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    31 Fashion Pieces You Need If You Consider Yourself A Trendsetter

    From classic and simplistic pieces to quirky finds, you should add 'em to your wardrobe ASAP.

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    1. A velvet dress that's sophisticated and chic, and will pair beautifully with any cute shoes you own from flats, to heels, to wedges, to booties.

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    Promising review: "This is a lovely dress that feels a lot more expensive than it looks. I bought it for a wedding and it was the perfect fall dress. Very soft material, well made and doesn’t wrinkle! I’m on the shorter side, and the length is a little more than a tea length dress, but not a maxi. Also the sleeves can be pushed up and will stay in place (great for shorter gals)! The fit is as expected, and I was pleased that it was true to size! Highly recommend this dress!" —Ann Kathryn Polka

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 14–22 and nine colors).

    2. A classic pair of skinny jeans to be a staple in your wardrobe for eons to come.

    model wearing medium wash skinny jeans

    Promising review: "The absolute best style of jean, I have ever purchased. Being a plus-size female. Jeans were always extremely difficult to find. Not anymore! Bombshell skinny jean is my go-to and I rave to all my girls about them and they tried it and love it! True to size and hugs all the right places!" —Peaches0081

    Get them from Torrid for $51.67 (originally $79.50; available in sizes 10–28 and five lengths).

    3. A pair of gold hoop earrings you'll wear over and over again because they'll work with any and all outfits. If you don't have a pair of these in your accessory repertoire it's time to get on that...

    Customer wearing gold hoop earrings

    Promising review: "I have the small, slightly chunkier gold PAVOI hoops and I wear them almost everyday. I wanted a larger pair and these are perfect!! They aren’t heavy and go with everything! I always love how well the backs stay on. These are a jewelry staple and the price is so great!" —Erica Reid

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    4. A mock neck sweater in a relaxed fit you'll want to pick up in every single color. Everyone needs an evergreen sweater in their collection they can go back to time after time and this is for sure a classic.


    Promising review: "This sweater is well made and fits well. I have received many compliments. So far I've bought two colors. Buying all colors." —Rozita

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and six colors).

    5. A floral print belted dress so you can give the loungewear a break and give this twirl-worthy dress a go. It features flounce sleeves and a tie-able belt.,

    Promising review: "Loved this dress. Thin material but it was nice since it was long-sleeve it felt like I could breathe. Overall, I loved this look and fit of this dress and the color was very rich." —Rawjh

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 10 colors/patterns).

    6. A teddy cross-body bag made from soft sherpa fabric that actually fits A TON of must-have essentials. Not to mention it's adorably cute.

    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    Just Peachy Place is a BIPOC, woman-owned small business based in San Diego, California and they offer some of the cutest and most cheek-pinching apparel and accessories.

    This bag is super comfortable to wear and is the most perfect size. I swear you would never be able to tell when wearing it, but inside, it fits an insane amount of items. I am able to fit my point and shoot camera, hand sanitizer, two wallets, airpods, glasses, sunglasses, with ROOM TO SPARE (what!?!?). If you love cute and cuddly accessories, then this bag is your new furry friend.

    Get it from Just Peachy Place for $30 (currently available for preorder) or you can grab the backpack version for $40.

    7. A pair of slip-on mules if you're shoe-obsessed and can always use a business casual pair in your closet., Amazon

    Promising review: "These are awesome. A perfect dupe for a much more expensive brand. These are awesome quality and run true to size." —Lauren Fuquay

    Get them from Amazon for $25.30+ (available in sizes 5–12 and seven colors).

    8. A pair of raw hem wide-leg cropped jeans so you can switch up your look and pair these with booties or some eye-catching mules.

    reviewer wearing the cropped wide-leg jeans in dark blue

    Promising review: "My new go-to cropped jean!! If you’re a lover of vintage fits, these are a must-try. This is going to sound like a paid review, because I’m so obsessed with the fit of these jeans, but I bought them, love them and bought two more pairs. They are snug on the butt and thighs and widen to a large bell around the ankle. I love the button enclosure, zippers are not as flattering on a ruse this high. Love love love." —MCP

    Get it from Amazon for $40.02+ (available in sizes 0–24 and in six colors).

    9. A striped sweater that'll easily become one of your most grabbed for items when it comes to putting together an effortless 'fit. Jeans and this sweater? Sold.

    Amazon / Via, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "This was a really a really comfy sweater. It is came really soft right out of the package. I ordered a size large, but I could have fit into a size medium, but I didn't want to return it, and I like my sweater a little bit bigger anyway. I was not disappointed at all with this sweater which will be in heavy rotation this winter." —Lynn Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 17 styles).

    10. A pair of Nisolo Dari Boots in a stunning tan color that will stand the test of time. They feature a water-resistant leather so you won't have to worry if you end up getting caught in the rain.

    nisolo dari boots

    Promising review: "I love these boots. I was looking for an everyday boot that was well made and had a chunky heel. I love the minimalist design elevated with a gold zipper in the back. I have been slowly breaking them in without any problems." —Clarissa

    Get them from Nisolo for $240 (available in sizes 5–11, available in three colors).

    11. A starstruck gold necklace that'll look great worn solo or stacked with other stunning gold necklaces.

    starstruck gold necklace
    It's Especially Lucky

    It's Especially Lucky is a woman-owned small business located in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in modern trendy accessories perfect for layering. (I own their lock babe necklace and I'm obsessed.)

    Get it from It's Especially Lucky for $24.

    12. An Express sweater dress to make you feel like you're cozied up in loungewear when in reality you'll be acceptably dressed for any work Zoom calls.


    Promising review: "I actually purchased this in the store (which I only came to exchange something but ended up seeing this lovely dress). First and foremost, we know any woven sparkly threading, most of the time, tends to itch the skin. This dress is exceptionally soft! It's a little oversized so if you're thinking of sizing up for this one, don't. I tend to wear a size small in dresses and this in a small was a great fit." —Feisty Sam

    Get it from Express for $88 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    13. A wide brim fedora hat — the perfect accessory to add a little extra something to your winter wardrobe. (A must have for second or third day hair, you're welcome.),

    Promising review: "I love this hat! At first, I was worried it might be heavy in weight because of its wool-like texture, but it was actually lightweight! This hat will go with any outfit. You’ll have to fix the shape of it after taking it out of the box though, it was a bit crushed from delivery but no biggie. For the price and quality, I was impressed. I recommend this must-have fashionable piece! :)" —Sapphire Shiohwan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 35 colors).

    14. A pink elephant pattern cardigan because your wardrobe isn't complete without a little bit of fun. This sweater is a great way to add a little bit of color to your otherwise predominantly black wardrobe.

    model wears pretty pink elephants cardigan

    This cropped cardigan can be paired with your fave skirt or pants for a one-of-a-kind look. (Also this would be a solid V-day look, don't you think!?)

    Get it from ModCloth for $65 (available in sizes 6–22).

    15. A Machete claw clip in a stunning tortoise checker print so you can forgo the scrunchies and opt for a more timeless hair accessory.

    Heirloom claw clips in tortoise checker

    Machete is a woman-owned small business located in Atlanta, Georgia that makes the most stunning accessories from earrings, to phone cases, to hair clips.

    Promising review: "I'm so used to cheap clips that can't handle my thick hair, so I was afraid this would be too small as my hair grows out. However, it is so strong and so beautifully constructed that my fears were immediately assuaged. I am hoping to be loving this beautiful claw for a *long* time!" —Teresa R.

    Get it from Machete for $60.

    16. A Forever 21 quilted jacket with a self-tie waist and contrasting hood that looks incredibly street chic.


    This adorbs jacket features a quilted design, combined zippered and snap-button front, dropped shoulders, long sleeves with tortoiseshell button cuffs, elasticized waist with self-tie ribbon, front slanted pockets, dolphin hem, and a contrast knit hood that'll give you the warmth you need this winter and will have you looking ~cute~ while doing so.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $39.99 (originally $49.99; available in sizes 0X–3X).

    17. A JW Pei purple handbag in case you want to incorporate color into your wardrobe but don't want to physically wear it. This purse will do just the trick. 💜

    jw pei gabby bag in purple
    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 (originally $79; Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Venmo are available).

    18. A V-neck ruffle blouse that can be worn on or off the shoulder. It has over 1,000 positive, 5-star reviews making it an absolute must-have for any fashion lover.,

    Promising review: "This top is so much better than I had anticipated. The fabric, the quality, the cut, comfort and versatility are superb!!! I’m so happy. I’ll def be ordering a few more colors. I ordered white for my first one but black and red are in the order later list now!! Girls Do it! You won’t regret it. FYI: the wrap around style makes it super easy to wear normally or off the shoulder and your placement can be exactly where you want. I can’t give this top enough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️." —Daniel

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

    19. A pair of round circle sunglasses because we all need a pair of trendy shades to block out the haters every now and again.


    Promising review: "For the money you can’t beat em! These look amazing on my face like a $300 pair of sunglasses. I have tried multiple pairs and this brand looks and feels comparable to a pair of RayBans and Pradas, I have a smaller face and to me this pair fits the best, perfect for my nose and brow line. I couldn’t be happier, just wish there were 6 stars so everyone would know how amazing they are. If you are questioning whether or not they will look as good on you as they do in the photos, yes...yes they do." —Christina

    Get them from Amazon for $14.83 (available in seven colors).

    20. A pair of Blowfish Resden Boots since you'll def need a pair of cute but *comfortable* shoes to finish off your #OOTDs.

    blowfish resden chelsea boots

    As someone who hates heeled boots (because *ouch* after standing on them all day,) these look right up my alley.

    Promising review: "I bought these boots three weeks ago...happy is an understatement. I am now looking for this boot in every and any color I can find it in. They're so comfortable you could sleep in them." —Lady G.

    Get them from DSW for $49.99 (available in sizes 6–11 and two colors).

    21. A pair of Athleta faux leather tights any fashionista will be obsessed with. These breathable, shiny bottoms will look fab paired with cute boots and a chunky sweater.

    Model wears Delancey Gleam Tight in black

    Promising review: "These tights are great and are very comfortable compared to other brands with the leather look. Perfect pant for work, date night, or dress down with sneakers." —Athleta Reviewer

    Get them from Athleta for $79.99 (originally $98; available in sizes XS–XL regular, XS–XL tall, and XXS–L petite)

    22. A metallic shirt dress with just the right amount of shine to balance out its simplicity. You can rock this look with zero accessories and it'll still look like a million bucks.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I’ve actually owned this dress twice now. I misplaced the first one, which I owned three or four years ago. I loved this dress and was so sad when it was gone. But now, it’s back and I bought it and I still love it. I wear a size 18, so I bought a 2X. It’s such a great dress. Get one!" —Katherine M.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $12 (originally $17.99; available in sizes 0X–3X and in two colors).

    23. A Senreve Aria belt bag because sometimes you deserve to treat yourself to something splurge-worthy. This bag is super versatile and will be a staple in your handbag collection.

    Senreve belt bag in brown

    I personally own this belt bag and I couldn't possibly express how luxe it is. Belt bags are thriving right now which makes this a fab accessory to add to your closet. I have it in the vegan leather option and it goes with absolutely everything. This is also great for the person (guilty as charged) who needs to stop overpacking their handbags with stuff they just don't need.

    Get it from Senreve for $445 (available in 36 colors).

    24. A flowy pleated skirt in case you want a no fuss option to go with all of your basic tees and tanks. This skirt will instantly take a plain white tee from drab to fab.,

    Promising review: "This skirts gets me many compliments whenever I wear it, you can dress it up or down and always end up looking vibrant and fun. Also it doesn’t lose its pleating when you wash it or get wrinkles at all, also the elastic is super stretchy for your heavy eating days!" —nikou

    Get it from Amazon for $26.89+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in eight colors/patterns).

    25. A two-piece monochromatic loungewear set because staying comfy, cozy, AND true to your neutral color ~brand~ will pay off when you're snuggled up on the couch and ready for a movie night (or snapping a cute mirror selfie).,

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this set so much that I want to buy it in every color! It's so comfortable and cute, fits pretty much perfect. It's a little bit big but in a cozy way so I don't mind it at all! SUPER high quality, way better than I was expecting!!" —Theresa DeLaBarrera

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in 15 colors/patterns).

    26. Or this tie-dye lounge set you can feel put together in even if you're spending the entire day on the couch #relatable.,

    Promising review: "Wow! This pajama set is so soft, comfortable, and all around luxurious! These pajamas fit great and are just the right length. Well worth the money. I will be ordering more for sure!" —Tammy N.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 27 colors/patterns).

    27. 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).

    28. An animal print baby doll top — perfect for wearing with leggings or cinched at the waist with a statement belt.,

    This belt would be ~super~ cute cinched at the waist.

    Promising review: "This shirt is so adorable and I’m so happy with it! I got my usual size and it has a great flowy look without feeling over sized. Falls right below my hips so it looks great with skinny jeans. The quality is excellent and looks expensive." —Patrick

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 26 colors/patterns).

    29. A long-line coat if your style can be described as casually sophisticated. You can never go wrong with a button-front coat in your closet.

    Reviewer wearing the coat in tan

    Promising review: "I wanted a longish coat in this basic style. I started by ordering a big name brand, but the fit was so weird and wrong, I returned it. So, I ordered this one for one-third the price I'd paid for the fancy brand, and holy moley, I love this coat! It's a boxy fit, for sure, but I actually like that because I usually layer and have on both a shirt and bulky sweater beneath it. I've been wearing this coat now for several weeks, through snow and single-digit temperatures, and it's surprisingly warm and very comfortable. It's holding up well. I love the deep pockets, and I love the long length. For this price, you really can't go wrong! I like it enough I'm seriously considering ordering a second one in a different color." —Mntnstorm

    Get it from Amazon for $58.64+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and five colors).

    30. A chunky knit cardigan that can be dressed up or down with distressed jeans or with comfy lounge pants for a WFH "uniform.",

    Promising review: "Super cute and bulky knitted from a thick, high quality yarn. The red color is as pictured, a beautiful, brilliant cherry. The fit is oversized and casual." —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 14 colors).

    31. And an oversized scarf that doubles as a shawl you can wear over tops and dresses that has over 9,000 5-star reviews. Time to bundle up (and look chic while doing it).,

    Promising review: "I bought this scarf because I am an every day scarf wearer in the cooler weather. I think this scarf compliments every outfit I put it with. It is not small, it is thick, and the colors look exactly like the picture. I like that I can use it as a shawl and not just a scarf. I've received many compliments wearing this scarf. It's long enough where I can tie it in different ways and it doesn't look or feel cheap and it doesn't scratch at my neck. If you are looking for a quality scarf, I would recommend. I will be purchasing another!" —Jennifer Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 16 colors/patterns).

    Here's to adding some impeccable selections to your closet.


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