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10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Author: Elle Canada

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10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

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10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The patterned scarf

Tie this long scarf in a single loose knot that just hits your breastbone for an easy, undone sort of elegance to elevate a simple sundress.  Coach patchwork oblong scarf ($195), at thebay.com. READ MORE: 5 ways to master preppy style this summer

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: Hudson's Bay Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The statement sunnies

An in-your-face pair of sunglasses adds instant cool factor to any outfit. Keep these with you at all times this summer. Miu miu sunglasses ($302), at mytheresa.com. READ MORE: 10 summer neutrals that are anything but basic

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: mytheresa.com Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The denim vest

Does that floral-print jumpsuit suddenly seem too sweet? Add some edge by layering a denim vest – top the whole outfit off with a fringed bandana for extra style points. Moschino sequined denim gilet ($1,159.89), at farfetch.com. READ MORE: Celeb-inspired Sunday brunch outfits

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: farfetch.com Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The bright bag

If you're anything like us, six days a week you're in black, white or grey. Add a splash of colour to your monochromatic staples with an eye-catching crossbody bag. Gucci Jackie flap-over leather pouch ($970), at matchesfashion.com. READ MORE: Dee Hilfiger on the only handbags you need this summer

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: matchesfashion.com Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The ankle-stap heels

The ankle-strap heel was huge on the Fall 2015 runways. Get a head start on the trend with these metallic summer sandals – the perfect accessory to dress up your boyfriend jeans for a night on the town. Did someone say sangria? Aldo Elvianne heels ($80), at aldoshoes.com. READ MORE: 50 best sandals under $50

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: Aldo Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The embroidered mini

If you haven't yet caught on to the fact that summer leather is defintiely a thing, now's the time. The floral emboidery on this Christopher Kane mini takes it from basic black skirt to statment piece. Pair it with a white tee and gladiator sandals and you're good to go. Christopher Kane floral-embroidered leather mini skirt ($1,510 USD), at net-a-porter.com. READ MORE: 50+ absolute best summer dresses

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: net-a-porter.com Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The bucket hat

The easiest way to upgrade your outift during the summer? Top it off with a statement hat. We love the revival of '90s bucket styles and this printed number is too cute to resist. Forever 21 tropical print bucket hat ($8.90), at forever21.com. READ MORE: 23 ways to celebrate the return of chokers

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: Forever 21 Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The cheeky necklace

Take a break from chunky beaded and bejewelled necklaces this summer and make a statement instead with cheeky pendant, like this emoji-inspired piece from fine jewellery designer Alison Lou. We're in love, too. Alison Lou small lovestruck necklace ($485 USD), at alisonlou.com. READ MORE: Upgrade your summer wardrobe on a budget

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: Alison Lou Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The denim culottes

Instead of your go-to T-shirt and skinny jeans, try a pair of denim culottes this weekend. The on-trend silouette is feminine and edgy all at once and looks equally great with a pair of sneaks or strappy heels. Whistles denim culottes ($141), at whistles.com. READ MORE: 11 summer staples our editors can't live without

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: Whistles Credits: ELLE Canada

10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless

Instant outfit upgrade: The high-tops

These head-turning high-tops speak for themselves. Wear them with a little black dress for a delightfully unexpected outfit combo. Sophia Webster Riko high-tops ($573), at sophiawebster.com. READ MORE: 5 perfect summer date night outfits

By: Charlotte Herrold Source: Sophia Webster Credits: ELLE Canada
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10 wardrobe add-ons that will take your outfit from #basic to #flawless