10-Second Styling Tricks That Make You Look 10 Times More Polished

Instant ways to elevate your outfit.

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You want to look put-together. You also want to hit snooze three times every morning. Lucky for you, these tricks cut the styling time in half.

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Knot Your Button-Down at the Waist

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We love the half-tuck as much as the next girl, but tying your top creates a slimmer silhouette. Keep the whole thing unbuttoned to turn a versatile blouse into a pretty layering piece. So 2015.

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Old Navy Classic Chambray Shirt, $24.94, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Plaid Midi Pencil Skirt, $17.97, oldnavy.com; Suno Rasta Stripe Turtleneck Sweater, $595, sunony.com; EDUN Mallory Slingback Loafer-Pumps, $650, barneys.com; Jennifer Fisher Brass Collection Cylinder Cuff, $945; jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Jennifer Fisher Brass Collection Medium ID Cuff, $1225; jenniferfisherjewelry.com.

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Fake a Wrap Shirt

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Extremely exciting news for that slightly baggy button-down you're always tempted to toss: This will transform it into a form-fitting staple. Just wrap one side around your torso, tuck it in, and repeat with the other half. A safety pin or upper button prevents gaping.

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Old Navy Classic Oxford Shirt, $20, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Suede Skinny Belt, $14.94, oldnavy.com; Kenzo Sheep Shearling Short Jacket, $3445, openingceremony.us; Karen Walker Elemental Flares in Orange Waffle Cloth, NZD$491.30, karenwalker.com; Sergio Rossi Lakeesha Sandal, $560, sergiorossi.com.

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Make Your Scarf Part of Your Actual Outfit

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That gorgeous patterned scarf can be so much more than a mostly-hidden neck-warmer. Simply drape it around your shoulders and secure it with a skinny belt. (Yep, your shirt wardrobe just doubled.)

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Old Navy Patterned Flannel Blanket Scarf, $22, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Animal-Print Skinny Belt, $12.50, oldnavy.com; Jill Stuart Turtleneck, jillstuart.com; Coach Embellished Racer Jacket, $1995, coach.com; 3x1 W25 Bell Bottom Alpha Jean, $195, 3x1.us; Prada Double-Buckle Mary Jane Pump, $790, nordstrom.com; Jennifer Fisher Crinkle Choker, $1570, jenniferfisherjewelry.com.

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Roll Your Sleeves the Official "Fashion Girl" Way

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Want a casually cuffed blouse that's breezy but not sloppy? Here's how: Unbutton the entire sleeve and yank the end up to your elbow, so you have one huge cuff. Then roll up from the fold, covering the cuff's seam. Tug on the triangle of cuff that's peeping out from the top of the roll, then scrunch the whole mess up into your elbow for an easy, relaxed look.

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Old Navy Boyfriend Windowpane Flannel Shirt, $27, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Mid-Rise Harper Trousers, $28, oldnavy.com; ACNE Studios Valeria C Ela Optic in White, $140, acnestudios.com; Stuart Weitzman Pipekent Platform Oxford, $445, nordstrom.com.

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Go Monochrome

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Wearing one color from head to toe makes you look taller (and, bonus, like you stepped out of a street style blog). Here, the hat, bag, and shoes are slightly different shades of the same hue, which keeps the look from feeling flat.

Get the Look

Old Navy Felt Floppy Hat, $24.94, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Mid-Rise Harper Trousers, $28, oldnavy.com; Jill Stuart Turtleneck, jillstuart.com; Opening Ceremony Compact Wool 4 Pocket Bern Coat in Camel, $695, openingceremony.us; Charlotte Olympia High Top Sneakers, $525; us.charlotteolympia.com; Elizabeth and James Cynnie Shearling Bucket Bag, $595, saksfifthavenue.com; Jennifer Fisher Brass Collection Bow Ring, $280; jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Jennifer Fisher Brass Collection Single Ribbon Ring, $310; jenniferfisherjewelry.com.

Editor: India-Jewel Jackson; Stylist: Shibon Kennedy; Stylist assistant: Milton Dickson; Makeup artist: Jennifer Dockendorf; Hairstylist: Kat Zemtsova; Model: Raquel Pinto at RED Models

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