13 genius styling tricks to instantly look more fashionable
We cracked the code to dressing like an it-girl
What’s better than one ‘90s trend making a revival? A double feature with peek-a-boo chiffon blouses and bandeau tube tops as seen at Milly.
Dress down formal separates by accessorising with a leather brogue. It's a cool-girl move that's totally unexpected.
Phoebe Philo knows just what we want: a comfy bag that’s cuter than a fanny pack but just as convenient. Say hello to the belted drawstring bag, which seals Céline’s nonchalant French-girl vibe.
Think Little House on the Prairie meets Aspen ski-chic. Wear your frothy tiered skirt with a zip-up pullover like the girls at Chloé.
Transform a basic tee into a turtleneck with a scarf tied close to the neck. Pick a soft satin, knot it and tuck into your blouse.
Leave it to Miuccia Prada to clip keys, coin purses and leather-bound diaries (complete with paper!) to bags and necklaces. Anything goes and the only rule is: the more, the merrier.
This season, the corset steps out of the boudoir. Overstate your waist with a lace-up corset-belt-plus-leather-belt combo or pick a pretty blouse like at Moschino.
Give the suddenly ubiquitous off-the-shoulder top a miss and up your layering game. Take a cue from John Galliano who paired a preppy polo with a high-shine pinafore dress at Margiela.
Swap your (faux) furry stoles in favour of plush collars and belts. Mix this with upholstery fabric and you’ll be ticking all the right boxes, à la Hemant & Nandita.
Slip dress layering
Fall 2016 runways have proven just how versatile ’90s-style slip dresses can be. Layer it over everything from button-downs to knits. Our personal favourite: this gorgeous pairing at Valentino.
Socks and shoes
This is perfect for waging a war against office air-conditioning: socks with heels. Keep your feet extra toasty with a pair of ribbed socks and pumps à la Hermès.
Make sure your statement earring gets undivided attention by wearing it without its twin.
Tying a scarf onto your bag is old hat, but Altuzarra showed us a new trick by weaving a paisley scarf into a chain-link strap of a saddle bag. Instant print fix.
If there's a trend lurking on the horizon, you know that Sonam Kapoor will have first dibs on it. The fashion insider has already shown a proficiency for pairing skinny scarves with oversized knits and thinks nothing of styling corsets as outerwear. The good news is that dressing like Sonam may not be as time-consuming — or budget challenging —as it looks.
We scouted the fall runways for all the easy-peasy styling tricks that can cut through the monotony of your wardrobe. Try these out the next time you are stuck in the morning trying to figure what to wear.
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