You’re two weeks away from payday, the sales are dragging on, the new season hasn’t completely dropped yet, and you’re probably feeling a little exasperated when it comes to inspiration on the fashion front – right? Well, what if we told you that there were five easy ways to take your wardrobe to the next level without having to splash your cash on every Pre-Fall 2017 piece that you lay your eyes on?
Styling tricks are the reason street-style icons, celebrities, and fashion editors always look so well put together. A simple tuck or roll can transform your entire silhouette and, in turn, change the way your outfit looks. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself and watch the compliments roll in.
Read on as Savoir Flair dishes the dirt on the five easy ways to take your favorite pieces to the next level.
The Shirt Tuck
Arguably the easiest fashion-girl hack in the book, the shirt tuck is the definitive styling tip, and there are actually two ways to do it. “Tucked in the front, loose in the back” involves letting the back of your shirt hang over your pants while the front stays neatly tucked in, and the “half in, half out” means tucking the button-side of your shirt in while leaving the other side to hang loose.
The Denim Turn-Up
As far as denim fits go, the straight leg has been number one for fashion editors and street-style stars for a while now. However, there’s one trick that lovers of all jeans seem to be championing: the turned-up hem – whether it’s on wide, straight, or skinny fits.
The T-Shirt Under Cami
The T-shirt has taken on a new role, frequently acting as a piece of clothing to be worn between your lingerie and your cami dress/top. The perfect solution for getting away with thin straps that are NSFW, the T-shirt works perfectly under revealing summer pieces.
Belts are for knotting, not for looping – this has been a thing for a while now and doesn’t just apply to jackets and coats. We’re not sure why, but there’s something about intricately tying your belt sailor-knot style that adds another level of chic to a simple piece. It’s true that, once you knot, you never go back.
The Sleeve Roll
You’ve probably noticed that, when a street-style star or member of the fash pack wears a shirt, it’s almost never in the conventional way. Probably the easiest, most effortless way to emulate this is the sleeve roll, whether you opt for a simple roll or for the “Jenna Lyons”. Named after J.Crew’s former Creative Director, who essentially invented the subtle trick (and put it to use on every outfit, ever), the latter involves letting the cuff peak out at the top.