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    31 Ways To Change Up The Outfits You Always Wear

    Call Glinda, Paolo, Stacy and Clinton, all of the experts — it's makeover time for your go-to OOTDs.

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    1. Tuck a favorite romper or a lightweight dress into a skirt, and voila, you've got a new top!

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Clearly, this is a favorite trick of mine. It's a great way to get more life out of your wardrobe! You'd never know the "tops" above were actually a shift dress and a romper.

    2. Try Stylebook, which is basically the app version of Cher Horowitz's smart closet, only with more features. It lets you virtually mix and match your wardrobe, plan outfits, track what you actually wear, make packing lists, and even keep all your style inspo in one place. It'll help you visualize soooo many fresh ways to wear all the cute stuff you own.

    two of the app screens, one showing an outfit put together, and another with a calendar with outfits put together for each ay of the month
    Apple App Store

    There's even a search feature, which is particularly great when you're out shopping and want to remember if you actually have something similar hiding in the back of your closet at home.

    Promising review: "I rediscovered my wardrobe. This app is a simple and elegant way to organize your outfits. It takes quite a while to photograph all your clothes, but anything new is much easier to record since you can usually download the picture from the manufacturer's website. I love the outfit shuffle feature (which suggests combinations of clothes you may not have thought of before), the style stats (which tell you the cost-per-wear as well as a range of other stats about what you wear), and the packing feature (where you select outfits and the app gives you a packing list). The main benefit is that it really saves time and emotional energy selecting your outfit in the morning. And it helps you determine what additional pieces you actually need to allow you to get more out of what you already have." —Tigalli

    Get it for Apple devices for $5.99 or a similar app for Android devices for free.

    3. Or if you prefer pen and paper planning, you can download a set of wardrobe planner pages including one for mapping out tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories for each occasion, a place to make a shopping list, a page for recording your go-to outfits and favorite colors and describing your style, and even a template for turning a journal page into a fashion mood board. Get ready to never say "I have nothing to wear" again!

    the four planner pages
    Space and Quiet Design/Etsy

    These are from an Australia-based small biz that makes all kinds of printable journal pages!

    Promising review: "Perfect aid to plan outfits and get creative with what is already in your closet." —Angela Provisor

    Get four pages from Space And Quiet Design on Etsy for $2.31.

    4. Let cool socks peek out from your shoes for an eye-catching, high-fashion touch.

    reviewer wearing black bow fishnets with vans
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    Of course, they're adorbs popping out of the top of sneakers and booties, but a thin pair can work unexpectedly well with strappy heels. In the fall, patterned socks can make peep toe shoes wearable when it's chilly, and in the winter, thick, scrunched-up socks add a great shot of texture peeking out of the tops of boots.

    Get five pairs of fishnet socks with bows on from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. Play with proportions and show off your shoes by cuffing your jeans. Bonus: it'll disguise frayed hems and make an old pair look new.

    Advice From A Twenty-Something / Via advicefromatwentysomething.com

    Get more tips on how to roll your jeans from Advice From A Twenty-Something.

    6. Use bold lipstick as an accessory to add a shot of color to a neutral outfit *or* make one of the colors in a print you're wearing really pop. That dress you've worn a hundred times will be a whole new look with a red lip — trust me.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    I barely wear makeup, but boy do I love to accessorize — so that's how I use my lipstick. The BareMinerals shade I'm wearing on the left is discontinued (*sob*) but you can get a similar shade for $20, and get the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle lipstick in "One Of The Boyz" that I'm wearing on the right from Sephora for $7 (originally $14; also available in seven other colors).

    7. A fabulous statement earring can have the same instant upgrade effect. Instead of simple studs, throw on a bold pair and it almost won't matter what the rest of your outfit looks like — compliments are p. much guaranteed.

    Baublebar, Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    Get the tassel earrings from Baublebar for $26 (originally $38), and the giraffe earrings from The Tiny Tassel for $36.

    8. Find a great pair of sunglasses you can pop on with every outfit to instantly add an "I'm a VIP" vibe to any look.

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    Promising review: "I get compliments on these EVERY time I wear them. They look a lot like the brand Quay, which everyone asks me if they are. The fact that these get mistaken for a pair of $50 sunglasses should tell all." —Madison Holder

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in seven colors).

    9. Take advantage of the basically endless ways to style scarves, and remember: they're not just for your neck! Just knotting one you've had forever in a new way can feel like a major style upgrade.

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    Check out this post full of scarf-tying tips and this post on ways to tie a headwrap like the one above.

    Get the lightweight scarf on the right from Amazon for $13.92 (available in 36 patterns).

    10. Or try knotting a fave scarf around the handle of your bag to give your purse new life (and for a look that screams "I just got off the red-eye from Paris").

    black, white, and brown color blocked bags with printed scarves on handles
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    Learn more ways to decorate bags with scarves from Sophie Shohet on Youtube.

    Get the bag above (which comes complete with the scarf) from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    11. Rock dressy shoes with casual outfits and vice versa. Sneakers and combat boots look badass with party dresses, and heels dress up casual dresses and jeans.

    @kaylaschaos on Instagram / Via Kayla Boyd/BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Get the hoodie dress on the right from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 28 designs).

    12. Stack bracelets to give any outfit a personal, eye-catching accent. The trick to a great stack? Mixing the width and texture of your arm candy, while keeping a consistent color scheme.

    model in gold and colorful stacked bracelets
    Baublebar

    You can get all the bracelets above from Baublebar.

    13. Think beyond basic black tights. Tights aren't just for staying warm — they can add a whole other level to a look. Fishnets are especially awesome, since they're so lightweight. Rock them with shorts, dresses, or even under ripped jeans.

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    Fishnets provide endless styling options to get caught up in. I love pairing them with dresses you'd typically never wear tights with, like a maxi with a slit that shows 'em off when you move. You can even layer fishnets over a solid pair of colored tights for a wild going-out look.

    Promising review: "OK, please get these if you're searching for fishnet stockings. Stop searching and add these to your cart! I promise you they are the best stockings ever! Super stretchy, they don't rip easily, and they are high-waisted. These are the most durable fishnets I have owned!" —KarlaMarisa

    Get them from Amazon for $5.18+ (available in 14 styles).

    14. Keep the clothes you wear all the time looking fresh in a different sense with an easily portable handheld steamer. "Hopelessly" wrinkled clothes may not be so hopeless after all.

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    Promising review: "This is the best clothes steamer I've seen. This thing works great getting wrinkles out of my dress shirts and slacks and refreshes clothes in between trips to the dry cleaner. Just that alone will pay for itself in no time." —M.I.U.W. 104

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. Play around with how you style a button-down shirt. Rock it in place of a jacket by wearing it open over a top or knotted over a dress, or just undo the bottom couple of buttons and knot the front rather than tucking it in.

    amazon.com, Advice From A Twenty-Something / Via advicefromatwentysomething.com

    Get the plaid shirt from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 42 designs) and get more tips on knotting shirts from Advice From A Twenty-Something.

    16. And make any top and bottom combo look fresh by only tucking in the front. Or, if it's a button-down, try tucking in just one side for an effortless look!

    Advice From A Twenty-Something / Via advicefromatwentysomething.com, J Crew

    Listen, I was doing the half tuck/French tuck/whatever you want to call it long before Tan France made it famous. It looks effortlessly stylish and adds interest to an outfit. Basically, it's a 10-second way to make yourself look chic as hell.

    Get more tips on shirt tucking from Advice From A Twenty-Something and get the floral shirt on the right from J. Crew for $59.50 (originally $79.50; available in sizes 0-24).

    17. Upgrade an old pair of shoes or make a casual pair temporarily more ~formal~ with removable shoe clips, which are basically jewelry for your kicks!

    pink pumps with square rhinestone shaped shoe clips
    amazon.com

    This pair can pretty much turn any plain pair of pumps into Manolo dupes!

    Promising review: "Gorgeous. Gives new life to old shoes. Haven't worn them out yet but they are worth me not having to purchase new shoes for a formal occasion." —gyrlfryday

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. Your fave bra doesn't have to be for your and bae's eyes only! Let a strappy or lacy bralette peek out from under a blazer or a low-cut top to lend an extra flirty touch to your outfit, or even just add some interest to a plain tee or tank.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the bra on the left (#2) and get the bralette on the right from Amazon for $11.98+ (available in sizes S-L and in two colors).

    19. Master the basics of pattern mixing, and don't be afraid to play around. Your leopard print flats and floral skirt are made to pair with wayyyy more than just basics (in fact, they'd probably be cute together). Tossing on a contrasting print jacket or accessory basically creates a whole new 'fit.

    diagram with floral, gingham, stripe, leopard, and polka dot prints
    Getty Images/Tori Art/Mai Vu/Hulinska_Yevheniia/ Berezka_Klo/billnoll

    The patterns you're combining should have at least one color in common (for example, because of the black, almost every print in the diagram above would work with the others, except maybe the stripe and gingham, which are too similar). It's also a good idea to pay attention to scale — two tiny prints usually won't look as good together as a large print and a smaller print or two medium-sized prints (like the stripes and the leopard). And of course, rules are meant to be broken. The best way to create cool pattern combos is to just play around. If it looks good to you, do it!

    Check out this older BuzzFeed post for more print mixing inspo.

    20. Make a spaghetti-strap summer dress less revealing or more wearable even when it's chilly by popping it over a basic crewneck tee, a thin turtleneck, under a moto jacket, or some combo of the above.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    This also works with sleeveless jumpsuits!

    Get a two-pack of the tee I'm wearing on the left (basically the perfect white tee IMHO) for $16 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 20 color combinations) and get the leopard slip dress on the right for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 prints), both from Amazon.

    21. Sheer and lace tops also work great for layering under dresses!

    BuzzFeed editor Kayla wearing a snake print slip over a lace tee
    @kaylaschaos on Instagram / Via Kayla Boyd/BuzzFeed

    My fellow BuzzFeed shopping editor Kayla Boyd beautifully demonstrates this!

    22. Personalize a plain denim jacket with an assortment of fun enamel pins and/or patches.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed, Amazon, Wildflower and Company/Etsy

    Get a set of nine plant pins for $8.99 (available in four combinations) and the 20 animal patches for $8.09, both from Amazon.

    23. Invest in a great faux-leather moto jacket, then toss it over pretty much everything in your wardrobe. I can't think of a single thing — whether it's a floral dress, a tee and jeans, a jumpsuit, or even a formal gown — that wouldn't go from blah to ~fashion~ real quick under one of these.

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    Amazon reviewers love this classic Levi's one!

    Promising review: "This is worth every penny you spend on it. The quality of the material is very nice for faux leather — the feel and look will have you thinking otherwise. The fit is perfect. I’m pretty petite so I’m always concerned with how things will fit, and honey it fits just fine. I mean I’m overly satisfied with jacket. I get so many compliments whenever I wear this. If you're looking for a staple moto jacket, this is, it put this in your cart now!" —Lauren Copeland

    Get it from Amazon for $48+ (available in sizes XS–4X and in 39 colors).

    24. Slide on a hair accessory (or several) to add a cool focal point to your look that'll stand out even more than regular jewelry — and keep all eyes on your cute 'do, of course.

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    Get a set of four velvet headbands for $10.99 and the set of hair clips for $6.99+, both from Amazon.

    25. Simply switching up the shoes you wear with an old outfit can totally change the vibe. Reach for a somewhat more unexpected pair you already have in your closet (like sneakers instead of sandals with your favorite floral dress or swapping from flats to heeled booties with jeans), or treat yourself to a statement shoe that'll ~kick~ everything you wear it with up a notch.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get the heeled combat boots for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in five colors and prints) and the rhinestone Betsey Johnson sneakers for $70.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 10 colors), both from Amazon.

    26. If you love the layered look but hate the bulky feeling of layers, try a collared dickey to dress up a sweater, sweatshirt, or crewneck dress. Bonus points if it has glam embellishments.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Absoutely STUNNING. The picture does not do it justice. The details are of the highest quality — I love it!! I have worn it twice and both times I received so many compliments. Everyone was under the impression it was a blouse!!!" —Brenda

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four styles) or get a plain version without the embellishment here.

    27. Knot a plaid shirt around your waist with a solid-colored outfit for a little bit of pattern and a major cool factor. It's a great way to still rock your fave flannel in warmer weather *and* style up plain dresses, leggings, and bike shorts.

    amazon.com, Azmanjaka / Getty Images

    A striped oxford shirt would look cool styled this way, too, especially with denim.

    Get the T-shirt dress on the left for $18.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 12 colors) and a classic flannel for $17.86+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 13 colors), both from Amazon.

    28. Add polish to a simple tee- or sweater-and-jeans combo by looping on a minimal chic belt belt, especially one with an eye-catching buckle.

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    This double circle one has over 1,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "This is my favorite belt! It's perfect with jeans and I get so many compliments on it. I love that the double-ring is sort of designer-inspired, but not a complete knockoff of the Gucci belt. I highly recommend! I am typically a medium and the medium was perfect." —Everyday Teacher Style

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–XL and in 11 styles).

    29. Make even the geekiest of graphic tees (you know, the ones you usually just pair with jeans) look all ~fashion~ by tucking them into a high-waisted skirt or pair of shorts.

    Yi Yang/BuzzFeed, Colin Gorenstein / BuzzFeed

    Also, the pics above remind me of another great way to mix up your style — shop in a new section, because gender and age are meaningless! My friend Yi and I (the lovely ladies in the shirts above, which are sadly now sold out) both identify as women and as adults (I guess), yet Yi's tee is from the men's section and mine is from the boy's department. Listen, if you love it and it fits, who cares?!?

    30. Opt for a cool faux-leather take on a fanny pack that's a belt and a bag all in one. Gone are the days of fanny packs being frumpy — it'll add a trendy edge to a look, whether you rock it around your waist or in a cross-body style.

    amazon.com, @shadylaneblog on Instagram / Via amazon.com

    With this one, you can even separate the pouch and belt part and use them on their own, or attach the pouch to a different belt!

    Promising review: "For the price, this belt bag is well-made, stylish and fits an iPhone X, a compact, a lipstick and a small wallet comfortably. One star off because the belt was a little too large. The exterior feels expensive and the stitching is decent. The interior feels a little cheap, but good for the price. Overall, I'd recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in five colors).

    31. And finally, say "screw it" to seasons, and don't limit your wardrobe by labeling things for just summer or winter. Put sundresses and mini skirts on with tights, rock a lightweight sweatshirt with jean shorts, throw a skimpy slip dress on under a jacket, and pair your bulkiest winter sweater with a swingy midi skirt for a fall-friendly look. You'll get so much more out of your wardrobe and create a cool, eye-catching contrast.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Get the one-shoulder dress I'm wearing on the left for $66.35+ (available in sizes 2–14) and the slip dress on the right for $49.90+ (available in sizes XXS–3X and in 15 colors), both from Amazon.

    When you remix a fave outfit to make it feel like new:

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    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.