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46 Life-Changing Style Tips Every Woman Should Know

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1. Invest in a bra that really fits.

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"Get a bra that's perfect for you. I've seen a number of outfits that could have been perfect if only she had worn the perfect bra." —Submitted by Ashley Norris (via Facebook)

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2. Remember size ain't nothing but a number.

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"Pay less attention to the size of something and more to the fit. I'm a small but I can buy a large in something and it's a completely different look." —Submitted by Alexis Maureen Larma (via Facebook)

3. Always bet on black.

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"When in doubt, wear black on black." —Genna Hannah (via Facebook)

4. Keep your closet simple.

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"I only ever wear different versions of the same thing, and stick to the one colour scheme. Has made life easier, less expensive, and I always feel great." —Submitted by Kate Walencamp (via Facebook)

5. Try this winning combination:

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"V-neck sweater over a button-up. It's easy, low-maintenance (little to no ironing), and it looks like you actually put in some effort." —Submitted by Jeffrey Burros (via Facebook)

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10. Find a good tailor.

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"A nip here and a tuck there makes a world of difference." —Submitted by Meaghan Allen-Harris (via Facebook)

13. Try a turtleneck.

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"This season I literally wear one of those jumpers nearly every day!

So comfy, so classic, so chic!" —Submitted by Felix Andreas Kühnert (via Facebook)

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16. Try mixing patterns very subtly.

"I wear a lot of patterned sweaters with jeans and a lightly patterned-button down. It's impossible to go wrong; as long as you have one pattern that is the main focus and another that's barely there, you look fantastic." —Submitted by Paige Harrington (via Facebook)

17. Try a high-waisted look.

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"I'm short and chubby so I really dig the high-waist, crop top look, as long as everything fits well! Cropped sweaters and high-waist skirts are my fav right now." —Submitted by Rachel Pharoah via Facebook

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18. Say something bold with a statement necklace.

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"Never underestimate the power of good accessories. Many a plain outfit has been saved by the addition of a scarf, belt, or piece of jewelry. I also recommend sticking to one focal point accessory. For example, if you're wearing a big statement necklace, keep your earrings small or skip them altogether." —Submitted by Christina Szirmai (via Facebook)

19. Never underestimate the power of your accessories.

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"Never underestimate the power of one or two accessories on a simple outfit. For example, a cute tee with a high-waisted skirt (of moderate length) and tights with your favorite boots, pretty cute. But add a watch and a conversation-starter necklace and it instantly makes you look more polished and put together. That's my staple outfit for work." —Submitted by Rachel Davis (via Facebook)

20. Combat boots for the win.

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"Combat boots look good with everything. Pants, skirts, leggings, tights, whatever! They also give you a bit of an edge and keep your feet warm and dry in the snow." —Submitted by myansweris42

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23. Ruined your dress? Make it a skirt.

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"If the top of my dresses are somehow ruined, I take them in to get tailored into skirts." —Submitted by Leannmg

25. Pick out your outfit the night before.

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"Pick out your outfit the night before. I cannot tell you how many times I used to not bother, then be in a rush in the morning and just put on the first thing I could find in a hurry. That way you can pick something practical, stylish and feel great, rather than rushing and feeling like a hot mess all day! Plus it gives you time to pick out your accessories — which I had a habit of running out without when I would pick it out in the morning!" —Submitted byKrissie Gonzalez

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26. Hem your jeans.

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"Get your jeans tailored if they’re too long, don’t just cuff ‘em up (or wear down the excess length). Sure, the cuff looks cute when you’re wearing sneakers, but it doesn’t look so good if you’re trying to wear heels or nicer shoes, and the cuffs are a bear if you’re trying to zip tall boots over them." —Submitted by KieshaK

28. Balance your upper and lower body.

"My style is really minimalist. The simpler, the better. I always try to have a balance between what I'm wearing in my upper and lower body. If I'm wearing some simple jeans or a simple skirt, I try to add some scarves or lots of necklaces. If I wear lots of neck accessories I avoid using big hats and lots of bracelets. And it's the other way round: If I'm wearing some saggy jeans with a huge belt I try to keep it simple in the upper body. " —Submitted by Valeria Bernal Malek

29. Mix florals and graphic patterns.

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"Mix florals with graphics, feminine and masculine, plenty of textures. And if clothes don't fit or you have zero confidence not even head-to-toe Dior will look good on you."—Submitted by Monika Mag (via Facebook)

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30. Belts can make everything better.

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"Either a skinny belt over a top or a sash on a wool coat; having something there to define where your waist is makes you look thinner and shapelier." —Submitted by MadisonED

32. Don't hide your wonderful self.

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"This is nothing groundbreaking, but as a perpetual plus-size it took me way too long to figure out that it wasn't actually a good idea to try to hide behind dark colors and huge, tent-like shirts/sweaters." —Submitted by Ruby Lucero (via Facebook)

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34. Pencil skirts 4-ever.

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"Pencil skirts. Lots of ‘em! And sky high heels." —Submitted by lizaa454311122

35. Spice up your outfit with colored denim.

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"Colored denim is a great way to put a fun spin on a simple outfit." —Submitted by Nikita Satapathy (via Facebook)

36. Here's an easy trick:

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"Pick a colorful pattern and then a solid color that matches!" —Submitted by xsammy

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38. Get yourself some comfy, well-fitting undies.

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"Unless you know someone’s gonna see it, it's best to wear something that flatters you and creates the best shape possible. There’s nothing more unsightly than a visible panty line or quad boob, and proper underwear means you don’t have to worry about anything falling out! Also there’s not much worse than the look or the feeling of a too-small bra, and I would know, what with wearing a 34DD all my life and then finding I should have been wearing a 30H!" —Submitted by jessicarosehailes

39. Invest in a clothing steamer.

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"Steamers don’t take nearly as long as ironing and it’s so much easier. It completely changed what kind of clothes I bought. 'Will this wrinkle? Doesn’t matter now!'" —Submitted by sarahkaitlinp

41. Go ahead, get weird.

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"If you feel like wearing weird things, just wear them. The more you do so the more people get used to it, and eventually they think it's strange if you show up in jeans and a T-shirt." —Submitted by Casey Romano (via Facebook)

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42. Keep it simple.

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"If it’s something you won’t want to have to re-do every time you go to the bathroom or bend over or sit down, you may want to rethink the outfit decision." —Submitted by zoeriyama

43. And classic.

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"Classic pieces of clothes will always beat trend pieces. Save money, your style will be timeless! Classics are classics for a reason, e.g. classic white shirt, black ballet pumps. They’ll never let you down!" —Submitted by amyjos

45. And confidence is your most important accessory.

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"Regardless of what you wear, sport a good attitude and you will always look good. A skater skirt? Hoodie? Tights with a ladder running up your whole leg? Team them with a bit of confidence and you’ll look like a badass!" —Submitted by mahimalemurllamak

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