5 Pieces That Will Dress Up Any Casual Summer Look

Upgrade your basic summer wardrobe with these stylish add-ons.
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Upgrade your basic summer wardrobe with these stylish add-ons.
friends wearing casual looks

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During the summer, it's easy to get into the habit of dressing down, especially when the weather is scorching. And while we love our comfy tees and cut-off shorts, it can sometimes feel like we're stuck in a summer fashion rut. Even piling on jewelry doesn't help!

Are you getting tired of your go-to pieces? Have no fear. You can step up your summer style with these five (affordable!) wardrobe refreshers:

1. Pointy-Toe Pumps

hot pink pointy pumps

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With a pair of killer pointed-toe heels, you will never cringe at the thought of picking out yet another t-shirt and jeans combo from your closet. The addition of pointy pumps instantly transforms a casual, go-to look into one that's sophisticated and chic. Bonus: heels are the ultimate confidence booster!

2. Oxfords

pastel pink oxford

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Stilettos not your cup of tea? This menswear-inspired shoe style is a fun alternative to dress up your go-to summer look. When it comes to oxfords, you have a lot of options, from flats and heels to trendy cut-outs and delicate lace detailing. This versatile footwear can take any casual outfit to the next level.

3. Belt

a black and gold belt

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My favorite casual look usually includes wearing something oversized, like a loose-fitting dress or shirt. A chic, waist-clinching belt will pull together (no pun intended) any oversized outfit piece to create a trendy ensemble.

4. Clutch 

army green clutch

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Clutches come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. You can stick to neutrals or go for a pop of color. Choose a timeless and classic clutch or opt for a cool and quirky one. Whatever style you decide on, one thing's for certain: when it's time to step out, a clutch adds a touch of glamour to even the most casual of outfits.

5. Glasses

black lens rimmed glasses

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You don't need a prescription from your eye doctor to sport a pair of black-rimmed spectacles. Not only will these hipster glasses add flair to your casual outfit, but if you pull your hair back into a ponytail (the ultimate casual hairstyle), it will frame your face for a geek chic look

Your thoughts?

What do you do when you get bored with your summer wardrobe? How do you add pep to a basic outfit? Which one of these pieces would you use to spice up your casual summer look? Let us know in the comment section below.