Fashion secrets used by Real Women Style Awards winners

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(PIX11) – Redbook has found some of the nation’s best-dressed ladies for the Real Women Style Awards.

Learn their style secrets, below.

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Trenchcoat from Land’s End
Price: $99 and comes in plus sizes

  • A trench coat is timeless
  • A tip on wearing a trench is to really use the belt to help with a customized fit
  • Instead of using the buckle, tie the belt in a bow which will hit you right at your natural waist

Denim shirt from Uniqlo
Price: $39.90

  •         Over the years the denim shirt has gone from a men’s work shirt to a woman’s closet staple
  •         You can wear it super crisp and buttoned it up with a pencil skirt
  •         Or you can have fun with it and tie it at the waist like Karla does here
  •         If you want to pull of Karla’s denim-on-denim look, make sure that the denim is high in contrast – pair a very light top with a darker denim bottom

Bold necklace from T+J Designs
Price: $88

  • Every one of the winners said that they relied on a statement necklace every day to help them look great
  • A bold necklace dresses up an outfit as simple as a jeans and tee and it also works to un-stuff a plain white shirt or a more conservative work look

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Striped top from LL Bean
Price: $29.95 and comes in plus sizes

  • Some of the chicest women in history – from Jackie O. to Jane Birkin – relied on the striped tee and it’s still a staple for women today
  • It makes anything from your favorite jeans to a cute skirt to sweats look polished
  • If you’re concerned about horizontal stripes, wear a dark blazer over the tee to frame your body more

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Animal print dress from Vince Camuto
Price: $149

  • Animal print has evolved into a neutral – it goes with everything
  • This dress was one of my favorite pieces from the story
  • You can dress it up in black tights and black heels
  • Or you can dress it down like Kendi did in the piece with rugged low heel ankle boots and a denim jacket

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