11 Styling Tips We Learned From J.Crew's Show

J.Crew's that perfect mix of aspirational and accessible. When we see the models at the presentation, we think to ourselves, "I'm not that put-together. That's not my life." But also, "I could be. It could be."

We swoon over the practical separates and easy frocks, to be sure. Then, we wait for them to hit stores, window displays, and coworkers', friends', parents', nephews', and sisters' wardrobes everywhere.

What we implement more immediately, though, are the label's signature styling tips. A mix of, "What, this old thing?" nonchalance and Jenna Lyons' sophistication, these must-try tricks are working their way into our OOTD's starting right now. From daytime sequins to three-piece suits, J.Crew's Spring '16 looks are so lovable we're copy-repeating them as soon as possible.

Click through for the top tips to try now.
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Layer dress on dress for just a little bit of color — and an all too easy mid-day outfit change!
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Do a twofer on top for a mix-and-match three-piece suit Annie Hall would approve of.
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A sequined blazer doesn't always mean Elton John (though we're not mad at that). Tone it down with plaid and khaki.
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Make a full look out of two strong separates by pairing a shiny version with a muted version.
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Same stripes, different sizes, total win.
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Triple the plaid: a triple threat.
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This guy is all, "I can do stripes better than you." Here they are three ways: black and white, green and white, and textured, on a bag.
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Another take on day sequins! Here we have it in a muted plaid, toned down again with a big straw bag and flats.
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Break up a mono-print look with a strong metallic belt and a half-tuck.
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A long jean skirt deserves a long trench.
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Layer on top of sequins to work in some unexpected glam. Here we have sequined stripes, a cardigan, and a blazer.
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