1. Master the art of the half-tuck.
Casual and effortless... ✔️
2. Ditch the heels.
If you don't like wearing them, stop spending money on them. Pull out your gym shoes from the back of your closet and wear them with whatever you want. Your feet will seriously thank you.
3. Throw on an oversized coat.
It doesn't really matter what you're wearing underneath when you have on cool outerwear.
4. Rock evening wear, comfortably.
Fancy dresses are usually something to avoid unless totally necessary, but pairing one with messy hair and boots is a game changer.
5. Pick one accessory to be the star of the show.
"Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off." —Chanel.
6. Mix expensive items with thrift finds.
7. Get creative with cut-outs.
Super short skirt to show lots of leg? Boring. Something backless or shoulder-baring is unique and more unexpected.
8. Wear a hat.
A bad hair day never looked so good.
9. Offset makeup with the rest of the outfit.
Pairing dramatic makeup with a dramatic outfit screams: "I took three hours to get ready." If you're going for bold makeup, wear it with more casual clothes.
10. Mix prints like you don't care.
You will instantly stand out from the crowd with whatever you throw together. Generally anything goes, just try and avoid mixing the same sort of print (zebra and leopard together is a little too wild).
11. Wardrobe staples are important.
Keep your favorite tops and dresses on rotation. Creating a sort of "uniform" for yourself will save you time and money.
12. Wear a scarf.
It's one of the easiest ways to take your outfit to the next level. Bonus points if you live somewhere cold and it actually helps keep you warm, too.
13. Tie a sweater around your waist or shoulders.
Upgrade your outfit for FREE.
14. Pair super feminine items with tougher accessories.
If you want to wear a bright sundress or floral but feel too "done up," a motorcycle jacket or combat boots will rev it into high gear.
15. Layer, layer, layer.
Try it while traveling. It'll save lots of room in your suitcase and keep you warm on the plane.
16. Wear pants that are just a little too short.
Showing just a bit of ankle will elongate your legs!
17. Balance out formfitting items.
Pair that crop-top with something billowy. Graciously respond to your compliments with, "Oh this? I just threw it on."
18. Use a hands-free bag.
You definitely still have the bag you used for books in college somewhere in your closet. Upgrade that and forget about buying a new purse. You will save money, have more room, and two free hands.
19. All black everything.
Black is a lazy girl closet staple. It's a safe bet for any occasion (especially when you're unsure about the dress code) and it's impossible to mess up.