars from Amazon for $15.

I've been following this trend for a while and now that there are enough real-life outfit examples to show you, I'm confident these are definitely a thing. Of course, this look is all over Instagram, but I have to give a shoutout to the TikTokers who have really taken this one and run with it. So without further ado, here's how to style collared shirts like all the cool girls.


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This is a great way to spice up those classic crew-neck sweaters that probably haven't gotten enough love this season.


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Fully embrace the prep-school vibe when you pair this layered combo with a miniskirt, crew socks, and loafers.


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You know if Dua's on board, then so am I.


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Layering a vintage crew-neck sweatshirt with a collared shirt is��kind of an Emma Chamberlain signature.


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Add a little something fun to your loungewear outfit.


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Sweater vests were basically made for this layering trick and fashion girls agree.


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Wear it with leggings for an of-the-moment take on your casual outfits.


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Styling this with sweaters and coats will make you look like a layering genius. Trust me.


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Add a little bit of structure to that oversize everything vibe that's so in right now.


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Yep, an easy way to make your favorite sweaters pop.

Speaking of Insta-famous trends, you have to see the "napkin top" trend fashion people are actually pulling off.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.