The It-Girl Secret to Looking Taller & Leaner

Do you know what an ensemble with long layers can do for a girl? Let Leandra Medine tell you: “This outfit will make you feel like the most slender woman to ever walk the earth, as it so graciously conceals all the shit you probably want concealed but also makes you feel cool.” Well said. Notice how the top makes a long, slimming vertical line and how showing only a sliver of your legs makes them look svelte? That’s the slender part. Notice how having a longer middle layer feels a bit unexpected, and therefore awesome? That’s the cool part. Basically it’s a recipe for outfit excellence.

Scroll down to see how our favorite street style stars have pulled off similar looks, and shop our selection of pieces ripe for your own long-layered look.


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On Leandra Medine: Gap Midi Shirtdress ($48); Rag & Bone Camila Blazer ($595) in Navy and Grease Pants ($350) in Black; Manolo Blahnik heels; Roger Vivier clutch.

On Natalie Joos: Maison Valentino dress; Ralph Rucci trousers; Jimmy Choo shoes, Delvaux bag.

On Pernille Teisbaek: Urban Outfitters sweater; Rodebjer Shirt-dress ($390) in Art White; WonHundred jeans; Gianvito Rossi boots.

On Natalie Suarez: Forever21 Floral Lace Maxi Cardigan ($23) and Draped Midi Sheath Dress ($25).

On Stephanie Gundelach: Rodebjer Shirt-Dress ($390) in Art White; Zara pants; Opening Ceremony sandals; Folk & Frame sunglasses.

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