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    30 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. *Top off* even the laziest of outfits (hello, leggings my old friend) with a casual statement jacket that'll take over as the focal point so you always look like you tried. Your secret is safe with me.


    Promising review (for the jacket on the right): "I was thinking about getting this jacket for a long time and finally I decided to buy it! I love denim and this jacket can be combined with everything." —Carlo88

    Get the softshell jacket from Target for $36.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X) and the moto denim jacket from Free People for $128 (available in XS-L).

    2. Quickly update pieces you've had for years 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 allowed) will upgrade you to Jenna-Lyons-status faster than you can say pajamas.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed,

    Check out even more ways to mix and match patterns and don't forget to see styling tips from Trendy Curvy.

    Get a similar top from Amazon for $9.90 (available in sizes S-XXL) or from Forever 21 for $32 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

    3. 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.

    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 this scalloped one from Amazon for $11.99 (available in sizes XS-L and in 13 colors).

    4. 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).

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed,

    Check out why a BuzzFeeder lives by these — as do 918 five-star reviewers!

    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 $1.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 25 colors).

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

    Check out all the ways Aimee Song likes to style a white T-shirt!

    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).

    6. 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.

    Promising review: "They look just like Ray Bans; they're good quality! I have both the blue pair of actual Ray Bans and these and they are VERY similar. I would definitely recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 10 colors).

    7. 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.

    Check out how 17 women styled the same LBD in VERY different ways!

    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~.

    8. 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, need for three.

    Promising review: "I am EMOTIONAL about how great this is. I am a bodacious and curvaceous young lady and finding anything that looks good online is a constant fight. But I want to wear this every day. If I were a cartoon, I would want this to be the outfit that I have a closet full of. I have G-cup boobs (you heard me) and tube tops are my own personal hell. BUT, somehow this sits just right. Did I mention the skirt is perfect?" —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in two styles).

    9. 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.

    Check out more from Trendy Curvy for colorblocking ideas!

    Get a similar top from Forever 21 for $3.90 (available in sizes 0X-4X and eight colors) and a similar skirt from Eloquii for $69.90 (available in sizes 14-28).

    10. *Step* up your look while still prioritizing comfort (always) with a pair of on-trend fashion sneakers. You'll be on-par with your favorite bloggers AND avoid any blister-inducing fads. Long 👏 live 👏 athleisure.

    Get them from Missguided for $30 (available in sizes 5-10 and in four colors).

    11. Expand your wardrobe without major time or financial commitments when subscribing to Frank and Oak, a monthly service that delivers high-quality, on-trend pieces right to your door. The best part? You didn't do any of the work. Bless.

    Frank and Oak

    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

    You take a short style survey to let them know your size, style, and budget preference. Then you'll receive a 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!

    Check out how a BuzzFeeder cheaply upgraded her look with this subscription service!

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

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

    Promising review (for the left): "These are very trendy! They're perfect for the summer and I can imagine wearing them into the fall, as well. They're something fun to wear for the season." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon: the left for $8.96 (available in six styles) and the right for $8.99 (available in nine styles).

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

    Candace Lowry / BuzzFeed, Macey J. Foronda / BuzzFeed

    Check out more for how a group of BuzzFeeders dressed based on their favorite features!

    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.

    Macey J. Foronda / BuzzFeed

    Get a cinched romper from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 12-24).

    14. 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.,

    FYI, these high-waisted jeans from Madewell were created with curves in mind and are practically famous for winning over every*body*. They're the first of their kind: a skinny jean that was engineered in an hourglass shape so they work with your curves instead of feeling restrictive. I don't know about you guys but my butt is r e a d y to feel the love.

    Promising review: "I've never owned a pair of jeans that fit my legs, butt, AND waist all at once. It's the curse of a curvy hourglass, but Madewell has done the impossible: these things fit perfectly. They're made of sturdy denim, and the rise is just where I like it: barely over my belly button. I haven't worn another pair of jeans since I got them over a week ago! Slow clap for Madewell!" —seabee

    Get them from Madewell for $128 (available in sizes 23-35 and in petite, regular, tall, and taller).

    15. Master the ~half tuck~ that somehow always updates even regular 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!

    16. Juxtapose a skirt with an edgy-looking graphic T-shirt to create an interesting dynamic that'll win you major fashion points. Really you're just throwing a skirt over your go-to tee, but the world will never know your secrets!

    Get them from Nasty Gal: the David Bowie T-shirt for $18 (originally $36; available in sizes S-L) and the gingham skirt for $18 (originally $36; available in sizes 2-8).

    17. 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)!

    Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed

    Check out how 10 women wore the same crop top in drastically different ways.

    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 in 17 colors).

    18. 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.

    Check out more from Advice From A Twenty Something for how to style wide-leg pants!

    Promising review: "I love, love, love these pants! They are very comfortable, look great, and fit perfectly! These are very flowy pants, and are able to have both a professional and casual look. I get several compliments on these pants when I wear them." —FY

    Get a similar pair from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 22 colors).

    19. 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.,

    Promising review (for the shirt on the left): "I get a ton of compliments on this shirt! I like the fact that the sleeves are sewn on top of each other. It makes them ‘flouncy’" —Sarahsmiles

    Get the first top from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors) or the second top from Lane Bryant for $39.95 (available in sizes 10/12-26/28).

    20. 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.

    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).

    21. 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 on-trend.

    Check out more from A Sparkle Factor for how to style a pom-pom bag!

    Promising review: "This is such a great find! It's so cute and is really great quality — I can't believe it was less than $30. It's perfect for summer!" —Chelsea Bancroft

    Get a similar bag from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

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

    Check out more from Simply Covered for how to rock the oversized blouse!

    Promising review: "This is the perfect flowy top! It's so trendy and stylish too. It's a great material that you can wear for dressy or casual occasions." —Le Fab Chic

    Get a similar top from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and in three colors).

    23. 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 some shaving cream! Really!

    BuzzFeed / Via Facebook: buzzfeedtopknot

    Get shaving cream from Amazon for $3.74.

    24. 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 vest or duster cardigan that'll instantly make your outfit look brand new.

    The third piece rule is basically the theory that layering one extra element on top of everyday outfits (i.e. a sweater on top of a blouse, a blazer, or even just a chunky belt) will instantly make your look more interesting. Check out more from Who What Wear for great style inspo!

    Get them from Forever 21: the vest for $24.90 (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors) and the duster cardigan for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    25. 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.


    Check out even more stylish bun tutorials!

    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!

    26. 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.

    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." —I💜Wieners🌭🌭🐾🐩

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and in 42 colors).

    27. 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!

    Check out a full list of awesome international stores!

    28. Reap the benefits of a personal stylist without having to lift a finger — well, ok, just ONE to text them. The app Wishi matches you with an on-demand personal stylist who'll expertly curate a custom look just for you — basically like texting a friend from your bed, but better because this friend helps you look amazing.

    First take a quiz so they can get a feel for your taste/preferences. Then you'll get to chat a stylist about inspo, what makes you feel best, and any ~style goals~ you may have. Then you'll get your looks and brand-new styles! They'll mix and match both new pieces and things you already own so you're never over budget. Plus, there are three levels of expertise you can choose from: a session with a fashion blogger, a fashion shoot stylist, or an industry-renowned fashion editor.

    Get Wishi from The Apple Store for $20+ per session.

    29. Rely on the magic of a classic 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.

    Did I mention both have ~POCKETS~?!

    Promising review (for the dress on the right): "I ordered this dress during the warm weather and it was just perfect. Now that the weather where I live is cooler, I still love the dress. I just added a jacket. The fabric is comfortable and has enough weight to feel warm enough for the fall weather. The length is also perfect. I can wear flats or heels with it. I have worn it to church, to dinner, and just to lounge around in the house. I love the pockets, as well." —white dove

    Get them from Amazon: left for $13.99+ (available in sizes L-5X and in 25 colors) and right for $17.99 (available in sizes XS-L and 10 colors).

    30. Going for the monochrome look? Don't sweat it if you're not totally matchy-matchy. In fact, piecing together an outfit that's merely in the same color family is super visually appealing and you'll instantly look put-together. Plus, it obviously takes less time than painstakingly searching for that shade of orange.

    Check out more from Song of Style for how to use a full color palette for monochrome outfits!

    Still sweating it? Nasty Gal has a full section of inexpensive matching sets so you can achieve either a monochrome or single-patterned look without any thought.

    When you show up to a bar in sweats and they say that they have a dress code:


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