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Upgrade Your Style With These 8 Pieces

Are you feeling tired of what’s in your closet? Do you find that your personal style is in a rut? Think you need to set your closet on fire and start over with all new pieces? Well, you may want to think again! If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe and give yourself plenty of new outfit options, I have the perfect solution for you. In this post, I’ll be sharing my 8 favorite pieces you can add to your wardrobe in order to refresh and upgrade your look – no closet arson necessary!

Upgrade Your Style With These 8 Pieces

1. blazer

My first item is one that’s essential to almost every wardrobe – a well-fitted blazer. This piece is one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your closet and will totally up your style game. Pairing a blazer with a white t-shirt and pair of jeans is one of the easiest ways to create a smart casual look for every day.

No matter how you plan on wearing your blazer, make sure you either find one that fits you to a T or enlist the help of a tailor. Slouchy shoulders or too-long sleeves could make your outfit look sloppy.

similar items- look 1: blazer | jeans | shoes
similar items- look 2: blazer | jeans | bag | hat | shoes

2. flirty dresses

While I’m all for neutral basics and staple items, a fun flirty dress is such an easy way to add a little bit of extra flair to your wardrobe. This piece can be paired with heels for more formal occasions, or with white sneakers and a denim jacket for a fun casual style.

Two great silhouettes for this piece are the wrap and A-line dress. Both of these styles look amazing on all body types and come in so many different patterns and colors to choose from.

similar items- dress | shoes

3. boots with a heel

This is one of my “secrets” for feeling more put together for everyday life. While high heels are not always the most practical for day-to-day wear, I constantly find myself reaching for a great pair of high-heeled boots.

These shoes give you that same boost of height, while also adding a high fashion look to almost any outfit. They’re also more comfortable than heels most of the time! You can go for either ankle boots or tall boots for this style, but make sure you choose a heel height that’s sensible for you – if you’re not comfortable with a heel that’s too high for you, you probably won’t want to wear them much. And we want you to get more wear out of your wardrobe, not less!

similar items look 1- dress | boots | beret | coat
similar items look 2- cardigan | boots | pants

4. gold watch

Gold jewelry and accessories will always be in style and are a great way to instantly give your outfit a more elevated look. I consider a classic gold watch to be one of those perfect timeless pieces for adding elegance and refinement to your look.

Just remember the classic rule when it comes to accessorizing: if you feel like you’re wearing too much, it’s a good rule of thumb to always take one piece off before leaving the house!

similar items look 1- cardigan | bag | pants | shoes | watch
similar items look 2- blazer | purse | skirt | shoes | watch

5. heels

In addition to heeled boots, you simply can’t have a complete wardrobe with a great pair of classic heels. Black and nude heels are both good staple pieces to have on hand and will allow you to dress up just about any look with a touch of classy and elegant style. Even if you don’t reach for these every day, they are essential for dressy and more special occasions.

similar items look 1- blazer | pants | heels
similar items look 2- top | jeans | heels

6. scarf

No matter what season it is, adding a great scarf into your wardrobe is an excellent way to accent different outfits or add a pop of color. For winter, a thick check scarf is a classic, but in the summer, it’s all about silk scarves.

A well-placed scarf can give many outfits an entirely new look. For this piece, you can go for bolder patterns and colors, but neutral colors and simple classic patterns will always be easier to work into your entire wardrobe.

similar items look 1- scarf | skirt | boots

similar items look 2- blazer | top | shoes

7. statement, yet classic, handbag

A structured handbag is absolutely one of the most important essentials in your closet. However, giving this classic handbag shape a bit of an upgrade is always a great way to make a statement. Find a bag that has a timeless silhouette, but with elevated details like interesting hardware that really set it apart.

You can also always dress up a bag you already own with the silk scarf from above. This is another reason why going for more neutral options is always the ticket; endless customization options!

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8. animal print

If you’re really looking to add a statement-making element to your look, animal prints are always a good idea. Adding one (or a few) animal print pieces to your wardrobe is great for giving a fresh, unique, and stylish look to your casualwear. This can be in the way of an accessory, top, shoes, or even a bold coat.

similar items look 1- heels | skirt | blazer
similar items look 2- cardigan | boots | pants

If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, never fear! You don’t have to get rid of all your clothes in order to mix things up and elevate your style. These eight pieces will all go a long way in upgrading your style.

Each of these items is can be mixed and matched with almost everything is sure to be stylish even after years of wear. For that reason, make sure you buy the best quality basics you can afford. You won’t regret spending a little extra on something you’ll constantly wear!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.