Celeb Wardrobe Makeover: 5 Items, 15 Looks

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Celeb Wardrobe Makeover: 5 Items, 15 Looks
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Christian Dior once said: "Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest." The new year means a fresh start, so why not infuse your wardrobe with some zest? And, as it turns out, a beautiful and budget-friendly makeover can be done with only five items. Get inspiration for two weeks of outfits from celebs who'll show you how to wear five wardrobe basics.

The Blazer: Versatile & Functional
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The Blazer: Versatile & Functional

Actress Nikki Reed takes her floral look from day to night with a fitted black blazer over her printed dress. A slim cut blazer with minimal details is ideal for a variety of outfits and occasions.

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The Blazer: Cool & Casual
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The Blazer: Cool & Casual

Take a casual tee and jeans to the next level of style with a black blazer like this one on actress Christina Hendricks. Make sure your blazer is fitted, but able to button closed for the best shape.

The Blazer: Not Just for Gents
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The Blazer: Not Just for Gents

Add sophistication (and warmth) to evening wear by pairing party dresses with a black blazer, as seen on actress Amanda Righetti. A three-quarter sleeve blazer looks chic with a gown or party dress because it keeps the silhouette sleek.

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The LBD: It Never Fails
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The LBD: It Never Fails

A little black dress is always stylish. Every woman must have a go-to LBD like Nicole Richie does. Long sleeve dresses with a bias cut add a little flair to an otherwise basic wardrobe staple

The LBD: Layer Accessories
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The LBD: Layer Accessories

Make the most of your little black dress by wearing different types of accessories. Use the dress as a base layer for scarves, cardigans and belts. Actress Kim Stolz pairs hers with a patterned scarf, gray cardigan and leather belt. Mix up your LBD with dozens of combos for months of fresh outfits.

The LBD: To the Hilt
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The LBD: To the Hilt

Glam up your LBD with glitzy jewelry, a jacket with sheen and platform pumps like megastar Julia Roberts. Be sure to choose a little black dress that flatters your shape and does not have too much embellishment. (You can add your own!)

The Vest: Add Layers
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The Vest: Add Layers

Create texture and personality in an outfit with a vest. Mix bold colors like mustard for a fresh pop of color with a classic-style vest, as shown on actress Amanda Setton. Find one in a color you'll wear often like black, gray, beige or navy. Keep details to a minimum for maximum versatility.

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The Vest: Work It
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The Vest: Work It

Give your work suit a rest and make your look modern with a vest. Evan Rachel Wood pairs basic black and white attire under a vest for a timeless look. Play up ruffles, lace and other pretty details on your blouse by framing them with this wardrobe essential.

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The Vest: Make It Date-Worthy
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The Vest: Make It Date-Worthy

Actress Jennifer Aniston knows how to dress up her menswear with jewelry and a fitted vest as a top. She keeps the look casual yet hip in all black with her hair loosely tousled. Make sure your vest has a solid back and the buttons fasten well to avoid "wardrobe malfunctions."

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The Skinny Belt: Traditional
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The Skinny Belt: Traditional

What better way to add detail to an outfit than a skinny belt? Play up other accessories like TV personality Sarah Kuttner does and bring out colors in patterned scarves and fun flats. Opt for pants in trendy shades like these green slacks for bonus points.

How to make the most of your belt

The Skinny Belt: Maximized
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The Skinny Belt: Maximized

The skinny belt will have many friends in your closet -- from your pants to your favorite blouses and skirt. Accentuate your waist in flowy tops and finish your look with an A-line skirt and matching shoes, as shown on actress Nora Zehetner. Whether you go with a neutral or bright color, a skinny belt will bring that finishing touch to many of your outfits.

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The Skinny Belt: Gone Glam
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The Skinny Belt: Gone Glam

Sometimes a glamorous tunic dress needs just one more thing to make it perfect. For this ensemble worn by model Brooklyn Decker, a skinny belt adds shape and a casual chic air to her fancy dress. This combo is ideal for a night when you are double booked for events with slightly varied dress codes.

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Booties: Country Cool
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Booties: Country Cool

Nothing can update your favorite sweater and skinny jeans more than a pair of booties. Lace-up booties like those worn by Ashley Argota can be paired with a multitude of casual garments for a stylish, everyday look. A slight platform will make them easier to wear.

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Booties: Auto Tunic
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Booties: Auto Tunic

A cute tunic and leggings are made ultra trendy with a pair of booties. A nice cross-body bag completes actress Talulah Riley's autumn sans-socks ensemble. The shiny booties depicted here, combined with the muted tweed of the tunic provide a balance of textures.

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Booties: Be Leggy
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Booties: Be Leggy

Booties can be worn with jeans, leggings, tights and even skirts and dresses. Don't be afraid to show some leg when wearing booties with dressy skirts and a blouse, as shown on Kate Bosworth. Make sure your booties close tightly around your ankle for a snug fit without socks or tights, so your shoes do not shorten the look of your leg by jutting out at your ankle.

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