6 Tiny Ways to Upgrade Your Outfit, as Seen on The Bold Type

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I can barely see the bottom of my closet, and yet I often feel like I have nothing to wear. Either I’ve worn the same striped shirt three times in one week, or I’m just not feeling that dress anymore.

It’s easy to get sick of your wardrobe and want to start over. It doesn’t matter how much (or how little) you’ve spent on your clothes; after awhile, everything starts to feel outdated or unoriginal. But you don’t have to break the bank trying to replace everything. There are simple ways that you can jazz up your look without spending a dime.

Take a cue from the ladies on The Bold Type, who always spice up their look with well-planned clothing pieces and minimal accessories. Here’s how you can use accessories, shoes and bags to transform your closet. Chances are you already own most of these items!

1. Dress up a casual tee and jeans with a funky printed jacket.

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The Bold Type Instagram/Freeform

All you need in life is a pair of jeans, a basic tee, sneaks and you’re GOOD. You don’t have to add a lot to your outfit to transform your look. Switch things up by rocking a patterned jacket that’s comfy AND colorful.

2. You don’t always have to wear huge jewelry pieces to make a statement.

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The Bold Type Instagram/Freeform

A statement piece can come in the form of a colorful clutch, a cute headband or simple rings. Add something small but eye-catching and boom! Instant game changer.

3. Give a modern take on the LBD.

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The Bold Type Instagram/Freeform

Fashion lovers know that the little black dress is queen. Instead of the traditional look, rock an all-black outfit that is just as fierce. You can finally put that faux leather skirt you bought on a whim last year to use!

4. A little makeup can go a long way.

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The Bold Type Instagram/Freeform

Whether you’re a fan of the no-makeup makeup look or prefer your eyeshadow loud and proud, you can elevate your outfit by rocking your favorite makeup products.

5. Pair a printed shirt with bright pants.

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The Bold Type Instagram/Freeform

Tackle the popular color block trend by wearing a patterned tee or blouse with your brightest pants.

6. Rock a pair of cute shades.

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The Bold Type Instagram/Freeform

Show off your eye for details with seriously cool sunglasses. Bestie optional.

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Cassandra is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. Follow her on Instagram at @_cassandrarose.

39 thoughts on “6 Tiny Ways to Upgrade Your Outfit, as Seen on The Bold Type

  1. The outfits are so fun. I must get myself a balck leather jacket and floral jackets. Now. I am subscribing to see more of your articles. 😊

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  2. You’re speaking my language when you said all you need are a great pair of jeans, a tee and (in my case) Converse tennis shoes! On their own, they’re casual, but easily upgraded with a pretty sweater or jacket! x

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  3. Great post! I loved all the ideas and #2 is my style. Beauty in simplicity. Sometimes as small as a ring or a bracelet or a headband can make you look bold and stunning! And I love making a statement pairing my blue denims with cool white buttoned up shirt 🙂

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  4. I too often have that feeling of not having anything to wear, despite having hundreds of pieces of clothing! There are some great tips here though, will have to put some into practice next time I feel like that! x

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  5. Mix and match — I have a friend who is such an expert in doing this. She has a very limited wardrobe but she needs to always look stylish and well-dressed at work. Saves her a lot of effort, space and money.

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