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    38 Easy Things You Need If You Want To Look More Stylish But Don't Know How

    *Posts OOTD* *Waits to hear from Tim Gunn*

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

    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 $33.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and five colors).

    2. A spotted satin midi skirt for throwing under your favorite go-to sweater. This'll dress up everything and anything before you have time to overthink.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $25 (originally $50; available in sizes 2-10).

    3. A nylon backpack with a chic pom-pom, because this'll help you say goodbye to the worn-out backpack you've been using since your freshman year of college.


    Plus, the zipper is faces 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).

    4. A printed mini dress that'll call it a wrap on getting ready the minute you put it on. Congratulations, you're officially the best dressed in the office.

    & Other Stories

    Get it from & Other Stories for $28 (originally $69; available in sizes 0-10).

    5. A ruffled, front-tie t-shirt so you can stick to your usual tee-and-jeans combo, but with an approachable update.


    Promising review: "I love this shirt! It is so soft, stylish, and cute! The back length is long enough to cover the bum when wearing leggings. When my daughter first saw me wearing it she guessed I had bought it at my favorite department store. I highly recommend." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 27 colors and patterns).

    6. A houndstooth mini skirt for pairing with really anything and looking très chic. You will not mess this up. It's impossible. I PROMISE.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "It’s definitely so cute. I love the material. It feels like it's high-quality and is perfect for work." —Christina M.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    7. A pair of block-heeled over-the-knee boots with drawstring ties, because these'll make every single outfit you wear this season look effortlessly cool (even the sweatshirt you insist on wearing every other day).


    Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I wear these when I go out in the winter and they are great! I have curvy calves and these fit perfectly!" —Danielle Altringer

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 14 styles).

    8. A ruffled button-down cardigan that'll easily give all your old tops a polished upgrade. Did you hear? ~Plain white tees~ are making a comeback.


    Get it from Walmart for $29.25 (originally $39; available in sizes 0X-3X).

    9. A cashmere-like midi dress so you can look like a professional even if you've been wearing the same pants to work since last Tuesday.


    Promising review: "I love this dress. It's a very well-made dress and incredibly comfortable to wear!" —Lighthouse

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 23 colors and styles, in short and long sleeves).

    10. A satin blazer for adding a sophisticated twist to your favorite black jeans. Want to get REALLY emotional? You can wear this with leggings. I'll pass the tissues.


    Promising review: "The jacket fits perfectly and complements my other pieces that I accessorize with it. It gives my clothes a finished polished look." —msladyk

    Get it from Nordstrom for $49.49 (originally $99; available in sizes 1X-3X and three colors; sizes XXS–XL available in a separate listing).

    11. A backless lace-trim bodysuit, because this'll answer your weekly "what the heck do I wear?!" pleas every Saturday night. No more backing out of plans because you don't like your clothes.

    Promising review: "Wow. I'm very impressed with this bodysuit! It's so beautiful. I paired it with a formal, floor-length skirt and received so many compliments! Best $15 I've spent!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and eight styles).

    12. A pair of embellished leather gloves that'll be the *star* of your ensembles, thanks to their ability to make all your outerwear look stylish.


    They're 100% leather and lined with 100% merino wool!

    Get them from Coach for $82.50 (originally $165; available in sizes 6.5-8 and two colors).

    13. A striped cardigan sweater so you can chicly accessorize your usual leggings without straying too far from your ~comfort~ zone.,

    Promising review: "This has become one of my favorites! Thanks to its multiple colors, it's so easy to create many different outfits. It goes with just about anything. It's a medium weight, which makes it perfect for just about any time of year. I can dress it up to wear to the office or pair it with jeans, and it still looks fabulous! It's great quality and is very comfortable." —Chris B

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97+ (available in sizes S-XL and four colors).

    14. A pair of high-waisted faux leather shorts with a ruffled, belted waist for a simple yet fashion-forward way to dress up your plain sweaters.


    Get them from Boohoo for $20 (originally $40; available in sizes 12-20 and two colors).

    15. A leopard print belt, because this'll meet you in the *middle* when it comes to subtly giving your denim a fashionable twist.


    Promising review: "I love this belt! I’ve been wanting to add belts to my wardrobe, especially since they’re so on-trend right now. This belt looks expensive and adds a little pop of texture to my outfit." —Lori

    Get it from Amazon for $18.86+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

    16. A bow-front velvet mini dress that'll replace your overused LBD and give your evening wardrobe a breath of fresh air. The best part? This doesn't need any accessories.


    Get it from Asos for $18.50 (originally $37; available in sizes 0-12).

    17. A pair of lightweight platform sneakers so you can *run away* from wearing your old gym shoes with regular outfits. Comfort AND style? All hail athleisure.


    Promising review: "These are very comfortable shoes — probably some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I'm on my feet a lot; I work with patients. Because of their open-weave design, your feet can breathe. If you're on your feet all day these are the best things you could buy. They also hold up really well." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes 5-9 and four colors).

    See what won best casual everyday sneakers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    18. An off-the-shoulder sweatshirt for answering your prayers by letting you wear sweats to work while still getting full fashion credit. Miracles do exist.


    Get it from H&M for $17.99 (available in sizes XXS-XL and three colors).

    19. A pleated polka dot skirt with ~pockets~, because you can throw this over literally any top and still look OOTD-ready. Should you buy this in every color to rotate every week? Obviously.


    Promising review: "The polka dot skirt is really cute. I pair it with a simple blouse for a vintage-y look. The material is comfortable and very breathable." —Linda N

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97 (available in sizes S-XL and seven colors).

    20. A pair of high-waisted printed 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 leggings are so comfortable! They are so soft and they stay in place whether I'm working out or just lounging! I have been scooping them up in every color/pattern combo out there, because I love them so much! I get TONS of compliments every time I wear them!" —Joone

    Get them from Aerie for $29.97 (originally $49.95; available in sizes XXS-XXL and four colors).

    See what won best workout leggings on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    21. A loose-fitting sweater so you can remain your relentlessly comfortable self while still managing to look *extra* presentable for the day.


    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).

    22. A floral maxi dress with delicate tie-sleeves for a) successfully making long dresses a winter staple and b) relying on a one-step outfit to look effortlessly put-together.


    *Listens to Florence and the Machine once* *Buys 10,000 maxi dresses*

    Get it from Madewell for $99.99 (originally $158; available in sizes 00-16).

    23. A pair of faux leather leggings, because these'll help you ~kick up~ your wardrobe with some edge starting the minute you buy these — heck, do it one leg at a time.

    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 3X 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 $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and four styles).

    24. A Calvin Klein velvet bralette that'll give all of your sheer shirts an elegant touch. AND no underwire? We are truly blessed.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $38 (available in sizes XS-XL and three colors).

    25. A pair of tassel earrings so you can polish your ensembles without creating a hassle. No need to get overwhelmed — these'll go with everything., Amazon

    Promising review: "These earrings are exactly what they look like! They are light and vibrant and went perfectly with my dress for graduation. They are not falling apart or shedding like other similar earrings had reputations of doing (based on reviews). They hang at a good length and do not tickle my neck or annoy me by hitting my shoulders. I am glad I chose these earrings!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 27 colors).

    26. An embellished cut-out tank for safely mixing it up if you're one to resort to all-black outfits whenever you go out. See how easy it is to wear some color?


    Get it from Torrid for $20.23 (originally $44.90; available in sizes M-6X).

    27. A wide-leg jumpsuit with POCKETS, because this'll help you get ready in a mere moment, aka you can toss these over your go-to warm tops. Who knew something other than pajamas could be so satisfying?


    Promising review: "I love, love, love this! I bought these for a week-long road trip, because just the thought of wearing skinny jeans made my toes curl. Not only were they super comfortable, but I was the cutest person in the Arkansas gas station. They wash well, don't bleed, and don't wrinkle in the dryer." —Cruiserbug

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and seven colors).

    28. A pair of crushed velvet strappy flats that'll elevate everything you wear without the need for *sole*-crushing heels.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $49.95 (originally $105; available in sizes 5-11 and two colors).

    29. A knit wrap midi dress so you can leave your beloved sweats behind for a day and still feel nice and cozy. Did this take a lot of effort? Not at all, my friend.,

    Promising review: "I love this sweater dress. It fits perfectly. It's so soft and has a lot of stretch to it. It's well-made and the lilac color is so vibrant and gorgeous." —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 10 colors).

    30. A graphic T-shirt for the epitome of sneakily wearing your usual lazy outfits — except now you'll discover a pattern of compliments.

    Promising review: "This is probably my new favorite shirt! In fact, I liked it so much that I just ordered two more in different colors! The material is nice and thick and the colors are vibrant." —Heather Gei

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and 12 styles).

    31. A belted checked cape coat, because this'll ditch your overused parka and give your work clothes the dressy treatment they DESERVE.

    River Island

    Get it from River Island for $140 (available in sizes 2-12).

    32. A velvet embroidered dress that'll help your wardrobe flourish — even when thrown over leggings. Believe in the power of this dress.


    Promising review: "This is the best dress I have ever bought off of Amazon. I am so in love with this that I will order one in every single color — it is that nice of a dress with vibrant colors and pretty embroidery." —Sharon C.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and eight styles).

    33. A chiffon blouse with a beaded collar so you can stylishly top off your everyday bottoms before you're up to your ~neck~ in clothes thrown on the floor. This'll nix mornings of overthinking.


    Get it from ModCloth for $44.99 (originally $55; available in sizes XXS-4X).

    34. A pair of faded bootcut jeans for pairing with anything just as easily as your usual black denim, but this'll give your tops a little more *flair*.


    Promising review: "What I like most about these jeans is that, unlike the majority of in-vogue jeans on the market these days, these are cotton. The stretch and comfort fit feels great without the hassle or discomfort of constantly falling down and needing to be pulled up — regardless of whether or not you wear a belt. They're curve-conforming without any gap in the rear. I love the fit and I love the look." —Savvy shopper

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 0-15 and 15 styles)

    35. An open-back sweater, because this is just as approachable as your usual toppers. Except now you'll receive double the compliments — this is an exact science.


    Get it from Express for $59.90 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    36. A belted cardigan that'll have you looking Insta-worthy in a ~cinch~. Are you wearing the same exact blouse you wear every week underneath? That's our secret.

    Promising review: "I was very pleasantly surprised at how well this cardigan fits! I love the tie option! It creates a very polished look on those days when you just don't have time. I bought both the blue and black versions. The blue is a true cobalt blue and it's beautiful! I liked both options so much, I came back and ordered the dark red, the navy, and the white." —Chardew

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 10 colors).

    37. A mesh watch band so you can continue to accessorize with your Apple Watch, but now you'll be one *step* ahead of the trends.

    It has an adjustable metal clasp and a screen protector to prevent your Apple Watch surface from scratching. It fits well with the Apple Watch Series 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as the Apple Nike+ watch.

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite Apple Watch band! The rainbow/holographic finish is stylish and goes with anything. I’ve gotten several compliments. It's a great price and even better quality. The band’s magnet is very strong and fits securely. I’ve been wearing it every day for several weeks and don’t foresee any problems. I’ll definitely be ordering more bands from this seller!" —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in sizes 38mm-44mm and eight colors).

    38. A button-down shift for dressing up literally any bottoms you'd like. Leggings? Check. Jeans? Double check. Pajama pants? Sure!


    Get it from Missguided for $37 (available in sizes 12-20).

    Realizing you've already worn your leggings three days in a row like:

    Bravo Cable

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