The Third Pieces We Swear By to Upgrade Our Outfits This Season

Every now and then, you spot someone on the street wearing the simplest of outfits that somehow looks a smidge chicer than usual. Can’t pinpoint what it is exactly that’s taking those jeans from an easy outfit to a Serious Look? We’re willing to bet it’s the effortless magic of a strategic third piece. And, no, that doesn’t mean she simply tossed a jacket over her shoulders (although that is one way to do it).

Take it from fashion blogger Cheralee Lyle: “[A good third piece] makes things interesting and instantly adds individuality.” As an avid believer in the importance of the third piece—along with the versatility of a great pair of PAIGE jeans—Lyle was the perfect person to turn to for styling advice, so we gave her a little challenge. Her mission: upgrading her go-to denim look with three chic third pieces to elevate her everyday style and effortlessly transition from work to play. Here’s how it all played out…