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5 Pieces Under $150 That Will Instantly Up level Your Closet

Shopping smarter – the idea that instead of buying a bunch of things you’ll wear once, invest in timeless pieces that can be worn in many different ways. I love finding simple, chic pieces that can elevate any outfit. Here are some of my favorite pieces under $150 that can help you level up your summer wardrobe.


Basic tees/tanks

Basics like this are so versatile, they can be worn with different outfits for different occasions, and not just for summer, but really throughout the entire year. The scoop neck with a rounded square shape takes a simple look up a notch compared to a standard tank top. Plus the ribbing is to die for, so flattering. This can be dressed down with a cute sweat set or up with jeans and heels. Definitely a closet staple. 

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Midi/maxi dresses 

Whether you’re looking for a pop of color or a neutral look, midi/maxi dresses are great to incorporate into your summer wardrobe. They work as the ideal daytime brunch outfit or a gorgeous dinner look. From day to night – (you all know two-fers are my favorite, two for one!!) 

You can wear it alone during the day and layer with a jacket for evening. The best part about wearing a dress is having essentially the whole outfit picked out for you…so effortless! 

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Wide leg pants

Wide leg pants may be one of the best trends to make a comeback! Transitioning from the typical straight, skinny jean style to a wide leg pant can instantly upgrade your closet. Wide leg pants give you shape and dimension that subtly enhances your whole look. This is another piece that can be dressed down with a cropped tank and sneakers or dressed up with a stylish top and heels! There are also different variations of this style from jeans to cargos to sweats!

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A blazer is a staple every woman needs in their closet. The way it can instantly chic-up your look and make you look put together is MAGIC! It can be thrown over some jeans with sneakers for casual day-to-day errands or can be worn with a dress and heels for a special occasion. A good blazer is a staple that will never go out of style.

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Every gal needs a good pair of sneakers! Throw them on with some jeans, a sweat set, or a dress, they work with everything! They can be a perfect way to add a pop of color or level up a casual look…very European 😉 Stylish and comfy is key!

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All of these pieces under $150 are simple ways to elevate your style and build a chic wardrobe.  If you want to check out more of my closet must-haves, head over to my shop page to check out my go-to looks!