Ahead, you'll find advice from celebrity stylists who have been solving fashion conundrums for years. And we've taken notes from a few of our favorite iconic style stars—Jackie O, Bianca Jagger—and made some inferences ourselves. Here, 50 fashion tips that have withstood the test of time.

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Coco Chanel's more-is-more approach still makes a statement today. You can do multiples of the same material, or better yet, go for contrast: Try a femme piece with edgy chains, feathers with beads, or pearls with diamantés. A garment's lining is often a designer's calling card, and a good way to judge quality. A well-crafted lining is a sign that the whole piece has been sewn with care. A great-fitting dress or pair of pants from a line one season may mean similar success the next, as shown by Kate Middleton.

Designers, especially higher-end ones like Middleton's fave Temerley London , tend to size their clothes based on a regular fit model. White clothes always look more see-through in daylight. Check yourself out in a bright setting to be safe, like Jennifer Lawrence must have done.

A red- or navy-and-white bateau neck, for instance, has presence and versatility. Sometimes, the only giveaway that your cute jacket cost less than lunch money is its cheap hardware.

Swap in nicer buttons, or have a tailor do it. Make the print "a staple in your accessories wardrobe," says stylist Rob Zangardi. It's timeless, racy enough, and always glamorous. Combining colors, scale, and patterns in a way that looks dynamic takes practice, but there are some basic tricks to getting it right. You can wear two prints that repeat the same colors or mix a large-scale pattern with a smaller one. What's even easier is to use the second motif as an accent like Gabrielle Union left.

To play it safe, combine a neutral, like flax, with something bolder, like yellow. But think twice about pairing intense hues with black, which "can look dated," says designer Chris Benz. For something punchier, try two colors that are beside each other on the color wheel, such as coral and orange. Not sure where to begin? If your evening dress is a stark stunner or has a lot of embellishment , one single showstopping accessory, like Grace Kelly 's earrings, is all you need.

Check out the difference in Raquel Welch 's and Tilda Swinton 's jumpsuits. There are subtle design tweaks that make any revival slightly different from the original. Does that piece from your "archive" really work now? Ask a trusted friend for a second opinion. Take a note from Ashley Graham , left. You should already have your go-to tailored jacket. But a wardrobe of less formal toppers will help you look pulled together even on casual days.

Opt for a leather jacket with wool trousers, a jean version over a silk shirt, or-stylists' favorite! Don a pantsuit a la Bianca Jagger and you'll immediately stand up straighter. Anna Johnson, author of Savvy Chic , says "a waistcoat, a crisp pin-striped shirt, or a really big watch or cravat telegraphs power.

Nothing raises the quality of moderately priced clothes more than having them altered to suit your shape. Build a relationship with a tailor or dressmaker who knows your body and your taste and you'll never look back.

The right tweak can turn a staple into a statement. Try tuxedo pants in a graphic print, a trench in silk—like Priyanka Chopra , or the classic L. Bean tote in camouflage. Whether it's grosgrain with sequins, a motorcycle jacket over a formal gown, an oversize choker with an easy white T, or a vivid shoe like Kerry Washington 's, a touch of contrast makes good outfits great. Suddenly, it's a necklace! Few mortals can pull off head-to-toe baggy. So take a cue from Charlize Theron and team your billowing pieces with something body-conscious.

This is what leggings were made for. Simpler shapes cry out for styling. Try dressy jackets or a slip-on shrug, colored shoes and bags like Mandy Moore , or tinted sheers plus booties. Thank you for sharing your insightful comment. You are aware of the grunge style. Please feel free to share more of your positive and supportive comments in the future.

Have a great day, 90s! Your brand has a variety of influences in it. It is certainly unique and difficult to place. Please share your experiences and insights regarding your clothing style. Have a great day, Cailin! My style is so gothic, all clothes I wear are black. We always appreciate when members of our community share their thoughts and feelings.

Have a great day, Smile! What kind od style would be jeans normal or ripped,hodies that are in colours olive green,gray, black and white. Sporty shoes and for acesorries a choker and a small backpack. What do you think? You have a casual style that is influenced by other types of clothing in your life. Girl next door is an excellent categorization for your style. We always appreciate such positive comments from members of our community.

Have a great day, Tia! There are many ways to classify each style. Enjoy your clothing and live share your positive energy with the world. Have a great day, Felicity!

Your description sounds like a modern understanding of detectives that were portrayed when film first debuted. We always appreciate such supportive comments from our community members. Have a great day, Chloe! Hey, so, I really like the way this is put. It makes it simple for anyone who wants advice on styles. I know it was certainly helpful for me! Thank you for this, it made my day and helped me with what type of style I want, which is mostly punk-ish. Thank you for sharing your positive and supportive comment.

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