The Dos and Don'ts of It-Girl Style
Everyone can put together an outfit (jeans and a tee and you’re done). But what separates outfits from outfits is the way they’re styled. And when we’re looking for those cool, not-trying-too-hard tips, we always turn to our favourite celebs for inspo. Below, we’re highlighting the dos (and don’ts!) of It-girl style, along with inspired goods to shop.
Keep scrolling and you’ll never leave the house in an average ensemble again.
That slightly disheveled vibe isn't sloppy; it's actually extremely high-concept and shows you know what you're doing.
Remember, there is such a thing as too much. Just a slightly off-kilter detail works; no need to look like you're falling out of your clothes.
The simplest way to make your outfit a real outfit is to adorn your basics (like jeans and a jacket) with smart add-ons like a hat, bag, sunglasses, and heels.
As Coco Chanel said, before you walk out the door every day, take one thing off. We couldn't agree more. If you're opting for the accessories game like Rosie above, skimp on something else, like tons of jewellery, so you don't look come across too flashy.
It girls (like Chrissy Teigen!) don't stick to one look; they mix and match—pairing structured, more professional pieces like a blazer and pointed-toe pumps with casual finds like distressed jeans and a tee.
You need to remember the "balanced outfit" rule. If you want to try mixing and matching, ensure you have enough of each style of clothing—not too many professional pieces, for example, versus casual pieces.
There's nothing an It girl loves more than adding a moto jacket and tougher pieces to an ensemble to look instantly cooler.
If you're going for the "biker" look, don't go full-out or it may look like you're wearing a costume. I.e., don't pair a moto jacket with leather pants and studded boots and a band tee. A few pieces goes a long way.
It's the smallest accents that matter most and separate you from the pack. Case in point: Olivia's accented Tibi pencil skirt here.
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On Palermo: Tibi Leather Fringe Pencil Skirt ($875).
If you can go for a piece that has a little something-something (think a fringe accent on a skirt or subtle print on a blouse), go for it! It's all about the details, people.