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    26 Foolproof Things To Add To Your Wardrobe

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    1. A pair of white sneakers (aka your go-to summer shoes) that'll go with anything from floral dresses to distressed denim shorts.


    Promising review: "These are way better than I was expecting! They are so easy to clean, I just use a Magic Eraser, and they are casual but cute. True to size and comfortable." —Carly Rostar

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 6–11 and four colors).

    2. A gorgeous pleated skirt perfect for impromptu photoshoots in beautiful locations. Heck, it might be time to start your fashion blog!,

    Reviewers say this skirt runs large.

    Promising review: "It's one of the most worn items in my closet, from winter time with sweaters to spring with beautiful blouses. The skirt is a nice heavy material that allows for beautiful hang and flow. It doesn't wrinkle and even packs beautifully without wrinkling. This skirt is a closet staple." —Cait

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and five colors).

    3. A denim pinafore dress destined to be a wardrobe staple because it can be worn year round depending on what you layer under it. You could say it's a great buy, overall.

    Promising review: "This overall dress is so cute. It’s super versatile, you could wear it with a crop top in the summer or a turtleneck in the winter. The material is thick and good quality, and it fits true to size. It looks just like the picture." —Nicole Saenz

    Get it from Amazon for $28.66+ (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    4. Paper bag trousers so you'll actually feel excited about getting dressed for work. It's finally time to retire those boring ol' office slacks.

    Promising review: "These pants are sooo cute, and they have pockets! I am an event planner and wore them to a corporate conference with booties and received so many compliments (even an email asking where to buy)!" —Mary H.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXXL and nine colors).

    5. A tie-front surplice number that's definitely ~knot~ your average T-shirt dress.

    Promising review: "LOVE. It is extremely comfortable. The style is simple yet easy to accessorize. I might even throw a pair of leggings on when I don't want the sexiness of the slit. Basically, I want to buy this dress in every color!" —Valerie Cintula

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and six colors).

    6. A versatile shirt dress for anyone who enjoys having options. You can wear it with the included belt, without the belt, with a different belt, or even as a lightweight jacket.


    Promising review: "This is a really nice, thick material. I can tell it's going to last a long time. I love that you can wear the belt in many ways (no loops) to make it more flattering; it's also really comfortable. I have worn it open with a white tee and jeans as well — another cute look." —LWhitten

    Get it from Everlane for $75 (available in sizes 00–16 and three colors).

    7. A soft and comfy T-shirt dress to solve your "nothing-to-wear" problem once and for all.,

    Promising review: "This is a great dress! It is long enough that you wouldn't need to wear leggings with it if you didn't want to. The fabric is thick enough, so not too see-through, which is great! If it is any indication of how well I liked it, I bought another one in a different color after receiving this one! It washed up perfectly, too! Looks like a new go-to dress with flip-flops, etc. One more note — the neckline and sleeves are nice, too. The neck fits a little closer so it isn't too wide, nice dress!" —TLSmile

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    8. A pair of stretchy black leggings you can absolutely wear as pants. They're also great for long flights when the cabin is somehow always kept at sub-zero temperatures.

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    Read our full review of these leggings!

    Promising review: "You'll never want to take them off! These are great quality. My favorite thing to work out in. They are not sheer, they do not sweat through, and they are SO comfortable. The control top is nice and snug but not constricting. Great for working out or just everyday wear! I own three pairs and I just bought two more! Worth every penny." —Fi

    Get them from Target for $24.99 (available in regular, long, and short sizes XS–XXL).

    9. A stylish and practical rain jacket because no one told you that April showers actually last until July.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I love this rain jacket, especially after having truly put it to the test with a full day of rain at an amusement park. It was comfortable, lightweight, easy to move around in, and it truly kept me dry all day. It also dried up quickly when I was out of the rain for a bit. The waist cinches easily for a nice fit, the hood also cinches easily so that your head really stays dry! It’s also great having the full zipper, plus snaps. It has all these features that keep you dry (not always the case in other rain jackets I’ve had). The longer length in the back is another huge plus so that you can sit without getting your backside soaked." —Lee44

    Get it from J.Crew for $94.99+ (available sizes XXS–3X and seven colors).

    10. A sleek satin skirt that's both on trend and classic at the same time.

    Bloomingdale's, Nasty Gal

    Promising review (leopard): "A very pretty, classic style skirt that can be worn year round. The fabric is nice, and the skirt is well made and hangs nicely. A good addition to your closet." —2SonsMom

    Get the leopard print skirt from Bloomingdale's for $68 (available in sizes XS–L and six colors/patterns) and the lavender skirt from Nasty Gal for $30 (available in sizes 12–20 and two colors).

    11. An oversized hoodie for looking effortlessly cute on days you don't feel like trying. Trust me, you'll ~lilac~ it a lot.


    Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes XS–XL; also available in pink and white).

    12. An oversized denim jacket with the magic ability to make any outfit look ten times cooler.

    Amazon, H&M

    Promising review (left): "SO CUTE! Looks and fits just like the photo. The denim is super soft and worn-in which is perfect for the oversized fit because it prevents it from looking bulky. Reminds me of something you'd find at Free People but for a fraction of the cost." —Olivia Saccameno

    Get the left one from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and two washes) and the right one from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes L–4XL).

    13. A lightweight tank top you should buy in multiple colors because it's not only a great layering piece but also pretty enough to wear on its own.

    Promising review: "Love these so much I now have them in three different colors. They are loose and a tad long but not sloppy. Thick enough that you can't see the bralettes I wear underneath, thin enough that they feel flowy. These look good on their own or underneath (I usually wear them under a jean jacket or sweater). They hold up well in the wash, too (I wash on cold/delicate). Great value for the price!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 24 colors/patterns).

    14. A boho-chic floral dress that, like you, doesn't have a bad angle. Seriously, it looks good in 360 degrees.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS DRESS! The pattern is so versatile, I wore it out to a party and felt so good and confident in it. It also fits in a way that I feel comfortable wearing it to work on a hot day. TONS OF COMPLIMENTS. I have a larger bust, and it always makes me nervous to buy button-down, but this fits like a glove. The fabric is very soft and extremely comfortable." —MM Dolleton

    Get it from Amazon for $16.55+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 21 patterns).

    15. A halter mini dress so you can let your limbs breathe on those super hot and humid days when wearing any amount of clothes feels like too much. Oh, and you'll also look am-ah-zing.

    Promising review: "I’ve received so many compliments on it. It’s beautiful, comfortable, and extremely lightweight! I would recommend this to anyone and would definitely purchase again!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 20 patterns).

    16. An expensive-looking faux leather belt with a statement buckle for instantly elevating a simple ensemble. Accessories👏 matter 👏!,

    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 a staple that ties every outfit together so well. 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. 10/10 would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59+ (available in sizes S–L and seven styles).

    17. A linen blend jumpsuit you can wear on the job and on vacation — it really should be voted MVP of your closet.


    Get it from Target for $46.99 (available in sizes X–4X and XS–XXL).

    18. A stretchy faux-wrap dress that'll make you say, "How can something this comfortable look this good?! I demand answers!"

    Promising review: "WOW! I thought this might be a risky purchase, not knowing exactly the quality, size, texture, stitching and all the things you worry about when you order from a small picture. I really went out on a limb and got one in red and one in black. I WAS AMAZED! These dresses exceed any expectation I had and are two of the most comfortable, well fitting, go-to dresses I own. I LOVE THEM! Quality is A+, color is perfect, and they aren't just beautiful, but they are very soft and fun to wear, and feel great. They can be changed up with a jacket, belt, or even a long-sleeved turtleneck. The length was just as shown. Not too short or too long. I wish I had a criticism so my review would be more credible, but I just have nothing negative to say. I feel sure you will LOVE these dresses, especially for the price!" —Maria-Elisavetia Micajah

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 29 patterns).

    19. A pair of dressy shorts so you can look put-together while still allowing your legs to breathe. Win-win!


    Promising review: "We can all relate to being out all day to then come home and quickly change into something more comfortable. These are the shorts! Soft, comfortable, and stretchy! I'm about to order more colors. You won't need to change into something more comfortable because these are it. The best part is they are quite cute and fashionable, very pleased with the purchase." —Readreviews

    Get them from Macy's for $49.50 (available in sizes 0–18 and nine colors).

    20. A sophisticated cotton eyelet shirt for anyone who loves wearing button-down shirts but hates feeling hot and sweaty (me). These holes aren't just for looks — they'll keep you from overheating.


    Get it from Target for $31.99 (available in sizes X–4X and two colors).

    21. A fun and flowy kimono-inspired cardigan to add a little ~drama~ to any neutral outfit. Plus, it'll double as a beach cover-up!

    Promising review: "It's a versatile piece that works as the perfect cover-up over jeans or a strapless dress. The colors are vibrant, and the fabric is light and fluid. The first time I wore this it was a warm, yet windy day here in Southeast Michigan. I felt like a bohemian goddess as the duster waved in the wind behind me as I walked." —SS

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S–5X and 34 designs).

    22. Wide-leg pants that look fabulous but feel like pajamas. You just might trade in your skinny jeans for these.


    Promising review: "These pants as so comfortable and flowy! I stepped outside of my usual skinny jean outfit to try this style — and I never want to take them off! They are great casual pants for work and can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy shirt and heels. They are as comfortable as pajamas, without looking like it." —gretchen nash

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and nine patterns).

    23. A chic and breathable linen blazer so getting dressed on Monday morning will be an absolute breeze.

    Nordstrom, Forever 21

    Promising review (left): "I love linen for the summer especially if you are traveling to humid climates. Other materials are very uncomfortable. I bought the blue and white stripe one for Las Vegas where it gets real HOT! Very roomy and can coordinate with white T-shirt and pants or denim pants. Love that you have tabs to roll up or down the sleeves, too." —Suzigirl

    Get the striped blazer from Nordstrom for $69 (available in sizes XS–4X and eight colors) or the blue blazer from Forever 21 for $34.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    24. A button-down frock for days you want to go purse-less. Just pop your keys, phone, and wallet into the (generously sized) POCKETS!

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It fits nicely and I've already gotten plenty of compliments on it. The material is not see-through and feels nice and soft. I washed and dried it and it kept its shape nicely. The pockets are deep so my cell phone doesn't fall out when I sit down." —Bridget Zepeda

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 16 colors).

    25. A loose-fitting tunic dress with gorgeous mesh sleeves you can literally throw on and go. There's no wrong way to wear it.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's the perfect summer dress. I threw this on for a day full of errands and the lightweight material and open sleeves kept me cool in this hot LA weather!" —TiaAleseWong

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 11 colors).

    26. Vintage-inspired straight leg jeans in a classic medium wash that'll never ever go out of style. Flares and skinnies might come and go, but these babies are forever.


    Get them from Asos for $51 (available in regular sizes 24–36, plus sizes 14–24, petite sizes 23–34, tall sizes 24–38, and maternity sizes 2–16).

    Getting dressed will be *so* much easier now!

    The CW

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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