Always accessorize a little
To perk up an outfit, “always add at least one statement piece,” suggests Hammonds. “It’ll make your outfit go from “good to knockout.” Wrap a light, patterned scarf around your neck before leaving the house in that all-black outfit, or slip a cuff bracelet on your wrist to make a sheath dress look cool and not-so-classic. You don’t have to overthink what matches and works, when you pick just one, big accessory, like a bib necklace. (Related: Here’s how to clean your jewelry at home.)
Jeans are more than dress-down clothes
Bobby Schuessler advised WhoWhatWear.com when it comes to denim, “don’t stick to one look; mix and match.” He suggests, pairing structured, more professional pieces like a blazer and pointed-toe pumps with casual finds like distressed jeans and a tee. That said, punch up your look with heels or wedges and leave the sneakers for the gym.
When in doubt, pick a longer necklace
Necklaces not only have the power to kick your look up a notch, but can also give you a boost of body confidence. According to O’s Creative Director, Adam Glassman, “Your necklace should be working for you—a long strand that hits just below the bust makes you look taller and leaner.” Learn how to dress so you look 10 pounds thinner.