As/Is·Posted on Jul 21, 201823 Life-Changing Style Tips Our Readers Actually Swear ByFashion is a moment, style is a lifestyle.by Jame JacksonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their life-changing style tips and tricks. Here are some of our favorite answers. 1. "Accentuate what you like about yourself rather than dressing to camouflage or hide your body." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com —sallyk45fb09e23 2. "Find comfortable, well-fitting underwear that flatters you and creates the best shape possible." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Also, there's not much worse than the feeling of a too-small bra." —jessicaroseshailes 3. "To instantly make your casual outfits look chic, wear a statement necklace." Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed —izzie2love 4. "Punch up black jeans and a grey t-shirt with a couple of bracelets or colorful items that'll bring some life to what you're wearing." View this photo on Instagram @shafa_aksesuar / Via instagram.com —annasofiaw 5. "Test out different outfit combos that challenge you to experiment with your style choices." @dearmilano / Via instagram.com —jennacorleyc 6. "When in doubt, wear black on black." Tarzhanova / Getty Images —Genna Hannah, Facebook 7. "Incorporate classic pieces of clothes, like a white shirt or black pumps, into your wardrobe. They will always beat trendy pieces." View this photo on Instagram @chanelfiles / Via instagram.com —amyjos 8. "If you don't like something, don't buy and wear it just because someone says it's fashionable." View this photo on Instagram @mariaalia / Via instagram.com "A fashion trend and personal style are completely different things." —sophivicci-annt 9. "If you can't think of at least two places to wear it, don't buy it." View this photo on Instagram @sprinklesonsunday / Via instagram.com — Ashley Gillard, Facebook 10. "Mix and match patterns when you get dressed, whether they are similar or completely different. It's impossible to go wrong." View this photo on Instagram @theblondemisfit / Via instagram.com —Paige Harrington, Facebook 11. "Try on a few pieces that you think 'just aren't me'. It's a great way to break out of a rut and discover new things." Alija / Getty Images —exlibris00 12. "Mix florals with graphics, feminine pieces with masculine ones, and pieces with plenty of texture." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "And if you don't have your proper size or if you have zero confidence, not even head-to-toe Dior will look good." —Monika Mag, Facebook 13. "When in doubt, go for a winning combination: Black clothes, red lips, gold jewelry, and sleek hair." View this photo on Instagram @marinnephara / Via instagram.com —amberlundyleigh 14. "To show off your shape, try cropped sweaters and high-waist skirts together!" View this photo on Instagram @skylarmarshai / Via instagram.com —Rachel Pharoah, Facebook 15. "Buy clothing and accessories that appeal to you individually instead of trying to buy things to make an outfit." Monkeybusinessimages / Getty Images "You can pair the items that you like and have a style that is unique to you."—ericar4eff9ac05 16. "If you don't LOVE it in the store, don't buy it. You realistically won't wear it when you get it home." View this photo on Instagram @mariaalia / Via instagram.com —jessicalynl 17. "When packing for vacation, keep your outfits in the same color family." Tatomm / Getty Images "You can use the same accessories, jackets, and shoes to embellish your ensembles while packing fewer individual items. Plus you can mix and match pieces to make a variety of outfits." —rowanh3 18. "To stay on budget and still trendy, mix expensive brands with cheaper ones." View this photo on Instagram @girlwithcurves / Via instagram.com "Same with fabrics — pair your fake leather pants with a loose-fitting white silk blouse. Also, black on black works when you wear contrasting fabrics or materials."—martam44fc83184 19. "If you want to spice up your look, apply your favorite bold lipstick. It'll change the entire feel of an outfit." View this photo on Instagram @visage_by_kate / Via instagram.com —Taylor Miles, Facebook 20. "Invest in tailoring and tailored pieces when possible." eShakti / Mike Rose / BuzzFeed "Make sure that before you actually purchase something, you add in the cost of tailoring if necessary." —nat82 21. "Focus on how you want your clothes to fit versus the sizes of the item." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com —Submitted by Alexis Maureen Larma, Facebook 22. "If you find something you absolutely love, see if you can find different versions of it and stick to the one color scheme." View this photo on Instagram @mebonnie_kawaii / Via instagram.com —Kate Walencamp, Facebook 23. "Lastly, enhance your shape by pairing a skinny belt over a top or a sash on a coat." Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed —MadisonED, Facebook Want to be featured in more posts like this? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter! Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.