I Always Get Compliments on These 12 Items


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Every woman has that one item. When you look in the mirror, you just feel different, and though you wear it over and over again, every time you break it out, the compliments start rolling in. While I'm hesitant to use the word magical in reference to clothing, if putting something on can have such an immediate impact, well, isn't that some sort of magic?

Over the years of testing trends and solid staples alike, I've been lucky enough to stumble on a handful of super-special items that prompt random passersby to stop me and ask, "Where exactly did you get that?" Below, I'm calling out 12 of them. As you'll see, some are statement pieces (and a bit of a splurge), while others are just great takes on everyday basics. But each and every one of them has a little something above-and-beyond that, like it or not, will garner plenty of compliments when you wear them out.

Curious to see what made the cut? Shop the 12 pieces below.

Aemilia Madden