1. When it comes to picking out a put-together outfit, it's all about mastering the basics. That said, be sure to accent your look by incorporating a bold accessory or piece of jewelry.
2.Knotting your shirt at the middle is the easiest way to define a waist without using a belt. It offers a creative, playful and polished finish to your look.
3.The better acquainted you are with your closet and all that's in it, the easier it will be to consistently create polished looks. So take the time to get to know your wardrobe. Figure out which pieces not only suit you, but also make you feel the best.
4.The half-tuck is one of our favorite styling tricks. This look conveys a casual and current feel that can easily turn jeans and a T-shirt into a statement outfit. All you have to do is let the tail of your shirt hang slightly over the waistline.
5.Establish your wardrobe's foundation by investing in quality closet staples like black trousers or a white blouse. These are the items you'll wear for years—plus, they can be styled for a variety of occasions.
6.You simply can't go wrong sporting a monochrome outfit. It's effortlessly cool, exceptionally fashion forward and totally fuss-free. It can easily be dressed up or down depending on the situation, along with your own personal taste.
7.The LBD is a wonderful item to have on hand, especially when you're unsure of the dress code. By owning a little black dress, you'll never have to worry about appearing unpolished or ill-dressed.
8.It's not a bad idea to stock your wardrobe with a pair or two of simple heels that are both stylish and comfortable to walk in. A good pair of pumps really can pull an outfit together. And in the words of Coco Chanel, "A woman with good shoes is never ugly!"
9.Ever have those days when there simply isn't enough time to do anything before rushing out the door? Trust us on this one, a pair of oversized sunglasses does wonders. A good set of shades offer a little bit of glamour to any outfit. Plus, they double as a chic headband.
10.Fit is everything when it comes to looking pulled-together, which makes a tailored blazer an absolute must-have. It can be styled to suit a number of styles, so it's as easy to wear to work as it is to Sunday brunch.
11.They're more important than you think. Always remember: tight on the bottom, loose on top. The opposite is also true: loose on the bottom, tight on top. In general, you should be dressing yourself in a way that best complements your own body shape. So forget the trends and stick to this foolproof rule of thumb.
12.Take a note from any Parisian fashion icon and adopt a few striped pieces into your wardrobe. A striped boatneck requires little to no styling, and will have you looking immediately sophisticated and effortlessly cool.
13.If you're striving to be a polished dresser, know that simple is often best. And there is nothing simpler than a crisp, white button-down. This particular item has been worn by style icons through the ages, and will have you looking pulled together each time you wear it.
14.Forget the dry cleaners! As long as you have a steamer around, you'll never have to worry about leaving your home in clothes that are wrinkled or creased.