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We all have those days when we really cannot be bothered to get dressed and look our best.I fawn constantly over street style images that have that effortlessly cool vibe but can never quite capture it so well. It's hard to really pinpoint what that elusive "cool" factor is and how people do it. I always think some girls have it, some of us don't. So for us mere mortals who aren't blessed in the style stakes here are a few of my carefully considered, tried and tested ways of looking cool all while putting in the minimal amount of effort. Because that's the key to being cool right? Not caring too much?



A Slouchy Jumper
I love pairing a big oversized sweater with a pair of jeans or a mini skirt for an instant off duty cool look. Adding a fedora and some comfy boots ups the style stakes with the minimal amount of thought!

how to wear a slogan tshirt


The Slogan Tee
Keeping a slogan tee in your wardrobe is a must. Something snappy, witty and exactly what you need it to say without actually saying it. A band tee is also an easy way to add the cool factor to a look. Pair it with a pair of ripped black jeans and a plaid shirt with some skate shoes for a simple effortless look.

arm candy

Arm Candy
A good arm candy line up is something that will never go out of style. Mix and match your favourite bracelets, watches and chains to create a street style snap worthy line up.

how to wear a statement jacket

Eyecatching Statement Jacket
I often say when in doubt put on a jazzy jacket. You could choose something embroidered, bright, patterned, high end or vintage. Just keep it eye catching and interesting. Make sure to keep the rest of the outfit simple and dressed down will add to the impact from a jacket.

how to wear a trench coat

Classic Trench Coat
The classic Burberry trench is a must in any self confessed fashionista's wardrobe. However, unfortunately we can't all afford that. An absolutely timeless piece. A neutral coloured trench is a passport to instant chic, so it's worth looking for something affordable.

how to wear a fedora
Fedora
Perfect for covering bad hair days, all the while adding extra style points.

73 comments

  1. Love Love Love your statement jacket and trench, you little beauty!
    Hannah x

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  2. Slouchy jumpers are my favourite! Lovely post! xx

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  3. I loveee how hats look on you!
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  4. love the statement jacket :)

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  5. I think you're born with that 'cool effortless' look Lily! x

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  6. yesss to the fedora ! it always gives such a cool and relaxed vibe, i love it ! x

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  7. I look so stupid in hats. Wah :( I wish I could pull them off
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  8. I'm always going through old blog posts of yours for outfit inspiration, your the Queen of effortless style. I love the statement coat! xx

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  9. I am so loving these looks !

    Sara,
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  10. I love your style! Slogan tees are definitely my favorite!

    Jessica
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  11. You always look so lovely, I wouldnt worry about looking cool either! Just be you. xx

    Eärendil

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  12. This is a great post Lily! I feel like I'm only just beginning to understand how to properly refine my style (I must say, your blog & Claire Marshall's youtube channel have helped a LOT!)

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  13. I really wish I could pull off a hat, I want to own one so bad and I've been searching for the perfect one with no avail. I agree everyone should have a trench, much needed to english weather and always looks cool!

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

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  14. Great picks! x
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  15. Slouchy jumpers are a must!

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  16. Wonderful tips! I always struggle to mix effortless and stylish, as my idea of effortless dressing usually involves a sweater or joggers but its something that I'd like to bring to my everyday wardrobe :) xo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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  17. Love the slogan tee.

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  18. Love allllll these

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  19. I need to know where that shaggy green fur coat is from? Thanks

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  20. love all your picks! i'd maybe add a leather jacket and possibly a nice pair of boots to it aswell, they're definitely statement pieces for me!

    Elena | A Style Shake

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  21. I love this post! Statement tee's are my absolute favourite x

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  22. where is your trench coat from? if it says sorry I cant find it haha x

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  23. Love the trench coat! I wish I was blessed with effortless dressing skills :( x

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  24. Love the outfits, you look really cool ;)

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  25. You definitely have the cool factor you mentioned haha! Love your key pieces, I really need a trench that doesn't make me look short and dumpy haha. Would love to see your key pieces in your shoe wardrobe! http://cottonandcandie.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. You have the whole street style thing down to a T here Lily. Looovvvee the fluffy jacket in the top right pic!

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  27. I love slogan t shirts and oversized jumpers, I definitely don't think I give off any kind of cool vibe when I wear them though haha x
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  28. All of these are spot on, a slogan tee is always a winner for me. Still trying to get used to the fedora! Great post :) x

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  29. I love your watch and that trench coat!!

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  30. Such great ideas, especially for Mondays! x

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  31. I adore the statement jacket! It is gorgeous! xx Danielle

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  32. Yesss slouchy jumpers and slogan/band tees - definitely my go-to's on a can't be bothered day!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  33. love all the looks


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  34. I'm in desperate need of a style upgrade, so this was really refreshing and inspiring. Thanks, love!

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  35. I picked up some mens plaid shirts for $2 each in an American thrift store two years ago. Perfect effortless look, and I still get loads of compliments on them. :) Claire

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  36. I love your hat!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  37. Great tips!! Love all the photos - especially the last :) x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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  38. The amazing looks! I looooooove them, the style is wonderful!
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  39. But what would you wear on the bottom? Cool tips! I wish I could pull of fashionable hats!

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  40. You have such effortless style, Lily! Can't get enough of slouchy jumpers now Autumn is here!

    A Fashion Tale // UK Fashion Blog

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  41. This is such a good post :) love it :)

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  42. Such perfect outfits!

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  43. Great post - I always end up looking like a hobo when I think I'm being "effortlessly cool"
    Such perfect outfits. You pull off the look so well! xo

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  44. Haha the idea that you 'can't pull off the effortless cool look' actually made me laugh out loud. If you're not doing it then we are all sartorially doomed.

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  45. thanks for the tips! defo given me some style ideas!!

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  46. I already use most of these tips on a daily basis - guess I just don't have what it takes to look effortlessly cool. Oh well...

    - Elodie x
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  47. I love your classic trench coat!
    I also have those lazy days and wearing a cool jacket is my trick for an effortless chic look.

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  48. That statement jacket is beautiful! I'm also with you on the slogan tees!
    allamericanbeth
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  49. Love it. Just perfect and every single item is actually needed in every closet. Love that list. xoxo Vanessa

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  50. Great tips!

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  51. I always need some leggings/slim trousers, baggier top, a beanie and a good shoe - never fails! It's important to mix your textures and piece sizes

    Lauren x
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  52. Those outfits are so cute!
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  53. i love how your posts are not just showing your outfit of the day and voilà, that there's actual thoughts put into it and we have more interesting and original posts that are truly helpful, like this one or others that you've been posting lately ! :)
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  54. glad you made this post, i have often wondered about such tricks! xx
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  55. I love the rose gold arm candy, very nice to dress up any outfits :)

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  57. Great idea to jazz up outfit, i think adding a fedora is something i do a lot!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  58. You look gorgeous Lily ! And your fashion week outfits.. stunning ! I'm going to london in november for a couple days, by any chance do you know someone who is looking for guests to host (couch surfing) ? Still better when you're introduced by someone... Hope to meet you there :) Have a nice day !

    Mathilda
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  59. I need to purchase myself a Fedora. There is a really nice one in Aldo.

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  60. Great tips Lily, must remember them for when I really can't be bothered getting up for uni!

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  61. Ahh love this post! Dressing with minimal effort is something I always try to do (because I'm lazy) although unfortunately it does just come across that I'm lazy most of the time haha

    xxx

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  62. Your confidence really radiates in all your pictures, love seeing your updates!

    Christine
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