9 Clever Style Tips From the World's Most Fashionable Women

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

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Skip the traditional leather belt and tie a silk scarf around one belt loop to add an element of fluidity.

Tip 2: Cool Corset

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Give an ordinary white tee–and-jeans combination a pick-me-up with the quick addition of a corset worn on top.

Tip 3: Boudoir Babe

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Though slightly more adventurous (and better reserved for non-office outings), layer a lacey bralette on top of a button-down shirt and wear a slouchy jacket on top.

Tip 4: Khaki Craze

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When your khaki pants are feeling drab, reach for edgy pieces like a choker and band tee to spice it up.

Tip 5: Mixed Materials

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Upgrade your necklace collection with an iteration with natural materials, like black rope and seashells.

Tip 6: All the Prints

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Don't shy away from clashing prints. Try accessorizing a matching pajama set with a bandana in your hair. Balance it out with a pair of neutral shoes.

Tip 7: Subtle Layers

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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.

Tip 8: The Blazer Tuck

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Tuck your blazer into your jeans for a fresh take on the closet staple.

Tip 9: Hat Attack

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Rethink your ball cap and beanies and test out an adventurous topper with slight safari vibes.

Want more inspiration? Head over for our roundup of the best street style spotted at New York Fashion Week.