11 Super-Simple Fashion Combos That Never Fail

1. Silk blouse + slim-fit pants

Solid or printed, real silk, cotton, or polyester, there is probably a simple button-down blouse sitting somewhere in your closet just waiting to be properly utilized. The secret is all in the tuck — front in, back and sides out! Wear it with a sleek pair of fitted pants or jeans (even shorts!). With a blazer or without. With high heels, sneakers, or slides. If your tuck game is on point, you can’t go wrong.

2. Black + white

You can never go wrong with pure black and white. You could get dressed drunk and blind while falling down the stairs, and if everything you threw on on the way was black and/or white, 99 times out of a hundred you would still look cool, chic, and stylish.

3. Big sweater + small skirt

Style is all about contrast and balance — the looseness of the top with the tightness of the skirt, the covered-up top with the skin-baring bottom. If the sweater reaches below your crotch, give it a little front tuck to keep the look from getting too boxy, and when it gets really cold out, add tights in a color that contrasts the skirt to keep your legs looking as long as possible.

4. Crop top + high-waisted skirt

Feel like you’ve heard this suggestion a million times before? Well, that’s because it works! Crop tops and high-waisted skirts are universally flattering, no matter what your height, weight, or shape. Embrace the co-ord trend with a matching top and bottom, or create your own look with mix-and-match separates.

5. Long blazer + short shorts (or skirt, or dress, or romper, etc.)

I’m not talking long long. Like, not down-to-your-ankles-flasher long. Just long-enough-to-cover-your-ass long. Call it an ACB. An Ass-Coverage Blazer. Throw it over any sexy little mini-bottom-and-top combo and add an instant dose of class and style to your look.

6. Striped shirt + jeans

Is it so French, no? Oui, oui, a thousand times oui! Not only is this look totally cute and attainable no matter what your budget, but it’s pretty much impossible to screw up — perfect for those days when your clothes just make absolutely no sense.

10 of the Best Fall Fragrances of 2015

Update your scent wardrobe with one of these pretty-smelling perfumes.

When the temperatures dip, switch out the light, airy scent that sustained you all summer and start wearing a warmer, fuller-bodied fragrance. Here are 10 of the best.

1. Marc Jacobs

The notes: iris, plum, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, amber, and papyrus woods

Smells like: a sexy, swanky hotel lobby

Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum, $70

2. Clean

The notes: cedar leaf, lime, musk, and sandalwood

Smells like: your boyfriend’s freshly dry-cleaned sweater

Clean Cashmere, $69

3. Miu Miu

The notes: lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, and akigalawood, an extract of patchouli

Smells like: crisp air on a mountain top

Miu Miu Eau de Parfum, $86

4. Estée Lauder

The notes: Bulgarian rose, pink pepper, vetiver, magnolia, and raspberry

Smells like: a stroll through a gorgeous rose garden

Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge, $62

5. Gucci

The notes: casablanca Lily, ylang ylang, sandalwood, and Italian bergamot

Smells like: a picnic in the park on a brisk day

Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum, $115

6. Tom Ford

The notes: rose absolute, ginger extract, orange flower, Indian kulfi accord, Masdagascan vanilla, amber, Australian sandalwood, and lentisque resinoid

Smells like: a hint of rose and a double dose of wood burning in a fireplace

Tom Ford Noir Por Femme Eau de Parfum, $165

7. Donna Karan

The notes: raspberry, rose oil, black cherry, patchouli, sandalwood, and praline

Smells like: a decadent, warm raspberry soufflé

Donna Karan Liquid Black Cashmere Eau de Parfum, $79

8. Bottega Veneta

The notes: peony, mandarin, neroli, lavender, rose, cedarwood, musk, and Tonka bean

Smells like: a whiff of peonies as you pass the bodega

Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale, $125

9. Adidas

The notes: apple, apricot, bergamot, coconut, and jasmine

Smells like: the candy apple you’re eating while at a pumpkin patch

Adidas Born Origial for Women, $30

10. Dolce & Gabbana

The notes: violet, narcissus, musk, and oils of mandarin, bergamot, neroli, mimosa flower

Smells like: cozy, clean sheets

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Mimosa Bloom, $225