8 Ways to Look Cooler Today Than You Did Yesterday

Sometimes it's the smallest change in your look that can impart the greatest difference. You don't always have to reboot your entire closet in order to look brand-new for a new season (although, of course, we'd never shame you for doing such an exciting thing—and it's best to start here with the top-line trends). So we've looked to the styling experts and put a magnifying glass over their latest efforts. What are the subtle tweaks that make them look up to date? How do they reuse a wardrobe classic or long-forgotten item that's no doubt languishing at the back of your wardrobe?

If you want to look a smidgen cooler tomorrow (and for the next few months), click through the gallery below to see these style blogger–approved updates and the pieces you can shop to fill any gaps.

Style Notes: Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit pairs a light sweater dress against bare skin and Superga sneakers.

Style Notes: In addition to Camille Charrière's perfectly assembled straight leg, striped tee,  Hermes must-have flats, and Gucci tote extravaganza, it's the natty way she's tied her bandana that places this look in spring 2016.

Style Notes: Darja Barannik is wearing a coat from the label everyone's talking about (Saks Potts), but makes it look even more graphic when set against another layer of polka-dots. This is print clashing for pros and amateurs alike.

Style Notes: Tamu McPherson of All The Pretty Birds sums up everything we want from a weekend ensemble: vintage-cut jeans and a plain bomber jacket set against really stand-out shoes. These are Céline and tap into the white footwear trend very nicely.


The You Way

Style Notes: Pernille Teisbaek shared her Coachella looks on her site, The You Way, and we instantly took a shining to this one: It's the Miami Vice–tinged aviators and palm tree T-shirt set against a fancy trio of an Acne Studios skirt, Chanel bag and pointed flats. Takeaway message? Pair a casual tee with a smart skirt now.



Style Notes: Sofie Valkiers of Fashionata knows the most of-the-moment way to wear a midi skirt is with a long layer over the top—so forget tucking in for now.


Fashion Vibe

Style Notes: Just the throwing on of sculptural gold earrings seriously elevates the already glossy look from Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe.

Style Notes: Sylvia Haghjoo of Hug You has us reaching for summer's backless tops already—just pop one over a white shirt and go.

Feeling psyched to get styling? Let us know how you get on in the comments box below, plus browse for more spring-ready pieces in store now.

Related Stories