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    35 Things You'll Feel Totally Badass When You Wear

    ♬ What's wrong with being, what's wrong with being confident? ♬

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the things in their closets that make them feel the most confident. Here are the empowering results:

    1. A kick-ass (faux) leather jacket that's a little bit naughty, a little bit nice — to animals.,


    This one has a handy hood to give you that layered look all in one piece. And people totally swear by it — this baby has over 1,000 five star reviews on Amazon.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in ten colors).

    2. A pair of thigh-high black boots made for walking confidently, and in them, that's just what you'll do.

    "They add a couple of inches and I feel sexy AF when I walk in them. They're always guaranteed to turn heads, because even if people don’t see me coming, they hear me." —Megan C.

    Get them from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes 6-11).

    3. Big sunglasses, which are definition of G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S.,

    "Sunglasses are my go-to glam accessory. I always feel more put together, regardless of how I’m dressed or made up, when I have on a pair of big black sunglasses." —samantham49

    This chic pair is polarized, so your vision'll be 20/20 while your look is a perfect ten.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A statement necklace to finish off every ensemble with a flourish (and draw attention to that beautiful face of yours).

    Amani M.

    Get it from Modcloth or Jet for $25.

    5. A trusty flannel shirt that ensures the compliments you receive won't be mere plaid-itudes.,

    "If I’m feeling unsure about my outfit, I️ toss on a flannel. I️ have about twelve of them. They always look good with jeans, and if it’s sunny outside, shorts with a flannel either on top or tied around my waist is always comfy and cute (plus, it makes for a nice light jacket when the AC gets a bit cold)." —starrykid

    Get the black from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in XS-2X and in 12 colors). Get the red from Nordstrom for $79.50 (available in sizes XXS-L).

    6. Classic fishnets for an e-leg-ant look everyone will get caught up in.

    "Classic, black fishnet leggings always make me feel really confident and sexy. If you pair them with with right skirt and heels, they look amazing!" —karmae

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. Fierce leopard flats to make you feel instantly chic with zero effort.,

    "I have a pair of leopard, pointed flats. When I pair them with a plain T-shirt tucked into skinny jeans and a statement necklace, I feel like a QUEEN." —Madison T.

    These pretty kitties have over 500 positive reviews on Amazon.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in 35 colors).

    8. A bold pair of glasses that are a sight for (four) sore eyes.

    Warby Parker

    "As a dude who has worn glasses for 20 years, I had never once felt even remotely attractive when I had my glasses on (which was always). But finally, I decided I would go with frames completely different from any I'd worn before, and the very first pair the woman at the shop handed me made me do a double take. I can't exaggerate how much better they were than any pair I'd ever owned. Now, I actually think I look weird *without* them, but damn fine when I'm rocking the specs, and that really makes me feel more confident." —frontrow333

    Get them from Warby Parker for $95+ (available in two colors).

    9. A dress so fabulously flattering, you can't help but get wrapped up in it.,

    "Wrap dresses are great because they’re so easy. When I can’t be bothered to put together a whole outfit, they cover up any insecurities I might be feeling that day, are totally comfortable, and are still 100% work-appropriate. I slap on some heels and a statement necklace and I’m ready to face the day." —PHM8

    Get the blue patterned one from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in six prints). Get the green one from Modcloth or Jet for $65 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in two colors).

    10. A scene-stealing scarf you'll never want to take off.

    "I'm obsessed with scarves. They are outfit-makers and so much fun. God, I just really love scarves." —alanahfitzgerald5

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in 17 colors).

    11. A sweatshirt sure to have you feeling like an Eleven out of ten, because fandom is the ultimate mood-booster.

    "My Stranger Things sweatshirt is hands down the thing in my closet that makes me feel most confident. I love it. It’s so comfortable and yet somehow flattering."


    Get it from Amazon for $25.95 (available in sizes S-5X and in four colors).

    12. A sports bra that promises to always support you.,

    "I feel most confident in a really good sports bra. I exercise a lot, so most of my wardrobe consists of leggings and really comfy things. I tend to lean towards Nike or Under Armor bras because they’re so comfortable and also affordable. Whenever I’m wearing one I feel so strong and powerful and ready to take on the world." —garfgarfff

    Get the Nike bra for $15+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 31 colors) or the Under Armour bra for $21.37+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 12 colors), both from Amazon.

    13. Iconic Doc Martens for stepping out like the rockstar you truly are.

    @drmartensofficial / Via

    "I have multiple pairs of Docs that immediately elevate both my mood and my look when I put them on. Something about walking in them makes me feel so confident and so powerful, like I can take anything that’s thrown at me. They can be a little pricey, but they’re worth it for me." —beckinghampalace

    Get them from Amazon for $69.24+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 21 colors).

    14. Hoop earrings, because move over Regina George, they're your thing.

    "A big pair of hoop earrings makes me feel so confident, sassy, and powerful!" —Emma K.

    Get a set of three for $10.99 or a set of two for $7.99, both from Amazon.

    15. A dramatic top worthy of the bell of the ball (psst, that's you).

    "I know it's weirdly specific, but I feel like a damn goddess queen when I wear bell sleeves. It's like every time I move my hand I'm making some official decree." —emilysuzanne113

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 4-22 and in nine colors).

    16. A jean-ius jacket decked out with deets that show off your pin-terests.,

    "I love my denim jacket. It has a few pins on in that are representative of my personality and where I've traveled. I put it on and it instantly makes me feel more trendy and confident." —jennifervanh3

    Get the jacket for $49.26 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four washes) and the pin set for $3.99+ (available in 36 styles), both from Amazon.

    17. A curve hugging midi dress made for the one true diva, Y-O-U. Mariah? Gaga? Nicki? I don't know them.

    Hallie B.

    Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 16-24).

    18. A mysterious-yet-chic turtleneck and long coat combo befitting a suspense movie heroine.,

    "Something about showing less and covering more makes me feel seductive and sexy." —hayrenhag

    Get the turtleneck from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in six colors). Get the coat from Free People for $149.95 (available in sizes XS/S-M/L).

    19. A camo shirt that'll make you want to do anything but blend in.

    "I have an oversized camo button down shirt and I would wear it every day if I could. It makes me feel SO COOL." —Kalee P.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    20. A luxe-yet-afforable leopard coat to leave people floored by your bargain-spotting abilities.,

    "Animal print outerwear in a well-cut shape is the ultimate in power dressing. I have an ancient Old Navy animal print coat I nabbed for $40 that makes me feel invincible when I wear it! Seriously, wear animal print as a neutral and your 'tude will vastly improve. And if you choose well, people will think you spent lots and lots of money on it." —elizabethlilly

    Get a similar coat from Old Navy for $49.97 (available in sizes 1X-4X).

    21. A pair of skinnies that are a true blue dream come true.

    "A good, well-fitting pair of skinny jeans makes a huge difference. American Eagle jeggings are my go-to." —xoellegrace

    Get them from American Eagle for $49.95 (available in sizes 00–20). Find more jeggings here.

    22. A skin-baring top demanding everyone's full attention — no one's gonna give you the cold shoulder.

    "I feel confident in any top that shows my shoulders. I absolutely love a cold shoulder or off-the-shoulder look." —Elizabeth B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six colors).

    23. A splurge-worthy designer bag to instantly upgrade any outfit.


    Get it from Bloomingdale's for $195.

    24. A classy-AF long necklace, which could probably make even your pajamas look put together.

    "I usually don't leave the house without a long necklace. I don't know why, but I just feel like it pulls the whole outfit together. Pretty much anything with a chain length over 25 inches and a heavy pendant is ideal."—bekoconnell

    Get it from Baublebar for $42 (available in two colors).

    25. Waterproof booties that are as trendy as they are practical., Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    "I have a pair of navy blue waterproof boots and they’re perfect for literally everything. I wear them to class, on hikes, to work (at a coffee shop, so there are a lot of milk, syrup, and coffee spills), and just about everywhere else. No matter what gets on them, I can wipe it off and they look brand new the next day— which is a pretty amazing thing for someone who goes through shoes faster than Kim Kardashian." —stephanieb4a58afa96

    Read BuzzFeed's review of these bootieful booties here (#2).

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in eight colors).

    26. A cheeky choker for channeling your inner Hadid.

    "I always get so many compliments when I'm wearing my black choker." —Kayla C.

    This fab set comes with ten different choker styles and a handy pouch to keep 'em in.

    Get a set of ten from Amazon for $7.59.

    27. Statement booties so swoon-inducing, you'll want a hundred pairs.,

    "I'll admit I have a boot problem when I finally run out of closet space" —Melissa C.

    Get the floral velvet from Amazon for $11.44+ (available in two colors and sizes 6-9). Get the black satin from Boohoo for $26 (available in sizes 5-10).

    28. Sexy undies, because the number-one person you should dress to impress is yourself.

    "Whenever I wear nice underwear, I feel so much more confident. It’s like all day I have a little secret that only I know." —broadwaybby

    Get the bra from Thistle & Spire for $59 (available in cup sizes 32B-36C). Get the matching panties here.

    29. Retro wood-soled boots and flared jeans for happy hippie vibes.,


    Get the boots from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in two colors). Get the jeans from Nordstrom for $75 (available in sizes 25-34).

    30. Neutral ankle booties to give everything you wear (and your ego) a little boost.

    "I just love how they heighten me, pull any outfit together, and give me a cool, effortless vibe." —salmeen

    Get them from Target for $49.99 (available in sizes 6-11 and in three colors).

    31. High-waisted jean shorts paired with a short sleeve crop top for a pinup-perfect OOTD.,

    Jordan H.

    Get the tee from Forever 21 for $9.90 (available in sizes S-L). Get the shorts from Charlotte Russe for $20.29 (available in sizes 16-26). Get a similar pair of shorts in straight sizes here.

    32. A sharp, structured jacket designed just for fashion trailblazers.

    "A blazer makes me feel powerful and like I could conquer the world." —cristinianna14

    Get it from Express for $90.99 (available in sizes XS-L).

    33. Nike kicks to make you feel like a baller, even if you were always picked last in gym.,

    "These make me feel pretty cute, especially when my mom is wearing them too!" —ariannab4bb3d6f90

    Get them from Nordstrom for $90 (available in sizes 5-12 and in two colors).

    34. A flowing dress that'll have everyone under your spell.

    "I love wearing a black maxi dress (preferably with spaghetti straps) so I can sweep around corners like the beautiful and empowered witch I am. Nothing else makes me feel so powerful." —Emma R.

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

    35. And finally, a pair of super lucky skivvies that are both the undies you need and the undies you deserve.

    "I have a designated pair of underwear for job interviews that may or may not have Batman's emblem on them..." —Heather Nichols, Facebook

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S-XL).

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