I love my basics – from oversized tees and dolman tops to the perfect wash denim – but every wardrobe needs those pieces that can help you transform those basics into outfits that are really anything but basic. Here are three of my must-have pieces that will transform your wardrobe:

1. A blazer that says “no nonsense” : There’s something about a blazer that instantly adds that polished chic element. Throw it on over a simple tee and jeans and it will totally revamp your look. I know this blazer is a little spendy but as I’ve gotten older I’ve started investing in some classic pieces that I know won’t go out of style and this is one of them. Here is a budget friendly version under $150 and this one is under $50.

2. A pair of heels that make you feel like you can do anything. Every girl needs a pair of classic black pumps and this suede pair is amazing – it’s such a flattering cut and I love the gold metal heel detailing. (Also own this same style in pink).

3. That designer bag you’ve been eyeing. I’ve said it before, but adding quality details like a classic designer bag can instantly make your look read more high-end. It’s a rule I live by when mixing high-end and budget friendly pieces in one outfit and, even if you start small, splurging on something outside your normal comfort zone will upgrade your entire wardrobe. Love this option as a budget-friendly alternative to this Chanel crossbody.

XX, Christine

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  1. Sara Kate

    So true!! You look so fierce. I love how simple the look is but you are so right, it completely transforms!

    Sara Kate Styling

  2. Kate {Taffeta and Tulips}

    Love this classic and polished look! That gray blazer is perfection!!

    Taffeta & Tulips

  3. Sarah

    That grey blazer is so perfect for spring! I’ve been on the hunt for one that fits me well, but it’s tougher than it looks to find the perfect fitted blazer!

    x Sarah

  4. Tynka.

    so amazing! *.* i’m in love.

  5. Lynda

    Love this look

  6. Lynda

    Love this look!!

  7. Lauren

    I love adding a blazer for instant chic-ness and to make me feel less sloppy. It’s also the perfect transition during Spring or Autumn x

  8. Rachel

    I love this look! I couldn’t agree more! Especially with the heels! They can take an ordinary outfit and totally turn it up a notch. 🙂

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  9. Charlotte

    Love it! Would you be willing to post a link to the chanel bag please, it’s gorgeous?

  10. Alexus

    You are so chic and always look so put together!! LOVE LOVE LOVE. XOXO

  11. tara

    Girl I couldn’t agree more! I have a black, pink and white blazer that are on repeat year round. They add such a sophisticated look to any outfit!
    Xo, Tara

  12. Camila

    I love this outfit, looks so good on you!

  13. Shaila Hoque

    new here

  14. Julie Robertson

    Perfect, perfect! That is my favorite Chanel bag I’ve ever seen. Please can you tell us the name so I can look for one?

  15. Tilly

    Can you remember the brand of blazer? It’s no longer available via the link and I’m obsessed

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