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The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Rosalía, Gucci Mane, Emily Ratajkowski

If you want an example on how to dress this summer—especially if you’re spending it on a boat—look to the beaming Gucci Mane. This past week, the rapper posed on a deck in a matching print shirt and short set. Of course, he artfully accessorized the look with a medallion hanging from his neck and a wrist full of bracelets that we presume are diamond-laded. The most laid-back luxurious touch was the fact that he went shoeless and only wore socks.

While Gucci Mane was out and about, Emily Ratajkowski seemed to be keeping it relaxed in her abode. The model-actress-designer opted for a sheer pink shirt with pearl buttons and a sheer black bra. Emrata knows her way around an Instagram photo and made this look pop thanks to posing on top of a pink couch. The matching makes the look.

Someone who has truly perfected the summer uniform is the Spanish artist Rosalía. She posed outside on a plant-filled porch in an oversized tie-dye T-shirt with no shorts in sight. To give this casual outfit some va-va-voom appeal, she tied a white jacket around her waist to cinch the silhouette. She opted for a pair of Nike sneakers and socks to bring the look down to earth.

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Top 10 fashion Tips for Stylish Women

Between balancing career, family, and finding time for ourselves, stepping out the door with style every day can seem impossible—but it’s not! We asked the most stylish women we know (our Stylists) what their secrets are for unlocking the next level of style.

 

1. PLAN IT OUT

“You can’t plan for everything, but don’t let your mornings catch you off-guard. Just like you’d plan a week’s worth of meals on a Sunday if you’re trying to save time, give outfit planning a shot to make way for stress-free mornings and outfit-regret-free days.” —Stylist, Amber F.

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2. SEEK OUT (STYLISH) INSPIRATION

“Find stylish women to follow—whether it’s your favorite Instagram style star or your sister’s best friend’s cousin. Discover fashionistas whose style inspires you, then use their photos as inspiration to help plan your outfits (see tip #1). Not sure where to start? Check out our Instagram and Pinterest boards for endless inspiration from our most stylish ladies.” —Stylist, Jennifer M.

3. WHEN IN DOUBT, (OVER)DRESS

“If you’re ever on the fence about what to wear, consider your destination and who you’ll see. When in doubt, err on the side of being more dressy. If you’re worried about looking too done-up, bring along a casual layer like a jean or cargo jacket to give your look that effortless chic touch.” —Stylist, Angela G.

4. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

“It never hurts to try something new. Whether that includes a bright new hue that stands out from your usual neutral palette, or shifting from skinny jeans to a boyfriend silhouette, great style is built from trying new things. Who knows what trends you might discover you love!” —Stylist, Jennifer M.

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5. ALWAYS ACCESSORIZE

“Try to wear at least one accessory, whether it’s a statement necklace, a pop-color bag or a great pair of earrings (or all of the above). A solid statement piece can take an ensemble from ho-hum to a stand-out in seconds.” —Stylist, Stephania S.

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6. CRAFT A CAPSULE WARDROBE

“A stylist’s not-so-secret secret weapon is a capsule wardrobe. A  closet full of items that can be mixed and matched with ease can take the guesswork out of your morning. Invest in classics that will last a lifetime, like a great pair of jeans, a simple LBD and timeless jewelry.” —Stylist, Stephania S.

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7. TRY A STATEMENT SHOE

“When it comes to footwear, color, print and style packs a huge aesthetic punch—and they don’t have to be sky-high heels, either (flats can make the same statement and your feet will thank you). Even if your look is casually thrown together, adding a printed flat or a pop-of-color wedge can make things appear more intentional.” —Stylist, Jennifer M.

8. OWN AT LEAST ONE CONVERSATION PIECE

“Every once in a while, you need that pure “wow” factor. Whether it’s an amazing pair of over-the-knee boots, a vintage dress that you borrowed from your mom’s closet or an enviable handbag, keep something in your arsenal for the days you need to really show up stylish.” —Stylist, Chelsea T.

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9. GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY SHAPE

“The golden rule of stylish women? Fit first. With that, getting to know your body shape is key. Consider yourself a petite pear shape and prefer to highlight your shoulders? Build your closet with clothes that put the spotlight on your shape and favorite features.” —Stylist, Crista G.

10. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

“When it comes to trying a new trend or rocking a piece that catches your eye, don’t allow that number to prevent you from trying something new. 62 and looking to rock a pair of boyfriend jeans? Try it! 22 and wanting to shift into a buttoned-up, business-first closet? Button it up!” —Stylist, Megan S.

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Dress Sense 101

What to wear, when? Where? How? These are the kinds of questions dress codes address; and many more like this one: My nephew wonders, “I’m invited to attend kylie’s party, what should I wear?” Other questions that may spring up about proper attires is: The invitation states the dress code is smart casual. What’s the difference between business casual and smart casual? Are they the same? Any ideas?

How about informal attire? Is it true that it might be a misnomer for it might call for a bit of formality? Then why is it called informal? Some fashion-centric young ladies say semi-formal is fancier than business attire. Are they correct? When does business attire become semi-formal, anyway?

If you’re not sure of the answers to these questions, worry not, you’re in the right spot. I prepared an infographic just to help you figure out what to wear for specific occasions. And most importantly, what not to wear so you won’t look overdressed or underdressed; or worse, looking like you just fancied joining the occasion uninvited.

Take a look at this guide here