40 Genius Ways To Make Your Outfits Look Better & Save You Money

A little magic and lots of money-saving.

Genius Ways To Make Your Outfits Look Better & Save You Money
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Sometimes it takes the simplest tweak to get your outfit to look exactly as you picture it in your head. In my opinion an outfit is all in the details, and if you have the right items on hand you're practically guaranteed to game-change your getup.

With 40 genius ways to take your look from good to great, think of these products as your fashion fairy godmothers here to sprinkle a little magic onto every ensemble. From wrinkle-free wizardry to clever accessory layering, these are the products that’ll leave you wondering, “Why didn't I try this sooner?” Not only do they require little to no added effort, but they help save you money in the long run. Buckle up — here are all the items you need to level up your look.


Using This Animal Print Scarf As An Accent Piece

There are so many ways you can style this scarf as a fun accent piece to any ensemble. Wear it as a neckerchief, tie it around the handle of your favorite handbag, or wear it in your hair for some extra oomph. It’s made of a silky material that feels soft to the touch and the neutral leopard print pattern matches with more outfits than you would think.

  • Available sizes: One size
  • Available colors: 12


Opting For A Convertible Bra That Works With Nearly Every Neckline

This low-cut wireless bra gives you a plunging neckline and a padded, pushed-up shape. It offers solid support with convertible straps so you can wear in a traditional, criss-cross, or halter style. You can layer this under anything from your favorite T-shirt to your deep-V-neck dresses, and the adjustable straps let you customize the fit.

  • Available sizes: 34B — 38D
  • Available colors: 2


Getting A Wrinkle-Free Look With A Handheld Steamer

If you don’t like traditional ironing or refuse to spend money at the dry cleaners, buy this handheld steamer that’s racked up more than 102,000 reviews. It will help smooth your fabrics — from chiffon to linen to wool — in no time. The compact design makes it great for travel, and it comes with a handy 9-foot power cord to access hard-to-reach outlets. Plus, the large-capacity water jug provides 15 minutes of steam so you won’t need to constantly refill it.


Using Double-Sided Fashion Tape For A Worry-Free ‘Fit

Everyone needs double-sided fashion tape in their arsenal. This highly rated set comes with 50 super-sticky strips that offer all-day strength, and the skin-friendly design promises not to cause irritation. The handy tape will help conceal visible straps or wrangle wayward deep-V necklines and can even hold your hems. Keep a few strips in your purse to make quick (and cheap) work of wardrobe malfunctions.


Dry Cleaning Your Outfits With An At-Home Kit

This at-home dry cleaner kit will save you tons of money. If you like a polished, wrinkle-free look (and who doesn’t?) this is for you. It comes with 14 stain remover pads, a reusable steam bag, stain and odor removal spray, and an on-the-go spot solution pen. Everything you need comes in this 14-load set, and you won’t have to waste time running to the dry cleaner either.


Removing Unsightly Lint & Pills With A Fabric Shaver

There’s almost nothing more annoying than when your favorite sweater starts to pill. Don’t toss it, though — try this fabric shaver that easily removes any fuzz, lint, or pilling. It’s battery-operated so you can avoid a cumbersome cord and the detachable catcher is great for easy disposal. Trust me, once you try this you’ll wonder how you lived without it.


Wearing Nipple Covers To Avoid Visible Bra Straps

These best-selling nipple covers are my secret to irregular necklines or when I prefer the feeling of not wearing a bra (or buying one just for a specific top). They’re reusable so can be worn over and over again, just hand wash and air dry. The brand says the adhesive won’t irritate the skin and they can stay in place for up to 12 hours.

  • Available sizes: Small (fits A — C cups); Large (fits D+ cups)
  • Available colors: 5


Tying Up Your Hair With A Cute Velvet Bow

It’s virtually impossible to have a bad hair day when you have this handmade bow hair tie on-hand. It comes pre-tied so you never have to worry about tying the perfect bow. The velvet material adds a hint of elegance to virtually any look, and the stretchy, double-rope hair tie won’t tug at your hair while making sure everything stays in place.

  • Available sizes: One size
  • Available colors: 1


Reconfiguring Your Necklaces With These Chain Extenders

If you have necklaces you love but they don’t seem to be the right length, give these chain extenders a go. This set comes with eight pieces that can be matched with silver or gold toned jewelry (although other finishes are available within the listing). They’re made of shiny stainless steel for a durable, long-wearing finish, and they’re ideal for creating a layered look. The trusted lobster claw clasps help ensure the closures stay secure, too.


Making Sure Your Shoes Are Pristine With A Powerful Shoe Cleaner

No outfit is complete without a really good pair of (clean) shoes. This shoe cleaner kit is formulated with a conditioner that’s nontoxic and highly concentrated to help keep your leather, suede, or nubuck shoes in pristine condition for longer. It also comes with a brush, which is the secret weapon to really getting into all the grooves.


Using Bra Strap Clips To Convert Your Favorite Bra

This multi-pack of bra clips is perfect if you don’t want to have to purchase a convertible bra. Each fixture is designed to adjust the length or convert straps to fit any neckline. This 12-piece set offers a variety of neutral-toned colors for a discreet look, and they’re ergonomically designed to help relieve bra discomfort and prevent straps from digging into your shoulders.

  • Available colors: 7


Sprinkling In Some Sparkle With These Stud Earrings

This stand-out set of five stud earrings sparkles like real diamonds — but for under three bucks a pair. The cubic zirconia stones are crystal clear and sparkling while the stainless steel posts are lead-free, which the brand says is ideal if you have sensitive ears. Choose from silver, rose gold, or yellow gold tones to match any outfit.


Increasing The Band Range Of Your Bra With These Extenders

Your bra is basically the foundation of your outfit, so it’s absolutely essential to have a comfy fit that also looks great. This set of bra extenders increases the band range of your favorite bras so you won’t have to fuss with a fit that doesn’t feel right. They come in three different shades with a thinner and thicker design, and the sturdy hook-and-eye closure guarantees a secure hold.


Replacing The Buttons On Your Favorite Jeans

This 12-pack of replacement buttons can come in handier than you’d think. If you need to extend or reduce the size of the waist of your favorite jeans, these are a simple solution. There’s an easy-to-clip, no-sew button you can install in seconds, and the best part is that they’re reusable.


Accessorizing With 14-Karat-Plated Earrings For A Luxe Look

A good pair of earrings is vital when it comes to styling a look. These cult-fave huggies are made with a stainless steel post that’s built to last. They’re plated in 14-karat yellow gold and the cubic zirconia stones are perfect if you want the look of diamonds without the hefty price tag.


Using An Easy-To-Layer Bodysuit As A Capsule Piece

This bodysuit literally feels like a second layer of skin. It’s buttery soft and molds to your body thanks to superior stretch. It’s made with double-layer fabric for an opaque look. The thong-cut bottom bypasses visible panty lines and a snap closure at the crotch makes for easy bathroom breaks. Oh, and the subdued look and long sleeves make it great to layer under virtually anything.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 15


Creating A Lifted Look Under Any Top With This Sweat-Proof Tape

This handy set comes with breast lift tape and lightweight nipple covers. You can comfortably support your chest with a little lift thanks to the strong yet nonirritating adhesive. Great for backless dresses or low-cut tops, it’s waterproof (AKA sweat-proof) so you’ll be set even on hotter days. This is a real double-duty item as it’s also perfect for lining the heels of uncomfortable shoes.


Instantly Tailoring A Hemline With Quick-Fix Tape

If you don’t want to invest in a sewing machine, this instant fix hem tape is the next best thing. It comes with 5 yards of clear, double-sided tape that binds fabric together with no iron needed. You can use it to hem your pants or fix ripped seams just by cutting a piece, peeling it off, and placing it where you need. Easy peasy!


Adding Affordable Layering Necklaces To Accessorize Your Outfit

If you ask me, the accessories make a look. These textural gold layering necklaces are plated in 14-karat gold for a luxurious shine. They’re free of any lead or nickel, crafted entirely out of recycled materials, and come in 15-inch to 17-inch lengths (along with a 3-inch extender). Plus, you can wear them separately or together — so you’re basically getting three necklaces for the price of one.

  • Available sizes: One size
  • Available colors: 3


Refreshing Suede & Nubuck With This 4-Way Brush

Suede is notoriously hard to clean, but this handy, four-way suede brush makes it simple. There are sturdy rubber bristles to lift excess dirt and get into crevices, while the powerhouse nylon and metal bristles are tough on stains, light on elbow grease, and gentle on your shoes.

  • Available sizes: Medium — X-Large
  • Available colors: 12


Keeping Things Comfy With A Waistband Extender

You can easily add extra space to the waist of your favorite pants with these extenders. They add half an inch to 2 inches of wiggle room and they come in the most common shades of denim for a camouflaged look. Save yourself some money and sidestep having to buy another pair of jeans. These can also provide an alternative to purchasing early-stage maternity pants.


Opting For A Neckline-Versatile Bodysuit With Clear Straps For A Secure Feel

If you have a top with a daring neckline and adhesive bras aren’t your thing, luckily for you I found this bodysuit with clear straps for a secure-feeling and an easy wardrobe solve. It has a U-shaped plunging neckline and a backless cut that works with nearly any dress or top. There’s a light underwire and an adjustable center strap that allows cleavage to be dialed all the way up.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 3


Cleaning Up Linty Cashmere & Wool With This Comb

Fact: Cashmere is luxe — not so much when it’s covered in pilling or lint. Clean up your look with this comb in seconds. It’s specifically made for cashmere and fine wool, and will shave away any fuzz to rejuvenate that (expensive!) fabric. The cherry on top is that it’s crafted from cedar wood, which not only has a sturdy grip, but smells super good.


Adding A Belt (Or Two) That Draws The Eye

If you really want a good deal, this two-pack of belts is just under $20. They’re made from a faux leather material that feels like the real thing, and feature a double O-ring buckle that’s equally as sturdy as it is stylish. Wear this around your hips with low-rise jeans or at the waist with an oversize dress — they’ll zhuzh up a look with a quickness.

  • Available sizes: 22 inches — 58 inches
  • Available colors: 18


Accessorizing With These Cute Hair Clips

Hair clips are the easiest way to add a little somethin’ extra to your look. This affordable multi-pack provides 28 separate options from pearls to gemstones to clips with gold-toned hardware. They’re made of resin that’s super durable, and they’re pretty enough to also wear as a brooch.


Removing Pesky Stains With A Quick Spot Solution

Picture this: You’re out at dinner and a little sauce spills on your favorite dress. Not to worry — you have an emergency stain remover in your purse. It works quickly on fresh or set-in stains and on most fabrics, from your button-downs to your carpet. It’s free of phosphates and sulfates, and the water-based formula is safe to use around kids and pets. The compact, 4-ounce design makes it thankfully easy to keep on hand.


Reaching For An Anti-Static Slip For A Polished Look

This slip promises to be an absolute game-changer. It’s made of silky nylon fabric that’s both anti-static and anti-cling, so no matter what you layer over top of it, you’ll have ease of movement and smooth lines. It features a cute lace trim along the neckline and at the hem, and you can select a shorter or longer style depending on the length you need.

  • Available sizes: Small — 5X-Large
  • Available colors: 29


Using These Necklace-Layering Clasps For Tangle-Free Wear

Tangled necklaces are annoying and can totally ruin a look. This set of layering clasps is an easy solve, allowing for two or three necklaces to be clipped onto the base without the risk of intertwining. Plus, they keep you from needing to buy new layered necklaces to get the look. The magnetic closure of this multi-strand clasp simplifies the process of taking your necklaces on and off, while the connectors ensure they’re all securely in place.

  • Available sizes: 2 or 3 layers
  • Available colors: 8


Keeping Your Closet Fresh With These Cedar Rings

I know what you’re thinking — “What is a cedar ring?!” I’m glad you asked. These rings fit on top of your hangers, while the cedar balls can be popped into drawers or hung in the (included) mesh bags to diffuse a woody aroma. Yes, they smell divine, but they also help ward off any moths that’ll bite through your clothes. Say goodbye to those holes in your sweaters because these will keep things fresh.


Polishing Your Shoes With A High-Gloss Wax

In my opinion, one of the most underrated outfit-enhancing tools is shoe polish, by far. For $10 this high-gloss shoe wax keeps your leather polished while also nourishing it to help it last longer. It’s crafted with a beeswax base and is available in colors including black, dark brown, and navy blue.


Buffing Out Deodorant Stains On The Fly With These Remover Sponges

Avoid needless clothes-washing (or having to switch tops in the morning) due to pesky deodorant stains. Just swipe one of these deodorant remover sponges over the offending marks and be on your way. This comes with two so you can keep one at home and one in your purse, so you’re always set.


Making Your Button-Downs Comfier With These Collar Extenders

If you have a favorite button-down that’s fab except for the collar, try adding one of these handy collar extenders. Just pop it into the top buttonhole and slip the soft elastic around the top button to add up to an inch of extra collar space. They come in black and white to seamlessly blend with your top.

  • Available sizes: One size
  • Available colors: 2


Dressing Up Your Look With A Croc-Embossed Leather Belt

A belt can instantly give your outfit a boost. In spite of its affordable price tag, this one has a luxurious crocodile embossed design and is crafted in Italian calfskin leather. It has gold toned hardware that’ll elevate an outfit in seconds, and it offers seven belt holes for easy adjustment.

  • Available sizes: 32 — 54
  • Available colors: 14


Finishing Your At-Home Manicure In Seconds With Drying Drops

As far as I’m concerned, waiting for polish to dry is the worst part of a manicure. These drying drops are easy to use and promise to dry your nails in 60 seconds, while jojoba oil and vitamin E help moisturize cuticles. Apply this after your topcoat, wait just a minute, and then you’re good to go.


Styling Up A Wardrobe-Staple Bodysuit

Whether you wear this under your favorite oversize blazer, tucked into your favorite trousers, or on its own for a Beyoncé moment, this scoopneck bodysuit is a perfect outfit base. It offers a handy snap closure at the crotch and a full-coverage bottom. It’s fabricated in stretchy yet soft material that wears close to the skin, and the short-sleeve design makes it a great year-round staple.

  • Available sizes: 12 Plus — 24 Plus
  • Available colors: 11


Removing Any Out-Of-Bounds Nail Polish With This Pen

A good manicure can very much become a part of your outfit. This nail polish remover pen is a convenient way to keep your at-home mani looking nice and neat. Remove any smudges or polish you accidentally got on your skin in seconds with the easy to use formula. You can take it on the go thanks to the compact size, and there’s an extra tip stored in the bottom.


Layering Up With A Versatile Classic Cardigan

Layer up your look with this classic cardigan. It’s made with a button closure that you can style open or closed and has a comfy fit that wears close to the body. The lightweight cotton-blend material gives you an extra layer of warmth without making you feel overheated, plus you can tie this around your neck in the hotter months for a preppy accent piece.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X
  • Available colors: 28


Wearing These Slip Shorts For A Seamlessly Smooth Look

A good pair of slip shorts can do wonders for an outfit. These are made of a nylon blend with a hint of spandex that stretches to your body. They’re seamless for a line-free design that camouflages under skirts or pants, and you can also wear them as bike shorts when you’re working out. The mid-length and high-rise coverage offers a secure fit, not to mention they come in a variety of colors.

  • Available sizes: Small — 5X-Large
  • Available colors: 13


Adding A Scarf For Some Extra Style & Warmth

This scarf is a stylish way to add onto your look without stealing the spotlight away from the rest of your outfit. It has a cashmere-soft feel, but is conveniently machine-washable so you won’t have to worry about dry cleaning. It’s large enough to wear draped around the shoulders, plus the tassel trim adds texture and movement.

  • Available sizes: One size
  • Available colors: 27


Sewing Small Repairs With A Portable Mending Machine

This portable mending machine lets you sew up any small repairs on your own. It’s cordless and battery-powered so you can take it with you anywhere, and it weighs less than a pound for easy handling. It comes with three spools of thread and all the needed sundries, and an instruction book so you can quickly hem a dress or a mend a fraying hole at home.