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Timeless staples instead of over-saturated trends

Timeless staples instead of over-saturated trends
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Before you rush out to buy new style essentials to add to your weekend look, business casual wardrobe, or date night ensembles, you’ll want to read what these professional stylists have to say about nailing the perfect look. Their suggestions might surprise you, and land you with more compliments than ever before. Read on to see which key pieces you really need, how to update and wear the looks you already own and try new things with the essentials you already love. You’ll also want to understand the basics of business casual for women.

Having style doesn’t have to mean dresses and heels

Having style doesn’t have to mean dresses and heels
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“Fashion doesn’t mean having to be super girly. I am a tomboy at heart, so I like to encourage women like me to experiment with menswear or more casual pieces. One tomboy trend I love is a trench coat with cute sneakers!” —Olivia Pierson, TipTalk fashion expert and star of WAGS

Don’t believe everything you see on Instagram

Don’t believe everything you see on Instagram
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“Social media doesn’t always show the whole picture. For instance, as glamorous as I appear on social media, I wish people knew that not only am I most comfortable in sweatpants and a sweatshirt but it’s when I feel the sexiest!” —Natalie Halcro, TipTalk fashion expert and star of WAGS

Spending too much time choosing your outfit can ruin the rest of your day

Spending too much time choosing your outfit can ruin the rest of your day
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“Not enough people have heard of decision fatigue. Decision fatigue is the result of making too many decisions during the course of the day. All of these little decisions add up and actually drain the brain of decision-making power later on. So don’t waste your brainpower in the morning trying to get dressed. Get rid of things you can’t or don’t wear regularly and simplify your wardrobe to pieces you like. Keep your clothing simple, so you will have the energy to tackle life’s tougher problems.” —Dan Moyer Jr, stylist and national director of social media for Closet Factory

The hottest clothing item isn’t clothing

The hottest clothing item isn’t clothing
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“There are so many trend pieces, online articles, news snippets and magazine blurbs about what the next ‘it’ things are or what things you ‘should never be seen in again.’ All that is propaganda. True personal style is that which looks great to the outside world but makes the wearer feel even greater inside. If you are confident in your style, it will project beauty no matter what you’re wearing.” —Stephen V Hernandez, a personal stylist

Save money by combining expensive items with sale-rack stuff

Save money by combining expensive items with sale-rack stuff
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“It’s perfectly OK to mix expensive items with cheaper pieces.” —Pierson

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Don’t be a slave to trends

Don’t be a slave to trends
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“Regardless of what’s trending at the moment, try to stay true to yourself. Know what you look good in and what you like and stick to that.” —Halcro

Investment pieces are actually a good deal

Investment pieces are actually a good deal
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“Many people think they can’t afford high-end style. But you’ll get more value if you spend your money on one good investment piece that you’ll use for years, like a cool bag, instead of wasting money on multiple pieces that aren’t classic.” —Halcro

Here are 7 timeless fashion tips to steal from Jackie Kennedy. 

Fashion rules exist for a reason

Fashion rules exist for a reason
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“Your personal style should suit your lifestyle, mood and resources but don’t feel like you have to break the rules to create a unique personal style. The classics are called ‘classic’ for good reason.” —Kylen Moran, stylist and fashion blogger

Don’t forget who’s the boss! (Hint: It’s you, the one with the wallet)

Don’t forget who’s the boss! (Hint: It’s you, the one with the wallet)
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“The most important thing to remember about personal style and fashion is that you are the client. Fashion is here to work to fit you, not to make you work to fit fashion!” —Hernandez

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