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    Mar 1, 2020

    38 Things For Anyone Who Wants To Look More Stylish But Doesn't Know How

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    1. A thick velvety dress with a chic waist tie that'll ~pull you together~ in a minute flat whenever you're in a midmorning crisis over what to wear. Pull this over head. Fini.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the material of this dress because it is rare to get something so durable at this price and on Amazon. It's very classy. It's perfect for fall and winter formal events with some tights! It keeps you warm! Rolling the sleeves up looks great, too, if you do get a little too warm." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $42.98 (available in sizes S–XL and in four colors).

    2. A structured T-shirt so you can make all your outfits look a little more polished, but with the same amount of effort it takes to wear your favorite tee. So none.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love everything about this shirt! It gives me 'simple, trendy, chic art gallery owner' vibes, lol. I love the design of the shirt, and it’s such a statement piece, although it’s so simple. I received so many compliments while wearing it." —LNBone

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 26 colors).

    3. A pair of wide-leg pants for ~kicking~ your look up a notch, even if you pair these with the same old tops you always wear. They'll just make everything look dressier than jeans.

    Nasty Gal

    These come with an optional matching belt.

    Get them from Nasty Gal for $33.50 (originally $67; available in sizes 2–10), and get the matching blazer for $47.20 (originally $86; available in sizes 2–10).

    4. A faux-leather baguette bag, because this alone will make all of your outfits look more on trend — old leggings included.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great little baguette bag. I was really loving the '90s style that has came back, but I did not want to pay $$$$ for a trend. So this fit the bill. It's the perfect little baguette bag and fits way more than I thought. It fits my mini wallet, iPhone, candy, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, meds, pens, and nail tools. I love the faux-croc pattern that is on trend right now." —Meg V.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in six colors).

    5. A semi-sheer blouse to either show off your favorite bralette or just add a fun update to your work wardrobe when paired with a regular cami. Either way, you'll instantly look en vogue.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $55 (available in sizes XS–4XL).

    6. A leopard-print top that'll easily make your outfits feel a little trendier than your same-old bulky sweaters. And you can bet your bottom dollar these'll go with all your regular jeans, so you don't need to go wild with styling.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness! I can’t even bring myself to take this shirt off! It is so soft, comfortable, and lightweight; plus, it fits so perfectly. Not too tight and not too loose." —Kennedi McCall

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 11 colors).

    7. A pair of Reformation straight-leg jeans with a stylish button closure design so you can upgrade any and every top you have in your closet while staying well within your comfort zone.

    Reformation

    I LOVE Reformation jeans and think they're definitely worth the splurge. They fit curves super well (they're designed to make your 🍑 look better than ever) and never lose their shape, even if you wear them all the time. I wear these Reformation jeans (which are currently available only by waitlist — they're that popular) all the time, and never fail to get *multiple* compliments.

    Get them from Reformation for $128 (available in sizes 23–31 and in two washes).

    8. A cold-shoulder, lacy blouse for ditching your overused Saturday outfit that you wear every time you have plans. Good thing you can keep everything else the same, right down to your shoes.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite shirt! I love this! It fits the shoulders perfectly and lays absolutely flawlessly!" —Drew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL, six colors, and three styles).

    9. A pair of metallic camo leggings, because these'll go with everything, just like your go-to basics. But! When it comes to compliments, they'll do anything but ~blend in~.

    Torrid

    Promising review: "I very much love these leggings! The iridescent look is really awesome! I get lots of compliments when I wear them! They are unique! Best leggings ever!" —BrandyLove

    Get them from Torrid for $16.57 (originally $25.50; available in sizes M–6XL).

    10. A set of gold earring cuffs so you can add some trendy appeal to your looks without the commitment. Cool new piercings or just a 24-hour accessory? We'll let everyone else decide.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these!! My ears don’t do well with piercings, and this is a great alternative. They even sit higher up on my ear without falling. I wear mine every day!" —Ethan

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.49 (available in 13 styles).

    11. A cropped knit sweater with leopard patchwork detailing to put an end to your ~prowl~ for fun statement pieces. Your everyday black bottoms just met their new best friend.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "How cute is this sweater?! It’s on the thicker side so will definitely be great for the winter. Runs small, so I recommend sizing up." —Living Fashionably Late

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

    12. A velvet mini skirt that will add a bit of unexpected texture to your outfit, and look just as cute with tights as it will alone come warmer weather. And who doesn't want all of their clothing to have POCKETS?!

    Free People

    Promising review: "This skirt is gorgeous and comfortable!! It goes with anything. Dress it up, dress it down, or somewhere in between — it's a must-have for your closet!" —Ilbretashley

    Get it from Free People for $39.95 (originally $98; available in sizes 0–10).

    13. A belted, sparkly jumpsuit so you can get ready in a minute flat and *still* look chic whenever you go out — your old LBD could NEVER. And you'll feel like you're wearing pajamas?! Bless.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I hardly ever take the time to review clothing but am so impressed by this jumpsuit that I want to. I am very curvy, and this jumpsuit fits great. It's even nice and long for us taller people. Plus, the pictures do not do it justice. I love it so much that I just ordered the purple one, too! If you are on the fence, definitely take a chance!" —Lisa M. Teehan

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in six colors).

    14. A floral button-front maxi dress for the easiest routine possible: Throw on over head. Put on shoes. Accept all fashion credit.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $20.99 (originally $29.99; available in sizes 0XL–4XL).

    15. An initial ring, because this'll make all your outfits feel a little more upscale, even when you're just wearing your usual jeans-and-tee combo.

    Amazon

    It's adjustable!

    Promising review: "It looks very good! It looks like real gold. I have worn it four times, with perfume and while getting slightly wet, and it hasn’t tarnished one bit! So it's a great product, especially for the price!" —Belper

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in letters A–Z).

    16. A striped knit sweater to effortlessly brighten all your ensembles — yet it's still simple enough to wear a million different ways.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE this sweater. The colors are great and it’s much softer than expected! And I’m someone who’s very picky about how a material feels on my skin. The sweater is lightweight but still warm." —Avalon

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in six colors).

    17. A satin midi skirt that'll give even the most casual wardrobe a more elegant touch.

    Forever 21

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

    18. A ruffled floral dress so you can take part in the romantic trend without any complicated mixing and matching. All you need is this plus your usual flats to flourish.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It is cute, fits great, and is comfortable. The material is nice and light. I ordered the yellow dress, and I’m thinking of ordering the blue one now!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors and styles).

    19. A faux–wrap tunic blouse for converting even the most dedicated all-black-outfit lover into someone who dabbles with bright colors. Your black jeans will feel safe, I promise.

    AdditionElle

    Promising review: "This top fits true to size. The length is perfect. I wore it and received several compliments. I wish there were more colors!" —Kward

    Get it from AdditionElle for $24.99 (originally $59; available in sizes 0XL–5XL).

    20. A pair of velvet sweatpants, because these'll let you live the rest of your days in pure comfort while still looking fashionable and put-together. Talk about finding bliss.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are the softest pants ever!! I am so happy I got them, and I am for sure ordering more! I love how they feel, and the softness of the fabric is just so fabulous! Great product, well made, fits well, and is definitely a keeper!" —Pugmama

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 11 colors, plus a velvet leggings style with and without a side stripe).

    21. A pair of platform Converse high-top sneakers to keep your look ~relaxed~ but still make all your outfits look more on trend, even when you're wearing the same exact sneakers every day (sound familiar?).

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "Classic high-top Chucks as expected, plus a funky platform. I'm very pleased. The platform isn’t Spice Girl height, just a little something extra. These are great shoes. They're versatile and cute with denim shorts, jeans, rompers, and sundresses." —VFL865

    Get them from Nordstrom for $70 (available in sizes 5–11 and in two colors) or from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in two colors).

    22. A loose ruffle skirt that'll keep all your outfits super low maintenance, but look a heck of a lot dressier than your usual jeans.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this skirt so much and get so many compliments. So many people thought it was a skirt from a high-end store and were shocked it came from Amazon. For $20, you have to buy it. I am usually a large or XL, weigh 210, and am a 16 in jeans. For this I purchased an XL, and it fits great!!!" —Jessica H.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in 11 colors and patterns).

    23. An oversize knit sweaterdress so you can rely on a trendy one-and-done outfit. This + your usual boots = no room for error.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is by far one of my favorite Amazon clothing purchases. The sweater material itself is soft and thick, and the quality of the design is great. Pair this with over-the-knee boots and you have a great fall/winter look. After wearing this out for one night, I received a handful of compliments. I highly recommend this dress." —Brittany

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

    24. A textured lace-trim cami for putting an end to your constant "What do I wear?!" dilemma every Saturday night. And! You can wear this under a blazer or any open-front sweater to make it even more versatile.

    Lane Bryant

    Promising review: "I bought this to go with some high-rise jeggings. Top them off with my leather jacket and I feel stylish, sexy, and ready for a night at the theater. The color is so pretty for fall and winter. It flows without feeling boxy. I love, love, love it." —Lizzratt

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $19.98 (originally $21.98; available in sizes 12–28).

    25. A pearl-studded headband, because this'll quickly become your favorite way to elegantly ~top off~ all your ensembles with a major statement piece. How much effort does this require? Lifting your arms.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had ordered some headbands from Amazon in the past that felt much more cheap. I was shocked at the quality of this one (I ordered black); it's beautiful and classy in person. I’m going to be ordering more colors!" —Ciara Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 12 styles).

    26. A leopard-print puffer jacket to ditch your old parka and make your outfits BETTER, not worse, whenever you go outside. Trendy outerwear > old college coat.

    American Eagle

    This comes with an attachable hood.

    Promising review: "This truly keeps me warm, and the style is IMPRESSIVE! From the hiding of the hood to the zip pockets being separate from where you put your hands — LOVE IT!! If you’re like me and are not a fan of being cold, this coat not only keeps you warm; it’s also really cute!! I highly recommend this coat!!!" —DESI

    Get it from American Eagle for $44.97 (originally $89.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and in two colors).

    27. An off-the-shoulder midi dress with statement sleeves that'll make every single pair of shoes you own look more stylish — believe in the power of this super-fashionable number.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "BEAUTIFUL DRESS! I am so glad I made this purchase. The material is really good, thick, and definitely worth the cost. The sleeves aren't too snug, so they're very comfortable." —Marj

    Get it from Amazon for $59.90 (available in sizes XXS–XL).

    28. A sheer mock-neck top so you can make your look ✨shine✨, even when wearing the same black jeans that make an appearance every single weekend. They're just glad to get an update.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I needed a cute shirt to go out in at the last minute and was so happy to find this on Amazon. I've seen similar designs on some of those trendy Instagram boutiques, and this is pretty much the same design for a better price. It looks beautiful in person and in photographs — several people have asked me where I got the top." —Karen Yoon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 10 colors).

    29. A cinched, floral midi dress for wearing in both warm *and* cold weather (hello, OTK boots) so you can easily look boho chic all darn year.

    Madewell

    Get it from Madewell for $128 (available in sizes XXS–3XL).

    30. A statement-sleeved knit pullover, because this'll do such a good job of dressing up all your bottoms and making you feel so toasty warm, you'll wonder if it's worth wearing any other top. It's not.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was worried this would be pretty small, since it's one size, but I normally wear an XL and it's still oversize on me. It's surprisingly warm. I was looking for an oversize cropped sweater, and this is exactly what I wanted! Shipping was really fast, too!" —Morgan Jade

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99 (claims to fit one size; available in seven colors).

    31. A belted, denim overall dress to give your old band tee from high school a totally new life. It never thought it would see the day it got paired with anything but sweats.

    H&M

    Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 3XS–XL and in five colors).

    32. A pair of fleece-lined faux-leather leggings that'll give you an easy edge on cool-weather dressing. These will upgrade all of your favorite sweaters (even sweatshirts!) and make sure you stay comfy the whole time.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I get sooo many compliments! I love the way my butt looks in them. I'm a hairstylist and I loved how, after a haircut, I didn't feel itchy because the hair just slid off. They're fleece-lined, too, so that is just a bonus in comfortable land! Love, love, love them — I got a size 3XL and they fit perfectly! I'm usually super nervous about ordering pants online, but this was a win for sure." —M. Slotterbeck

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and in four styles).

    33. A ribbed balloon-sleeved dress so you can *basically* feel like you're wearing your favorite sweater, just with a more stylish approach to cozy outfits.

    Topshop

    Get it from Topshop for $36 (originally $45; available in sizes 0–14 and petite).

    34. A backless lace bodysuit for literally turning your back on dull, boring dressing while still letting this do all the sartorial work. It's time for fancy ~looks~ only from here on out.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This bodysuit has become one of my favorite pieces. I love how comfy it is and how sexy it looks at the same time. I absolutely adore the back detail. I had a lot of people asking me where I got it from, and they got super surprised when I told them it's from Amazon!" —Camila Pontes

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 11 colors).

    35. A ribbed open-front cardigan, because this'll keep you cozy warm in frigid offices *and* become your favorite way to stylishly layer (something you previously may have always struggled with).

    Urban Outfitters

    Reviewers recommend sizing up for a roomier fit!

    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for! Not too slouchy, not too tight. The texture looks great, and it is very warm and thick. It's a great layering piece." —BlaineMarie

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (originally $59; available in sizes XS–XL and in four colors).

    36. A pair of low-heel Chelsea booties to give your ensembles a ~boost~ without you having to leave the comfort of neutrals behind. Who knew looking dressier could be so easy (and cheap)?

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I HATE writing reviews, but I LOVE these booties! They look better than the $90 Chelsea boots I had been looking at from other stores. I was on my feet from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with my medical students all day, and these were so comfortable, especially on my first day of wearing them. Plus, I got so many compliments! They're 100% my new fall/winter work staple! I purchased the brown and will definitely order more colors!" —Amanda Damman

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in 13 colors and patterns).

    37. A ruffled smock dress that won't make you stray far from your usual T-shirt dress routine but will still take your style up a notch.

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $15 (originally $30; available in sizes 12–20 and in three colors).

    38. A pair of rhinestone fishnets so you can give your LBD new life with just a touch of shimmer — no tricky accessorizing needed.

    Amazon

    These come in two "one size fits all" styles: one straight-size, and one plus-size.

    Promising review: "I’m about a 14 on the bottom with thick legs and thighs. These fit me so well! I usually have an issue wearing any type of 'one size' things — I’m in between the 'regular' one-size and the 'plus-size' one-size. These have enough stretch that they don’t look stretched out or distorted when you put them on." —Smesongbird

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (claims to fit one size in both straight and plus sizes; available in 10 colors and styles).

    Your leggings watching you leave them behind for an entire week like:

    CBS

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