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    31 Cheap And Easy Ways To Feel More Dressed Up

    Drop the see-through leggings...just until tonight. I promise they'll be there when you get home.

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    1. Tell your cubic zirconia studs to feel free to take the day off and rock these statement ear jackets that have the ability to take any plain tee from 1 to 100 in a moment.,

    Pssst, these options are surprisingly lightweight and won’t tug down your 'lobes.

    Promising review: "Love these earrings! They class up any outfit and are really lightweight. Will definitely be buying other colors!" —Elizabeth Urias

    Get them from Amazon for $8.58+ (available in four colors).

    2. Time 👏 for 👏 nails 👏. Dress up your plain mani with decal stickers for custom nail art you’ll be admiring for the next week. “Thanks, I did these myself.” -you telling everyone, even though they didn't ask and most certainly do not care.

    This decal sheet comes with ALL kinds of stickers ranging from roses and butterflies to hearts and birds.

    Promising review: "The decals lay smooth on your nails, last several days, and last even longer when you use a top coat over them. They're quick and easy to use and make my manicure look professional. Worth the money!" —elizabeth Griffin

    Get a sheet of 50 decals from Amazon for $7.59.

    3. Nix sagging jeans AND outfit boredom with a fun statement belt, here to keep your high-waisted denim in place all while adding a pop of western-inspired metal.,

    As if the belt weren't gorgeous enough, it also comes with a trim instruction card and a hole puncher to ensure an absolutely perfect fit.

    Promising review: "I've been wanting to snag a western belt since they're so popular, but I wasn't about to drop $40 on it. Step in, Amazon! This one is made with smooth leather, good metal, and the belt adjustment kit is great." —M. Lelegren

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    4. Is your hair dirty? Sure! Fine! But if you throw it up in a ponytail and tie it up with this patterned scarf, the world will remain oblivious to the last time you showered.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 42 colors).

    5. Avoid expensive trips to the cleaners and banish wrinkles to the pits of HECK with this Downy wrinkle release spray. Not only will it make that white tee look 1000x more crisp, it also eliminates odor if you've just sourced said shirt from the bottom of your hamper. (Which I never do hahahahahha.)

    Just spray a bit of this spray onto a piece of clothing, lay it out for a few moments to dry, and BAM! The wrinkles will have all but disappeared.

    Promising review: "I purchased this because my husband does our laundry and he has no concept of taking our clothes out of the dryer before wrinkles set in. I was skeptical about it at first, but it actually works! I used it on a t-shirt and boom, the wrinkles came out." —Kindle Customer Jackie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.78.

    6. Fancy up your T-shirt dress or denim shorts with a pair of sparkly fishnet tights (or just plain ones). They'll be sure to get you at least one trillion compliments today. Seriously, at least.,

    Promising review: "I was tired of plain stockings and needed something different, so these hit the spot! They fit perfectly and dress up any outfit. Will be buying more!" —Crys

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three sizes and in 13 colors and styles).

    7. My word, there’s nothing like the power of a red lip — so glide on this lightweight Revlon lipstick when you're in need of a quick pick-me-up! It's the perfect shade of red, has a staying power of now until eternity, and (thanks to a harmonious blend of avocado oil + vitamin e) it also won't dry out your pout.


    Promising review: "My daughter's entire competitive dance team wears this lipstick for every performance and every game because if shows up so well and it looks beautiful. I think I've ordered a total of five or six tubes this year alone! I love wearing it as well, and get so many compliments on it when I do. It goes on glossy and stays on for HOURS!!!" —K.W. Adair

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74 (available in 101 colors).

    8. Little black dresses are important, but little black booties are even more important. This block heel pair (from the Christian Siriano for Payless collection) can be styled with any ensemble to give off the impression that yes, you DID try this morning. / Via @payless

    Promising review: "These are super cute shoes with heels on the higher side, although they're still comfortable for a day at the office. Definitely would buy again." —Lexie McLaughlin

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and in two colors).

    9. Don your favorite blouse or basic tee and pair it with a patterned midi skirt (I know I know, you’ll miss your usual leggings or denim combo) for some prime twirling action. Optional but highly recommended: take that twirl and boomerang it for the 'gram.,

    Promising review: "This is skirt is amazing. I now own four of them and am thinking about buying more! They are great for work since they have pockets, plus you can also dress them up or down with a variety of tops. They also wash/dry fairly well and I really don't have to iron them." —Laura79

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

    10. Hide a bad hair day (and look trendier than thou) with this adorable straw fedora hat. Will everyone be asking where you bought this? Absolutely, so prepare to say "Amazon" at least 900 times when you wear it.

    Promising review: "Y’all! This hat is everything. Such good quality for the price. I got the white one; it’s super cute and flattering, and the brim is the perfect size to not be uncomfortable if you’re laying out on a beach chair. I want to get one in every color now! The best part is that there's a tie inside the hat to make sure it's adjusted to your head perfectly, meaning no wind will blow it off. Love! My favorite new addition to my wardrobe." —jovie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 20 colors).

    11. Your hunt for the PERFCT going out top is now finished because I’ve found it for you: the perfect black cami. This is what you’ll be throwing on at 11:08 when you told your friends you’d meet them at the bar by 10:30.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $10 (originally $20, available in sizes 0-18 and in two colors).

    12. Take yourself from bedtime ready to professional chic by layering this removable collar under any comfy old sweater. So simple, so transformative, and the gorgeous embellishments give you just a hint of sparkle.,

    Promising review: "Love this shirt collar! I can wear it under tunic tops or long sweaters when at work or for dressier occasions. What a great find and a perfect addition to any outfit!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.45 (available in two colors).

    13. Put down the jeans and quickly throw on a maxi dress instead. This floral one is *particularly* lovely because it reminds you that winter is gone, flowers are blooming, and nothing — NOTHING — screams springtime happiness quite like a maxi dress can.


    Promising review: "Okay, I am in LOVE! This might be my favorite amazon purchase EVER. It's the perfect length the winged sleeves are beautiful and far more flattering than I thought it would be. I want this dress in ever pattern!" —TA

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 25 colors).

    14. Retire your normal black leggings (just for the day...I promise) and swap for some leather options instead. Pair 'em with heels, a breezy blouse, and you’ll be ready for that caviar dinner date within seconds.


    Get them from Target for $16 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    15. Add a chunky bib necklace to even the plainest of outfits. The result? You'll look as if you just walked straight off the Instagram page of your favorite fashion blogger. A true miracle = the power of a good accessory.

    Promising review: "So very pretty! I had been looking for a bib-style necklace with silver trim, and I'm very pleased with this one. Such a simple design that really dresses up any outfit." —PAT

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six colors).

    16. Wake up with ready-to-go hair by sleeping in these flexible curling rods, which are pros at giving you the perfect waves...without subjecting your 'do to any more heat damage. My burnt split-ends are already feeling grateful.,

    Just wrap individual sections of hair around each rod, spritz with some hairspray to ensure a longer hold, go to bed, and THAT'S IT! Remove the rollers after your morning coffee and your hair will be set for the day.

    Psst, do you have straight, thin hair and are assuming these won't work for you? Well you are WRONG, because even reviewers with straight and thin hair swear by these things!

    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME. I have very long, fine/pin-straight hair and these curlers give my hair so much bounce. Since I wash my hair every other day, I use these when my hair is dry and leave them in overnight. I was expecting my hair to look like a frizzy poodle mess...but no. Just perfectly wavy curls (although I did brush the curls out a bit with a round brush because I don't personally care for perfect ringlets). The results are awesome!" —Brianna

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. Make an old sweater look like new with a Conair fabric defuzzer, here to get rid of accumulated lint and pilling. Have you already washed and worn this top 98 times? The world will never ever know because it now looks brand new.

    Promising review: "I don't know how I've lived 34 years without this product! It's a total game changer. I just de-fuzzed every piece of clothing I own, and loved every minute of it! I specifically sought this product for my very expensive Lularoe addiction, which I found were getting rather pilly after only a few wears, and everything is like new again!" —Jessica Grzeskowiak

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90 (available in seven colors).

    18. Apply this two-in-one Revlon liquid shadow for a fantastic dose of ✨ sparkle ✨. We all added glitter glue to our middle school presentations, so why not continue the tradition by infusing glitter into our beauty routines? Right?! RIGHT?! / Via @revlon,

    One side of this stick contains a pigmented, cream shadow with a crease-proof formula that acts as a base, while the other side contains a liquid topper that glides on for a sparkly finish. Plus, the applicators themselves are super thin AKA you'll have full control of the product and won't make a darn mess of it.

    Promising review: "These shadows are amazing! They glide on and stay put for hours. You can use them as eyeshadow or eyeliner, and then combine it with the sparkle for extra glam." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.78+ (available in 10 colors).

    19. Plain black leggings? Your old high school gym tee? Fancy it up by way of a structured knit blazer, here to make it look like you put actual effort into your appearance this morning. Snooze? Never heard of it.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.53 (originally $27.90, available in sizes 0X-3X and in two colors).

    20. The time has come to take your white kicks and give them a good scrub-a-dub-dub. This shoe cleaning kit will take even your saddest sneakers from grossly dirty to brand spanking new with just a few seconds of gentle polishing!

    Just spray your shoes with the cleaner, grab the soft-bristled brush it comes with, give your kicks some gentle scrubbing — and that's it! Your shoes will look like they haven't visited about 809 dive bars throughout their lifetime.

    Promising review: "You NEED this. It works amazing with just a small amount of cleaner and dampening the brush that is included in the set. I travel weekly for work and my travel sneakers were awful from the grungy airports, but with little to no effort, they are sparkling white again." —Robby Tee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    21. ~Branch out~ by way of this fancy hair pin set that can be easily added to any hairstyle, whether a messy bun or the fanciest of updos.

    This set comes with two smaller pins and one larger one!

    Promising review: "These are so cute, I can’t stand it. The smaller two pins really hold my hair in place, while the larger branch is a gorgeous decoration. I got them in gold, but these barrettes are so fun that I’m considering getting them in every finish available. Very pretty and not at all cheap-looking, especially considering the very affordable price." —P.S. Crane

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors).

    22. Give your denim shorts a break and opt for this simple t-shirt dress instead. It’s comfy, simple, and can be worn with ANYTHING from your highest heel to your oldest pair of (very dirty) gym shoes. Remember, folks, versatility is our friend.


    Promising review: "I bought this dress to wear to the Phantom of the Opera play, hoping it would not disappoint...and I now want to buy one in every color!This is probably the best dress I've ever bought. It is super comfortable, fits perfectly, is so pretty, and you can dress it up or wear it casually. I plan on buying the one in red plaid to wear for the Nutcracker this year!" —Kirsten Long

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 43 colors).

    23. Give yourself a ~timeless~ look by slapping on this gorgeous wristwatch. I truly don't know anyone who's ever looked disheveled while wearing a watch and I can't be the only one.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful watch! I love wearing watches that I can wear on the daily to dress up my outfit, and you can’t go wrong. Especially for the price!" —tstrauss

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight colors).

    24. Add some color to the mix with a Stella and Max crossbody bag. If you’re wearing your usual mix of black, black, and more black, this is an easy way to get a new hue in your look without forking over a ton of cash.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $19.97 (available in three colors).

    25. Slip on these cat eye mirrored sunglasses, which are comparable in quality to sunnies from MUCH pricier brands. Good quality accessories for a price that doesn't make me wheeze = pure bliss.

    Promising review: "I'm a total sunglass snob. I have a huge collection and favor Chanel & Dior. My daughter had seen someone wearing red reflective glasses and I saw these on Amazon, so I figured I'd add these to her stocking. Well, I was pretty blown away by the good quality of the glasses, as well as the case and cleansing cloth they came with. I swear to you that there's not a lot of difference between these and a pair of my $400+ glasses..." —Brat

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 12 colors).

    26. Use an eyeliner stamp to achieve the perfect wing in mere moments. Your peepers will look super defined and *gasp* the liner will actually look the same on both sides. A miracle, I know.


    Just cover the stamp in eyeliner, apply to your lashline, and BAM! Your wing is done and you haven't had to use/waste 10 makeup wipes to achieve it.

    Promising review: "I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. I love winged liner, but I don’t have the steady hand for it. This stamp makes a perfect, easy, and consistent wing every time! I love it." —Julie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three colors).

    27. Wear some business pants, you young professional! These wide leg options are perfect for looking office-appropriate while *still* remaining true to your trendy self.


    Get them from Boohoo for $13 (originally $24, available in sizes 2-12 and in four colors).

    28. Trade in your kicks for a pair of heels! These d'orsay pumps are here to easily dress up your look but thankfully *won't* make your feet ache...because comfort > everything.


    Promising review: "Pretty comfortable for being so cute! I bought these as last minute shoe for a trip to Las Vegas. I put them on around 9:45PM and didn't take them off until almost 6AM! Cute, affordable, and they looked great with my dress!" —CaliGirl49

    Get them from Amazon for $24.49+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 16 colors).

    29. Clip your hair back with this seashell claw clip, here to remind you that summer is oh so close. **takes deep breath** **smells sea salt, SPF, and sweat**

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $10 (available in three colors).

    30. Sick and TIRED of having to re-tuck in your shirt every five seconds? This bodysuit blouse will remain safely stowed inside your pants for a look that can best be described as “crisp”.

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

    31. Don't purchase new shoes if you can simply repair beloved old ones yourself! Give your favorite suede booties some serious TLC by way of this four-sided brush cleaner, which will make annoying scuff marks and salt stains all but vanish into thin air.

    This brush has a welt surface, nylon bristles, an arched half circle brush, and a protruding brush that lets you clean different kinds of suede with no harsh rubbing or scrubbing required.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud of my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!" —Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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