Styling Tips You (Actually) Haven’t Tried Before

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When it comes to outfit styling inspo, I like to get my ideas straight from the source: the in-between-show mayhem on the streets during fashion week.

I am a self-proclaimed uniform dresser. Those women who are photographed countless times in a tried-and-true, classic look that somehow never seems boring (Sarah Harris and Emanuelle Alt, I’m looking at you)? Those are my people. It might be laziness or it might be a firm belief in the futility of chasing trends?who knows. Okay, it’s laziness.

Because of my predilection for formulaic dressing, I have a ton of respect for ladies who take the time to experiment with their clothes. Makeup junkies everywhere will tell you not to limit yourself to using your products as they’re advertised (lipstick as blush, eye shadow as highlighter and all that), and I’m starting to think we should see our clothes the same way. Wanna see what I mean?

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To be fair, I’ve seen the whole men’s-button-down-worn-backwards thing before (c/o the one and only Leandra of Man Repeller). The beauty of this look is that it involves an inherently classic piece of clothing that’s been literally deconstructed: it’s backwards, unbuttoned, and tied up. Triple whammy. So cool.

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Image via Vogue (Phil Oh)

Since fall is officially upon us, there’s no time like the present to embrace the inevitable: layering (and apple picking Instagrams). With respect to layering, throwing a shift dress over flared trousers may sound like a strange combo, but it’s one of those things that just works. The best part? It’s a great way of extending the life of the teeny-tiny dresses you lived in all summer (and will soon have to retire come winter?cue tiny violins).

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Hey you! Yes, you?the one who spent an ungodly amount of money on a fancy, grown-woman wallet and is still hiding it inside your purse. Let that bad boy have its day in the sun and clip it to the outside of your bag (assuming it has a strap, obviously). #DoublePurseAllTheWayAcrossTheSky

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Unpopular opinion: I’m kind of over the editor coat drape. This season, I’m all about the preppy grandma sweater shoulder drape. For some reason, it’s been drilled into our collective consciousness that tying a sweater around your shoulders is nerdy (at best), but I’d like to challenge that notion. Hey, if it’s good enough for Alexa and Anna, it’s good enough for me.

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