Influencer Annette Weber is seen toting a brown crocodile-skin bag during a street-style shoot at Berlin Fashion Week AW23 on January 19, 2023.

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A structured bag gives your outfit instant polish.

Even jeans and a tee look pulled together when you wear them with a top-handled bag that's sharp, not slouchy. Try one in a rich mahogany or chocolate brown, the neutral of the season—or a bold color, like cobalt or lipstick red, which adds pop to whatever you wear.

Valentina Pahde seen wearing cropped beige trench jacket during the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2023.

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Trade in your usual blazer for something fresher.

Bombers and motorcycle jackets—whether in classic leather or an unexpected texture, like wool—finish your outfit in a modern way. We're particularly fond of a cropped trench, like the one pictured here.

Vera Van Erp wears a black top and neck scarf during the Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 on August 9, 2023.

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To create a signature look, scarf it up.

Cultivate personal style by choosing a distinctive accessory—like an artfully knotted scarf. (Note from the fashion team: Adam demonstrates this tip every day!)

Influencer Gitta Banko wears a white button-down shirt by Saint Laurenta under a beige trenchcoat during a street-style shoot on September 1, 2021, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Assemble a white-shirt wardrobe.

The versatile button-down is not only a classic piece, but a huge trend this year—and there's a shirt for every vibe. Whether your look is traditional and crisp or relaxed and tomboyish, there's never been a better time to do the white thing.

Jasmine Tookes wears a short black velvet dress outside Patou on July 02, 2023, in Paris, France.

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Think of your little black dress as the perfect blank canvas.

The right accessories transform an LBD from a staple to a showstopper. Consider the following suggestions—though not all in the same outfit, of course.

1. Add statement earrings.
2. Cinch with a "notice me" belt.
3. Shoes and bags are instant changers. Try metallics, brights or graphic black-and-white.

Anna Rosa Vitiello wears a pink wool trench coat during Milan Fashion Week on September 21, 2023.

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Your outerwear is the first thing people see, so make it count.

The silhouette of a classic trench will never go out of style—but choose one with uncommon details, like this elegant wool piece in light mauve—to make it a stylish day-to-night option.

Viky Rader Palm Angels carries a Palm Angels bag with snakeskin pattern before the Palm Angels Show during Paris Fashion Week on March 05, 2023.

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Every woman needs one good animal-print accessory.

It's classic, works as a neutral and jazzes up solid pieces. A shoe or a bag lets you try just a touch—safer than a full-on animal-print dress.

Xenia Adonts seen wearing a red leather set with a jacket and shorts before the Chanel show on March 07, 2023 in Paris.

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Expand your definition of "suit."

When it comes to looking sleek and sophisticated, nothing beats a suit. But a matching top and bottom—like this daring red leather set—is less formal and more modern than the traditional blazer-and-skirt combo.