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    27 Things That'll Help You Look Pulled Together On The Worst Days

    And even on just the teetering-on-meh days.

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    1. A gorgeous pleated skirt in a length that'll please office dress codes and go as well with a band T-shirt as a patterned button-down shirt. Just look at the way it photographs sitting down! And standing up! And don't even get me started on how it'll look as you twirl.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this for a trip to Italy and was AMAZED at the high quality. I’m a curvy girl and would normally get an XL, but after reading reviews about stretchy waistband opted for the L and it was a perfect fit. It hangs beautifully and is very flattering. Highly recommend." —Dr. Shanelle

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

    2. A stretchy blazer in tons of colors to throw on top of most any outfit for a chic look in a cinch.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in 27 colors and patterns and sizes S–XXXL).

    3. A printed dress can do wonders for making you look cool, calm, and collected — no matter how you may feel on the inside.

    Dia & Co.

    But really though, what is it about a print?!

    Get it from Dia & Co for $62 (available in three patterns and sizes 12–32).

    4. A tinted SPF 15 lip balm that's creamy enough to feel like it's closer to lipstick than lip balm or a stain. I've gone through one (Sand Bar!) this summer and it's so easy to swipe on and provide some color!

    Amazon

    Seriously, I wear lipstick A LOT but am not as into it during the summer! I bought this as a colorful compromise and am ready to buy multiple colors. It's that good!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79+ (available in six colors).

    5. A membership to Rent The Runway Unlimited can give you a (seemingly) endless supply of fresh new digs in case you're currently in a slump feeling like you've got nothing to wear. AND it's currently $100 off with code "BUZZFEEDXRTR."

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed, Rent The Runway

    But how does it work? The app is super easy to use and lets you queue up designer items you'd like to wear. You get 4+ pieces at a time (including stuff like tops, bottoms, dresses, even purses and jewelry!) and keep it as long as you'd like. You can even buy something if you want. When you're ready for some new stuff, you ship it for free (and BTW, shipping is simple as heck).

    Sign up for a 60-day Unlimited Rent the Runway trail for $100 off ($50 off each month; normally $159/month).

    And while you're at it, check out our full review of Rent the Runway Unlimited.

    6. Snazzy earrings here to carry the weight of your outfit so you won't have to worry about finding another piece of jewelry. One pair of these and you're good!

    Amazon

    Get this set of nine pairs from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. Wide-leg pants you can nab in all four colors so Monday through Thursday is settled when it comes to bottoms. Seriously, they'll make you look so professional *and* show off your fave shoes.

    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $75 (available in four colors and sizes 00–28).

    8. Oversized hair clips for those moments when your outfit needs a little something else because your outfit is whatever you found that smelled the least in "the chair" and these'll be the perfect distraction!

    Amazon

    Get four clips from Amazon for $5.99.

    9. A curl-reactivating spray for less than your morning latte to help you get that extra sleep time whether that was intentional this morning or not! Seriously, skipping washes just makes curly hair look *so* much better.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I use this spray for exactly what it calls for, reactivating. Normally I have to re-wet and cowash my curls everyday because I have fine shoulder length hair and sleep like a monster. Now I can shower the night before, cowash, comb, and go to bed. When I wake up, my hair looks a mess BUT all I do is a light water spritz and a few sprays of this product and I'm all set. After air drying the result is light frizz free waves. It is such a time saver!!" —beth

    Get it from Amazon for $4.07.

    10. A faux-leather biker jacket as an affordable topper to transform really ANYTHING from workout leggings and a tee to a pretty floral dress to a wrap skirt. You might just wear it too much. I'm kidding! That's not possible.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Reviewers recommend sizing up in the one on the left if you're planning on wearing sweaters underneath or want it for layering!

    Get them from Amazon: left for $38.99+ (available in five colors and sizes S–XL) and right for $25.41+ (available in three colors and sizes 10-34)

    11. And while we're on the subject of my favorite wearable material, faux-leather leggings will do major things for looking pulled-together — even if you're a lil' meh about the silhouette on your rear. For those folks, they're great with a longer shirt or a dress you bought that shrunk a bit in the wash.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Seriously, I wear mine at least once a week once the weather gets a bit of chill in the air.

    Promising review: "I’m 5’8” 155lbs, waist 29”, hips 40” I got the medium and they fit great! Super tight and stretchy, very comfy to move around in too. The inner fleece like lining is toasty and lovely, which, living in San Francisco is needed since it’s always kinda chilly here. The high waist without the lining sticks to my skin which I like because it keeps everything in place. For cheap Amazon pants these are awesome! I did the two-pair deal. They go with heels, flats, boots, sneakers." —Jessica Lynn

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in packs of one or two and sizes XS–XXL). And if you're willing to splurge, the pricier Spanx leggings are legendary!

    12. A stylish floppy hat you can use to cover up greasy roots or just keep the sun out of your peepers when you're living your best life in wine country. Cheers to a multi-use product!

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 10 colors/styles).

    13. Ankle rain boots you'll actually be excited to wear on those morns when you wake up to a downpour that was not in the forecast. No more finding an outfit that'll go OK with wellies!

    Amazon

    Ankle rain boots are so much more versatile than tall ones. Do not @ me!

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 10 colors and sizes 4.5–12).

    14. Superga sneakers in dozens of colors so you can find your go-to hue in a snap. And if you care about street style/fashion girl things, you'll definitely recognize these.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    I have lots of friends who own and love these. They're so easy to wear! Perhaps it's time I buy some for myself.... FYI, reviewers recommend sizing down half a size!

    Get them from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in 36 colors and sizes 5–10).

    15. A pretty headband that'll top off a messy low bun and help you act like that's totally the look you planned this morning before you looked at the forecast.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in three colors).

    16. A dozen scarf/scrunchies in gorgeous prints so you can look like you perfectly planned your ensemble around some new (to you) vintage scarf instead of throwing on a fresh hair accessory to cover up the fact that your hair is dented as heck because you've worn it in a ponytail the past three days and still haven't washed it.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. A *good* white T-shirt to pair with the one last pair of (almost) clean jeans at your disposal and that kinda fancy pair of mules you're always like "IDK what to wear with these!" Well, you DK now but it's this.

    BuzzFeed Reviews

    OK, but how do I know it's good? Well, this is our mid-price pick for the best women's white T-shirt on BuzzFeed Reviews! If you're someone who cares a lot about how your clothes are made and wanna cushion your wardrobe with some good basics, this is a stellar choice.

    Get it from Everlane for $18 (available in 12 colors and patterns and sizes XXS–XL). BTW, Everlane also won the mid-price pick for the best men's white T-shirt, which you can also grab for $18 (available in 17 colors and sizes XS–XXL).

    18. And a fancy pair of mules in case you don't already own a pair. If your shoes are really good, the rest of your outfit can be super basic but still stunning!

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in two color combos and sizes 6–11).

    19. A leopard-print duster cardi you could honestly end up wearing once a week at least because PSSSST, animal print is ACTUALLY a neutral and it'll elevate nearly anything you wear. Plus this length'll help hide that weird stain on the back of your pants that STILL won't come out in the wash.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in seven colors and sizes S–XL).

    20. An automatic curling iron to do the heavy lifting for you, especially if it's a day where you have to look extra presentable and you're bad at normal curling irons.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this curler beyond words. I am Asian with super straight, boring hair and I can never keep curls...seriously after curling my hair with a different curling iron AND using hairspray, my hair is basically straight again in two hours. This is the ONLY curling iron that I've used that actually works and is super easy to use. I actually tried using it without spraying my hair and the curls stayed intact until the next day. They weren't as curly but super nice wavy, I love it. I've tried the Conair thing that sucks in your hair and curls in...and it's a piece of junk. I literally threw it out." —carolyn k

    Check out our full writeup on this automatic curling iron.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    21. Block heels that'll be a bright spot on days when it's too hot to even think about putting together a stunning ensemble. Pair 'em with an LBD and you're out the door looking chic for a criminally small amount of effort!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This high heel fit like a dream! I have very wide feet and find strappy heels to be very uncomfortable in the toes and/or they squeeze my feet in ways that make it difficult to walk in. However, these heels were true to size and fit comfortable for many hours. I wore them to a wedding the day I took them out of the box and had no problems after wearing them for 6+ hours AND dancing. I loved them so much I am getting a second pair in a different color." —Nikita Patel

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and 16 colors).

    22. A large tote (and a purse organizer to fit inside!) in a range of colors you can throw your whole life in because there are some days when you gotta tote your laptop around and need to throw in an extra pair of shoes and also your makeup bag because you have plans later.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon: tote bag for $15.29+ (available in 43 colors) and bag organizer for $12.41+ (available in 10 colors and four sizes)

    23. A snazzy lil' crossbody for those days you'd like to look unbothered — even if that's v much not the case — and don't need to tote around a ton of stuff.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $18.52+ (available in three colors).

    24. A waterproof shimmer eyeshadow stick in 20 colors, so you can find your go-to shade (or a dozen) for some easy-to-blend color with just enough impact to make you look like you didn't hit snooze five times this morn.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am NOT an eyeshadow wearer generally. MAYBE special occasions. But i bought this thinking it might be nice to have something for everyday. This is totally easy to put on and is just enough to look like you are more put together than normal (covers up redness on lids), but doesn't look too makeup-y." —Gwen

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in 20 colors).

    25. A sea salt refreshing spray with dry shampoo–like properties as a shoulder to lean on when your bed head is sorta a mess but not quite beach wavy AND is looking a lil' bit oily. Plus it's cruelty-free!

    Target

    I LOVE this stuff and have used it a ton this summer! Plus it doesn't smell like you doused your head in a tropical drink like some other sea salt sprays! It's plant-based and vegan. Plus it's sulfate-, paraben-, synthetic fragrance–, phthalates-, and triclosan-free!

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    26. A striped shirt dress with some flair on the sleeves and a loose silhouette you'll learn to rely on when you need to look cute because you forgot you planned a friend dinner tonight 'til the group mom texted the group chat at 1:04 a.m. as a reminder and you're THISCLOSE to wearing bikini bottoms as undies because it's been that long since you've done laundry.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 14 colors/styles and sizes XS–XXXL).

    27. And a splurge-worthy shirt in a classic shape and color palette but with exaggerated cuffs you'll want to wear over and over again.

    Ammara

    Yes this is the priciest item, but this is something that's special BUT classic enough that you'll get years and years out of it. Plus, it's from a woman-owned company.

    Get it from Ammara for $275 (available in sizes XS–L).

    Want more? Check out our favorite online clothing stores for all your shopping needs, perfect places to shop for clothes if you’re in your 30s, plus the best places to order custom t-shirts online and the best clothing stores for petite sizes. Still not satisfied? Check out all of our clothing content for even more.

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