I Research Fashion 5 Days a Week, and These Outfits Truly Wowed Me

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@tenij_

When fashion is your job, you end up consuming a lot of it. Every day, I scroll through runway images, press releases, shopping websites, and social media to gauge which trends are rising and which items are worth buying. While fun, it also means that I see a ton of outfits. And for me to take notice, a look truly has to wow me. Because I never want to forget a really good look, I usually keep a running list of outfits that fit into this category. Today, I'm exposing my list of recent outfit saves. 

From timeless, elegant 'fits to more experimental looks, the nine looks below spread across the sartorial board. They're also great points of reference to perhaps push the envelope of your own wardrobe this summer. Keep scrolling to see them all.

Colorful Button-Down + Pleated Trousers + Embellished Heels

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@emilisindlev

Style Tip: With simple outfits like this, it's all about proportions. The trousers should be loose, and the shirt should be slightly oversize. Add in a belt to accentuate the difference in silhouette.

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@symphanisoto

Style Tip: Embrace print clashing by choosing contrasting yet complementary pieces. A midi-length skirt balances out the risquéness of the top.

Oversize Graphic Tee + White Cargo Pants + Nike Dunks

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@jo.rdan

Style Tip: A sweatsuit doesn't have to be the default travel outfit—loose cargo pants and an oversize tee can look equally chic with statement sneakers. 

Cropped Blazer + Sheer Bra + Loose Jeans

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@tenij_

Style Tip: A crop top and jeans are a faithful formula, but that's simply because it works. To give this an intentional spin, style your cropped blazer with a sheer black bra. Baggy jeans also feel very of the moment.

White Tube Dress + White Shacket

Style Tip: Here's an idea of what to do with all of those shackets you accumulated last fall: layer one over a body-hugging tube dress for a cool nighttime look. Black sunglasses are the cherry on top.

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@aliceviolier

Style Tip: Although green is the focus here, theoretically this outfit formula applies to any color family. Use varying shades of the same color to create dimension.

Silk Midi Dress + Statement Heels

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@lefevrediary

Style Tip: It's rare to find an occasion where a silk midi dress won't suffice. For a romantic night out, try styling it with statement heels to turn things up a notch.

Loose Halter-Neck Dress + Woven Bag + Thong Sandals

Style Tip: Vacation looks can be hard to pin down, but here's an example of an outfit that can go the distance. It's loose and flowy, yet it's polished enough that you'll fit in should a fancy restaurant be on the itinerary. 

Black Halter Top + White Column Skirt + Skinny Belt

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@cassdimicco

Style Tip: Little details can make a huge impact, like the addition of this thin belt. The accessory adds a sophisticated element that would otherwise not hit the same without it.

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