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Stretch Your Wardrobe: Seven New Looks Using Two Staple Pieces

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bright Blazer Look 3: Sheer Thing

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.