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19 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Stylish

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1. Try a subscription service that lets you borrow clothes for a monthly fee.

When you return those clothes, you get new ones. Just like how Netflix DVDs work.

Try Gwynnie Bee (available in sizes 10-32) for $49+ a month and Le Tote (available in sizes 0-16 and maternity sizes) for $39.

2. Buy an inexpensive faux leather jacket you can wear with ~everything~.,

Get them both from Forever 21: the left jacket for $42.90 (sizes S–L) and the right jacket for $47.90 (sizes 0X–3X).

3. Learn how to mix the prints and patterns you already have.

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Check out 21 awesome pattern-mixing ideas here.

4. Plan your outfit the night before and hang it up on a garment rack to make your mornings way easier.

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Then when someone compliments you, you can be like, "OMG thank you I just threw this on."

Get this garment rack from Urban Outfitters for $98 or a similar one from Amazon for $27.99.

5. Buy underwear that looks good under your clothing.,

Whether that's a gorgeous bralette peeking out of your top or nude undies that ~actually~ match your skin tone.

Get the lightly-lined bra from Aerie for $25 (originally $39.95; sizes 32AA–38DD and available in nine colors). Check out Aerie's "Real Me" collection or nude bras and undies here!

Get the lace bralette from Amazon for $4.99+ (sizes S–L and available in six colors and styles).

6. Master the half tuck for a perfectly effortless look.

Learn how to do it here.

7. Get accurate and up-to-date weather info so you know how much to layer on.

The popular app Dark Sky will tell you when to bring an umbrella, when to wear sunscreen, and when it dips below freezing so you know how many sweaters to wear.

Download it for iOS and Android for $3.99.

8. Knot your shirt in front at the waist to keep the silhouette and length perfect all day long.

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9. Hang your clothes in the bathroom while you take a hot shower to help get the wrinkles out.

10. Or invest in a mini steamer to make short work of wrinkles in the morning.

Get this highly rated one from Amazon for $22.99.

11. Buy wrinkle-resistant fabrics like wool, lyocell, and polyester.


This polyester pleated dress and this merino wool pullover will do the trick.

Get the dress from Asos for $22.50 (sizes12–24). Get the sweater from H&M for $49.99 (sizes XS–XL).

Learn more about these fabrics here.

12. Learn how to roll your sleeves like they do at J.Crew.

Here's what that looks like in action:

13. Personalize your ~uniform~ with fun accessories.

Try patches, pins, or fun socks for a quietly cool look.

Get the Dancing Elaine pin from Amazon for $9.95 and the socks from Coucou Suzette for ~$18.64.

14. Get the best deal on everything you buy.

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This means knowing where you get a student discount and staying up to date on the latest sales.

Check out our roundups of the best sales on the internet every day here.

15. Go monochromatic by dressing head to toe in the same color.

16. Take accurate measurements when you're shopping online so you buy stuff that actually fits.

The easiest way to look put together is to wear clothes that really fit you.

Check out more info here.

17. And get your things tailored for a perfect fit.

Nordstrom Rack

Plus, check out stores like Uniqlo, Nordstrom Rack, and Lululemon for in-house free or flat-rate tailoring.

18. Shop at stores no one else shops at for a ~unique lewk~.

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Check out this list of international stores that ship to the US here.

19. And, most importantly, wear stuff that makes you happy!

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And remember that rules don't really exist anymore. Just go for it!

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