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    39 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Wardrobe, Even If You're Incredibly Lazy

    You deserve to look like you tried today, even if you got out of bed .05 seconds before work.

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    1. Surprise yourself with how many different ways you can wear the same basic crop top. Dress it up with statement skirts or look effortlessly cool with high-waisted jeans. Either way, you're already halfway done when it comes to styling (and you'll never get bored)!

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    Promising review: "My favorite shirt!! I bought this crop top a while ago and ever since it’s been my favorite shirt. It’s soft, the perfect size, and it matches almost everything! Could not be more pleased" —Amazon Customer

    Get a similar crop top from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 17 colors).

    For more ideas, check out "We Asked 10 Women To Style The Same Crop Top".

    2. Finish your outfit with a pair of classic ballerina flats to lend your look a polished effect. Their faux suede and cute elastic straps can elevate old jeans just as much as a pair of heels (which is just so not an option).

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    By the way, these bbs already have almost 110 five-star reviews specifically about their wide width!

    Promising review: "These are super cute for excellent price! They fit well. Note, I have a wide foot, often having to order in wide widths — not necessary in these! I have worn them three times now — twice walking in NYC to go to Broadway shows and so far so good. No blisters or discomfort." —Joy Miller

    Get them from Amazon for $7.47+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 35 colors and patterns).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's glowing review in "​These Ballet-Esque Flats Are Adorable, Cheap, And Basically Already In Your Amazon Cart".

    3. Rely on the magic of a trendy maxi dress — they're about as easy as it gets. They're a one-and-done outfit, never go out of style, and quite literally *dress* you up in no time at all.

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    Did I mention this one has POCKETS?!

    Promising review: "I am a size 16 and was SO pleased with the way this fit that I ordered it again in blue. The pockets are fantastic and I did not feel like they made the dress stick out funny at the hips. I bought this to wear on a trip to California when I needed some dresses that could be casual around-the-house, but also be dressed up to go out. This is so cozy, but cute! It wasn't see-through either (I hate when that happens). If you are looking for a good maxi-dress with pockets that you can wear a normal bra with, this dress is for you." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 16 colors and patterns).

    4. Give pieces you've had for years new life by pairing them with a pattern you've never considered before. Little tricks like keeping everything in the same color family or relying on a striped top as a neutral (totally doable) will upgrade you to Jenna Lyons–status faster than you can give up.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed, Trendy Curvy

    Get a similar striped top from Amazon for $5.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 24 styles) or ModCloth for $24.99 (available in sizes XXS–4X and three colors).

    Find even more styling ideas from "21 Ways To Mix Patterns Like A Fashion Blogger". And! Check out mix-and-matching ideas from Trendy Curvy for "In The Mix".

    5. Throw on a pair of trendy mirrored sunglasses so your outfits don't reflect how long you laid in bed this morning. Even your go-to workout (ok, lounging) leggings will look more stylish when sleekly accessorized.

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    Promising review: "I had these EXACT glasses except they were RayBans and I paid like 175$ for them, then I lost them. So being very sad and very broke I decided to get these as a replacement until can afford another pair of RayBans. Wow, they exceeded my expectations!!! They look IDENTICAL to the RayBan style ! I get so many compliments on them! They are my new favorite pair!" —justanothercollegestudent

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in 12 styles).

    6. Use a sneaker-cleaning kit to bring your favorite white sneakers back to practically new, so your outfits always look put-together (nothing like super white sneakers to finish off your OOTD) — all while staying extra comfy.

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    You'll get a cleaning spray and brush! They work on really any material, like cloth, leather, vinyl, and fabric, so ALL your shoes can look brand-new.

    Promising review: "I just got this and immediately used it on my dirtiest pair of shoes, and wow, I am impressed! I’ve had these shoes for a little over a year, they are my favorite shoes to just throw on and run errands, so they aren’t work shoes by any means. Just casual day-to-day wear. But I spent maybe 10 minutes per shoe and the bottoms look so much better. I wasn’t expecting them to be perfectly white because they are a year old but I am very happy with how this product has worked. I will definitely be using this product to maintain other shoes!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    7. Flaunt what you love so getting dressed doesn't feel like a chore. You should look FORWARD to showing off your ~looks~!

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    8. For example, if you're *extra* proud of your waist, a cinched romper will make the world feel like your own personal catwalk. And it's a one-and-done outfit, so it's a double win.

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    Get a cinched romper from Amazon for $12.89+ (available in sizes XS–XL and eight colors) or $9.99+ (available in sizes XL–4XL and seven patterns).

    For more ideas, check out "This Is How To Dress For Your Favorite Body Feature".

    9. Throw on some marble-patterned barrettes to easily polish the very same ensembles you've been wearing for months. Considering they're one of this season's biggest trends, they'll probably inspire you to go ~head-first~ into dressing stylishly every darn day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are very pretty! They're a great color and the snaps stay on." —J. Kreider

    Get a pack of nine from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five styles).

    10. Master the ~half tuck~ that somehow always updates even oversized T-shirts from humdrum to stylish for exactly $0. Luckily it doesn't require a complicated Youtube tutorial — all you're doing is tucking in the front half of your top!

    Advice From A Twenty Something

    Get an oversized T-shirt from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 26 colors and patterns).

    Check out more from Advice From A Twenty Something for "Mastering The Tuck".

    11. Polish off your usual T-shirt-and-jeans combo with a pair of gold hoops to easily transform your outfit into *casual chic*. How could you have rolled out of bed this morning if you accessorized so beautifully, right?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are wonderful earrings. I'm not afraid that they'll fall off and is the perfect addition to any outfit! Love the feel and they aren't too heavy! Just what was needed!" —em_ants40

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three finishes).

    12. Get a whole new wardrobe every month without the hefty bill by joining a fashion subscription service, like Frank and Oak. You'll never catch yourself wearing the same old thing on repeat again when you have options upon options to style new looks.

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    You take a short style survey to let them know your size, style, and budget preference. Then you'll receive a style box preview of what's inside your box so you can confirm (or further customize)! All you need to do from there is show off your temporary new wardrobe!

    Promising review: "This is a phenomenal product for the price. It truly looks and feels like something that would retail for three times as much." —Ben

    Get a subscription to Frank and Oak for $25+/month.

    To learn more, check out "I Tried This Clothing Subscription Service And Will Never Pick Out My Own Clothes Again".

    13. Overcome outfit boredom with the "third piece rule." The next time you find yourself in the same pants and top for the billionth time but don't want to think of something else, just layer on an extra element like a frayed, denim jacket or cardigan vest that'll instantly make your outfit look brand-new.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "This jacket is very good quality and fits perfectly to size. It goes well with outfits! I definitely recommend." —Alesandra L.

    Get them from Forever 21: the denim jacket for $34.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X) and the cardigan vest for $17.90 (available in sizes S–L and three colors).

    14. Twist your blouse so that it's tied in the front for a whole new approach to wearing the same exact tops you always throw on. It'll give your ensembles some *unexpected flair* without a single swipe of your credit card.

    Trendy Curvy

    Feeling lazy? This blouse ($10.88 on Amazon; available in sizes S–XXL and 13 styles) already features a tie-front, aka it already did allll the work for you.

    Check out Trendy Curvy for how she ties her blouse in "Ray Of Sunshine".

    15. Find a pair of high-waisted jeans that make you look and feel your best. Not only are they super versatile and easy to dress up and down, but a good-fitting pair of jeans never fails to bring an outfit together. Maybe now you'll want to show 'em off! Just for a quick 'gram.

    American Eagle

    Btw, reviewers LOVEEEE American Eagle's line of curvy jeans! They're designed to stretch with your curves, plus lift and shape *justtt* right. And you can say so long to waist gapping.

    Promising review: "When they say highest waist, they mean HIGHEST WAIST! I LOVE these jeans. They are extremely comfy and look so great! They completely form to my body and look amazing! I’m ordering another pair right now! I’m obsessed!" —Sydney

    Get them from American Eagle: the leopard print for $37.46 (originally $49.95; available in sizes 00–24 in short, regular, and long) and the light-wash for $44.96 (originally $59.95; available in sizes 00–20 in short, regular, and long)

    16. Fool people into thinking you spent more time getting ready than you did by throwing your hair into a bun. A chic hairstyle elevates even yoga pants, and still takes less time than fully styling your hair.

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    Still too much work? Try a bun-shaping hair accessory ($6.99 on Amazon for a two-pack) that'll make a ballet bun for you. No effort required!

    For more ideas, check out "25 Tips And Tricks To Get The Perfect Bun".

    17. Add some trendy appeal to your looks by wearing noncommittal ear cuffs on your cartilage. Cool new piercings or just a 24-hour accessory? We'll let everyone else decide.

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    You'll get a set of two (seen above): one double ear cuff and one criss-cross cuff. You can adjust them to fit your ear!

    Promising review: "This is such a great earring, many people don't even realize it's a cuff! I've showered in it, slept in it, blow-dried my hair in it, worked out in it for about a month — the earring still looks nice and golden and hasn't budged or tugged or been painful in any way! It does take a little bit of playing around with to get it on properly, but once you've achieved that, it's an incredible piece and a great alternative to another set of piercings!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Benitta Moko on Amazon for $11.80.

    18. Get the most use out of a classic LBD by styling it different ways. Not only will you save moolah, but you can totally re-wear the same dress twice a week without anyone being the wiser.

    Taylor Miller / Via BuzzFeed

    Dress? Nope, this is a skirt as my top is clearly telling you.

    This classic T-shirt dress ($12.98 on Amazon; available in sizes S-XL and in 12 colors) has 863 five-star reviews that speak to its comfort, versatility, and of course ~style~.

    For more ideas, check out "We Asked 17 Women To Style The Same Black Dress And They Slayed".

    19. Mimic the feeling of loose sweats with a pair of flowy wide-leg pants. You may not get to live in your old college uniform, but at least you're comfy.

    Amazon

    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 :)." —gretchen nash

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors and patterns).

    20. Create a polished appearance with nothing more than an inexpensive crop top. When paired with something high-waisted they actually look better than a regular shirt, because they won't awkwardly bunch. Tl;dr: your outfit looks perfectly neat even if you reused the same top from Saturday night.

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    Promising review: "I'll admit that I had somewhat low expectations when ordering this shirt. But I was pleasantly surprised! The fabric is thick enough to wear without a bra (which is good, because an underwire strapless is basically the only option). It's not too short either. I ordered it in red and yellow to start and liked them so much I bought three more. They look super cute with a swishy patterned skirt!" —Kristen K

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in sizes XS–L and 13 colors).

    21. Keep your clothes off The Chair and on a chic metal garment rack. Not only will it easily neaten your room, but it'll also help you lay out your weekly outfits with minimal planning. No more panicked standing in front of your closet five minutes before work.

    Amazon

    Why isn't it ok to wear the same dress five days in a row?!?!?! I guess I'll wear the OTHER dress today.

    Promising review: "The directions were easy to follow and there weren't a lot of them. It was easy to put together, and you only need one person to do it. It's really sturdy and it looks amazing!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in two colors).

    22. Stock up on basic white T-shirts that'll help you avoid laundry day, *and* serve as a ~blank slate~ for all your styling ideas. They're timelessly cool and will always match whatever you're wearing.

    Song Of Style

    Promising review: "This T-shirt is basic and easy to match with all types of clothes. Plus, it's comfortable to wear." —Zoe

    Get a plain T-shirt from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in six colors).

    Check out more from Song Of Style for "9 Ways To Wear A White T-Shirt - Style By Number".

    23. Complete your entire outfit without much thought at all by turning to a matching top-and-skirt set. You'll automatically look put-together thanks to its matching pattern and your morning routine will be easy as one, two...no need for three.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this two-piece set! It's cute and casual. The top and skirt can also be worn separately with other items! It is stretchy so it fits true-to-size. It's a very fun outfit." —AJ

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 2–8 and 12 colors and styles).

    24. Identify pesky stains and remedy them with the proper antidote. Let's be realistic, the next time you get foundation on your top, you are not taking it to the dry cleaner anytime soon (so much effort). Instead, alleviate the spot with a Shout spray stain-remover. A few spritzes = good-as-new.

    Top Knot / BuzzFeed

    Promising review (for the stain remover): "I’ve only had this product for three days and it’s already saved me from having to replace shirts and bedsheets! For my dress shirts, I used it to remove collar stains. I got the collar wet, sprayed the collar with Shout, rub it together, let it dry, and voilà! The stains were gone and I didn’t have to put it in the washer! This stain remover is even powerful enough to remove blood stains. After getting blood on my bedsheets, I sprayed the stained areas, let it sit overnight, threw it in the washer and the blood was gone! With this product being less than $10, it’s a no brainer to get. This will pay for itself after one stain." —ehinsa

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    25. Throw on a pair of faux leather pumps so you can dress up every outfit you own (over-worn denim included) and keep all your favorite looks on heavy rotation. With these, they'll look newly très chic.

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    Promising review: "I wore these for the very first time for Disneyland's Dapper Day and I was OVERWHELMINGLY surprised with how comfortable they were! I have never bought shoes on Amazon before and was worried that the fit and or quality would make me regret my purchase. But truly it was far from it. The heel is the perfect height to give you a lift and wide enough for you to feel secure! I'm happy to report that I have no blisters and I can't wait to wear them out again!" —cissyjworstell

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 11 colors).

    26. Explore new styles that your friends definitely won't have. Shop from cult-favorite online international stores for a unique, new look without crossing ~the pond~ or even your room. Not to mention, a quirky piece will do all the creative work for you!

    Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed

    The popular British brand Monki is even on Asos so you don't have to worry about huge shipping fees!

    To learn even more, check out "29 Stylish International Stores You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner".

    27. Maintain a *crisp appearance* by using a garment steamer to get rid of outfit-ruining wrinkles (I KNOW your top was just sitting on the hamper). Don't worry — reviewers agree it takes minimal time and effort to use. Steamed dress = $$$-looking ensemble.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've had this for a few months now and I use it all the time! It heats up so fast and steams the fabric within seconds! I have had no problems with water spitting out or being burnt at all. I love this machine so much, I am bringing it with me on my international trips! So I have to say don’t think twice this is a must-buy!" —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $20.97.

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeed editor's full review in "I’m Not Joking, This Mini Clothing Steamer Will Help You Be A Better Adult".

    28. ~Top off~ even your most casual outfits (looking at you, favorite leggings) with a structured, oversized blazer. The juxtaposition will help you look on-trend, even if "getting ready" entails hitting snooze 50 times.

    Nordstrom

    Reviewers recommend sizing down one!

    Promising review: "I followed the advice of many of the reviews about sizing and went down one size and the blazer fits great. I am obsessed with the coloring, its so chic and fun! I cannot wait to incorporate this into my fall/winter wardrobe." —shelbylee

    Get it from Nordstrom for $110.

    29. Learn new ways to tie your scarf so your outfits get a whole new ~twist~. It'll take two seconds, but you'll still get major fashion cred for your new styling "skills".

    J. Crew

    This highly-rated scarf from Amazon ($9.99; available in 10 colors and patterns) has over 1,000 reviews that speak to its softness, timeless style, and ease of wearing it multiple ways!

    To learn more, check out J.Crew for "J.Crew Style Hacks: 3 Ways to Tie a Scarf".

    30. Make your outfits look more expensive than they really are with nothing more than an embroidered top. The bit of texture will add some ~dimension~ to your look, meaning your old jeans will get a super easy update.

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    Promising review: "I bought this top to attend a conference wanting something to pair with slacks that would be fun and not a regular ol' white button-up. This top does exactly that trick. It's elegant and looks crisp when tucked into slacks, but also looks great with a pair of jeans and sneakers. I can't wait to continue wearing it!" —Chloe Erikson

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    31. Invest in a splurge-worthy statement purse to instantly update every single look in your closet. The key is to find a bag that's *just* unique enough to add something new to your outfits, but neutral enough to use forever.

    AllSaints

    Get it from AllSaints for $248.

    32. Pick up some easy money-saving hacks when it comes to upgrading your closet. My favorite? Using a fabric defuzzer to make all your clothes look totally new — super old sweater included.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review (for the fabric defuzzer): "So I didn't think it through when I threw some dark shirts and sweaters in the wash with a couple of light towels. They came out with all those fuzzies. I ordered one of these based on the price and average customer review, and I can see why this was rated so high. Since it's so portable, I just sat on the couch to watch tv and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching tv. I probably would have never worn these items (at least not outside the house!) again if it wasn't for this great little gadget." —Paula Nelson

    Get a well-loved fabric defuzzer from Amazon for $11.59.

    To learn more, check out "52 Awesome Clothing And Shoe Hacks To Save You So Much Money".

    33. Dramatize the usual no-brainer shirt-and-jeans combo by flaunting a top with statement sleeves. Will you look like you're off to Fashion Week? Yes. Did you still get ready in under ten minutes? You bet.

    Urban Outfitters, ModCloth

    Get the floral, backless top from Urban Outfitters for $49 (originally $69; available in sizes XS–XL and three styles) and the polka dot top from ModCloth for $34.99 (originally $45; available in sizes XS–4X).

    34. Cut the hems of old jeans to transform them from run-of-the-mill to the right on-trend frayed denim you see all over Instagram. Did you splurge on a fancy new outfit? Why...yes.

    J. Crew

    Or if you're feeling lazy, get a similar pair of jeans from J.Crew for $89.50 (available in sizes 23–37, in regular, petite, and tall).

    Check out the full tutorial from J.Crew for "J.Crew Style Hacks: DIY Edition".

    35. Feel like you're lounging in your favorite sweatshirt, but actually look sophisticated enough for work by relying on an oversized, blouse-like tunic. It provides enough structure to be considered refined, but also gives your binge attire a run for its money.

    Simply Covered

    Get a similar style from Free People for $78 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    Check out more from Simply Covered for "One Shirt, Two Cultures: How to Rock the Oversized Blouse".

    36. Revamp the classic white blouse with an off-the-shoulder version. You'll get as much use out of it as the original staple, but now your outfits will have a more modern vibe. Basically, this top is a lazy dresser's dream: you can wear it again and again, plus it looks great on its own so there's no need for accessorizing.

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    Promising review: "I love everything about this blouse. The large fits exactly the way I wanted it to. I definitely recommend this top for any/all occasions. You can dress it up or dress it down — it’s very versatile." —WienerLover

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 42 colors).

    37. Liven up your wardrobe with some unexpected texture, like a pom-pom straw bag. Its playful touch will distract from those jeans you've been wearing two (maybe three?) days in a row and cheaply keep your closet up to date on trends.

    Stephanie Pernas

    Promising review (for a similar pom-pom bag): "This is an adorable purse and perfect for summer. It's much more roomier than I expected. The pom-poms and gold hardware are a nice touch. The neutral color coordinates with almost any outfit. I love that there's an inner pocket and magnetic snap closures. I'm very happy with my purchase." —TheCritic

    Get a similar pom-pom straw tote from Amazon for $29.99.

    Learn more styling tips from A Sparkle Factor from "The $16 Polka Dress You Need For Summer".

    38. Accessorize with a popular Daniel Wellington metal mesh watch that'll make every work, casual, or whatever outfit instantly look more sophisticated. Suddenly making your looks feel more stylish just takes a ~flick of the wrist~.

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    Get it from Revolve or Daniel Wellington for $189+ (available in three finishes).

    39. Colorblock your ensemble as an interesting twist to your usual attire by grabbing staples you probably already have lying around. All you need is an everyday cami and tube skirt in contrasting shades and voila you'll *color* yourself impressed.

    Trendy Curvy

    Get them from Forever 21: a similar top for $3.90 (available in sizes 0X–4X and three colors) and a similar tube skirt for $12.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X and two colors).

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