Ever wonder why some girls always look effortlessly pulled together and a tad more stylish than you? Some might describe it as the very definition of je ne sais quoi, but we're not completely sold. For such awesomeness to run in a chain of DNA simply isn't fair or logical. They must all have something else in common, right?
We at Who What Wear have put our heads together in order to wheedle out the common threads that everyone we know who is super stylish appears to master. And good news: there is a system one can employ, and it's down to a unique set of styling secrets.
Today, we'll share the golden, stylish information with you. From simple outfit tricks to keeping your investments in tip-top condition, here are 10 things all stylish people do to remain on top of the fashion game.
Go through the gallery to uncover these not-so-mystical factors that stylish women all do.
Style Notes: It's not necessarily all about planning for specific days or moments, but knowing that everything in your wardrobe works with something. This also informs their shopping decisions. For example, Camille Charrière has worn these white boots non-stop this season in a number of combinations.
Style Notes: Caroline Issa will forever be the woman we look to for this piece of advice. Her ensembles are never boring—just classically elegant. A shirt plus tailored trousers equal something we can all do. Just throw on some statement shoes and the idea is instantly lifted.
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Style Notes: Kim Kardashian-West's fashion stylist, Christine Centenera, is a great example of someone who knows their look and sticks to it, investing in key pieces that can be re-worn in the same combinations to great effect. If you're ever looking for inspiration for waist-nipping pieces, she's your woman.
Style Notes: Forget dressing for prospective partners or even your most discerning girlfriends, because looking truly stylish is all about dressing for yourself. What makes you happy? What do you want to pull out every morning? Anum Bashir of Desert Mannequin always has this joyous attitude towards her wardrobe.
Style Notes: We're not talking about full head-to-toe style jacking here, but if you love the way someone has layered a piece or wears certain combinations together, then don't be afraid to jot it down and pull the idea out at some point. Two stylish heads are better than one, right?
Style Notes: You know why everything is so long in Zara? Because Spanish girls are apparently used to getting their clothes tailored—it's a way of life for them. But this rule can work for any item, from trousers to jackets, and guarantees you've got something that works hard for your money. A perfect fit is both priceless and timeless.
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Style Notes: We all know Olivia Palermo is one of the most insanely stylish of them all, but that doesn't mean she's forever decked out in only the finest designer pieces. This is a woman who loves Zara just as much as us—and carefully sifts through their rails to find winning items.
Style Notes: This tightrope between dishevelled and done is tricky, we know, but someone like Pernille Teisbaek walks it to perfection. See here: Messy hair and a crumpled sweater paired with some fancy, party-ready heels.
Styles Notes: It's okay to be a "shoe person" or a "denim person." Alexa Chung has countless navy sweaters (so she tells us) and keeps buying them still. Bottom line: Find what you're into and make it like a collection of greatness. One day you could even open that museum of high heels you've dreamt of.
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