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    37 Pieces Of Clothing To Help Solve Your "What Should I Wear?" Problems

    It's time to stop running late because we can't decide what to put on.

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    1. A shift dress with two sizes of pleats (small on the top, big on the bottom) that'll transition WITH you for all the hats you wear and all the things you haaaaave to do — from the office to drinks to a low-key wedding to brunch where half of your friends show up in their gym clothes. Why is there no dress code for every event??


    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

    Promising review: "Such a simple, elegant dress - perfect for the holidays! It’s well made and has a cute tie back at the neck. I love the balloon sleeves, and the pleats make it a great fit. Length is good and would work for multiple heights!" —Wardrobes and Waffle Cones

    2. A pleated leather midi skirt for the perfect mix of twirl-all-day with an edge.


    Get it from Eloquii for $99.90 (available in sizes 14–28).

    Promising review: "OK, so it's pleather, or to spin it a different way, it is ethically fashionable faux leather. It is also fabulous, so don't let the material sway you. The fullness of the skirt really makes it feel decadent. I paired it with a sequined shirt, to make it a little more jazzy, but I love it with a brightly colored sweater or even just a white t-shirt and tennis shoes. Trust me, it's a good purchase. GET IT! Read Less" —Amy B.

    3. A puff-sleeve blouse that'll prove it's hip to be ~square~ — especially when it comes to on-trend necklines. Pair it with flared pants and skinny jeans now, and then floaty skirts come spring!


    Reviewers suggest sizing down.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

    4. A lovely lace tank your friends are going to need to get used to seeing you in, because you're wearing this every time you guys go out.

    If you want a little extra coverage, pair with a bandeau or bralette!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.39+ (available in sizes XS–XL)

    Promising review: "Love this shirt!! I usually wear a large and I bought a large. It does not fit loose like it does on the model. It’s more form fitting but NOT tight and I’m actually glad it does. For the price I payed the material is surprisingly really good quality and the lace is not too delicate. I am completely satisfied and i will be buying the red one next!" —CiCi

    5. A draped, twist-front midi so you do ~knot~ have to fret over what to wear to work, that last-minute party, or out for your friend's birthday dinner — this subtly pleated dress works for all.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in black).

    Promising review: "Love the color and fit of this dress. Seems more expensive in person. I wore to my work holiday party and received a lot of compliments." —lamalot

    6. A snake-print mock-neck bodysuit for an effortl-hiss way to let this current trend ~slither~ into your closet — and stay tucked into your pants all day and all night.

    It has snaps in the crotch for easy peeing too, which is always a bodysuit must. Reviewers note that this is comfy and softer than you'd think!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S–L, plus in leopard print).

    7. A velvet cami to give your plain white one a break for the winter and add a lil' something extra to your outfits.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 12 colors).

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible value for this super soft cami! The velvet stretch is perfect for a looser fit. Surprisingly very well made, I've seen versions of this camisole at Nordstrom for over $30! Such a good price I'm stocking up now!" —Julie K.

    8. A chambray button-down to pair with all your hard-to-match bottoms. From jacquard pants to wildly printed leggings to a sequin skirt and everything in between, this closet staple is the perfect neutral top.


    Get it from Amazon for $25.50+ (available in sizes XS–2X and three colors).

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a shirt like this for over a year. I have bought and returned about five others as ill fitting or poor quality. This shirt is the perfect weight and fit. I love the length, the drape, everything about this shirt." —amberhead

    9. A longline leopard print cardigan you can throw on over yesterday's clothes to make 'em look brand new.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–XL and four colors of leopard print)

    Promising review: "I love it. It’s soft and good quality especially for the price. Usually a sweater/duster is a bit more expensive than a traditional fitting sweater so I wasn’t sure what to expect as far as quality but I’m very happy. Zero complaints. I’m excited to wear it this fall/winter!" —Tabitha

    10. A grey tiger print co-ord sweater set that'll make it look like you tried, even though you didn't even have to match a top and bottom. Plus, you can mix 'n' match with other separates for outfits galore.


    Get the set from Torrid for $79.80 (available in sizes L–5X).

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of wearing a crop and skirt combo but I like the muted zebra pattern rather than tradition black and white. So I ordered it. I am so glad I did. It looks and feels awesome. Very soft knit, with a little stretch to it. The crop is a little shorter than expected, but that's easily fixed by pulling up the skirt a little to show less midriff." —mer1

    11. A tie-back sweater for when you're torn between going out with your friends and staying home in your PJs. This is the best of both worlds!


    Get it from Amazon for $22.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and six colors, plus three colors in a lace-up-the-back style).

    Promising review: "I ordered the sweater with the open back, and tie bow. ADORABLE!!!! The front has a wider neck that comes right up to my throat. The color is the same as pictured here. This sweater is thicker and feels very soft. Could pair with leather pants, leggings, jeggings, or even a cute black body-con dress. : ) I can't wait to wear it out. Highly recommended!!! A+ worth the money!" —mamabb18

    12. A fringe camisole you can ~shimmy~ into whenever you need to add a party factor to your outfit without getting all dressed up. It's time to dance the night away.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.99 (originally $69; available in sizes XS–XL)

    13. A metallic pleated midi skirt so expensive-looking, people will stop you on the street and ask you where you got it.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors)

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful skirt; it looks just like in the product photos. The fabric actually feels very luxurious, not thin as you might expect from the price. It was a tremendous bargain at the price I paid. I absolutely love it!" —DoctorG

    14. A gorgeous velvet midi dress for anyone who wants to pull a George Costanza and drape themselves in velvet. Me, every day.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 14–22 and 14 colors and styles)

    Promising review: "There are few words to describe this dress. It is absolutely gorgeous! Fit as expected, looks as pictured. The inside is silk so it is super comfortable. Comes to a good length, I'm 5'7. It is stretchy so you could probably size down if you like a real fitted look or size up to keep it loose, but I'd go with your true sizing. I would recommend this dress and many other Esprlia dresses to everyone. They really make some amazing plus size dresses. Thank you! 😊" —Amanda Barnes

    15. A longline cardi so you can ~earn your stripes~ by actually showing up to work on time instead of staring bleakly at your closet, still wrapped in your towel.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.77+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).

    Promising review: "I usually don’t wear cardigans cause i can’t never find a comfortable one but I think I just did! This fabric is one of the most soft ones I’ve had! Super smooth! Almost like a hug! It’s so nice! Super cute and I’m so happy with it! I’ve been wearing this fall and I’m sure I’ll be wearing during winter too! Great hug I mean cardigan!" —Jess Palacios

    16. A velvet duster with a ruffled hem so you can sweep dramatically in and out of rooms — without the restricted-arm feeling you get with regular jackets.


    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 colors).

    Promising review: "I wore this to several different Christmas parties and received so many compliments. So soft and comfortable. I found myself touching myself a lot to feel the velvet. I would buy this in every color if I could justify the need." —Kris F.

    17. A rawr-some mock-neck sweater with a leopard on each sleeve for an effortless walk on the wild side.


    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S–XL and six colors)

    Promising review: "I've been wearing this sweater essentially nonstop since it arrived, and I've received SO MANY compliments. It fits beautifully, and it's both reasonably warm and soft. Happy to report very minimal pilling so far, even with near-constant wear." —Zoe

    18. High-waist, slim-fit pants you might even choose over your leggings — these are high enough to wear with crop tops, never turn see-through, and are still just as comfy.


    I know, because I have five pairs of these myself (two black, one red, one burgundy, one navy)!

    Get them from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 00–24, tall, petite, and maternity, and several colors).

    19. A faux fur leopard coat for when your puffer coat just feels like a *whole* lot, and you want something more old fashioned glam.


    Size up when buying!

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL)

    Promising review: "WOW! Actually purchased for a Halloween costume and was blown away on how good this coat looks. Lightweight enough not to be a heavy coat. Got multiple comments on how great this coat looked, and more people asked me where they could purchase it! Great, cute purchase for the cost." —Amazon Customer

    20. An all-over lace bodysuit you can tuck in easily under jeans or a skirt to ~top off~ your look.


    The front is lined and the back is ~sheerly~ stunning! And it has snaps at the crotch so you can pee easily 🙌 — it's the little things, amirite?

    Get it from Amazon for $19.59+ (available in size 16–24 and three colors, plus a long-sleeve version in burgundy).

    Promising review: "I am long-waisted which makes most bodysuits super uncomfortable as they tend to ride up constantly. Not this one. It stayed put and looked adorable with a dark pair of jeans for date night. Loved it!" —SimplyPutSarah

    21. An off-the-shoulder caftan maxi for a slouchy feel you can dress up with gorgeous accessories.

    According to reviewers, order your usual size for a less slouchy fit, order a size up if you want that baggier, off-the-shoulder look!

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 26 colors).

    Promising review: "I was expecting to be underwhelmed by this dress, but decided to give it a chance. It looks fine without a belt, but I added a high belt, a large necklace and some sandals and I absolutely LOVE this outfit. It is so incredibly comfortable, but still manages to look classy and dressed up. I have never gotten so many compliments on an outfit. The material is stretchy, but thick enough to drape well without being clingy. There was one spot on the sleeve that had some hanging threads, but I snipped them and is as good as new." —Angela

    22. A boyfriend-style blazer with patch pockets to hold your stuff *and* help you layer effortlessly, whether you're wearing a dress, dress pants, or looking for something to wear over your leggings.

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    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $128 (available in sizes XS–L and three colors).

    Promising review: "I love this blazer! So casual and so official at the same time. You can literally wear it to the office or for a night out. I'm so happy with this purchase — Free people never disappoints." —the alice

    23. A belted denim dress straight from your fall/winter fashion mood board — just pair with a cozy knit turtleneck or sheer top (and over-the-knee socks, duh!) for ~layers~ of cuteness.


    Get it from American Eagle for $33.71 (originally $44.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and in plaid cotton and black or burgundy corduroy fabrics)

    24. A pair of velvet jogger pants for an easy way to fancy-up a sweatpants look for a dinner out, date night, or even the office (depending on where you work).

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S–3X and 11 colors, plus a velvet leggings style with and without a side stripe).

    Promising review: "These are the softest pants ever!! i am so happy i got them, and i am for sure ordering more! I love how they feel and the softness of the fabric is just so fabulous! My hubby likes them as well and says they are very nice. Great product, well made, fits good and is definitely a keeper!" —pugmama

    25. A polkadot dress so your feathers don't get in a ~ruffle~ when deciding what to put on after gazing into your closet abyss for 37 minutes straight.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress, it fits perfectly and it's so adorable. The first day I wore it I got so many compliments and it was so comfortable. It was nice to wear as a dress or even a ling shirt with leggings. The color is really cute too, and even though it has three-quarter sleeves it was not hot at all. I definitely recommend it and will probably buy more in different colors!" —Jasmine Ball

    26. A surprisingly stylish high-low sweatshirt with side slits and a longer back for gym-to-hanging-with-friends dressing you'll want to put on your Instagram.


    Get it from Amazon for $21.66+ (available in sizes XS–2X and 10 colors)

    Promising review: "I love this take on a sweatshirt! Looks stylish and is still super casual. I got the gray and black. It’s cozy around the house but also looks good with jeans running errands. I am considering buying other colors." —amazonaddicted

    27. High-waisted faux leather leggings that'll feel oh-so buttery and upgrade your sweater-and-leggings outfit into style blogger territory.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 2X–4X; also available in sizes XS–XL in the same listing).

    Promising review: "I got 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 3X and they fit perfect! I'm usually super nervous with ordering pants online, but this was a win for sure." –M. Slotterbeck

    28. A leopard-print wrap dress, because who isn't already ready to buy something for warmer weather?? Plus you can layer a jacket or sweater over it (or a turtleneck under it) to get some use out of it while there's still snow on the ground.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "The length on this dress is perfect and love the wrap. The pattern is as pictured, and so trendy at the moment. Add sandals or heels and you got a cute going out outfit. You can even throw a denim jacket over it for the days that are colder. Can’t wait for warmer weather to wear this. It’s great quality for the prices" —Ulyanastyle

    29. A puff-sleeve shift that'll make for a ~sheerly~ perfect option for last-minute parties or all 5,000 weddings you were suddenly invited to.


    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes 0X–4X and three colors)

    30. An A-line button-down miniskirt you might be ~suede~ to buy more than one of. Get a different color for each day of the week!

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors).

    Promising review: "I love this skirt so much, it has shiny gold buttons they are actually real buttons, the faux suede is so soft and it just fits so perfectly. I am so happy I purchased this skirt I wish I could buy one in every color." —Kerianne

    31. A classic and super-soft flannel shirt to dress down a fancy skirt or just pair with jeans and leggings.

    Get it from Amazon for 16.37+ (available in sizes M–5X and 28 colors).

    Promising review: "I have been looking for an oversized flannel for a long time now and I have finally found it! I live in a pretty cold place and the material is nice enough to keep me warm in the brisk fall days. Only thing is I'm quite a tall person which is why i get bigger sizes for myself but the sleeves are still a bit too short for my liking. Overall amazing shirt, def buy another soon." —Amazon Customer

    32. A slit-side sweatshirt dress for year-round wear with leggings, bike shorts, and more. Wanna look cute and comfy on a plane? Check! Running an errand in style? CHECK! Looking like you tried hard without feeling constricted? ChEcK!


    Get it from Athleta for $98 (available in sizes XXS–XL and three colors).

    Promising review: "Love everything about this. So cute with a white long sleeve button up (like the photo) as well as by itself with leggings. It’s is amazingly comfortable as well. So soft. Love love love this dress." —Blu76

    33. A pair of leopard-print culottes to help anyone who's often torn between a skirt and pants — these bbs'll dress up any occasion, without your having to choose!

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $24.99 (originally $32; available in sizes 1X–3X and S–L listed separately).

    34. A perfect pair of cotton denim overalls for a casually stylish break from your jeans-and-a-tee outfits.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.75+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and three washes).

    Promising review: "These are so comfy. I bought these on a lim and prayed they would work for a trip a had a few days later and they were PERFECT! I am curvy so I had a hard time finding the perfect pair and I can’t believe I found them on amazon. They do run like a boyfriend fit. If that’s not what you’re looking for then I would size down!" —Meagan

    35. A classic wool-blend coat you can pull out when your puffer isn't quite dressy enough for your look — but you still want to stay warm.


    Get it from Abercrombie for $220 (available in sizes XXS–XL, petite, regular, and tall, and four colors).

    36. A mega-full tulle skirt with a satin ribbon around the waist to take out for a ~twirl~ at least once a week. Party? Photo shoot? Fancy event? Regular ole Thursday? Wear this.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (one size with adjustable waist; available in 19 colors)

    Promising review: "I was very surprised with how this item came out! I used it for pictures with my baby and it was such a great quality for the price. The size, color, and even the poof of the skirt was spot on. It was flat in the package but once I took it out and fluffed it up it was just like the picture!!" —ABM

    37. An oversized v-back maxi that'll make packing for your next trip so much easier — and turn any beach, pool, or sweltering city into your own personal catwalk.


    Can you say effortless vacation dressing? And P.S. it has pockets too!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and eight colors).

    Promising review: "I love this dress! The pockets are great, the fabric feels nice. It's kind of a slinky type of fabric — dense enough that it doesn't really show lines underneath, but not hot. The slit is the perfect height. I went hiking while wearing this dress (unexpectedly!) and it was able to tie it up. I have a back tattoo, and I like that the back is cut out so my tattoo is visible. The dress is cut low enough to let your skin get some air, but high enough to be appropriate in any setting." —Shayna

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