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    33 Wardrobe Pieces To Help Upgrade Your Style For 2020

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    1. Buckled loafers with green and red details to give Gucci looks without spending that Gucci price. The shoes have cushioned leather insoles and a super low square heel to keep your feet feeling as good as they look.

    Promising review: "To be honest, I was VERY concerned about the sizing. I wear a size 10 normally but when it comes to flats (pointed toe flats are the only flats I wear FYI), I can wear a 10, 10.5, or even an 11. So I ordered the biggest size they had —10.5 — to be on the safe side. Can I just tell you about the happy, happy, joy, joy I felt when I slid my right foot (because it's bigger than my left — yeah I don't get that either) into the shoe with ease?! These shoes fit like they were made for me. They're totally comfortable since they're a 'soft' shoe design. Totally flexible. I live in a city where you are always walking and I had no problems. I'm wearing them with black denim pants but can wear them with white or blue jeans. The shoes took two weeks for delivery but were so well worth the wait! Get them. You'll love them." —N.G. Benjamin

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-10.5 and three colors).

    2. A hi-lo ruffled blouse that'll do it for anyone who doesn't mind being extra just for the love of it. *Raises hand.* *Raise yours too.* *You know it's true.*,

    Promising review: "I don’t usually have a lot of luck ordering online, but this is by far the best outfit I’ve ever ordered! (I got the leggings as well). It looks so cool on and it’s just adorable! I couldn’t be happier!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and eight styles).

    3. A bright striped knit sweater so you can splash your collection of knits with some fun, vibrant colors.

    Promising review: "How gorgeous is this sweater!! I love the colors —absolutely perfect for fall. I ordered a size small and it’s true to size. It looks great tucked into pants as well, or a skirt. The material is also great quality." —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S–XL and eight styles).

    4. A puffy, ruffled off-the-shoulder blouse for anyone who's down for a "go big or go home" kinda style moment — even when the dress code is casual. (I promise, you'll def get away with it in this cutie and a pair of jeans!),

    Several reviewers noted that this top is actually made of thick material which is a plus since a lot of hesitation surrounding buying clothes on Amazon is wondering if things will be of good quality. Per the reviews, this top checks that box. You can also wear this blouse tucked in or outside of your bottoms!

    Promising review: "This blouse is definitely a statement maker. I love how voluminous the sleeves are. They really add so much drama to any outfit. It is a wrap style so I think that also makes it very flattering. The material is definitely thicker than expected but that makes it feel more luxe!" —Jessica Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in four colors).

    5. A silky satin midi skirt with an elastic waistband that'll look good and be convenient for anyone who likes looking great with little effort. Dress 'er up or dress 'er down!

    Promising review: "This skirt is great! I expected it to be 'eh', but it’s fantastic! Flattering length, flattering cut, well-sized (some Amazon stuff can be really wonky), and great feel. I am impressed and will be ordering in another color, for sure." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $44.90 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in six colors).

    6. Ankle boots that'll bring something fun, metallic, and kinda retro to your looks.


    Get them from Amazon for $39.88+ (available in five colors and sizes 5-14).

    7. Badgley Mischka embellished heels so you can step up your collection of regular-degular pointed-toe pumps with just a touch of bling.


    Promising review: "These shoes look even better in person. They are stunning for the price. I received several compliments on my shoes and I highly recommend them. They are flat out gorgeous." —Kristi C.

    Get it from Amazon for $132.03+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and four colors).

    8. A faux fur headband that'll look incredibly fancy and feel super warm. It's perfect for bad hair days, snow days, and any days when you just want to look more bougie than normal.,

    Promising review: "WOW. These look and feel like rabbit fur but don’t shed! They're excellent for keeping your head — especially ears — warm and/or protected from the wind. Think I’ll order a set for every female on my Christmas list. They are flattering and don’t mess up your hair." —Ice Queen Who

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in eight styles, plus duo-packs).

    9. A thick turtleneck sweater dress for the days when you want to go with the "less is more" mantra and still look like money.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in sizes XS-XL and four colors).

    10. A pair of fleece-lined faux leather leggings that'll up your winter leggings-as-pants game by about 500%.,

    Promising review: "I purchased these faux leather leggings during a late-night Amazon shopping spree. They don't look faux at all, are well-made, and I receive compliments on them every time I wear them. They are also extremely comfortable and fit like a second skin. They are super warm so I probably would not wear in warmer weather but are perfect for the fall and winter. They shape well and stay put! There is no rolling or slipping down with these babies. Put them on and they are going to stay where you put them. I love them!" —Kelly C. Albanese

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–4X and four styles).

    11. A long, sleek maxi dress that'll be an easy-slip-on look and kill 'em dead every single time you wear it.


    Get it from Boohoo for $12 (originally $30; available in sizes 4-12 and three colors).

    12. A velvet crossbody bag that'll turn plenty of heads — primarily because it's a sure-fire dupe for the version by Prada. Go ahead and be ~prada~ yourself for not blowing rent money on a bag and getting this gorgeous dupe for under $60. You're welcome!,

    Promising review: "Okay, first of all, I was shocked by the incredible QUALITY of this stunning purse. The pics don’t do it justice. It was beautifully packaged. The hardware is real, solid metal and not hollow or cheap. I took advice from another reviewer and covered the brand name with a vintage pin and I’m obsessed. This is my new favorite purse. I love the closure and it just looks expensive. I would buy it again! I want to buy the other color later (burgundy for fall)." —Tasha DeWitt

    Get it from Amazon for $59.80.

    13. A pleated A-line skirt with a metallic finish that'll be your go-to whenever you want to look elegant and chic. You're going to look so cute stepping through your city with ankle boots and this pretty statement skirt.

    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!" —Doctor G.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and 13 colors).

    14. Thigh-high boots that are so friggin' sexy, you might just make a pass at yourself in these gorgeous things. The heel is only 3.5 inches which means — yasss — you get the thigh-high looks without the high-heel pain. Whew! I ain't judgin' if you bought these things before reaching this sentence. Your shoe collection deserves this glow-up!,

    Bonussss: Several reviewers noted that these boots have jussst enough stretch but that they actually do stay up without sagging on long, skinny legs. Can you say game-changer?!

    Promising review: "I have finally found my golden thigh-high boots!!! I have searched far and wide for thigh-highs that actually stay up. These babies do not move the slightest and they aren’t skintight either (I have about average size thighs). The heel is a great height for tall girls like me — a little over three inches for my size 10. The pointed look makes it super sexy and the quality is great. Best of all, I’ve worn these suckers all night long, for six or more hours and my feet feel great! No pain what so ever. I’m buying all the colors now." —Lexie

    Get them from Amazon for $42.69+ (available in sizes 5-10.5 and 20 styles).

    15. An embroidered dickey so you can throw a cute collar on any top, anytime you want. This is a statement piece that literally everyone will be chirping about.


    Promising review: "This is really, really cute under a sweater. I wore this for the first time to work today after buying it months ago in prep for fall. I bought this 'cause I like the look of a collar under a sweater but don’t like how thick two long-sleeved shirts feel or how hot it is. I got lots of compliments and comments. The sides are adjustable so you can loosen or tighten to fit you which is nice. My only dislike is the thickness of the seams on the sides. Still happy with my purchase though!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. A faux fur stole that'll bring a lil' old Hollywood glamour into your new year wardrobe. Whether you're glamming up for a wedding, a roaring '20s party (which'll def be all the rage in 2020), or just want to add some faux fur fun to a going-out look — this stole is ~the~ accessory you need, dahling!,

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing!!! It came in an airtight bag so I was afraid it was going to look terrible. It turned out so fluffy and soft. I wore it to a ball and everyone loved it! It’s gorgeous and soft and warm and everything I wanted." —Sashbro

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in 13 styles).

    17. Satin wide-legged pants with a single super deep pleat on each pant leg that will DEF take your whole style to the next level. You can wear them with a tucked plain white tee or a festive sweater and it'll slay both ways. This is gonna be the pair of pants you'll want to dip into over and over again.

    Banana Republic

    Psst... These pants JUST went on sale for the FIRST time since they hit the web so if you've fallen in love at first sight, then you might want to scoop 'em before the sizes dwindle.

    Promising review: "These are wonderful. They are shiny as described and I usually don't like that look but this drapes beautifully. I am 5’3", 120lbs, and I got a 4s which fits exactly. It's perfect for the holidays and I happen to have a lot of off white tops that work well with it." —Renee

    Get them from Banana Republic for $81.99 (originally $110; available in sizes 0-14 and two colors).

    18. A stylish belt that'll give you the designer look without you having to spend designer duckets.,

    Promising review: "Such a cute belt! I’ve been looking for a belt like this but I’m very picky and couldn't find one I loved. This one is perfect. It’s almost a staple that ties every outfit together so well. This is a very easy way to step up a simple outfit. It’s great quality for the price and there’s no need to splurge on a designer belt if you can’t afford it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight styles).

    19. Jason Wu houndstooth front slit pants for anyone who a) wants a lil' designer fashion in their wardrobe and/or b) wants to wear bottoms other than jeans. These pants are so fly and investing in them is an instant closet upgrade.


    Get them from Nordstrom for $224.98 (originally $375 and available in sizes 0-12).

    20. A fedora hat to bring a lil' vintage fun to your ensemble — and to take care of a few messy hair days when you don't feel like being bothered but you ~do~ still wanna be fabulous.,

    Promising review: "I've never worn hats like this before and decided to purchase this one to go with my outfits for having my photos taken, and omg I'm totally obsessed with this hat now!!! It was really comfy and easy to clean/wipe off when I accidentally got sand all over it. I definitely need to buy one in every color now." —Cierra Benavidez

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45 (available in 16 colors).

    21. A teddy coat so you can walk around wearing a bear hug that also looks bomb.


    Promising review: "This peacoat is absolutely amazing. I fell in love with it based on the style at first but honey, when I put it on during a freezing cold night out, I was warm and didn't feel not one gust of wind besides on my face. The great thing about it is that you can wear it in 60-degree weather or 30-20ish degree weather and be absolutely fine. It's not heavy when it's on you. It's a must-have. I'm 4'11" and 130 pounds and I got a small. I honestly could've gotten an extra small. However, the small is a perfect fit for my liking." —dopestylishcreative

    Get it from Target for $44 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    22. Heart-shaped sunglasses that'll definitely have you wearing them multiple times a week in the name of drama and style. Btw, these are also a near-perfect dupe for the Saint Laurent Lou Lou Sunglasses which retailed originally for $420.,

    Promising review: "These are sunglasses and serve their intended purpose. They're well made and I haven't had any issues with them. That being said, I have gotten more compliments on them than anything else I've owned pretty much ever. People I know like them a lot but even random strangers remark on them. They just seem to brighten up everyone's day when they see me wearing them. Not only do they allow me to see outside or driving with my light-sensitive eyes, but they also bring a little joy to everyone I come into contact with while wearing them. If you're bold enough to wear heart-shaped sunglasses, then absolutely buy them!" —J. Stanley

    Get them from Amazon $9.91+ (available in 19 different styles).

    23. A dino stretch belt so you can add a lil' sophisticated "rawr" to an outfit.


    Get it from ModCloth for $19 (available for straight and plus sizes).

    24. Dazzling star-embellished leggings by the d.bleu.dazzled brand because making a sparkly statement with hosiery is just the level of extra you should aspire to this year. These glitzy stockings are available in black *and* nude tones.


    Listen, Linda, listen. These aren't your regular-schmegular embellished stockings that'll tear up in two days with the right number of drinks in your system. These are hand-embellished by the best in the business — indie designer Destiney Bleu of d.bleu.dazzled. In case you need a reference, you've def seen her hosiery and dazzling lingerie pieces on the likes of Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and RIH-FRIGGIN'-HANNA! She offers hosiery in a variety of nude shades that includes all skin tones. Plus, you can order custom variations of her designs with a simple email to the brand. Treat yo' self!

    Get them from d.bleu.dazzled in black for $75 (originally $100; available in one size that'll fit up to 225 pounds) and nude for $75 (originally $100; available in nudes ranging from Vanilla to Chocolate).

    25. Woven satin boots, because why stick to just open-toe boots to avoid foot sweat when you can keep your feet ventilated with this crazy-cute caged design? Depending on how you wear 'em, these are winter, spring, summer, and fall boots. Consider it a year-long investment.


    Get them from ASOS for $28.50 (originally $103; available in sizes 5-9).

    26. Calf-high boots to help you finally test out the western trend without actually looking like you're next up in a rodeo. I own these and I promise you they're going to be PERFECT. They feel comfortable (whew!) and have a lil' height to 'em without feeling like stilts. Get 'emmmm.

    You know how this fast fashion thing goes, especially at Forever 21. These boots are here today but could be gone, well, FOREVER.

    Get them from Forever 21 for $49.99 (available in sizes 5.5.-10 and two colors).

    27. A layered tulle blouse that's absolutely extra fancy for no reason at all. A perfect mood.,

    Also, don't let the surplus of tulle fool you! Per the reviews, the breast portion of the top is lined so you can comfortably go braless if you choose.

    Promising review: "This shirt added so much pizzazz to my wardrobe. It was perfect to take out of town. Not many people have it. If you are busty, then size up. The fit was nice but very revealing. My weight fluctuates but it still fits — just a little more snug. You need this shirt in your wardrobe." —Dev

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 4-10 and four colors).

    28. A fuzzy top with a super dropped-armhole design that'll be perf for anyone whose resolution is to pull off more sexy-but-not-trying looks in 2020. And honestly, that should be a goal for all of us.

    Forever 21

    By the way, if you love the dropped-armhole design but don't necessarily want to bless the people with sideboob then I do support your decision. Just throw a cute lace bodysuit number underneath this top so you're covered but still, you know, teasing the ~hope~ of sideboob in the future.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes S-L and two colors).

    29. A backless bodysuit because YES HONEY, we're bringing sexy back (literally...) for 2020 and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

    And don't you dare be scared off by the bra dilemma. You already know they make backless bras for the new Sexy Back life you'll be living.

    Promising review: "This bodysuit has become one of my favorite pieces. I love how comfy it is and how sexy it looks at the same time. I love to wear it with my favorite high-waist jeans because it makes you look slim and elegant. I absolutely adore the back detail. The fit is as expected and the quality is pretty good. I got a lot of people asking me where I got it from and they get super surprised when I tell them it was from Amazon. I wish they had it in more colors, so a could get other ones too." —Camila Pontes

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 12 styles).

    30. A faux suede coat with a faux fur collar because at this point, it's time for us all to admit that fur immediately elevates any garment. You'll be throwing this coat on top of all your outfits for an instantly put-together look., Amazon

    Promising review: "I work in a professional environment and wear dresses and skirts every day. I got the long black fur jacket and it's STUNNING! This was a treat to myself and I am going to order two more in different colors! It's super warm, elegant, and I am very happy." —Cole

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99 (available in sizes S-XL and four colors).

    31. A faux leather moto jacket that ACTUALLY has a hood that is ACTUALLY removable that you will ACTUALLY enjoy wearing just a wee bit more than the leather jacket you already have.


    Heads up: Several reviewers noted that this jacket runs so small so you may want to eye that size guide and size up if necessary.

    Promising review: "One of my favorite purchases to date. I went with a large to be safe because I read several reviews that it ran small, especially in the arms. I’m 5’5” and163 pounds and it fits perfectly and is super flattering! I wear it with and without the hood depending on if I’m wanting a more casual look or not. It hits right at the top of my hip and is just a great jacket." —Scruse

    Get it from Nordstrom for $98 (available in sizes XS-XL and two colors).

    32. A simple lace dress to give anyone who wants to dress up more in 2020 a stylish, classic start.,

    Promising review: "I am highly skeptical of form-fitting dresses. All the people leaving reviews seem to be skinny-minis and I am far from it. I am 5'9" and can weigh anywhere between 205 to 215 pounds depending on bloat and how I've been eating. This dress is great! It fits better than I expected, has some 'give' to it in case I am on the heavier end of my weight, and is absolutely beautiful. I am not fit, toned, or skinny. I am a mother of three that has the mom belly. I bought an XL and while it is form-fitting, it isn't too tight. Do not dry it! It will shrink but not a ton. Also, know that if you have junk in the trunk, when you sit down it rides up mid-thigh. I thought the lace would be itchy but it isn't. The lining is soft but will cling if there is any static in the air. It is a little big in the top area as I am a C cup so bustier girls should be fine. Like I said, there is give so it will accommodate more blessed girls." —Sharla Melton

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-14 and 18 styles).

    33. Charles By Charles David boots with an asymmetrical flap secured by a bejeweled button so you can upgrade your boot game with an unexpected style., Amazon

    I OWN THESE AND THEY'RE AMAZEBALLS!!! I spotted these pretty boots in an online sale and bought them in a taupe color with a faux suede finish. They look so expensive in person. The asymmetrical flap and sparkly button set them apart from the typical ankle boot. I wear a size 8.5 and ordered a half-size up since these boots are narrow and fit snugly. The 9 fit me perfectly. I wore mine with a heel insole (as I do with all heels taller than two inches) and it was pretty comfortable. Since the ones on Amazon are marked down even lower than the sale price I got them for, I'm tempted to buy the other two colors because the boots look KILLER with everything I wear them with.

    Get them from Amazon for $23.12+ (available in three colors, three textures, and sizes 6-10).

    And here's a visual representation of your 2020 mood after racking up on all those closet upgrades.

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