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    39 Things That'll Help You Feel More Put-Together In 2019

    I really feel like 2019 will be the year I don't wear leggings every day. But we'll see.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pack of pimple patches for draining zits overnight and reducing the lifetime of your breakout faster than you can say pop. In fact, they'll help you totally skip the whole "how to conceal this flaky scar" process.

    Promising review: "I don’t write a lot of reviews, but I’m just in awe of this product. What are these magical stickers?! After washing my face last night, I put a patch on a new, under-the-skin pimple from hell, and when I woke up this morning all of the pus had been pulled out. My pimple is flush and feels so much better. It’s all but gone." —Matt F.

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.50.

    2. A loose-fitting sweater that'll let you stay your relentlessly comfortable self while still managing to look *extra* presentable for work.


    Promising review: "I like this sweater. It's lovely to look at, feels warm, is very nice to the touch, well-made, and unique." —celebrateoften

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and two colors).

    3. A printed button-down maxi dress, because this'll become your best friend when you need a one-and-done option to leave NOW. Consider this your savior.


    Promising review (for the dress on the left): "Overall, the dress is very romantic, flowy, and makes me feel fabulous. People turned to look at it wherever I go! It's a great spring, summer, and fall dress. Maybe winter too with warm layers underneath. This dress is pretty enough for a date, an event, to go out and about and turn heads, and depending on the style you choose, is still conservative enough to wear to a place that requires more modesty, like visiting a church, synagogue or temple." —AJB

    Get them from Amazon: the dress on the left for $18.98+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 29 colors and styles) and the dress on the right for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X-3X and 19 colors and styles).

    4. A bottle of Garnier micellar water so you'll always go to bed with no makeup, even if you hate washing your face. Two seconds of wiping off your mascara (waterproof included!) with this and you're in bed — I PROMISE.


    Promising review: "My new holy grail facial cleanser. This stuff is fabulous — so fabulous that I've been using it in the evenings and mornings, and have all but retired my expensive brands. It is so simple and fast to use. I love that I don't have to pull my hair back and inevitably get my hair wet when I wash my face. Anyway, I use this with a facecloth and to help do some light exfoliating. It dries quickly and once it does my skin is silky smooth and clean. Best of all, my pores are literally gone and so tiny that I rarely even wear foundation anymore." —Mrs. Warren

    Get it from Amazon for $6.61 (available in three formulas).

    Check out why a BuzzFeeder now lives by Garnier Micellar water (#5 in the post)! AND! The original formula won best makeup remover in the lowest price category on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    5. A pair of fashionable anti-UV glare computer glasses for helping you get through emails without a headache (at least from the blue light). AND you'll still look cute!


    These minimize ~digital eye strain~ to avoid any midday crashes caused by your glaring screen so you actually stay in the zone.

    Promising review: "I love these glasses! I work at nighttime in an office with really bright fluorescent lights and two screens; we turn a third of the lights off and I showed everyone on my shift how to dim our screens to help with eye strain, but I found I was still having frequent eyestrain and needing to massage my temples. We aren't allowed to download blue light filters to help, either, and many of my coworkers suffer from frequent migraines. I have been looking for a way to relieve strain on my eyes and these were absolutely the answer. I use these even at home on my own computer while writing, and I don't exactly know how to describe the difference other than just that my eyes feel more 'relaxed'. My eyes haven't been in pain since I got them, and seriously, I forgot to wear them for about 20 minutes the other day, and my eyes were right back to feeling how they had." —Cam

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three frames, in low and high definition, and two colors).

    See a BuzzFeed editor's review on v similar blue light-blocking glasses in "8 Life-Changing Things To Try In December" (#1).

    6. A pair of ruffled leggings that'll prove living in comfort will always be *in vogue*. Will you wear these for the next 365 days in a row? Absolutely.

    Promising review: "These pants are so cute! I love the stretchy material, and the cute ruffles at the hems make it look different than any other black plants! They are a bit high-waisted, which I love, and they're opaque enough so you're sure your underwear won't peek through. You can just easily slip these on, and you're good to go! Very comfortable!" —Corinth

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in XS-L).

    7. An ultra-slim pocket wallet, because this'll fit all your cash and cards without the bulky pocket. Tl;dr: you'll have no excuse to leave your MetroCard in the wrong jacket pocket now.

    Promising review: "My sister has used these in the past and I thought they were cool. I switched my phone case from one with a wallet to a regular one and got this thread wallet with lanyard to wear to a concert so I wouldn’t need to carry a purse. It was seriously the best decision ever. It holds my cards tightly and I don’t have to worry about them falling out. I also used a big bundle of cash and it hasn’t stretched out! That would have been a huge deal breaker and it has passed the test." —MissChellyfish

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven styles).

    8. A pair of leather leggings so you can ~kick up~ your wardrobe with some edge starting January 1st — heck, do it one leg at a time.,

    Promising review: "I am a very picky buyer; I shop extremely carefully on Amazon. I don't really post reviews often unless the product just blows me away, and these leggings are fabulous. My husband asked me when I bought buy a pair of leather pants. He thought they were real leather." —Jewlo

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    9. A Kat Von D liquid lipstick with a cult-favorite reputation for lasting (and lasting) ALL. DARN. DAY. Drink all the coffee you want — this'll keep you looking *done up* the whole time.

    Promising review: "I wore this for over eight hours and ate multiple meals; this stuff was still kicking when I got home after I removed all my makeup. I really love this liquid lipstick, it blows other formulas out of the water. I am so buying another one!" —Miilla

    Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in 40 shades).

    10. A sharp blazer for not only keeping chicly warm in chilly offices without ruining your outfit, but easily dressing up your favorite t-shirt on a daily basis.

    Amazon, Forever 21

    Promising review (for the first blazer): "This is a great jacket to wear with many styles. It is very comfortable and easy to care for." —Cheryl A. Ranier

    Get the first blazer from Amazon for $19.90 (available in sizes S-XXL and two colors) and the second from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X and two colors).

    11. A pair of embellished ankle boots that'll elevate your style while keeping you comfortably low to the ground.


    Promising review: "These are super cute and comfy! I work at a law office and am constantly moving, but these are comfy for hours! I've never had an issue and they could be dressed up or down. Love them!" —srkalin

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and seven styles).

    12. A ruffled tunic, because this'll dress up the same exact pair of leggings you've been pulling out of the hamper all week.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $78 (available in sizes XS-XL and two colors).

    13. A leave-in argan oil treatment — a well-loved and simple solution for many a frizz and damage fighter. Why? It starts at the the scalp to restore shine to even the most over-processed, burnt hair. You'll be able to show off shiny tresses in no time.

    You can even use it as a heat protectant!

    Promising review: "I have really coarse, color-treated 4C hair and have been through many products attempting to keep it tamed, soft, and moisturized. Very few are effective in doing so, however, this has done more than an amazing job. I even purchased it for my mother who has even thicker hair than I do and she loves it. I was able to use this to blow dry my hair which usually causes a lot of breakage and damage, but when I blow dry my hair with the oil, I barely had any breakage." —Georgina J.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    14. A pair of delicate earring climbers so those of us who never take our earrings off can still look polished and on-trend every day when just keeping these in.


    Promising review: "I love these tiny little earrings. I received them about a week ago and I never take them out and sleep in them. Honestly I forget they are even in until someone compliments me! My holes are a little stretched out after so many years of heavy earrings, but I haven't had any issues with these sinking into the holes like sometimes happens with smaller studs. I appreciate that the posts aren't so long and that I don't get stabbed by them." —Julie N.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 15 styles).

    15. A Maybelline BB cream for skipping foundation altogether, thanks to its ability to blur pores, hydrate skin, and give you a ~natural-looking glow~. Go ahead, hit the snooze button again.

    Ignacia Fulcher / BuzzFeed

    It's oil-free and suitable for sensitive skin!

    Promising review: "Unlike other typical BB creams, this product does not create a gray cast. It has very nice, sheer coverage and adds some glow. I use it as a base for my foundation, or I simply wear it alone for a bit of extra coverage on lazy days." —pvandy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.40 (available in five shades).

    See why a BuzzFeeder loves this highlighter in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love" (#5).

    16. A rib-knit sweater dress that'll be perfect for layering over the same old t-shirt you love wearing, anyway.

    Promising review: "I love the way this fits and feels. The material is very soft and warm. It's perfect for fall/winter with a t-shirt underneath, leggings, and boots. I like it so much I'm ordering another in a different color." —amkm

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in sizes S-XL and five colors).

    17. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo, because this'll brighten your blonde hair to fully platinum in just one to three minutes. Meaning: you get to maintain platinum blonde tresses ALL YEAR without a trip to the pricey salon.

    Its purple formula neutralizes yellow tones left from pigment residue after bleaching or lightening!

    Promising review: "I have platinum blonde hair and harsh water. My hair easily gets discolored no matter how little I wash it. I have used a number of high-end purple shampoos and thought they were all great quality. Until now. I didn't realize what I was missing in my life. I left this shampoo on for maybe three minutes and now my hair looks freshly-toned to an icy blonde. I'll never live my life again without this shampoo." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.85.

    Need proof? Check out more before-and-afters in "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo".

    18. A pleated midi skirt with a faux leather belt so you can throw this over literally any top and still look promotion-ready. We may even have time to snooze....DON'T TEMPT ME.


    Promising review: "I love this skirt! I own it in three different colors. As a teacher, it's become an essential part of my wardrobe." —emily

    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XXS-4X and eight styles).

    19. A set of toe-topping socks to make sure a) nothing shows on top of your fancy sneakers and ruins your whole outfit and b) you don't have to deal with anything slipping off your feet mid-day. Is there anything worse? NO.


    But all your piggies are still protected!

    Promising review: "These little half socks are just what you need to prevent that sweaty foot feeling (yuck) without showing socks above the top of your shoes. They do not shift/scoot around while worn. They even stay on my feet when I take my shoes off, which was unexpected. Finally, you can have the no-sock look with the comfort of socks." —LifeIsGood

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $16 (available in two colors).

    20. An Etude House brow pencil for a new go-to if your brows aren't even friends (more like third cousins removed). This will fill in even thin hairs for a natural-looking yet bold finish with its double-sided design: one to precisely draw and the other to neatly brush.,

    Promising review: "If you're looking to up your brow game, this will do the trick. I don't typically spend too much time applying makeup and with just a couple of strokes above and below the brow, this pencil gives the me subtle shape and color I'm looking for." —Liz Rush

    Get it from Amazon for $4.14+ (available in eight shades).

    For info, check out "Over 1,000 People Swear By This Under-$5 Eyebrow Pencil".

    21. A mini fabric steamer that'll ensure you won't ever show up to work in a wrinkly blouse on top of being late again. The small design makes it easy to use, but is powerful enough to have you out the door pronto. Guess who doesn't look like they grabbed their top off The Chair in the morning anymore?

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "A picture is worth a thousand words. Apologies in advance if my photos do not do this little device justice. I am beyond thrilled with this little gizmo. It has worked wonders on everything in my closet from delicate chiffon and poly-blends, to heavier cotton and wool-blends. I have even steamed stubborn wrinkles from blazers and purses and linen. I considered purchasing a larger steamer, but they tend to be clumsy, heavy and difficult to maneuver. This steamer is perfect. And for frequent refills, I simply keep a pitcher of water nearby. For the price, you can't beat it." —Savvy Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    For more info, check out "I’m Not Joking, This Mini Clothing Steamer Will Help You Be A Better Adult".

    22. A set of press-on nails, because you can cover up bitten cuticles and have pro-level looks ~on hand~. The name of the salon where you got your nails done? Uh...Chez Moi.


    They come in 12 different sizes and with nail glue!

    Promising review: "I love this brand of nails. They make the best stiletto nails out of all the ones I've tried. These particular style nails are so pretty and I've gotten more compliments on them then I can count. There is a nice variety of sizes so your full set will come out perfect. They honestly look professionally done when you take your time applying them. I was asked multiple times where I had them done. I'd rather save money and time and just do them this way than at the salon." —Jessica

    Get a set of 24 from Amazon for $8.99.

    23. A super-comfy t-shirt dress so you have something to throw on all year when paired with tights and knee-high boots. And you better bet you'll feel like you're still in your PJs. Lazy dressers rejoice!

    Promising review: "This is a great dress! It is long enough that you wouldn't need to wear leggings with it if you didn't want to. The fabric is thick enough, so it's not see-through, which is great!" —TLSmile

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 21 styles, with short and long sleeves).

    24. A winged eyeliner for canceling smudgy-teared mornings of trying to create the perfect cat eye by simply stamping on pro-level wings. Will you get all the credit? Obviously.


    This miracle worker has two sides: one is a triangle-shaped tip to create the perfect winged tip, while the other effortlessly glides to complete the look.

    Promising review: "I have very hooded eyes and this still works great! Make sure you give extra time to dry. It’s humid and 85 degrees today and I went to a party, spent time outside, and sweated, and this eyeliner didn’t budge! Also, I love how I can do cat eyes for the first time in my life! I’m not great at doing makeup, but this made it easy! I'm very satisfied!" —hklep

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three sizes).

    For more info, check out "Hundreds Of People Swear By This Eyeliner Stamp For The Perfect Cat Eye" and see what won best liquid eyeliners at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    25. A nylon backpack with a trendy pom-pom that'll make you leave the worn-out backpack you've been using since your freshman year of college in 2018.


    Plus, its zipper is facing your back to protect you from theft!

    Promising review: "I ordered this bag for my trip to NYC and it was absolutely amazing! The fact the zipper opens in the back is amazing! I got the large one and was able to put my iPad in, plus, my wallet, and anything I need on a daily basis! I thought I would only use it for travel, but I have not been able to stop using it! I love it!" —5617024657

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

    26. A button-down top with a chic knot, because this'll keep you comfy, plus add a *touch* of polish. Will we be wearing with this at least once a week? YEP.


    Promising review: "I honestly can't believe how much I love this super cute top! It feels wonderful on and looks adorable. I think I will order another to have on hand as a spare in case I ruin this one!" —Slotz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    27. A Maybelline under-eye concealer so you can treat dark circles so quickly it won't even feel like an extra step. Look who's drinking water and sleeping! At least so it seems.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    It's formulated with goji berry extracts and Haloxyl to hit the refresh button on tired eyes — who went out last night? Um, not us.

    Promising review: "This is the best under eye concealer ever. I am 67-years-old and have tried them all. I wouldn't go out without applying this concealer. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy. I will continue to use this product and hope, like many products I've used over the years, that it doesn't get discontinued." —Morty

    Get it from Amazon for $5.03+ (available in 12 shades).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on why she loves this concealer in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love" (#4).

    28. A button-down jumpsuit for layering this over your favorite turtleneck, throwing on some shoes, and calling it a DAY. Yet we're ready for an OOTD post!

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This jumpsuit is so cute! It’s my new favorite outfit. I wore it with a black turtleneck and felt so cute and trendy." —Ce22

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (originally $79; available in sizes XS-XL and two styles).

    29. A Stila corrective primer with three serums that'll neutralize redness, conceal blemishes, energize skin tones, and brighten complexions — all before you have time to mess up. What do we want? RESULTS. How do we want it? In the simplest way possible, please.

    Wondering what the swirls are for? The green neutralizes redness and conceals pimples, lavender wakes tired skin up, and peach brightens complexions and helps to diminish sun spots.

    Promising review: "Suffering from a mild case of rosacia, I have been relying on this product since buying it. It tones down the red patches on my cheeks really well to help even out my skin tone before applying my foundation which then gives my overall look a more even, smooth canvas! Not only does it tone down and even out my skin tone, but it hydrates my skin just enough that my skin no longer feels so dry and does not leave it feeling greasy whatsoever. Since switching to this toner, I have not been able to put it down and will continue to use it!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $36.

    30. An oversized sweatshirt dress, because your dreams just became true: you can now fashionably live sweats. PINCH ME.


    Promising review: "I was surprised at the quality of the material. I use this to keep warm around home or when I have to run errands on a cool day. The pockets come in handy. I wish they had more colors, because I am seriously considering ordering another one." —Tiffany

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and nine colors).

    31. A stylish baseball cap so you can ~cut out~ any bad hair days — and by that I mean we haven't washed our hair in about three days. No one shall know.

    Promising review: "This hat was exactly what I was looking for. Surprisingly, the purple and green go with a lot of my casual shirts. I purchased this hat as a minimalist and stylish way to keep the sun out of my face and it does just that!" —Lily Pitcher

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 17 styles).

    32. A set of double-tipped pointed cotton swaps for quickly fixing smudged eyeliner or really any mistakes, instead of singing "hello darkness, my old friend" and leaving the messy wings. YOU CAN DO — oh look, you're already done it.


    Promising review: "Honestly, reviewing something like this is silly — but I just love these. I use them all the time. They are great for cleaning up any little makeup mistakes!" —Jeanine

    Get a set of 400 from Amazon for $8.49 (available in two styles).

    33. A pair of elastic ballet flats that'll help you look polished at the office, minus the *sole*-crushing heels.

    They're even available in ~25~ colors and s-u-p-e-r cheap so you can collect 'em all for versatility! Check out why a BuzzFeeder lives by these!

    Promising review: "I’ve been searching for a cute flat that actually stays on my feet and are comfortable — a task that seemed unattainable until these miracles entered my life. They're true-to-size, have comfy insoles, and the straps aren’t too tight or too loose. These are the only flats I’ve owned that didn’t need to be broken in! I'm definitely buying these in other colors." —Legss

    Get them from Amazon for $7+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 12 colors).

    34. A pair of seamless hipster undies, because this is the year we'll tell panty lines the ~bottom line~: they are no longer welcome to ruin our pencil skirts. Sorry not sorry.


    They have a soft cotton lining and elastic waistbands that'll move with you allllll day.

    Promising review: "I honestly love these. I was so skeptical about buying underwear on Amazon. I could not imagine buying underwear without feeling it first. However, these were a huge success. First of all, they fit extremely nicely. The bum area has great coverage so you don't end up accidentally wearing skimpier underwear than you planned. I absolutely love the feel. They are so soft and comfortable. These are described as seamless and this is very accurate. I appreciate a good pair of leggings and I can wear these underwear with any pant lines (from leggings to skirts, etc)." —Emily

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $15.59+ (available in sizes S-L and in five color combinations).

    For more info, check out "Throw All Your Thongs Away, Because People Swear These Undies Don't Give Panty Lines".

    35. A bun maker so people will believe you keep your hair in tip top shape every darn day. They'll never know we actually laid in bed scrolling Instagram for an hour.


    You'll get two: one light brown and one dark brown!

    Promising review: "I'm horrible when it comes to doing my hair so I can use all the help that I can get. These bun makers really make it so much easier and they really do hold your hair securely without a bunch of pins or styling products!" —M. Young

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.99.

    36. An Alba Botanica night cream for sleeping on improving dry and uneven skin tones. It'll pick up the night shift so you don't have to by fighting discolored pigmentation and deeply moisturizing so you wake up with a bright, supple complexion.

    Its ingredients like aloe, seaweed, and mango plump skin and drastically reduce dark spots and discoloration. Plus it's 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I was looking for a night cream to help moisturize my skin during the dry winter months. This cream exceeded my expectations. Although some other reviews mentioned a strong smell, I think the smell is clean and refreshing. I have pretty sensitive skin and am prone to breakouts and unlike most creams I've tried, there was no adjustment period for my skin to adjust to this one. No irritation, no breakouts, and most important, I have smooth, silky, hydrated skin every morning! Will definitely purchase this again." —Amy Greene

    Get it from Amazon for $7.83.

    37. A striped pencil skirt with subtle slits that'll bring amazing news: this goes with your favorite sweatshirt AND makes it look dressier. I'll pass the tissues.


    Get it from Torrid for $31.43 (originally $44.90; available in sizes 00-6).

    38. A pack of freshening body wipes, because if you don't have time to shower after working out (or you just slept too long) these'll swoop in and save the day. Goodbye, acne-causing bacteria. Hello, lovely-smelling armpits.

    I will NOT be punished for following through on my annual workout. I did a pushup I don't deserve to break out. These soothing wipes feature tea tree oil and peppermint to help you feel refreshed even when you, well, weren't a couple minutes ago. Plus they're alcohol-free and hypoallergenic so they're great for sensitive skin!

    Promising review: "I wish I had a funny review here, but B.O. is no joke! I work out hard, I sweat hard, and sweat stinks! I also run my own incredibly busy business and have two small kids. Every minute of my day counts and showering early in the day is a luxury that I don’t always get to indulge in! But that leaves me smelling 'straight out the locker room' for a large part of my day before I get to shower — no good! Enter these — they're a game changer! I work out, sweat like a boss, wipe down, and voila: no longer offensive! In fact, I actually smell and feel fresh! Big fan!" —Anna Palestis Frenkel

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $9.99.

    39. A double-breasted trench coat so you can ditch your overused parka and give your work clothes the dressy treatment they DESERVE.


    Promising review: "This fits great, is fabulous quality, and at a great price. The color is rich and coat is well-made." —KLGW

    Get it from Nordstrom for $53.40 (originally $89; available in sizes XXS-XL and two colors).

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