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    33 Things To Give Your Closet The Ultimate Refresh

    Tops, dresses, cardigans, and accessories to amp up your wardrobe.

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    1. A baguette shoulder bag so you'll have a new go-to purse to top off all of your future #OOTDs.

    JW Pei

    JW Pei is an Asian, family-owned brand with minimalist accessory designs that are made with sustainable vegan materials.

    Get it from JW Pei for $59 (Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Venmo are available).

    2. A super comfy maxi dress that has long sleeves for those chillier days where you still want to opt for a dress but want to opt out of being cold.,

    Promising review: "Can I just say I love this dress? It’s sooo lightweight and comfortable ! I love how long it is and it’s super affordable! I received so many compliments!" —AngeliqueNicolexx

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes L–6XL and 33 colors/patterns).

    3. A pair of ankle boots with a chunky heel that'll def hold up longer (if you're going to be doing a bit of walking and standing) than stilettos. These'll look bomb with some high-waisted straight jeans., Amazon

    Promising review: "Omg. I wore these out on a Friday night and got rave reviews from everyone! I took an extra pair of sandals in case these hurt my feet, didn’t need the sandals!!! Even went out dancing! I’m between a medium and a wide running shoe and these are amazing! Just for reference." —Kathy Williams

    Get them from Amazon for $47.98+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 18 colors).

    4. A vintage-style leather belt if you need a chic accessory to add on top of a classic T-shirt dress, or just simply to tighten the waist on your jeans.,

    Promising review: "This is a lovely belt — well-made, with a quality Western-style buckle, keeper, and end tab. The size was exactly as described. It's not too thick or heavy for wearing with lightweight jeans, sturdy enough for heavy, all-cotton ones, and sharp enough to look good with skirts or dresses. Best of all, it comes with a pro-quality leather hole punch, and instructions for shortening the belt at the buckle, so if you happen to lose an inch or two at your waist, you don't have to toss your belt!" —Emma Bull

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in waist sizes 23"–50" and eight styles).

    5. A breezy dress with puff sleeves that seriously seems like a wardrobe option out of the Love Story Taylor Swift music video. Honestly, more of a reason to buy it...,

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I want it in pretty much every color. For me, I don’t need to wear a bra and that’s a total plus! It’s super light for the humid summer days in Virginia. I have it in orange as well and hope to wear it into the cooler months." —Ava Massey

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 15 colors).

    6. An effortless T-shirt dress since nothing is better than a trendy 'fit that'll play well with sneakers. Looking cute AND comfy.

    model wearing t-shirt dress with sneakers

    Promising review: "I love this cut! It's so cute and I love wearing it. I have both prints and I hope they make more!" —Syd_Yeah_Syd

    Get it from Torrid for $45.49 (originally $79.50; available in sizes 10–30). 

    7. A two-piece set you can feel confident to leave the house in, but know as soon as you arrive home that you can just plop on the couch while still being comfortable. You can even wear these pieces together or separate!

    Promising review: "The material is so soft, thick, stretchy, and comfortable. It hugs all of your curves. I like it even more because the length is on point if you're tall." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    8. A pink rib knit cardigan — AKA the perfect transitional fall piece to help you channel ~major~ Sharpay Evans vibes (but like, more grown-up).

    model wearing pink rib knit cardigan with matching skirt

    Grab the matching skirt here

    Get it from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL). 

    9. A one-shoulder cow print top with the perfect amount of stretch that you can wear it all day and all night and not feel constricted. It's ~utterly~ perfect.

    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed,

    This top is so comfy cozy and adds a nice pop of pattern to my otherwise neutral wardrobe (this is still a neutral LOL). I've gotten so many compliments on this top and rightfully so — it's fun, supplies killer Y2K vibes, and is all-around a chic wardrobe staple. I love the fit so much I may buy it in more patterns.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and four patterns).

    10. A Cher Horowitz-approved plaid mini skirt you'll want to wear all day, every day, without the need of a closet technology system to style your outfit for you...,

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this skirt I get SO many compliments on it everywhere I go! So in love; it gives me '90s vibes. I definitely want to purchase more! It fit so perfectly." —Robin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and eight colors).

    11. A long teddy shacket — perfect for styling over your basics like neutral bodysuits and jeans. Top it off with a killer handbag and you're fall ready.


    Get it from Missguided for $88 (available in sizes 12–22).

    12. An oversized shacket (shirt and jacket) that you can throw on if bumming it around the house in a 3-day-old sweatshirt just isn't the move for you. This will look chic and keep you from freezing your booty off.

    Amazon, Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    I have this jacket and I'm OBSESSED. I love to wear work from home outfits that are functional and cozy but also look trendy for meeting calls. This fits the bill to a T and is perfect layered over a classic long sleeve. It's oversized so if you want it more fitted I'd suggest going down a size.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.90 (available in sizes XXS–3X and three colors).

    13. A split hem skirt featuring a soft faux-suede material that feels buttery soft on the skin and is ACTUALLY comfortable., Amazon

    Promising review: "I really love the design of this skirt. It's super cute. The faux suede feels high quality and realistic. It's fairly thick and should hold up after multiple wearings. It has just enough stretch to hug my body just right. The slit is really sexy." —D. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.94+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 10 colors/patterns).

    14. A chunky cardigan that's super versatile — and by versatile, we mean it can be styled over your loungewear or with an outfit you'd actually step out of the house in. There is no in between at this point, welcome to 2021.

    Promising review: "I love this neutral taupe heathery color, it’s so much prettier in person, the material are very nice not too heavy, not too light, it’s truly a perfect fall cardigan or as a layering piece." —Ron Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.30+ (available in sizes XXS–3X and three colors).

    15. A dress with a double-tiered skirt that looks just darling with some cute booties and a fedora hat.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress — so much so that I bought it in three different colors. It’s so comfortable and the length and flow is perfect. If you want more length and/or are between sizes, I’d recommend sizing up." —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $22.93+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 32 colors).

    16. A splurge-worthy tote for carrying all of your work essentials in style. It's incredibly spacious — big enough for your laptop, tablet, and additional notebooks. AND it features metal feet on the bottom of the bag so when you set it down it'll stay upright.

    M. Gemi

    M. Gemi is a small business that works to create small batches of Italian hand-crafted leather goods.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful bag. It is evident that every stitch is carefully thought out and sewn by an artist. It just makes the bag even more beautiful knowing it is designed and crafted by a generational craftsman. The inside pockets, the strap across, the handles. It is not too heavy for such a large bag and the handles are just the right size to be able to fit on your shoulder or carry as a satchel. I love it!" —Chelsea R.

    Get it from M. Gemi for $398 (available in four colors).

    17. A ribbed knit pencil skirt — perfect as a cozy suitable-for-work wardrobe piece that's also comfortable to lounge in. Who knew skirts could be loungewear!?

    reviewer wearing the orange midi skirt

    Promising review: "Love the fit of this skirt! Material is soft and stretchy. The color is beautiful as well." —Amylia

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and in 22 colors). 

    18. A lightweight, oversized blazer — AKA your new go-to fall layering piece. Style it over a hoodie, a sweater, or a simple long sleeve for an instant fall upgrade.

    reviewer wearing with boots and a hoodie underneath

    Promising reviews: "I get so many compliments whenever I wear this coat. It always ties my outfits together and makes me feel spruced up. The weight is really versatile too! It was a godsend when I went to a convention in San Diego. I could wear it over my sleeveless dress in the air conditioning or outside walking by the water and feel very comfortable. I wore it over long sleeved shirts and sweaters with boots in the fall and winter and felt super cute. It's held up well and I couldn't be happier!" —Noneya

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and five prints).

    19. A pair of classic leggings you'll want to own in at least seven colors for every day of the week. Wear them with athleisure looks, chic fall sweaters, or even for a quick run around the block.


    Promising review: "I’m a girl with a lot of leggings and these white leggings are the softest I own. They fit great and don’t see through much if wearing the right color underwear. They are my favorite leggings. I’m getting more." —Carley Jet

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes that fit S–XXXL and tons of colors).

    20. A leopard print long-sleeve top with a V-neckline so you can show off all of your favorite layerable necklaces.

    reviewer wearing shirt tucked into black jeans with a belt

    Promising review: "I have received so many compliments from this top!! It works with casual but I can also dress it up for work! Soft and comfy!" —Stephanie Mason

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and six prints).

    21. A cowl neck slip dress that's truly timeless. Style it underneath an oversized blazer for a business casual look.,

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this dress, have it in four colors now and it's always a winner. *Washing Tip*: always put these in a delicates bag, I neglected to one time and the zipper on something else really messed up the silky fabric." —Stephanie Verheyen

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and eight colors).

    22. A multi-functional cross-body bag that can be worn as a set or separated and used individually to match your 'fit of the day.,

    Promising review: "V cute and perfect addition to a casual look. Love that you can take it apart and use it in different ways." —Kalyn

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in six colors).

    23. An oversized open cardigan featuring rainbow striped sleeves in case your finally willing to incorporate some color into your entirely neutral wardrobe. (Baby steps.)


    Promising review: "I love how soft this sweater is, and cozy. It matches with pretty much anything! The colors and material were definitely better than I expected. I wore it with shorts and a tank top (I live in hot weather) and the material was breathable. I didn't feel overly hot and it looked great. I would highly recommend this sweater." —alicia

    Get it from Amazon for $35.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in eight colors).

    24. A ruffle sleeve mini dress in case your closet is beckoning for a cute staple that feels flirty and fun.,

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute and the material is great for how cheap it is! I was so impressed by the quality. I ordered a size bigger than normal and I probably could have gotten my normal size but I wanted to have it a little longer so I could wear it to work!" —Gracyn Herman

    Get it from Amazon for $24.89+ (available in sizes S–XXL and eight colors).

    25. A turtleneck sweater if you were ready for fall weather to come like...yesterday. You can truly never have too many fall sweater options.

    Reviewer photo of a person wearing a light brown sweater, dark jeans, and brown over the knee boots

    Not only does the high neck keep you warm on chillier days, but this bad boy also has slits on the side of the bottom, making it fit nicely *every time*. 

    Promising review: "This sweater is super cute and definitely made with great high quality. I really love the 'chunky' sweater. It's plenty warm and a bold, beautiful color. The length is perfect and it's not bulky. I am super pleased!! So much that I ordered three other colors!" —R. Vasquez

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 22 colors). 

    26. A chiffon blouse in case your closet needs some pattern (finally), and also some more biz casual options.

    Reviewer photo of a person wearing denim jeans and a burnt orange chiffon blouse

    Note: The fabric doesn't have any stretch!

    Promising review: "This is a really great item. It’s a very nice material, and the print is vibrant. It’s not very long so if you’re tall, make sure you’ll want to tuck it into something high waisted. The sleeves are just the tiiiiiniest bit short on me, but as I said, I’m super tall so I’m used to it. I definitely recommend this top!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 21 colors).

    27. A bell-sleeve blouse because nothing is easier than knowing you have a solid top option the next time you have an event to go to. Add some jeans and some booties and you're set.

    Reviewer photo of a person wearing denim jeans and a yellow blouse

    Promising review: "This top is perfect for what I was looking for. The fabric is nice enough that you could dress it up. But the shirt is casual enough that you could pair it with jeans. The fit is perfect." —Jenessa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 32 colors).

    28. A loungewear set if your ideal WFH outfit includes being comfy while simultaneously being aesthetic. Wear the top and bottoms together or as separates for even more look options!

    A person wearing a mauve loungewear shorts set

    Promising review: "It's a thick, cozy waffle material that you will want to lounge in all day and night! I'm a WFH mama so I don't really get dressed up every day and this is such a great alternative because I still feel cute but am also comfortable! Great set all around. Highly recommend!" —Danielle Comstock

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 13 colors).

    29. A cropped knit sweater for a more playful wardrobe option that's killer when styled with black jeans.

    model wears leopard sweater with cut-off shorts

    Promising review: "How cute is this sweater?! It’s on the thicker side so will definitely be great for the winter. Runs small, so I recommend sizing up." —Living Fashionably Late

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 colors).

    30. A casual chiffon blazer in case your closet is begging for an evergreen outerwear staple. Blazers make EVERYTHING look better. Don't believe me? Style it over a graphic tee alongside a pair of jeans and then come talk to me (you're welcome).

    Simple Retro, Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    Simple Retro is a women-owned brand that was created by a group of friends with a passion for thrifting and a common mission to create clothing that would be timeless beyond seasonal trends. They are based in NYC.

    This is my favorite blazer I own. It's so lightweight and the mobility in the sleeves and underarms is amazing. I tend to find a lot of blazers can be quite stiff across the back and in the underarms but this is a great summer into fall blazer option because it's not super heavy. The color is so gorgeous and works with basically everything in my closet.

    Get it from Simple Retro for $59.99 (originally $79.99; available in sizes XS–L).

    31. A customizable tennis bracelet featuring an array of fun charms you can mix and match to your liking. You should always invest in pieces that you'll wear over and over again and a customized piece def fits the bill.

    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed, BONBONWHIMS

    Choose from over 77 different charms to add to your one-of-a-kind bracelet.

    BONBONWHIMS is a BIPOC, woman-owned small business specializing in quirky, nostalgic accessories that will bring you back to the glory days of the late '90s, early 2000s.

    I've worn this bracelet every day since I received it. It's so dainty and comfortable and means even more that I was able to hand select which charms went on it. By being able to customize this piece, ensures that I'll love it and will continue to wear it. It's a great size to stack with my watch too!

    Get it from BONBONWHIMS for $65+ (add up to 4 charms; PayPal, Google Pay, and Shop Pay are available).

    32. A flared drawstring skirt that's such an easy 'fit option when paired with a basic white tee.

    reviewer wearing the dotted skirt

    Promising review: "This is a great skirt! I wore it on my birthday to a steakhouse and then to dancing, just changing my boots between occasions. I got a ton of compliments and I was super comfortable. I also love the versatility of this skirt. Mine is pulled up super high for my outfit, but the adjustable waist means you can wear it however you want!" —Mallory

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 28 colors).

    33. A strawberry print puff sleeve top that you probs need if you're headed to a Harry Styles concert this fall... It'll have you lookin' like "strawberries...on a summer evenin'"...well in this case, fall.

    Megan Crosby is a UK-based designer whose fashion pieces are made from sustainable and deadstock fabrics and environmentally friendly dyes.

    *Keep in mind that this is coming from the United Kingdom, so be mindful with shipping!

    This top is made to order and made from organic cotton twill.

    Get it from Megan Crosby for $106.31 (available in sizes XS–XL; it's also available in a custom size option too)!

    34. Flare jeans with true ☆ star ☆ power you'll never wanna take them off. Like how cute are those rear pockets?!

    Free People

    Promising review: "I got these jeans in black and I get SO many compliments every time I wear them. The stars on the butt are really what make these superior! They fit like a glove and are so comfortable. I love wearing them with heels or white sneakers. So adorable!! I would recommend these jeans for sure." —bridgertmcbride

    Get them from Free People for $168 (available in sizes 24–32 and three colors).

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

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