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If you took a peek at my Pinterest and my saved folders on Instagram, you’d see tons of style inspiration that is simple and understated yet also super chic. That cool, Matilda Djerf-esque style looks intimidating but is actually fairly easy to achieve, and it often comes down to the last little things you add to your outfit. From gold hoops to claw clips to the perfect lipstick shade, there are some easy finishing touches to an outfit that will have you instantly feeling more put together.
I truly love how a great accessory, a stylish bag, or a trendy shoe can immediately elevate any basic outfit. A sweat set becomes Instagram-worthy with the right jewelry, and a white tee with jeans becomes a model-off-duty look with a polished pair of sandals and some on-trend sunnies.
If you build out your closet with a collection of easy-to-wear finishing touches—jewelry, bags, shoes, and even a couple of great beauty products—getting dressed becomes much less of a struggle. You can be that chic, put-together fashion girl you’ve always wanted to be.
When I was younger, my mom gave me a piece of beauty advice that I’ll always remember: No look is complete without a lip color. A quick swipe of a great lipstick can definitely make you feel more put together, especially when it’s comfortable and long-wearing. That’s why I love Rose Inc’s Satin Lip Color—it’s moisturizing, creamy, and plumping, so it makes my lips look smooth and hydrated while delivering the best color. It comes in 10 amazing neutral shades, so there’s truly something for everyone. Plus, it’s refillable, meaning you can switch out your go-to shade easily and be kinder to the environment in the process.
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Woven slide sandals are definitely a contender for the shoe of the summer. With the addition of a block heel, these are an ultra-stylish finishing touch that make any outfit complete. I’m also a firm believer that a pair of black sandals or heels is the chicest choice, and they truly go with everything from jeans to dresses.
Don’t feel like doing any eye makeup but still want to look chic? The solution is simple: a great pair of sunglasses. While lots of different sunglasses work for this, an oversized rectangle pair in a creamy neutral shade is just the right amount of trendy to look extra fashionable.
It’s no secret that chunky gold hoops are the ultimate cool-girl accessory. You could be wearing sweats, but if you put in a pair of gold hoops, it’s suddenly a look. This pair is medium-sized, meaning it’s versatile and perfectly understated.
I absolutely swear by Coach bags as an impeccable intersection of affordability and luxury. They’ve had a major resurgence in the last few years, and they have some of the most on-trend bags I’ve seen. This gorgeous structured (and convertible!) shoulder bag will look amazing with any outfit. Plus, it’s under $200.
Our editors love Mejuri for high-quality pieces that are at a mid-range price point. A simple gold curb chain goes with anything—it can dress up a plain white tee or be a great addition to any fancier look.
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Claw clips have been reigning supreme among all hair accessories for a few years now, and for good reason. They’re easy to wear, work great for that third-day hair, and, of course, look insanely cute. If you’re wanting to look instantly chic but don’t feel like doing your hair, simply throw it up in a claw clip.
Much like lipstick, no look is truly complete without your signature scent. An elegant, unisex cologne like this one from Jo Malone is the perfect way to say “I have it together.” This has notes of mandarin, basil, and amberwood, making it the ideal combination of fruity and woody. It will definitely have people asking what scent you’re wearing.
You already know that anything cashmere is possibly the chicest piece of clothing one can own. It’s worth the investment because it’s something you’ll have forever. I picture this cardigan tied around the shoulders with a neutral bodysuit and linen trousers for a gorgeous summer look.
I’m not kidding when I say that my “style inspo” Pinterest board is full of rectangle bracelet watches—especially gold ones. This is another thing that I’d be willing to splurge a little on because it’s a capsule item that I’d have for a long time. A gold watch like this one has the ability to immediately take any outfit up a notch.
This post is sponsored by Rose Inc, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.