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    43 Bold Fashion Items If Plain-White Tees Aren’t Your Thing

    One tall order of patterns, feathers, and bold colors coming right up.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. printed mesh turtleneck bound to have heads turning and people asking "where did you get that top!?" Many reviewers love the fit and versatility so much, they've got this top in multiple patterns.

    reviewer wearing the blue cherub top
    a reviewer in the black and red dragon top

    Promising review: "MUST BUY! Not extremely stretchy but has some stretch which is nice....I love how comfortable it is and its super sexy! I am obsessed 😍 everyone in the reviews rocked this shirt so I bought it and not disappointed!!!" —Brian Scott

    "This top is super cute and cut perfectly! It’s just the right amount of sheer [and] it’s also super comfy and not itchy like some mesh shirts I’ve gotten before." —Kennedy Reese

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 27 colors).

    2. A luxurious faux fur collar that's warm and sophisticated as heck. Throw this on top of any look to create a *very* dramatic ensemble. 

    a model wearing the white collare over a brown clazer
    another model wearing the brown collar
    Free People

    Promising review: "BEAUTIFUL!! Personally, I’m a faux-fur fanatic and this collar does not disappoint!! Perfect to dress up, perfect to dress down. Hopefully Free People will get lots more [colors] in for this winter season!!!" —Lola Lola

    Get it from Free People for $38 (available in four colors).

    3. A tulle ruffle-shoulder bodysuit because its the definition of ~va va voom~. It's trendy, eye catching, and you will *not* want to take it off! Your next #OOTD post is about to viral.

    A reviewer in the black sleeveless bodysuit with sheer tulle puff shoulders
    another reviewer wearing the black top with white jeans

    Promising review: "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 $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 21 colors).

    4. A cozy striped pullover sweater sure to always fit your mood because of the array of color combos this baby comes in. Feeling the fall season and a little moody? Orange and black stripes for the win! Feeling bright 'n cheery? Rainbow stripes are the go-to.

    a reviewer in a rainbow striped sweater
    a reviewer in the the black and orange striped sweater in a pile of leaves

    Promising review: "I was absolutely shocked on how well made this sweater is! It’s a lot thicker than I expect which is a big plus. It’s exactly as shown. I ordered a medium it’s slightly over sized but fits exactly the way I wanted it. Not to tight not to baggy. It’s also one of the softest sweaters that I have in my closet. Very comfortable and easy to layer under a jacket!" —Katie Cominsky

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 33 colors).

    5. A stylish mesh blouse with a gorgeous shimmer of blue and purple so you can be bold even when wearing darker colors. 

    Promising review: "Everyone needs this in their closet!! I originally ordered the shirt as a last resort, when the shirt that I planned to wear didn’t show up, but let me tell you! Not only was this shirt a whole vibe, It was extremely comfortable, the material has a nice stretch, it’s definitely a closet staple! Hands down the best purchase ever. I got soooo many compliments, it was amazing, I will def be wearing this one again!" —Mayra

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes L–5X and 21 colors/styles).

    And here's a suuuper similar version in sizes S–XXL

    6. A colorblocked, polka-dotted angel-sleeve jumpsuit that'll have all eyes on you as if there's a halo above your head (but really, it's just your outfit).  

    a model sitting in the pink, black, and brown jumpsuit
    Lisa Says Gah

    Lisa Says Gah is an awesome woman-owned brand based in San Francisco, California, that's filled with all of your closet's wildest fashion dreams.

    Get it from Lisa Says Gah for $136.80 (originally $228; available in sizes XS–3X).

    7. A long-line faux fur coat so you'll have a go-to piece for immediate chic-ness, especially on those colder evenings.

    reviewer wearing the long coat in white with blue jeans
    a reviewer wearing the coat in brown

    Promising reviews: "I loved this coat!!!...It is great for layering or just as a regular shell to an outfit. It kept me super warm, and stayed cute even in the rain that seattle had to offer!! If you’re thinking about it, just do it! I seriously am so happy I did!!" —Madison DiBari

    "I get so many compliments when i wear this Jacket! You can dress it up or dress it down it’s perfect and a staple in your closet" —Kalea

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 22 colors and patterns).

    8. A pair of knee-high cowboy boots — an easy way to take your fit from zero to 100. These beauties go with everything, too (just look how the reviewer on the left styled it for their fall 'fit)! So be sure to keep these at the front of your closet for constant wear. 🤠

    reviewer wearing the white boots with a sweater and jeans
    a reviewer wearing the white boots with a pink dress

    P.S. reviewers recommend grabbing some knee-high socks to wear with these boots for extra comfort.

    Promising reviews: "These are the best cowboy boots I've ever purchased. They are so cute on and and incredibly comfy. If you're looking for some cute boots that are actually kind to your feet. These are them! Highly recommend!!!" —Melissa T

    "PERFECT. These boots are so cute!! I wanted a Dolce Vita dupe and these are it!! So comfy." —Madi Hugen

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99+ (available in sizes 5–15 and in six colors).

    9. A pair of faux leather pants, because they can work for anything from a wedding to lunch to a night out. Pair it with a pretty blouse (no plain white tees over here!), heels, and you're good to go!

    a model posing in burgundy pants
    another model in black
    Madewell

    Promising review: "Truly perfect! Writing my first product review ever because I love these so much! Wow I usually struggle with leather pants but these truly fit perfectly! I love how they hold my waist and aren't suffocating my thighs. And my butt looks so cute :)" —Courtmadewell26

    Get it from Madewell for $138 (available in sizes XXS–4X and in three colors).

    10. A fun printed bodycon midi dress made of thick and comfy knit material, making it the perfect transitional piece into colder whether while still keeping the bold summer prints we love and don't want to leave behind!

    a reviewer in the pink and white checker dress
    a reviewer in the green and white patterned dress

    Promising review: "Looks expensive and feels amazing! I wore it to a farewell brunch for a wedding and received a lot of compliments! It’s very soft, thick material so great Summer to Fall transition dress." —Kyle P

    Get it from Amazon for $28.50 (available in sizes S–XL and in 23 patterns/colors).

    11. A pair of cool stockings because they come in various prints you're sure to love. Get the wavy print for a night out with your besties, and the solid tiny plaid pattern for going into the office. 

    a model wearing the black wavy stocking
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really doubted that this one size fits all tight would actually accommodate my 5'6" 165 lb body, but I was wrong. They fit, and even more impressively, the pattern is not overstretched on me. They look just as their pictured...I'm really impressed with the fit, especially at this price point." —Jessica Ferris

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in one size and in 30 patterns).

    12. An oversized houndstooth sweater vest with the option to wear it solo in the spring, over a turtleneck in the fall, and lots more. And when there's a fashion item that makes leaps between seasons, that means you'll need it in every color.

    reviewer wearing the black and cream one
    another reviewer in pink with a sheer top underneath

    Promising review: "This vest is adorable! It’s super soft and it’s nice and thick - very good quality. It looks like it would cost a lot more than it did! Very cute!" —Margaret F.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–L and 18 colors/styles).

    13. A pair of lava print pants that'll brighten up your closet even more than it already is! Pair this with a bold top for a real pop of color.

    a model wearing the pants with a matching top
    Rebdolls

    Rebdolls is a Latinx and woman-owned small biz based in Harlem, NY that makes gorgeous clothes for anyone who appreciates bold colors and fun prints.

    Get it from Rebdolls for $37.03 (originally $52.90; available in sizes L–4X). 

    14. A breathable chiffon pleated off-the-shoulder dress to make dancing the night away 10x more fun. So. Many. Twirls! 💃

    reviewer in the rainbow striped dress
    Reviewer image of pink dress

    Promising reviews: "I got sooo many compliments on this dress and I felt super comfortable and stylish while wearing it! I got the blue one and it's the perfect color for the beach or summer event. The material is lightweight and it moves gracefully while you walk. You can wear off the shoulder or on the shoulder." —Kristy and Norris Hartog

    "Love this midi/maxi off the shoulder ruffle dress, it's perfect for spring, summer and vacations! I personally would style it up for summer weddings too! The fit is great [and] the ruffle is definitely trending, highly recommend." —Nikita C.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 22 colors).

    15. A matching halter top and pants set that's giving major boss vibes you'll want to keep rocking year round. The vest-like blouse features a V-neck collar, the matching pants have a wide leg fit, and the sage color is just *chef's kiss* gorge. 

    a model wearing posing in the green set
    another model showing a different size in green
    Princess Polly

    Promising reviews: "I'm actually obsessed. I love this two piece!!! My fave thing I've ordered from Princess Polly. If you have a big bust I'dd suggest you size up because the top is tight through the buttons...but I love the color and style of this outfit!" —Kaitlyn N. 

    Get it from Princess Polly for $69+ (available in standard sizes 0–12 and plus sizes 14–20). 

    16. A puff-sleeve blouse so you can step up and show out wherever you go with these gorgeous sheer polka-dot sleeves. You've even got a choice between a high neck or a deep V-neckline.

    model wearing the black top with polka dot puff sleeves at the top and the bottom half of the sleeve solid black
    reviewer wearing the same top with a deep v-neck and showing a side view of the big puff sleeves

    Promising review: "This top is fitted but has great stretch; it is somewhat short...but not a crop at all, it will probably hit the tops of your pants pockets. The body of the top is made with a soft, lightweight, nonitchy knit-textured type of material. The sleeves worked out better than expected, the sleeve material is soft and was NOT itchy (like I expected it to be)." —Karmen

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes 1X–4X and in three styles).

    17. A fur bucket hat when a beanie will totally clash with their stylish fit. This hat comes in tons (and I'm talking TONS) of various prints and colors you'll love.

    a reviewer wearing the leopard-print bucket hat while in a acr
    a reviewer wearing the white fur hat

    Promising reviews: "Not only is it warm for the winter season but sooooo warm and FASHIONABLE!! I have been wearing this hat everywhere!! It’s a bit big but honestly that just makes it more cozy. I love it!!" —Grace Beardsley

    "Very cute and cozy, fits over my curly hair nicely." —Naomi Boye

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 28 colors).

    18. A luxe one-shoulder satin bodysuit sure to turn heads wherever you decide to rock it. Dress this cutie up with a skirt or down with a pair jeans. Either way, you'll look like royalty. 👑

    a reviewer in green
    another reviewer wearing the black top with white pants

    Promising reviews: " A hidden gem✨. I was 100% surprised when I purchase this top. The fit was just right and the color was beautiful... When I tell you THIS is QUALITY...it absolutely is. It has little stretch but with the material I didn’t expect it to. Overall, it was a great purchase and I will be ordering a neutral tone for other occasions." —Amazon Customer

    "This top is STUNNING. It looks and feels like an expensive designer piece. I’ve purchased clothing from Amazon in the past that I was extremely disappointed with, but girl, this is not one of them. This top will make you look and feel expensive and glamorous...I am beyond obsessed with this purchase...as a girl who values high quality material, this is an absolute steal and a must buy! Your closet needs this. You need this." —Meghan

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