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    39 A+++ Pieces Of Clothing Every Fashion Overachiever Needs

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    1. A sweater that'll have you singing 🎵 "you're my butterfly, sugar baby." 🎵

    green sweater with black butterfly pattern

    Get it from Pacsun for $44.95 (available in sizes XS–L).

    2. A lovely, fall-friendly blouse with lacy balloon sleeves to add an extra wow factor to your look.,

    This top has over 13,000 5-star reviews!

    Promising review: "There are so many details on this top! It’s very good quality, I love the black because it looks classy and perfect for a date night top this is actually COMFORTABLE!!! I’m wearing a medium which is my normal size." —Nicole Petersen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 30 colors).

    3. A ribbed knit pencil skirt — it's soft, it's cozy, it's trendy as heck. Why haven't you gotten this yet?

    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 $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and in 21 colors).

    4. A peplum blouse with a crisscross neckline that successfully walks the line of both cute AND sexy.


    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes L–4X and six colors).

    5. A puffy "shacket" in a lovely cobalt color sure to make your eyes pop out with delight. Mine did, at least.

    blue long jacket with quilted squares
    American Eagle

    Get it from American Eagle for $89.95 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    6. An oversized sweater dress for next-level snuggliness that could rival that of a teddy bear.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love it. It's so cute and cozy. I'm definitely planning on ordering again. <3" —JJ

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    7. A bodycon pencil dress because you can alwaaaays use another LBD.

    reviewer wearing the black midi dress

    Promising review: "I love this dress. Simple, classy, and professional. It molds to my body in all the right ways, and it wasn't too long. It can be worn with a nice necklace to spruce it up, and flats and/or pumps. The material is also versatile enough so that it can be worn year round, all you need is a pair of stockings or tights, but the dress will work either way. I plan to order more colors." —LadyLestat

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes L–5X and in 10 colors).

    8. A flowy shift dress with little fluffy polka dot appliques that, sure, is great for garden parties and strolls on the boardwalk, but consider this: leggings and combat boots. Yes, that's right — this is an all-season find.,

    Oh, and it does come in long-sleeve options as well!

    Promising review: "Bought this for a wedding and got so many compliments! Super easy to dress up or down and the color is beautiful!" —Danny Prince

    Get it from Amazon for $16.09+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 colors). 

    9. A ribbed bodysuit that'll hug your body almost as closely as you'll hug your mailbox for giving you such a fashionable find.

    ribbed long sleeve with sweetheart neckline
    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $58.65 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and five colors).

    10. A striped knit sweater proving that the best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time.


    Promising review: "This is such a cute lightweight sweater! I love the stripes and color combinations. The material is not itchy at all; it’s just a lightweight knit cotton sweater. Overall I love the sweater and have seen a similar one from other stores at double the price!" —WoodlandFairy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 styles).

    11. Haunted-piano pants that'll be the key to the perfect spooky outfit.

    model wears pants that have a split design, one side piano keys and one side black with white ghosts, moons, and bugs

    I have these joggers and they are amazing. Super cuddly fleece inner lining and a stretchy elastic band. The printed design is super clear and the colors haven't faded after a couple of washes. I maaay need to get some more in other patterns. This shop is run by Sonia Lazo, an illustrator from El Salvador. Their work has themes that revolve around the concept of magic, feminism, diversity, and queer representation.

    Get them from SoniaLazoIllustrator on Etsy for $65 (available in sizes XS–3XL).

    12. A shift dress for tricking people into thinking you're a master layerer.


    Promising review: "Worth every penny! I had my eye on this dress for a while and finally decided to take a chance on it even though it's more money than I usually spend on myself. I wore it with leggings and ankle boots and a thin cami on a breezy 50 degree day of shopping, and I was perfectly comfortable whether outside walking or inside heated shops. The layers of knitted and woven material block the wind but the loose swing of the dress allows for air flow. The pockets are darling and functional, and the ruffled skirt is precious without being childish. The stand-up neckline is soft, and the empire waist seam has a downward curve to it that gives a suggestion of a waistline even though the dress isn't at all fitted, which I think is what really makes the dress work." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and six colors).

    13. A cute peplum dress with a long waist belt. Forget day to night: This can go from tea party to cocktail party.

    model wears the dress

    Get it from Boohoo for $28 (available in sizes 12–24 and three colors).

    14. A darling plaid skirt best paired with a nice cup of tea and a good book.,

    Promising review: "I love this skirt very very much! It’s so soft and comfortable! The one thing is that it’s a bit heavy, it’s comfortable to wear but I cannot take it with me on trips because it does weight my luggage quite a bit." —Blue

    Get it from Amazon for $19.68+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors).

    15. A ruched crop top sure to make people say, "whoa! I love your outfit" so many times, you'll be sick of it.

    reviewer in long sleeve top with cut out front

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes L–4X). 

    16. A crop top with a square neckline and thick straps in case you're looking for the perfect top to finish off your Sporty Spice look.,

    Promising review: "The top is stretchy but comfortable. Fits really well on me. A little bit sheer but when I wore some white undergarments and it was totally fine. You wouldn’t be able to tell. Overall it’s a nice product." —Hi.Fe

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S–L and 13 colors).

    17. A pleated faux-leather skirt equipped with built-in shorts so you can brave windy autumn nights and subway vents without worrying about potential Monroe moments.

    reviewer wearing the black skirt

    Promising review: "This skirt looks like it costs FAR more than the $20 I spent on it. I was worried that a cheap pleather skirt would look it and this completely exceeded all my expectations. There are shorts underneath, which is great since it doesn't ride up like other skater skirts that also don't sit quite at the natural waist (although they did take a little bit of a mental adjustment because I'm not used to having to unzip skirts in order to use the restroom). Quality of fabric is awesome, construction and design look great, too." —Jeanette Santori

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

    18. A pair of high-waisted cargo pants providing an edgy industrial look for anyone who wants to look like a video game character (me).


    Reviewers say to size up!

    Promising review: "Fit like a dream, the waist is elastic in the back so it clings to your back perfectly. I have thick thighs and it fits everything nicely." —cathy

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and six colors).

    19. A ribbed V-neck top with a wonderfully slouchy fit for those fashionable ragamuffin days.

    reviewer wearing the taupe top

    Promising review: "My newest favorite top! It feels really cozy! The material is soft and lightweight but not sheer. The color and fit is perfect for fall, and for lounging around the house in winter." —Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in six colors).

    20. High-waisted palazzo trousers that offers all the comfort of pajamas while still serving up major voted-best-dressed-in-high-school looks.,

    Promising review: "These pants as so comfortable and flowy! I stepped outside of my usual skinny jean outfit to try this style and I never want to take them off! They are great casual pants for work, and can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy shirt and heels. They are as comfortable as pajamas, without looking like it." —Nash

    Get it from Amazon for $10.78+ (available in 25 colors and in sizes XS–XXXL)

    21. A patterned button-down with fun patterns that range from geese to peaches. And I ask: What outfit isn't made instantly better with the presence of birds or fruit?


    Promising review: "Love the fit, design and quality of this shirt for the price. I always order a size up for comfort and move-ability. Washed three times and the color is still bright and the fabric doesn’t wrinkle at all, as long as you keep it hung up on a hanger, you’ll never have to iron. Super glad about the not wrinkling part because a bunch of my favorite shirts have to be ironed. /: Got lots of compliments from fam that they like it too." —Alexander Castro

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 11 patterns).

    22. A strappy knit crop top that could be purchased with matching wide-leg pants and a cardigan, because the monochrome look is in, baby!

    green crop top

    Rebdolls is founded is by Dominican Republic–born Grisel Paula and sells sizes up to 5X.

    Get it from Rebdolls for $19.99 (available in sizes M–5X).

    23. A stunning wrap dress with a relaxed fit so you can be the best dressed person in the room, but like, casual about it.

    Whimsy + Row

    Whimsy + Row is a woman-founded sustainable clothing brand that produces limited-run designs in Los Angeles. They use upcycled and eco-friendly fabrics and ensure that all of their workers are paid a fair wage.

    Promising review: "I wore this dress for my engagement photos. The color was perfect for the timing of our photos and wedding (both in September), and the lightness and cut of the fabric moved beautifully in the breeze. We took our photos along the cliffs/shoreline in San Diego, and the color and movement were stunning against the backdrop. The cut of this dress, with the deep V-neck, tie waist, and open back, are particularly attractive, and I have received so many compliments on our photos." —Meaghan Roach

    Get it from Whimsy + Row for $248 (available in sizes XXS–XL and in five colors).

    24. A camisole strap bralette that'll add some oomph to tops and dresses with a plunging neckline. Who doesn't love a little lace peaking out? 

    Promising review: "I am typically 34–36 DD, and have always worn expensive underwire bras. I was dying to try a wire-free bralette, but super skeptical about the amount of support and lift I would find. These bras are so super comfortable, give amazing support and are beautiful. I've been wearing them for about four months now (size L), and they haven't stretched out. I even bought some for my friends because I want everyone to feel this comfortable in a bra." —lmh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in nine colors).

    25. A spaghetti strap dress so if your day is jam-packed with errands for an event, you won't need an outfit change because you can dress this up or down with heels or sneakers.,

    Promising review: "I was actually pretty pleasantly surprised with how great this dress was! The inside feels like fleece which I loved! I was expecting the material to be thinner for the price but it was thick and felt amazing. I definitely recommend for a last minute date night outfit! P.S. I never leave reviews but I was just so pleased with this dress. —Katie Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    26. A cozy cable-knit two-piece set because why wear one sweater when you can basically wear two? Legs like sweaters too!

    Reviewer in the white cropped sweater and leggings set

    Promising review: "OMG I'm seriously so obsessed with this set! I'm usually very skeptical of clothing from brands I've never heard of and it rarely fits me very well. But this set ended up being absolutely adorable and I'd definitely purchase it in more colors! It's definitely the kind of set I'll only wear as PJs and it's not an outfit I'd necessarily go out in, but as comfy lounging clothes, these are everything! And honestly, I would wear the top out.." —Susie Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–L and 20 different styles of sets).

    27. A mixed emotions satin bomber jacket so you can feel like you're a member of a different, less talked about version of the Pink Ladies. You know, the ones juuust off screen.

    Tuesday of California

    Tuesday of California is a woman-owned small fashion and lifestyle brand based in California committed to making size-inclusive clothing for everyone.

    Get it from Tuesday of California for $165 (available in sizes XS–6X).

    28. A casual sweatshirt with pockets that'll make you look as cute as a button.

    reviewer wears shirt and tucks hands into front pockets

    Promising review: "This top is super soft and comfortable and looks adorable! Great quality fabric and the length is really nice." —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 14–26 and 10 colors).

    29. A pair of snuggly combat boots that are surely what Metric was singing about in "Combat Baby.",

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE BOOTIES. If you are considering buying them, DO IT. You will not be displeased. They fit true to size! I have a wide foot and was worried I might have to return them because it didn't come with a wide-sized option, but the shoes fit PERFECTLY! So happy and can't wait to get more colors of the same boot!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $29.70+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and three colors).

    30. A satin-like bodysuit with underwire that is the answer to your biggest question: What am I wearing tonight?,

    Promising review: "I purchased this bodysuit to wear to a concert and didn’t think I would ever wear it again, but I was PLEASANTLY shocked with how amazing it turned out. I have a larger bust but a smaller waist so I ordered a small, and the fit was perfect. The straps adjust really well and everyone LOVED my outfit and asked where I ordered. So funny that I sent them to Amazon. I highly recommend this purchase. Very great packaging as well." —Hope Perkins

    Get it from Amazon for $21.88 (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    31. Nine pairs of soft knit socks to peak out from under your boots to confirm to everyone that yes, you are very cozy.

    Reviewer photo of a person wearing orange socks under their tan boots

    Promising review: "Love the color palette, real cool knit pattern. Also long enough to get that 'scrunched-up' look when paired with boots!" —Olivia T. 

    Get nine pairs from Amazon for $25.99.

    32. A hoodie dress that proves that you can wear a dress and be super casual at the same time.,

    Promising review: "I generally fit the standard US 2X size. I went according to the sizing chart given and ordered a 3X. The garment hugs my curves without being too tight. I bought this to wear to work. My work environment is casual and creative, so this fits the bill nicely. I am 5'4" and this goes down a little past my knees, so I could actually wear it as a dress. I have been wearing it with leggings and sneakers, and it would also be cute with boots and tights! The fabric is lightweight but still warm, and it's a very nice all-season layering piece." —Little Miss Moscow

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 19 colors).

    33. A dazzling cocktail dress with drapey sides for just a touch of ball-gown-level drama. Feel like Belle but without the mountain of fabric or furry dance partner.

    yellow dress with draped sides that look like the drapes from princess belle&#x27;s dress when she danced with the beast in beauty and the beast
    Courtney Noelle

    This brand is a Black-owned business that sells ethically produced fashion items designed in-house by the owner Courtney Noelle and her team.

    Get it from Courtney Noelle for $139 (available in sizes L–4X and four colors).

    34. A chiffon blouse with bubble sleeves that'll have you dramatically gesturing so everyone can get a good look.


    Promising review: "I love the fabric! I originally ordered this for fall, but the fabric is lightweight, so I can totally wear this in California heat without being too hot. But at the same time, I can also wear this with a nice scarf on a breezy fall night and still be warm. I guess it all works out. Worth the money." —Sadia

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 21 styles).

    35. A short cardigan with the perfect amount of slouch. Pair with your best tank or bralette for maximum cuteness.

    reviewer wearing the slouchy gray cardigan

    Promising review: "Didn’t realize I would end up wearing this sweater every single day. I should probably wash it, but I’m not sure I’m ready to part with it for even 30 minutes while it’s in the washer. :) Love the color too, I got the pink/purple one and it’s so cute. If you want to own a super comfortable cardigan — get it!! Usually wear a size S but ordered an L because I was going for the oversized look and OMG I love it so much!!" —Mary L

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

    36. Fleece-lined leggings that are so warm and cozy, you'll never want spring to come.

    leggings rolled down to show fleece inside

    Promising review: "Wow it took serious willpower not to buy a bunch more of these leggings! They're so perfect if it weren't for the fact that I hate winter I would say I can't wait to wear these! They are so, so, so, so soft and fluffy inside. It feels like you're wearing the best kind of leg blankets ever." —sierrahasCat

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (also available in 14 other styles) or get some plus-size leggings for $15.99 (available in four colors).

    37. A speckled number for anyone looking to add more whipped cream–inspired pieces to their look.

    a model in a cream colored sweater with speckles on it
    Old Navy

    Promising review: "I love how soft and cozy this sweater is. Its versatile enough to wear to work and on weekends with your favorite sweats. It washes up nice and even though it says to lay flat to dry, I have accidentally thrown it in the dryer and it didn't shrink! Yay. Only downfall is I wish I bought it in both colors! :)" —Melissa D.

    Get it from Old Navy for $34.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL, 2X–4X, regular, tall, and petite, and two colors).

    38. A buttery-smooth velvet tank you can trick people into thinking cost a lot more than it did.

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible value for this super-soft cami! The velvet stretch is perfect for a looser fit. Surprisingly very well-made, I've seen versions of this camisole at Nordstrom for over $30! Such a good price, I'm stocking up now!" —Julie K.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 13 colors).

    39. tulle skirt, because who doesn't want to recreate Carrie Bradshaw's iconic tutu-and-pumps look???

    reviewer wearing the skirt in red with heels and a matching top
    reviewer wearing the skirt in pink with sneakers and a denim jacket

    Promising review: "This is great evening/party attire... 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 $19.90+ (available in sizes XS–5X and in 37 colors),

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