Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. When it comes to style, we at BeautyMNL are firm believers that you don’t need to spend a fortune—or hours getting dressed—to look polished and chic. It’s all about knowing the right tweaks! From tucking in your shirt to rolling up your sleeves, these style hacks can elevate your look in an instant, helping you save time, money, and effort.
Master these 7 easy-peasy style hacks and make your OOTDs look like they were put together by a pro!
1. DO THE FRENCH TUCK
Popularized by Tan France of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot, this shirt-tucking method makes for a structured yet oh-so-casual look.
HOW: Tuck in the middle front part of your top. Adjust the sides of your top by lightly pulling out the fabric. Bonus: Wear a belt to look extra polished!
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2. CUFF IT UP
Cuffing your bottoms creates the illusion of height by making your legs look longer. Wearing statement shoes? This is a surefire way to draw attention to them.
HOW: Fold one pant leg an inch or two. Repeat on the opposite side. Don’t worry if the cuffs aren’t perfectly straight—they look cooler when done effortlessly.
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3. ROLL, ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES
There’s a reason this styling tip is a classic—it’s the one detail that instantly makes a roomy top look more flattering and polished.
HOW: Roll the bottom of the sleeve up to your arm. Repeat on the opposite side—it helps to count the number of times you’ve rolled! Sometimes our arms aren’t of the exact same length, so you might have to roll up one side a bit more to make the sleeves look symmetrical.
4. TIE THE KNOT
Transform your loose, oversized shirt into a cropped top in seconds! This versatile style hack pairs well with either loose or figure-hugging bottoms.
HOW: Gather a considerable portion of your shirt, around 6 to 8 inches from the hem. Loop the material around your finger and pull through to form a knot.
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5. KEEPING UP WITH THE SCRUNCHED UP SLEEVES
An oversized blazer is the perfect statement cover-up (it’s one of this year’s fashion trends, too!). Together with the scrunched-up sleeves, it makes for an effortlessly stylish look that can be both casual and professional. Frustrated that your sleeves keep coming undone? Here’s a neat styling trick to fix that!
HOW: Take an elastic hair tie and wrap it around your elbow. Roll the fabric on top so that it covers the tie and then scrunch the bottom until you get the desired look. Do the same on the opposite arm.
6. LAYERS, LAYERS
A fun way to add a chic touch to any outfit is to layer necklaces. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different chain lengths and pendant sizes. To take out the guesswork, a 3-in-1 necklace is a nifty little cheat!
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7. CINCH IT
A maxi is the perennial dress style for a stylish yet relaxed, off-duty look. Add a bit of texture and achieve a better fit with a simple cinch detail.
HOW: Pull out a section of fabric from underneath the dress. Using an elastic hair tie, make a knot. You can adjust the detail by changing the size and placement of the knot.
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What other styling hacks do you have? Share in the comments section below!
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