One of our favourite things about fashion will always be that you can take any item in your closet from zero to 100 by simply changing the way you style it—even if that item is as simple as a T-shirt. You may laugh, but seriously, by simply approaching your old clothes with a fresh outlook, you can trick yourself into feeling like you’ve just doubled your wardrobe, and the most efficient way to do so is with a little inspiration.
Today we’re looking to our favourite street style stars to show us how they style seemingly simple wardrobe basics in the most next-level ways. From a button-down shirt to a crossbody bag to a classic trench, you’re going to want to copy these looks immediately.
So what are you waiting for? Scroll through to see the tips and, of course, shop each one.
Before you opt for trousers, next time try a slip dress with your button-down instead—you won’t regret it.
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Defy all rules, and affix your crossbody to your jeans’ belt loops for a truly unique touch.
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Drape your denim jacket over your shoulder to show off those collar bones. Trust us—if Taylor Tomasi Hill is doing it, we all should be.
Take your hoodie to new levels by pairing it with your most ladylike pieces. Think tweed jacket, miniskirt and pumps.
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Breathe new life into your old crewneck sweater by layering it under a sparkly top.
You’re about to see why T-shirt + jumpsuit + statement jacket is our new favourite weekend outfit.
Ditch the boring belt that came with your trench, and tie a skinny belt around your waist for a unique look.
Layer your little black dress over a fishnet top for an equally alluring yet more interesting outfit.