The 9 Big Secrets Behind Every Girl With Covetable Style

The style crush. You probably harbour several of them, perhaps on girls like Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo, or your favourite street style savant. But what are the intangible qualities these ladies with covetable style share?

There are a few common threads we’ve identified over the years—so scroll through to discover their secrets, and steal them for yourself!

1. They wear linen.

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Especially in the summer, linen looks lived-in and effortless, which are the same adjectives that describe every girl with enviable style.
2. They don’t overthink it.

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You have a striped tee and cut-off denim shorts in your closet right? See, it doesn't take a lot to look amazing.
3. They add an unexpected element.

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Style Du Monde

Sure, an evening skirt would pair perfectly with a sleek pair of high-heeled sandals, but with a pair of sneakers? Now that's interesting!
4. They don’t need to wear a skintight dress to be sexy.

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We’ve written volumes on how to show skin the right way. Check some of them out here, here, and here.

5. Dress codes don’t intimidate them.

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Stockholm Street Style

A full-length gown for daywear? Why not!

6. At least one element of their outfit stands out.

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Red heels will do the trick, or a statement clutch, an open-back, an eye-catching print—you name it.

7. They don’t mind a little drama.

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Stockholm Street Style

Drama of the clothing variety, of course. A striking red colour, a daring silhouette, an up-to-there slit—the options are endless.

8. They have a signature jewellery look.

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Stockholm Street Style

Is it stacked statement necklaces? Killer ear cuffs? Whatever you want your situation to be, stick to it, and make it stand out.
9. They dance like no one is watching.

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We jest, but it does come down to confidence. It’s the common denominator of every girl with covetable style, and the most important item on this list.

Do you have any style secrets to share? Let us know in the comments below!