Now that Fall has arrived, everyone needs a few new fun, game changing pieces to add to their closet and mix up their style. One of the simplest ways to do so is by adding slightly edgier pieces. They help breathe new life into your every days staples by injecting a little more personality into your look while still going with your preferred aesthetic. Even if you’re extremely conservative with the way that you dress, little details like laser cutouts on a collar or zipper detail on skinny trousers make those essentials a little less boring.
Here are seven key items that’ll help you up your wardrobe’s edge factor easily:
Leopard is the new black. Whether you favor minimalism or have a more trend-heavy approach, this versatile pattern can be used as a neutral (aka the foundation piece) for your look. The easiest way to add it in? A leopard printed clutch. Wear it with creamy pastels, pops of neon, or black and white.
Pencil skirts are a wardrobe staple, but swapping yours out for one in leather keeps the look from being too stuffy. It pairs perfectly with heels and a floral blouse for work, but it will also work on the weekends with a soft cotton tee and Chucks.
Tartan plaid is one of those go-to prints when you want a look that’s a little more punkish. You can also make the style sweeter by juxtaposing it with chunky pearls. Leather is its favorite mate, but you can pair it with denim as well.
Studded jewelry allows you to make a statement without overpowering your look. Play it safe with delicately detailed pieces, or go all out with bolder, chunkier styles.
Leather pants with a silky blouse and sky-high heels are a must-have for a night out on the town, but they can go super-casual layered with a flannel shirt, rocker tee, or military-inspired jacket. Leggings are easy, but try them as culottes for a more street style–inspired fit.
Graphic tees add a little oomph to any outfit. Super-comfy, this “off-duty” staple is très chic with a sleek, fitted blazer and distressed denim. Look for vintage-inspired fits to look feminine when you want to rock it with a pleated skirt and booties.
Last year, it was all about the leather studded flats, but lace-up ballet flats are the new wave. An elevated classic, they are meant to be worn in a bright pop of color with playful neutrals.