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21 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Stylish This Summer

Chic, even while sweaty.

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1. Keep an elastic off-the-shoulder top (like this one) from slipping up when you raise your arms with four safety pins and two hair ties.

Learn how to do it here.Get this gingham top from Boohoo for $28.
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Learn how to do it here.

Get this gingham top from Boohoo for $28.

2. Learn all the lingo when it comes to bathing suits, so you always know what to ask for (or type into the Amazon search bar).

3. Consult an infographic to stay styling and office-appropriate even during the dog days.

4. Try a co-ord outfit to look insanely put together with 0.00 effort.

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Get the left set from BooHoo for $36 (sizes: 2–10) and the right set from Rebdolls for $39.99 (sizes: S-5X).

5. Transform a solid top into printed perfection with your favorite stamp — just dip it in bleach and stamp away.

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Get all the tutorial details here.

6. Stock your closet with graphic tees that brings you joy — you can wear it with everything from a schmancy skirt to boyfriend jeans.

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Whether you like lashes or skeleton hands on your chest, you can find the right one for you.

Get them from Amazon: the eyelash one for $5.99+ (sizes: S–XL; available in four colors) and the skeleton one for $12.59 (sizes S–XL; available in three colors).

7. Stop worrying about your tops coming untucked — just opt for a bodysuit instead.

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Get this open-back one from Amazon for $14.99. Sizes: S–XL.

Promising review: "It fits great! True to size chart and received it right on time. Not thick but not sheer, so it's perfect. The cut in the back is nice to show off pretty lace bras. Overall, so happy with this purchase!!" —Ashlea Amber

8. Even if you're only wearing ONE article of clothing, you can still mix prints. Try a dress with two or more patterns in one!

Get this one from Forever 21 for $19.10. Sizes: S–L.Promising review: "This dress is so nice. It is exactly as pictured. Fabric is so soft and colors are beautiful." —Sheeno
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Get this one from Forever 21 for $19.10. Sizes: S–L.

Promising review: "This dress is so nice. It is exactly as pictured. Fabric is so soft and colors are beautiful." —Sheeno

9. When in doubt, balance your pretty florals with stripes for the perfect outfit combo.

Get all your inspiration from Musings of a Curvy Lady here.
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Get all your inspiration from Musings of a Curvy Lady here.

10. Pair one pastel color with one bold or neon color for an unexpected look that'll make other people think "why didn't I think of that?"

Get even more great ideas from Neon Fox here.
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Get even more great ideas from Neon Fox here.

11. Turn an extra men's button up into an off-the-shoulder dress with just scissors and some elastic.

Check out the tutorial here.
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Check out the tutorial here.

12. If you're stuck in a sticky situation when it comes to finding the right bra for an outfit, try a magical plunging, strapless, backless bra that'll actually support you.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+. Sizes: A–DD. Available in two colors. Promising review: "This a pretty awesome bra!! It works wonderfully and stays in place without any problems. It is not uncomfortable and it does not bother my super sensitive skin (which has been an issue in the past with other brands). It is very easy to put on and take off when you are ready. You can use the clear straps that come with it if you so wish, but I did not need them and I am a 48D. I also love the fact that it held up all day, even when it was super hot out. We were in 100-degree weather, and I will say I was sweating badly outside but it was no problem for this bra. I will be getting me some more of these to keep on hand for when I need to wear a strapless bra." —Mary H
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Get it from Amazon for $16.99+. Sizes: A–DD. Available in two colors.

Promising review: "This a pretty awesome bra!! It works wonderfully and stays in place without any problems. It is not uncomfortable and it does not bother my super sensitive skin (which has been an issue in the past with other brands). It is very easy to put on and take off when you are ready. You can use the clear straps that come with it if you so wish, but I did not need them and I am a 48D. I also love the fact that it held up all day, even when it was super hot out. We were in 100-degree weather, and I will say I was sweating badly outside but it was no problem for this bra. I will be getting me some more of these to keep on hand for when I need to wear a strapless bra." —Mary H

13. Look like a blogger by upgrading the standard shorts and a tee with a sweeping top complete with knotted hem detail.

Get it from Forever 21 for $17.90. Sizes: 0X-3X. Available in three colors.
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Get it from Forever 21 for $17.90. Sizes: 0X-3X. Available in three colors.

14. Create an open-back crop top from and old or worn out tee — when you DIY it, it's always the perfect, custom length.

Learn how to do it yourself here.
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Learn how to do it yourself here.

15. Freshen up your clothes from last year by adding summery accessories like a straw basket purse in the shape of a shell.

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Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

16. Add feather trim to the bottom of a boring shift dress to make it look super expensive.

Check out the tutorial here.Get some feather trim from Amazon for $13.48. Available in 18 colors.
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Check out the tutorial here.

Get some feather trim from Amazon for $13.48. Available in 18 colors.

17. When it's way too hot to have any fabric touching your body, try breezy silhouettes that let the air flow.

Check out all the ideas here.
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Check out all the ideas here.

18. Try a trend without buying a whole new piece; sew (or fabric glue) fringe to your boyfriend jeans for a boost.

Check out the tutorial here.
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Check out the tutorial here.

19. Add a lil drama with a maxi dress that opens to reveal a romper underneath.

Get this one from Amazon for $22.99. Sizes: 4–14. Available in two prints.Promising review: "If you like this and have seen other ones like in on Amazon - order this one! I ordered 3 different ones that look the same in pictures, this brand fit the best and had the softest material. The skirt is a bit long, but floated nicely behind me (I wore this for Easter and was outside for part, the breeze caught it nicely), and best of all: this dress has a size zipper, so the body is actually fitted to you. I found this much more flattering than other brands, which just had elastic waistbands." —Charlotte D.
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Get this one from Amazon for $22.99. Sizes: 4–14. Available in two prints.

Promising review: "If you like this and have seen other ones like in on Amazon - order this one! I ordered 3 different ones that look the same in pictures, this brand fit the best and had the softest material. The skirt is a bit long, but floated nicely behind me (I wore this for Easter and was outside for part, the breeze caught it nicely), and best of all: this dress has a size zipper, so the body is actually fitted to you. I found this much more flattering than other brands, which just had elastic waistbands." —Charlotte D.

20. Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't layer — try a slip dress over a tee or top.

This one does the layering *for you*!Get it from Loralette for $16.96 (on sale from $49). Sizes: 1X-3X. Available in two colors.
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This one does the layering *for you*!

Get it from Loralette for $16.96 (on sale from $49). Sizes: 1X-3X. Available in two colors.

21. And shield your self from the sun and set up the perfect Instagram with an embroidered sun hat to cap off your whole outfit.

It's embroidered fabric, not just glued on, so it'll actually stay in tact!Get it from Amazon for $19.99.Promising review: "As others mentioned, the hat arrived folded in the box but immediately flattened out. The brim is perfect for me. It's just sturdy enough and just floppy enough. I hate when floppy hats are too floppy and just hang in my face. Not this one. And there is a string inside to tighten if needed. And it's super cute! I'll be testing it at the beach next weekend." —S. Shel
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It's embroidered fabric, not just glued on, so it'll actually stay in tact!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Promising review: "As others mentioned, the hat arrived folded in the box but immediately flattened out. The brim is perfect for me. It's just sturdy enough and just floppy enough. I hate when floppy hats are too floppy and just hang in my face. Not this one. And there is a string inside to tighten if needed. And it's super cute! I'll be testing it at the beach next weekend." —S. Shel

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