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24 Tips To Trick People Into Thinking You're Stylish

~Spring~ into action without ~flinging~ out all your money.

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1. Take a leaf out of this book and discover how to consolidate your closet and create the perfect wardrobe.

Making ~shopping your closet~ significantly easier.Get it from Amazon for $16.99 or Anthropologie for $24.99.Promising review: "A very well thought-out system for dressing in a way that looks good, is practical, makes you happy, and is authentic to your life. No rules, per se, or defining one's style by cliches such as 'bohemian' or 'glamorous.' The photos show women of different styles but not labeled or categorized. No must-haves like 'everyone needs a trench, dressy heels, and skinny jeans.' I just read The Truth about Style by Stacy London (who I admire) but not everyone wants to wear a pencil skirt, heels, or dresses. I'm very enthusiastic about following Ms. Rees' system and finally getting to the point of having a closet with quality clothes I actually wear, love, and feel good in." —Paula Not From Gualala
anthropologie.com

Making ~shopping your closet~ significantly easier.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 or Anthropologie for $24.99.

Promising review: "A very well thought-out system for dressing in a way that looks good, is practical, makes you happy, and is authentic to your life. No rules, per se, or defining one's style by cliches such as 'bohemian' or 'glamorous.' The photos show women of different styles but not labeled or categorized. No must-haves like 'everyone needs a trench, dressy heels, and skinny jeans.' I just read The Truth about Style by Stacy London (who I admire) but not everyone wants to wear a pencil skirt, heels, or dresses. I'm very enthusiastic about following Ms. Rees' system and finally getting to the point of having a closet with quality clothes I actually wear, love, and feel good in." —Paula Not From Gualala

2. Try a few different methods of cuffing your jeans or pants to suit your shoes and style.

Learn more here.If you're in the market for a new pair of jeans (but are stressed out by the thought of shopping for them), check out 24 Amazing Pairs of Jeans That People Actually Swear By.
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Learn more here.

If you're in the market for a new pair of jeans (but are stressed out by the thought of shopping for them), check out 24 Amazing Pairs of Jeans That People Actually Swear By.

3. Tie a silky scarf around your neck to add a certain ~je ne sais quois~ to your outfit with no effort whatsoever.

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Get the large square scarf on the right from Amazon for $9.99. (It comes in 28 different colors and patterns!)

Get more vintage-cool inspiration on A Curious Fancy.

Check out an adorable book that illustrates all the ways to wear a scarf (including makeshift bags, turbans, and neckties) — get it on Amazon for $10.70.

4. Transform an old or thrifted button-up into an expensive-looking statement top that'll catch everyone's *eyes*.

abeautifulmess.com

I spy a very easy DIY.

All you need to do is swap out the buttons ($6.99, Amazon) and add some fabric paint lashes ($7.50, Amazon).

👀 the whole tutorial here.

5. Swap the statement necklace for a pair of statement earrings to punch up a basic dress or jeans-and-tee outfit.

shop.mango.com, shop.mango.com

Pro tip: Mango has a very expensive-looking selection of statement earrings, all under $20. Get the watermelon ones for $19.99 and the star ones for $19.99.

6. Fake the off-the-shoulder trend — get the look with any old button-down (no cutting required!).

It takes less than a minute — just button two buttons, slide off your shoulders, and knot. Get all the details here.
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It takes less than a minute — just button two buttons, slide off your shoulders, and knot. Get all the details here.

7. Rock a runway trend your way by adding a corset belt to the clothing you already own, like a T-shirt dress or spring coat.

Get it from Asos for $23. Sizes: XXS-L (sizes 12/14-24/26 here).
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Get it from Asos for $23. Sizes: XXS-L (sizes 12/14-24/26 here).

8. Change up your look with an accessory subscription that'll keep you looking fresh in trendy handbags and jewelry, picked just for you.

Just take a style quiz and Vivtote will hand-select items according to your taste. It works just like Netflix DVDs — just return to get new pieces. Plus, if you fall in love with something, you can buy it at a discount.You can get unlimited jewelry for $21/month, alternating months of jewelry and handbags for $29.99/month, or unlimited jewelry and handbags for $40/month.
vivtote.com

Just take a style quiz and Vivtote will hand-select items according to your taste. It works just like Netflix DVDs — just return to get new pieces. Plus, if you fall in love with something, you can buy it at a discount.

You can get unlimited jewelry for $21/month, alternating months of jewelry and handbags for $29.99/month, or unlimited jewelry and handbags for $40/month.

9. Dress up in dresses — you'll look like you tried, but you won't actually have to think about pairing a top & bottom.

Check out a selection of breezy and stylish summer dresses available on Amazon here.
Zoë Burnett / BuzzFeed

Check out a selection of breezy and stylish summer dresses available on Amazon here.

10. Keep a multipack of perfectly-baggy men's tees in your closet for days when you just don't know what to wear on top.

notdressedaslamb.com, lovelyinla.com

With boyfriend jeans? Check. With a silk skirt? Check.

Get a three-pack of white crew neck tees from Amazon for $9.78+. Sizes: S-4X.

Get inspired at Not Dressed As Lamb and Lovely In LA.

11. Tailor and tuck your tee to fit you just as you like with this handy chart.

You'll be recreating this perfect rolled sleeve on every tee you own. Check it out here.
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You'll be recreating this perfect rolled sleeve on every tee you own. Check it out here.

12. Pop on a pair of metallic cat eye sunnies as the cherry on top of any spring or summer sundae.

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Get these from Amazon for $12.98. Available in 12 colors.

Promising review: "Came just as described and super trendy! I get so many compliments when I wear them. They don't feel cheap either!! Probably going to buy a second pair just because I love them so much." —Gretchen Baudendistel

13. Pair a leather jacket or vest (ideal for breezy days) with a feminine skirt or dress for the perfect balance.

Try faux leather moto jacket options from Torrid for $52.48 (sizes: M-6X) or Forever 21 for $37.90 (sizes: S-M).Learn more about this adorable look at Curvy Girl Chic.
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Try faux leather moto jacket options from Torrid for $52.48 (sizes: M-6X) or Forever 21 for $37.90 (sizes: S-M).

Learn more about this adorable look at Curvy Girl Chic.

14. Skip the heels and wear your favorite outfit with stylin' sneakers — metallic ones are always a great option.

Being comfortable ALWAYS looks more stylish.Learn more about this look at Gorgeous in Grey.
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Being comfortable ALWAYS looks more stylish.

Learn more about this look at Gorgeous in Grey.

Try these highly-rated flatforms with metallic accents to *cap off* your clothes.

Because they have a *cap toe*!Get them from Amazon for $29.99+.Promising review: "I've been wearing them every day since they showed up in the mail — I'm wearing them right now as I type this! The sizing was perfect, and they're so comfortable that you can wear them with or without socks. Easily my new favorite pair of shoes — perfect for wearing around NYC, being on the go, and giving you that little height boost." —Amazon Customer
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Because they have a *cap toe*!

Get them from Amazon for $29.99+.

Promising review: "I've been wearing them every day since they showed up in the mail — I'm wearing them right now as I type this! The sizing was perfect, and they're so comfortable that you can wear them with or without socks. Easily my new favorite pair of shoes — perfect for wearing around NYC, being on the go, and giving you that little height boost." —Amazon Customer

15. If you have to go to several fancy weddings or black-tie affairs, get one dress customized exactly for your needs and style.

Yes, you can totally wear it to every single wedding you have this summer.Get this one from Fame & Partners for $199 — you can customize the color, length, and slit! Check out all their dresses, which are all customizable, here.
fameandpartners.com

Yes, you can totally wear it to every single wedding you have this summer.

Get this one from Fame & Partners for $199 — you can customize the color, length, and slit! Check out all their dresses, which are all customizable, here.

16. Break out of your clothing rut with a chart that helps you pair colors to create new go-to ensembles.

This chart will show you the way.
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This chart will show you the way.

17. Try a color combo that totally ~rules~ — like red and pink!

AKA break stupid & made-up fashion rules.This look from Candice Nikeia is just straight-up joy.
Hashaam Siddiqi / candicenikeia.com

AKA break stupid & made-up fashion rules.

This look from Candice Nikeia is just straight-up joy.

18. DIY a trendy choker top from any old tee you have lying around.

This'll work on any of your concert tees, college tees....or anything you've totally gotten a stain on around the neck area.Check out the super easy how-to here.
abeautifulmess.com

This'll work on any of your concert tees, college tees....or anything you've totally gotten a stain on around the neck area.

Check out the super easy how-to here.

19. While you're at it, transform any tee to add style (and ventilation) to your summer wardrobe.

Take a peek at all the cool ideas here.
Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

Take a peek at all the cool ideas here.

20. Throw on a colorful duster coat to dress up cutoffs and add the perfect layering weight for questionably-warm spring days.

lookingflyonadime.com

There are tons of great (and inexpensive) duster coat options on Amazon.

Check out more style inspiration on her Instagram!

21. Layer nautical stripes, denim, or other basics over metallics, sequins, and glitter to bring some sparkle to your daily attire.

Cinch it with a narrow belt to tie it all together.
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Cinch it with a narrow belt to tie it all together.

22. And if your belt is too long, just twist it into a pretzel knot.

It'll add some visual detail and keep you from tucking and re-tucking it all day.Take a look at the steps on Extra Petite.
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It'll add some visual detail and keep you from tucking and re-tucking it all day.

Take a look at the steps on Extra Petite.

23. Pop a pair of sheer socks on under your favorite shoes — they'll look cute as heck AND keep blisters from forming.

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Get three pairs of fishnet socks from Amazon for $7.49.

24. Shake up your makeup with a matte lipstick (or four) to make even an all-black outfit look a little springier.

Get the four-piece set from Sephora for $32 (it's a $64 value!).Promising review: "I could not wait to try on all four colors! I must admit they are pretty bold colors but they wear very nicely, go on smoothly and don't leave your lips looking chapped like some mattes tend to do. I plan on wearing all four colors and I'd definitely order again!" —MadeUpMommy101
sephora.com

Get the four-piece set from Sephora for $32 (it's a $64 value!).

Promising review: "I could not wait to try on all four colors! I must admit they are pretty bold colors but they wear very nicely, go on smoothly and don't leave your lips looking chapped like some mattes tend to do. I plan on wearing all four colors and I'd definitely order again!" —MadeUpMommy101

Time to emerge from your winter pile o' sweaters:

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