7 Fresh Styling Tricks From Our Favourite Online Brands

Sometimes a new outfit idea can be quite literally staring you in the face—in all of its wardrobe-transforming glory—and you can completely miss it. Not just you—we admit to such (very rare, but occasional) moments too. Take e-commerce, for example. It’s easy to mindlessly click and scroll on that quest for the perfect pair of jeans, earrings, or boots (delete as appropriate) and entirely overlook the hard styling graft that has gone into hundreds of items and ensembles a week.

So rather than street style gurus or catwalk rundowns, today we’re dishing out credit where credit is due: to our favourite online brands that are tireless in their creative efforts, making winter closets sing with newness. We’ve done the groundwork for you, uncovering ingenious and unexpected styling tweaks to afford you a mid-season top-up—from J.Crew’s stole-belt morphology to Zara’s waist-tied coat craze.

Feeling experimental? Scroll down to see and shop fashion’s latest fine-tuning…

1. & Other Stories: Colour-match a dress to culottes.

Olive Slit Dress (£55), Olive Culottes (£65), black clutch bag, shop similar styles here, and Leather Ballerinas (£65).

2. Zara: Waist-tie an overcoat.

Checked coat, shop similar styleRaw Denim Shirt (£30), and Raw Jeans (£26).

Shop more awesome coats here.

3. Uterque: Belt a leather shirt over a basic dress.

Cutwork Leather Nappa Shirt (£215), Knit Dress (£115), Leather Ankle Boots (£145), and Tortoiseshell Belt (£55).

4. J.Crew: Fasten a fur stole into outerwear.

Collection Luxe Faux Fur Scarf (£145); coat, shop similar style here; Collection Classic Turtleneck in Cashmere (£228); culottes, shop similar style here; and Sloane D'Orsay Flats, available in Glitter (£158).

5. Weekday: Re-work summer's camisole over a silk top.

Jupiter Singlet (£23), Sun Blouse (£55), and Thelma Trousers (£55).

Shop for more basic layering tops here.

6. Mango: Pop a Breton underneath a white shirt.

Chest Pocket Cotton Shirt (£36), Striped Cotton T-Shirt (£16), Cotton Cropped Trousers (£36), and Contrast Materials Sneakers (£40).

7. Lisa Says Gah: Place a necklace over knitwear.

Just Female Glow Rollneck (£150); Faris Cloud Necklace Bronze/Silver (£281).

If you want more of-the-moment wardrobe tricks, then look at what the Net-a-Porter pro-stylers are up to right now!

Opening image: Kirstin Sinclair, Getty Images.