12 Ways to Instantly Make Your Outfit More Interesting

Everyone has an item or two in their closet that they can turn to for instant style results: statement heels, flattering jeans, or even a conversation-starting handbag. The best thing about these types of closet companions is that they have the ability to instantly lift your look with little to no effort. This editor in particular relies heavily on a pair of gold hoop earrings that can make even a T-shirt and blue denim look purposeful and on trend.

If this concept of minor effort and major results sounds appealing to you (you’d be out of your mind if it didn’t!), then the 12 tips we’ve rounded up below should pique your interest. The best part? They’re all easy to pull off (i.e., no over-the-top looks to be found).

See below for instant outfit lifters, and shop our picks to get the looks.

#1: Wrap Up in a Blanket Scarf

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The Urban Spotter

If you haven’t discovered the heaven that is a blanket scarf, we suggest you invest in this cozy piece ASAP. Snag one in a buffalo-check print for added effect.

#2: Test Out a Statement Blazer

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IMAX Tree

Slip into a blazer with a unique detail, like lace sleeves or shoulder embellishments. Pair it with neutral separates for a well-balanced look.

#3: Tie a Bold Scarf Around Your Head

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A Love Is Blind

Pick a scarf that complements your eye color for a truly standout look.

#4: Get Long and Lean

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IMAX Tree

Swap out your everyday black blazer for a wintery white one in an elongated silhouette.

#5: Carry a Playful Bag

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IMAX Tree

Even if the rest of your outfit is subdued, a stylish mini bag can add the perfect dose of fun to your ensemble.

#6: Toss on a Robe Coat

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Style du Monde

Give your fall look a pajama-inspired vibe with a colorful, embroidered robe coat.

#7: Get In-Vested

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IMAX Tree

Wear a wool vest with preppy pieces, like a crisp button-down shirt and pleated miniskirt.

#8: Make a Splash in a Printed Midi

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IMAX Tree

Wear a bold midi dress with a cool leather jacket for an editor-approved outfit.

#9: Slip on a Stylish Backpack

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IMAX Tree

Need we say more? These bags are perfect for the fashionable gal on the go.

#10: Clip on a Bold Earring

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Style du Monde

The simple addition of a statement earring (or two) can instantly update any outfit, no matter how drab.

#11: Throw on a Faux Fur Coat

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Collage Vintage

Find a coat with a furry texture and wear it with It-girl separates, like skinny jeans and moto boots.

#12: Put a Scarf on It

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IMAX Tree

If you need ideas for how to tie your scarf, we suggest these 15.

For more ways to instantly update your look, check out our street style section for a myriad of ideas.