Tory Burch, Karlie Kloss, and Jenna Lyons Offer Up Style Lessons Every Woman Needs to Know

The CFDA and Vogue got together last night for the Fashion Fund Awards, and as you’d expect, there were all kinds of stylish sorts in attendance. If you want to be a student of good dressing, here’s a maxim to absorb: Any opportunity to outfit-ogle is actually a chance to learn.

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1. Monochrome Is Your Friend: Take Tory Burch, for example, who reminded everyone that a monochromatic look from head to toe can be super chic (and totally helps streamline the getting-ready process).

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2. White Is Season-less: Karlie Kloss had two lessons for you if you’re paying attention. The most obvious is that, yes, a million times yes, white is season-less and ought to be worn any time you please (help me banish any leftover worries about rocking it post-Labor Day). The second, more subtle takeaway is that black accessories aren’t too harsh to go with white. Instead, they read as graphic and powerful.

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3. Never Underestimate the Power of a Bold Color: The queen of J.Crew, Jenna Lyons, broke another color barrier, pairing black trousers with a cobalt blue top.

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4. Borrow From the Boys: Super stunner Emily Ratajkowski showed off what’s sure to be the handiest trick as we approach party season. To keep warm in her strapless Zac Posen gown, she tossed on an oversize black blazer.

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