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Inspiration || 4 Hacks To Instantly Look More Stylish.

Saturday, 10 September 2016
  The Cool Kid Style Guide.

If there's one thing that gets me all excited and revved up in this fashion game is finding people with real style. People that slay effortlessly and can make even the most basic outfit look really cool! Style blogger, Grace Alex is big in my books because of this.

What I've come to realize though, from my own self-acclaimed "cool kid status" *side eye* and years of stalking stylish people is that you really don't need to have a large super cool wardrobe (most of us don't! I know I don't ) or even be a "fashion person" to look stylish/cool.
For some people, its just in them. True! but there are ways to "fake it, till you actually make it". Simple hacks and tiny tweaks here and there can elevate an outfit and make you look instantly cooler.

I talked a bit about this in my post on the power of the extras but in this post, I'll be sharing four of these "style hacks"/tips that will instantly make you look more fashionable, as well as some style inspiration to go with it.

Let's dig in.

1. Wear your jacket as a cape.

Read full post of Look One, Two & Three

And by this, I mean draping it loosely over your shoulders. This one is a personal fave of mine as you guys can already tell. I hear its called the "Shoulder Robing" or "Coat Slinging". What I know for sure though, is that this is one definite way of adding an extra oomph to an outfit and is a popular one amongst the fashion crowd.
Pictures : @songofstyle, @stylebyada, @seddyleketi

2. Put a hat on it.

 Or a Turban.
Read full post of Look One & Two
Wide brimmed hats of course take center stage here. They've been like the ultimate "fashion person/cool kid" accessory and for good reason! They definitely have a way of making you look super cool when worn right.
A turban is another one of my faves for spicing up a look. If you're still in doubt, Paola Matthe of Finding Paola is a walking example of how effortless pairing a head wrap with any basic outfit can instantly switch things up. 
Other hats that are slowly taking over are the Beret, fez, visors (topless hats) and gatsby hat. Currently looking to get me some visors and a gatsby hat!

Pictures : @findingpaola, @t2pitchy
Read my style inspiration post on the beret and fez hat.
And my picture tutorial on how to tie a turban perfectly here

3. Layer with a shirt inside.

This is one fail proof style hack and it automatically makes anyone look stylish. Simply jazz up a sleeveless dress by wearing a long sleeved shirt under it. The good thing is that it doesn't work for just dresses though! You can layer under sweat shirts and other tops as well, just leave the collars peeking out and buttoned to the top.

Picture : @freddieharrel

4. Sneak It In.
Finish up your look with a pair of sneakers. It never fails! The classic white sneakers especially makes everything look good and gives you instant cool vibes.

 Pictures : @muuchinto, @princessaudu

Some other style tips/hacks inlude the infamous half tuck, cuffed sleeves/rolled up jeans, mixing print, socks and shoe and of course finishing your look with a dope pair of sunnies!
Now it's your turn! 
What do you guys think of these tips?
Do you have any extra tips to add?
Please share!!
I'm going to be putting a some of these tips into practice in my next few style posts (hopefully I find a photographer) showing you how I take a relatively boring dress and make it look more stylish.

Leave me your thoughts please
And let's connect!

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30 comments on "Inspiration || 4 Hacks To Instantly Look More Stylish."
  1. Is it me or does the first picture just make it look like you were on low cut? Lol. You know how to make a style post interesting and I'm looking forward to the subsequent ones.
    Laitanbee Blog

    1. It probably does lol! Thank you Laitan

  2. I've missed your style tip post, you picked my favorite tips but lets add denim, in any form attracts a cool vibe...thanks for the mention love you

    My Style Diary

    1. Haha but its not like one can live without denim anyways lool!
      Thank you so much for always reading my posts ❤

  3. All cool tips and yes Grace style is effortless.

  4. I think the tips are just perfect, I love sneakers...

    1. Thank you! Sneakers are a must have , especially in white. Cool Kid starter pack.

  5. Super cool tips!! I am definitely guilty of draping jackets instead of wearing them lol
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    1. Guilty as charged here too! Lool
      Thank you!

  6. Your style hacks are usually so cool! One I've learned recently and fallen in love with is the bandana or scarf over the could tie them in various stylish ways.

    1. Yaayyyy! This comment made me so happy! Knowing that you found one of my style inspiration post helpful. Thank you!!

  7. Fantastic tips! I will be trying some of these out to spice up my wardrobe.x

  8. I agree! I've def got into the sneakers one. Initially I used to do a lot of flat sandals, but sneakers just raises it up a notch. And I always try to drape the blazers/jackets for a casual look, but it just won't stay on my shoulders!! At the end of the day, i just toss it away. And yes to the rolled up jeans. Great post Cass! || Follow me on Bloglovin'!
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  9. Awesome tips!!! I really need to get a White Sneakers... Thanks

  10. Yassssssss awesome.. Totally agree with the blazer draping, heard its called bloggers sth on a who what wear post.. You should check out the wrap life for turban inspiration on IG . Thks for the post, definitely worth the click..

  11. Fantastic piece. I've always been iffy about wearing sneakers with a dress, but you pulled it off nicely, especially with your haircut and also by layering your black dress with the patterned dress shirt.

  12. I love putting a hat on it! I hardly get the turban right.
    The "shoulder robing" looks cool. I should try it once I get past the fear that it might fall off.
    Thanks for sharing, Cassie!

  13. Hi Cassie, just commending your interaction with your readers. Notice how you reply to almost everyone of them. Good job. Keep it up dear.

  14. I am a sneak person all the way. I should try out the turban look one day....

  15. Few tips I can relate to especially the hats, jacket etc I really love trying new things. So of the tricks I will have to give it a try. Lovely post

  16. Thank you so much Cassie for the tips will try to spice up my wardrobe a bit it good to share with other people .

  17. Very true, very useful

  18. Very helpful really. To think I let go of my white sneakers because I thought they weren't stylish.

  19. I have learnt one or two things from this post and totally agree with the turban/hat it. This is one fashion tip that I need to incorporate asap.

  20. Wow! NICE! I'm so loving your blog!


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