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Stretch Your Wardrobe: Seven New Looks Using Two Staple Pieces

Refresh your wardrobe with just two well-priced, out-of-the-ordinary pieces. Mix and match them with what's in your closet for a week's worth of chic options.

By Nicole McGovern

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Bright Blazer Look 1: Sharp Suiter
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Bright Blazer Look 1: Sharp Suiter

The jacket: A bright blazer is fun, trendy and surprisingly versatile. Turn it into an everyday staple by pairing it with neutral colors. This jacket instantly dresses up more casual pieces, so go for bold!

Blazer, Lulu's, $75. Sweater, Old Navy, $30. Skirt, Karen Kane, $70. Belt, LP Blue by Linea Pelle, $45. Pumps, Nine West, $79. Handbag, Izzy & Ali, $100. Necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane, $95.

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Bright Blazer Look 2: Weekend Update

Blazer, Lulu's, $75. Top, Ava Gray Direct, $62. Cargoes, AG Adriano Goldschmied, $69. Shoes, Jon Josef, $178. Clutch, BCBGeneration, $78. Necklace, Shop Design Spark, $44.

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Bright Blazer Look 3: Sheer Thing

Blazer, Lulu's, $75. Dress, Marciano, $228. Booties, Guess, $139. Necklace, Melinda Maria, $68.

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Bright Blazer Look 4: The Power Players

Blazer, Lulu's, $75. Pants, C. Wonder, $98. Top, Calvin Klein, $35. Pumps, Vince Camuto, $98. Clutch, Izzy & Ali, $75. Necklace, Shop Design Spark, $25. Rings, Kanupriya, $50 each.

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Patterned Pants Look 1: No Sweat

The pants: Punch up your wardrobe with patterned pants. Stick to solid colors on top, but alternate the textures with a sequined tee or fitted sweatshirt.

Pants, C. Wonder, $98. Sweatshirt, Camp Collection, $65. Button-down, American Eagle Outfitters, $45. Necklace, Mark, $50. Sneakers, Keds, $45. Watch, Anne Klein, $110.

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Patterned Pants Look 2: Vested Interest

Pants, C. Wonder, $98. Vest, Obey, $98. Top, Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's, $48. Belt, Talbots, $50. Shoes, Elliott Lucca, $99. Glasses, Vince Camuto, $159.

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Patterned Pants Look 3: Gilt Trip

Pants, C. Wonder, $98. Top, Metrostyle, $40. Pumps, Vince Camuto, $89. Clutch, Nina Handbags, $70. Bracelets: (top) White House Black Market, $45; (two middle) Tommy Bahama, $28 each; (bottom) Shop Design Spark, $20. Earrings, Claire's, $8.

Originally published in the February 2014 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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