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    23 Life-Changing Style Tips Our Readers Actually Swear By

    Fashion is a moment, style is a lifestyle.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their life-changing style tips and tricks. Here are some of our favorite answers.

    1. "Accentuate what you like about yourself rather than dressing to camouflage or hide your body."

    2. "Find comfortable, well-fitting underwear that flatters you and creates the best shape possible."

    3. "To instantly make your casual outfits look chic, wear a statement necklace."

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    4. "Punch up black jeans and a grey t-shirt with a couple of bracelets or colorful items that'll bring some life to what you're wearing."

    5. "Test out different outfit combos that challenge you to experiment with your style choices."

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    6. "When in doubt, wear black on black."

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    —Genna Hannah, Facebook

    7. "Incorporate classic pieces of clothes, like a white shirt or black pumps, into your wardrobe. They will always beat trendy pieces."

    8. "If you don't like something, don't buy and wear it just because someone says it's fashionable."

    9. "If you can't think of at least two places to wear it, don't buy it."

    10. "Mix and match patterns when you get dressed, whether they are similar or completely different. It's impossible to go wrong."

    11. "Try on a few pieces that you think 'just aren't me'. It's a great way to break out of a rut and discover new things."

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    12. "Mix florals with graphics, feminine pieces with masculine ones, and pieces with plenty of texture."

    13. "When in doubt, go for a winning combination: Black clothes, red lips, gold jewelry, and sleek hair."

    14. "To show off your shape, try cropped sweaters and high-waist skirts together!"

    15. "Buy clothing and accessories that appeal to you individually instead of trying to buy things to make an outfit."

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    "You can pair the items that you like and have a style that is unique to you."


    16. "If you don't LOVE it in the store, don't buy it. You realistically won't wear it when you get it home."

    17. "When packing for vacation, keep your outfits in the same color family."

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    "You can use the same accessories, jackets, and shoes to embellish your ensembles while packing fewer individual items. Plus you can mix and match pieces to make a variety of outfits." —rowanh3

    18. "To stay on budget and still trendy, mix expensive brands with cheaper ones."

    19. "If you want to spice up your look, apply your favorite bold lipstick. It'll change the entire feel of an outfit."

    20. "Invest in tailoring and tailored pieces when possible."

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    "Make sure that before you actually purchase something, you add in the cost of tailoring if necessary." —nat82

    21. "Focus on how you want your clothes to fit versus the sizes of the item."

    22. "If you find something you absolutely love, see if you can find different versions of it and stick to the one color scheme."

    23. "Lastly, enhance your shape by pairing a skinny belt over a top or a sash on a coat."

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    —MadisonED, Facebook

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