1. A structured bag gives your outfit instant polish.
Even jeans and a tee look pulled together when you wear them with a top-handled bag that’s sharp, not slouchy. Try one in grey, the neutral of the season, or a bold colour like cobalt or lipstick red, which adds pop to whatever you wear.
2. Don’t be afraid to mix gold and silver.
There’s no need to fret about matching all your jewellery if you have one mixed-metal piece that unites them. Put on this classic boyfriend watch and let the metallics fall where they may.
3. Fall in love with flats again.
Not only will your feet thank you, but the season’s freshest styles—menswear inspired, pointy and slip-on—will instantly update your outfit.
4. Try a fresh alternative to black.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how colour can rev up your look. This season sangria is hot. It flatters every skin tone and is the perfect gateway shade if dark is your default.
5. Find your true skinny pant.
How do you know you’ve found The One? It will make you look longer and leaner without being uncomfortable or clingy. Why we love this pair: It has a thicker waistband whittles the waist, 2. The stretch fabric moves with you for comfort but also retains its shape. It’s strategic seaming visually elongates legs.
6. If it looks good on a hanger, chances are it’ll look good on you.
A garment with a sound structure sucks you in and gives you a sleek shape that’s visible before you even put it on.
7. To create a signature look, scarf it up.
Cultivate personal style by choosing a distinctive accessory—like an artfully knotted scarf. (Note from the fashion team: Adam demonstrates this tip every day!)
8. Think of your little black dress as the perfect blank canvas.
The right accessories transform an LBD from a staple to a showstopper. Consider the suggestions above—though not all in the same outfit, of course. How to style this one: Add a statement necklace, Cinch with a “notice me” belt, Shoes and bags are instant changes. Try metallics, brights or graphic black-and-white.
9. Build your look from the inside out.
No matter how lovely your outfit, ill-fitting undergarments sabotage the entire effect, and you just won’t look as good. So start with a solid foundation: Invest in the perfect T-shirt bra, with cups that don’t cause lumps or bumps under the thin fabric.
10. Never underestimate the power of your accessories.
For example, a cute tee with a high-waisted skirt (of moderate length) and tights with your favourite boots, pretty cute. But add a watch and a conversation-starter necklace and it instantly makes you look more polished and put together.