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    40 Gorgeous Pieces Of Clothing And Accessories To Make You Feel Like A Kid Playing Dress Up

    Fashion can still be as fun as it was when you were five.

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    1. A two-pack of headbands embellished with some beautiful beaded flowers for a statement-making accessory you can add to any simple outfit to make it truly wowworthy.


    Promising review: "These are so amazing! They're really well made and packaged with care. :) I am very impressed. They are high end and very beautiful." —sara

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    2. A pair of high-waisted sequin bell bottoms — aka your "party pants". And just to be clear, you don't have to wear these to a party. You can really wear them for any occasion. Yes, even just a trip to the grocery store, because sometimes you want to look and feel fabulous while selecting the perfect avocados for the week.,

    Promising review: "I love these, and I am not a bargain clothing shopper. I don’t mind paying a nice chunk of change for designer clothes. These pants are so adorable and a steal for the price!! I wanted sequin pants for Christmas and Amazon was the only place that had something in stock and could get them here last minute. I went for it, and I am so glad I did!! I wore them during NFL playoff game with my jersey and stilettos. They looked amazing. Yes — the sequins did rub and fall off between my thighs, but I’m not sure what anyone would expect. You couldn’t tell when I was wearing them. I highly recommended!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $42.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in seven colors).

    3. A pair of gummy bear huggies in a candy-coated pastel color for a ~sweet~ detail I'm pretty sure will make you smile every time you wear them.

    three pairs of gummy bear huggies earrings in blue/pink, pink/white, and light pink/dark pink with crystals on the hoops
    Colorful Natalie

    BTW — Colorful Natalie is a woman-owned online boutique with some seriously fun clothing and accessories. 

    Get it from Colorful Natalie for $12 (available in three colors). 

    4. An asymmetrical rhinestone tassel fringe dress giving me big Kacey Musgraves vibes. And now, don't quote me on this, but I'm *pretty* sure this dress is what she's referring to when she sings, "You gave me butterflies."

    model wearing the pink satin dress with rhinestone fringe on the side of the left leg
    Rue 21

    Get it from Rue 21 for $32.99 (available in sizes 1X–4X). 

    5. A plush shoulder bag combining a fun floral pattern with a fuzzy material you'll love carrying around with you. Don't be surprised if random people stop you on the street to compliment your purse.

    Amazon, Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This came in early, and it's so cute and super soft. The inside is so pretty I love it, it's perfect for what I wanted." —Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 styles and patterns).

    6. An "I'm a luxury" sweater made famous by the one-and-only style icon Princess Diana. And I can't be the only one who's wanted to emulate her style since I was a little girl, so this sweater is the perfect tribute to the forever royal.

    pink sweater with white strip in the middle with the words "I'm a luxury" in blue written on it
    Rowing Blazers

    This sweater is currently on my wish list because it is so so so perfect. It was created in a collaboration between Gyles & George (the original creator) and Rowing Blazers (the original creator of the iconic sheep sweater, also worn by Diana). Not only is the message totally on-brand (the back says "few can afford") but the colors are amazing, and I know that I would have this in my wardrobe for many years to come. I'm just going to put it out there that Christmas is coming...!!

    Get it from Rowing Blazer for $295 (available in women's sizes XS-XXL and men's sizes XS-XXL, both in two colors). 

    7. A 20-piece set of hair barrettes reminiscent of the clips you had to wear when you were younger when you were growing out your bangs, and they were at the super awkward length, but these are like 100 times more gorgeous. Plus, since the set comes with so many different options, you can mix-and-match different styles depending on the day, which is it's own kind of dress up!


    Promising review: "These hair clips are absolutely gorgeous — every single one of them!! It's hard to pick which one you want to wear. 😅 I don’t know the sturdiness of this since I haven’t had them for a long period of time, but they feel sturdy. You just have to be careful with the pearls and rocks." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sets).

    8. A tulle ruffle-shoulder bodysuit that will make you feel like a GD star when you wear it. Watch out, the paparazzi may be looking for you when you rock this frock.,

    Promising review: "I love this bodysuit!! I wore it for my birthday brunch and felt bougie in all the right ways! I had a ton of girls ask me where I got it, and they were shocked when I told them Amazon." —Cassidy Diab

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in women's sizes S–XXL and 13 colors and styles).

    9. A houndstooth coat all of your friends will be ~hounding~ you to tell them where you got it from. And we don't gatekeep when it comes to stellar outwear, now do we?

    model wearing the long black and white houndstooth peacoat

    Get it from Eloquii for $179.95 (available in sizes 14-28). 

    10. A pair of Birdies slides you'll ~pick~ out to wear every chance you can, because not only are they gorgeous, but they're made to be as comfortable as your favorite pair of slippers.

    hand holding the purple slides with pink and black cherry blossoms on them

    Promising review: "I actually purchased these to wear to a wedding with a navy jumpsuit. They looked really good super dressed up, and my feet were comfortable all night. I hate wearing heels. Since then, I’ve worn them with jeans and dress pants. They look cute dressed up or down. My only issue is sometimes they come off easily when I’m walking fast. I’m used to wearing slides but not with a pointed toe. Other people may not have this problem " —Rachel K

    Get them from Birdies for $140 (available in sizes 5–12 and in two cherry-blossom colors and 10 other colors and patterns). 

    11. A tulle skirt you'll ~tulle-ly~ love to wear, because you'll feel like a superstar strutting down the street. (You might even throw in a twirl or two, because why not??),

    Promising review: "This is a great evening/party attire for plus-sized women. This is a great A-line circle skirt. I bought the black version for a holiday party. I got many compliments. I’m a size 18 and bought the 3X. It fit perfectly, and hit me just below the knee and had excellent poof!" —Margeaux Chavez

    Get it from Amazon for $39 (available in sizes XS–5X and in 40 colors).

    12. Plaid trousers meant to be oversized, which will elicit those same feelings you had when you would sneak into your parents' closet and try on their clothes as a child.

    model wearing the trousers in teal and white plaid
    Free People

    Promising review: "I love these. They are super cool and unique but also comfortable, which is important to me, as I'm a busy mom of two young kids. I hope to buy these in more colors." —seebyrdie

    Get them from Free People for $78 (available in sizes XS–XL and in five colors and patterns). 

    13. An embellished padded headband for a royal look you may ~lose your head~ over.


    Promising review: "WOW! Everyone was right. As if the picture wasn't pretty enough, it looks even prettier in person. The quality is amazing and to be honest, this looks like a premium brand. I cannot wait to wear it out and look cute not only on my couch but in these streets soon. UGH, I'm in love and can't wait to take pictures!" —shopwithalise

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in seven colors).

    14. A wrap blouse featuring voluminous sleeves that can be worn off the shoulder that just may become your favorite top you've ever owned (very strong phrase, I know). But when you have a semi-formal occasion coming up and are struggling with what to wear, this top will always be the right answer.,

    Promising review: "This blouse is definitely a statement maker. I love how voluminous the sleeves are, it really adds so much drama to any outfit. The material is definitely thicker than expected but it makes it feel more luxe!" —Jessica Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 20 colors).

    15. A puff-sleeve wrap dress basically designed to look so so cute with a pair of chunky loafers and white socks — bonus points if the socks have ruffles on them for the most grown-up version of grade-school chic.

    model wearing the puff-sleeve wrap dress with green and white quilt-like pattern and small green flowers all over it
    Lisa Says Gah

    BTW — Lisa Says Gah is a woman-owned brand mostly known for its fashion-forward styles and retro-inspired prints. 

    Get it from Lisa Says Gah for $169 (available in sizes XS-3XL). 

    16. A faux-fur purse that may just make you feel like you're carrying around your favorite pillow pet, but in the most sophisticated way possible. Plus, the two handles can be carried like a tote, or with one handle pulled through the other, as the picture below shows.


    Promising review: "LOVE MY PURSE! Got in the mail today and it's beautiful! Makes me feel like Marilyn Monroe. 😭❤️ Faux fur feels like velvet." —The Fabulous Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in 13 colors).

    17. A peplum blazer and matching cigarette pants, or in other words, the outfit you're going to wear when you head to court to prove to your law professor that you are ~serious~ about your career and can wear pink while you solve the mystery of who shot your client's husband.

    model wearing the blazer and matching paints in satin hot pink

    BTW — Rebdolls is a Latin female-founded small biz that believes all women deserve amazing fashion. All of their styles are available in women's sizes S–5X. 

    Get both from Rebdolls: $79.99 (for the blazer; available in sizes S–5X) and $49.99 (for the pants; available in sizes S–5X). 

    18. An off-the-shoulder tiered midi dress reviewers have worn to weddings, anniversary dinners, and even photoshoots because a dress this beautiful should not stay hidden in your closet.

    reviewer wearing the white midi dress

    Promising review: "I was thoroughly impressed by this dress. I was considering the same exact one on a popular women’s clothing site but found this one for $40 cheaper. It was comfortable, decent quality, and fit as expected. I wore to a wedding and received many compliments." —Tiffany J.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 27 colors, patterns, and styles).

    19. Some furry mules — now that you're an adult, you have adult money, which means you can buy shoes that would make your younger self oh-so-happy, and these shoes are def part of that. I didn't spend part of my childhood sneaking into my mom's closet to try on her "fancy" heels to not own my own one day.

    model wearing the pink heeled mules with a texture to them
    Arch NYC / Via

    BTW — Arch is an NYC-based black-owned business creating statement-making shoes. 

    Get them from Arch NYC for $160 (available in whole sizes 6–11 and in green and orange). 

    20. And a pair of ruffle stripe socks I'm just saying would look AH-mazing with the heels above or with any other shoes you already have in your closet. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    the pink, blue, and peach vertical stripe socks with ruffle on the top hem
    Sock Candy

    BTW — Sock Candy is a woman-owned small business created by Mary Yashan Gui who is known to always be in socks and heels. These socks are designed to be worn with heels but don't let that stop you from rocking them with sneakers, loafers, or any other type of shoe!

    Get it from Sock Candy for $18 (available in one size that fits shoe sizes 5.5–9.5). 

    21. An LBD designed with sheer puff-sleeves and pearl accents because just like a pearl, you don't need to stay hidden in your oyster. You deserve to be out in the world, showing everyone just how beautiful and confident you are.

    reviewer wearing black midi bodycon dress with heels

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about this dress, it is absolutely beautiful! Every review written here about this dress is true (length is below the knee, very elegant, material does have stretch to it, green as pictured, consider ordering a size up)." —Pawillia

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99 (available in sizes L–5XL and 14 colors).

    22. A detachable collar ingeniously made to solve the ultimate dress-up dilemma — wanting to wear as many layers as possible without fear that you'll end up a sweaty mess in a matter of minutes. Listen, our grandparents and parents have been using this trick for decades, so it's time that we accept that it really is the best way to pull off this layered look.


    Promising review: "This is such a great wardrobe addition! I always get too hot when I wear button-ups below my sweatshirts and this is the perfect way to look stylish and put together while also being super comfy. The straps on the side are adjustable to make it fit just right and it looks like a real shirt! I would definitely recommend it." —Jada Commodore

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in seven colors and packs).

    23. A striped rainbow midi dress I can totally see Allie from The Notebook wearing, and I know that your love affair with that movie ~wasn't over~ and ~still isn't over~, so this beauty deserves a spot in your dress-up bin (aka your closet, duhh!).

    Model laying in the grass while wearing the midi dress
    Mr Water New York / Etsy

    BTW — Mr Water New York is a New York-based small biz featuring vintage-inspired dresses, coats, and more.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress!! I get so many compliments when I wear it and it’s truly one of a kind." —Victoria Kennedy

    Get it from Mr Water New York on Etsy for $89 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    24. An oversized faux shearling moto jacket you'll be ~over~-joyed to have this winter (and every winter going forward), because it will keep you warm *and* stylish.,

    Promising review: "So, I never really write reviews for products however, this is actually the best jacket I’ve ever owned. I am a huge jacket fan, and this jacket is so warm and cozy, and the fur is very thick. I often choose to wear this over my Canada goose. The jacket is oversized and looks very expensive (someone asked me if I spent over $200 on it). If you are going to buy anything, BUY THIS JACKET." —Erika

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in sizes S-XL and five colors).

    25. A satin scarf about to become one of the most versatile items you own. Wear it as a headband, necktie, or even as a stylish top. The possibilities are endless (just like they were during your dress-up playdates).,

    Promising review: "I love this! Good quality and the pattern is beautiful. It came in a cute envelope. This scarf fits well as a top, it is silky so it slides a little if you don’t tie it right. I also use it as a headband in multiple ways." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (one size; available in 45 colors and patterns).

    26. A mock neck hearts sweater, which is like a grown-up version of a craft project you most definitely created as a child. Wear this with your favorite pair of black pants or if you're feeling really ~wild~, with a printed skirt because that's so what your inner child would want.

    model wearing the teal mock neck sweater with red hearts and pink puff balls all over it
    Farm Rio

    Get it from Nordstrom or Farm Rio for $245 (available in sizes XS-XL). 

    27. A lace-up tulle top with the power to give that main-character energy inside you a boost. I mean, what's stopping you from living your best life, especially when you own this head-turning top?,

    Promising review: "I absolutely loooove this blouse. I wore it to a company holiday party and received so many compliments on it. The material is sort of a tutu type — it isn’t scratchy or anything. There’s no stretch to it, but if you get the right size, you can adjust the straps and how much cleavage you want to show in the front. Loved it!!" —Arkel Anita

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes 4–10 and in seven colors).

    28. Keds x Kate Spade gingham sneakers capable of making you *swoon* because these combine the classic style of shoe you've known and loved since you were little with a very grown-up pattern you can rock this fall.

    the purple and blue plaid sneakers with brown leather trim and white platform sole
    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    I mean just look at the combination of the blue and purple colors!!! And the brown trim!! I mean, it's just *chef's kiss* great. These are one of my new favorite shoes for fall. They really are super fun to wear — the pattern makes them stand out enough without overpowering your whole outfit. Plus, they're comfortable. All these years later, and you still can't go wrong with a pair of Keds. 

    Get them from Keds for $89.95 (available in sizes 5–11). 

    29. A three-piece pajama set *technically* made for you to wear to bed, but with a style this luxurious and amazing, you can totally wear this beyond the bedroom. The set comes with a cami, pants, and robe, which means the pieces can be worn together or separately, making this purchase a very smart one.


    Promising Review: "Silky and luxurious. The cami and pants alone, are perfect for the warm summer months, and I will use the robe in fall and winter. Great all-season loungewear/sleepwear. The pattern and sheen is exactly as shown. I feel like royalty in them, and It is just as comfy as my silk pjs. Love it! Will be buying in more colors too." —D. Gordon

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 10 colors and patterns).

    30. A pearl chain eyewear strap radiating modern-day Breakfast at Tiffany vibes. Wear these with an all-black ensemble, as one BuzzFeed editor did below, and you'll have yourself a Parisian-chic look, even if you're nowhere near Paris.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "First of all I love pearls. This eye glass chain far exceeded their value for the money. They are very sturdy and the thickness is perfect. I just saw today that you can even make a necklace." —Colleen1959

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    And read one BuzzFeed editor's full review of the pearl-chain eyewear straps here.

    31. High-waisted palazzo pants that come in a variety of colors, so you might want to grab a few because once you put these on, you're going to want to have more colorful options to add to your wardrobe.

    Reviewer wearing lilac pants

    Promising review: "I love these pants so much. It has a simple hook closure so that the fit is as flat as can be against your stomach. The fabric is comfy and breezy, and the look and feel of the pants make me feel like an old-timey gangster. Also, it has pockets!" —Aylabadayla

    Get them from Amazon for $33.99 (available in sizes XS–3XL and 26 colors and pattern).

    32. A giant cow-print scrunchie because once you discover that #scrunchielife = the best life, you know you're on to something. This style is just the right amount of extra. Wear it in your hair or even on your wrist.

    Jane Dottie Vintage, Kayla Boyd/BuzzFeed

    BTW — Jane Dottie Vintage is a Black woman-owned small business offering some amazing accessories and clothes!

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Boyd says: "Giant scrunchies are the accessory I never knew I needed. I have big, curly type 3 hair, and I'm constantly putting it up and taking it down throughout the day. These adorable scrunchies make throwing my hair up in a messy bun so much more fun."

    Get it from Jane Dottie Vintage for $11+ (available in five sizes).

    33. A magic mushroom sweater I haven't stopped thinking about since I first laid eyes on it, and I'm pretty sure the same thing will happen to you. This whimsical style is a need, not a want.

    model wearing the blue and green sweater with red and white mushroom on it
    Queenie & Pearl

    BTW — Queenie & Pearl is a woman-owned small business based in Minneapolis. Their store offers a mix of new and vintage pieces, but you can find some pretty darn cute pieces online as well. 

    Get it from Queenie & Pearl for $64 (available in sizes S–L). 

    34. A pair of popping champagne earrings because you deserve to celebrate life every single day, and what better way than with a pair of earrings as great as these ones!?!

    dangle earrings that look like a bottle of champagne with gems and a cork coming out of it

    And if champagne really isn't your thing, Baublebar has a TON of other really fun earrings to help you add some fun to your accessory collection. 

    Get it from Baublebar for $48

    35. A floral appliqué skirt that will give you a Cinderella moment when you step out in it. Don't be surprised if you hear people around you whispering, "OMG, who is that?"

    model wearing tulle skirt in pink

    Promising review: "This skirt is beautiful with soft layers, giving it a delicate sophisticated feel. It has enough layering to not be see-through. High-quality elastic waistband ensures a comfortable fit. Khaki color will go with a variety of other colors and give a lot of options. Happy with this purchase." —ParkersMom

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in one size and 21 colors and styles).

    36. A pair of Rifle Paper Co. rainboots bound to give you the same feelings that jumping into a puddle did as a child. Yes, you know that feeling I'm talking about. That unmatched pure joy.

    the colorful floral-print rainboots
    Rifle Paper Co.

    Get them from Rifle Paper Co. for $74.95 (available in whole sizes 5-11). 

    37. A colorblock tiered maxi dress here to help you stand out in the world. You are not meant to sit on the sidelines of life, and your fashion choices should reflect that.

    model wearing the maxi dress in orange, yellow, pink, blue, and dark navy with purff-sleeves

    Reviewers do say that this runs big, so consider ordering one size down. 

    Promising review: "This is an absolutely beautiful dress! It feels like I’ve been swept off to Rip or somewhere in the Caribbean. I found that it ran large particularly in the bust. I’m usually a small (4–6), but the extra small fit perfectly." —taydelabay

    Get it from Anthropologie for $129.95 (originally $230; available in sizes XXS–XL, XXS–XL Petite, and 1X–3X). 

    38. A pair of cow-print pants one reviewer confirmed will help you achieve your goal of getting middle-schoolers to look at your outfit and think you dress cool. And that's an accomplishment in life.,

    Promising review: "WARNING: only buy these pants if you are comfortable receiving compliments from groups of middle-school girls. These pants are absolutely lovely. The fabric is more canvas like than it is jean, but it totally works with the style." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XL and 20 prints/styles).

    39. A loop-through faux fur stole radiating bad and bougie vibes and perfect for anyone who takes their style game seriously.

    Reviewer wearing the faux fur collar scarf in dark blue

    Promising review: "Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from such an inexpensive faux fur stole, but WOW, I was pleasantly surprised! The fur is silky smooth and looks close to real. It is a great size....not too large, not too small! It has an unnoticeable loop hole, so the stole can stay put instead of sliding everywhere and having to 'hold on' to it with clenched arms. I bought this for my Great Gatsby dress and it fits in perfectly with the dress. If you are considering....I say put it in your cart and checkout!! You won't be disappointed!" —rjv4EVER

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two sizes and 23 colors).

    40. And a rainbow puff-sleeve dress because ~oh what a world~ do we live in that a dress like this actually exists. I'm pretty sure this gorgeous number is proof that's there's as much magic in getting dressed today as there was digging through your dress-up bins as a child. Never let that go of that wonder.

    model wearing the rainbow iridescent puff-sleeve midi dress

    Side note: Can you tell I've been listening to Kacey Musgraves while writing this post? 

    Also, just a note that this dress is sheer, so it's recommended to wear over a tube top or dress!

    Get it from Selkie for $325 (available in sizes XXS-5X). 

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.