When you think of the perfect outfit, it likely has a handful of different components in the mix: well-fitted separates, a dynamic color palette, elements of proportion, and perhaps most importantly, a hint of personal flair by way of the styling. Whether it's something as subtle as the cuff on a sleeve or a silky scarf knotted around the waist, these minute details tend to add up to make a big difference when it comes to composing a strong look. That's why we set out to find inspiring, clever style tips that we can test-drive this fall. We headed to our happy place—street style—and sifted through images of our favorite fashion editors, influencers, and the like and found nine standout ideas we're giving a go. From an unexpected piece to layer over your basic white tee to a downtown-inspired approach to wearing a blazer, scroll down to find out what outfit tricks we're trying right now and shop our picks to, as they say, get the look.
Tip 1: Bye, Bye, Belt
The Style Stalker
Skip the traditional leather belt and tie a silk scarf around one belt loop to add an element of fluidity.
Whether it's a wrap dress or a boiler suit, adding a fitted lightweight layer below takes your look up a notch and makes an outfit more dynamic. Plus, as it starts to get cold it'll help with added heat.