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The formula to easy and effortless dressing is having the right foundations and building blocks. But this isn’t another ‘Basics you need’ guide, we are looking at pieces you can wear that will have an instant effortless and easy look. The pieces are cool, flattering and comfortable. These are not just for models to wear and enjoy but also for girls like you and me. It is clear that all these pieces could be easily mixed with other clothes and just… work.

1. The silky culottes

Nothing looks more elegant than a pair of wide-legged pants with a simple top tucked in. When they are silky, it adds a little more luxe to the look. These emerald satin wrap culottes work with heels, flats and also sneakers if you are that kind of girl. Pair them with a button-down blouse, an equally silky black top or even just a brightly coloured crop top for that cool look.

Dh199 from Zara

2. The elongating little red dress

A dress that falls at mid-calf is pretty flattering on most bodies. This classic silhouette with a cinched waist looks effortless day or night. Wear it with sneakers and a white tee underneath on casual days and with high heels and a choker on more fancy nights. The pleated material adds a touch of cool to it as well.

Dh129 from Bershka

3. Flattering celeb-inspired sunnies

The Slim butterfly Max Mara sunglasses are super 90s-inspired and have been spotted on Priyanka Chopra. They have a very sexy bandage effect at the front. Wear them when you need to push your elegance up a notch and, without much effort, you just look cool but also really girly.

Dh796 from Safilo Group

4. The girly ruffled top

Wear this top on jeans, cut off shorts, a skirt or a wide-leg pant. It’s flirty and really allows you to rock those ruffles. The reason women love a little ruffle is because of the romantic feel it adds to the look, and this particular shape is pretty slimming, especially the double ruffle hem.

Dh128 from American Eagle