Styling Staples: 55 Punch-Packing Pieces in Ten Great Looks

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The pleated skirt, the metallic heel, a pop of bright red — there’s nothing like that one statement piece that elevates your wardrobe, look after look, through one season to the next. We searched high and low and found 55 items that pack a punch and then styled them into two weeks’ worth of looks. If you need a complete overhaul, try one or all of the outfits in our slideshow, or treat yourself to any single piece. Elizabeth Cole’s blue mohawk earrings dripping with marquee crystals will add a jolt of glamour to any evening look; rag & bone’s military chevron-striped jeans will sharpen up a classic white button-down; and those silver McQ creepers will bring metallic stomp to your walk. Regardless of your daily grind or personal taste, we’ve made sure that there’s a statement piece here that will make you feel like everything you own looks new again.

Anthropologie Minted Jade Earring Drops, $398 at Anthropologie Rochas Stretch-Crepe Straight-Leg Pants, $800 at Net-a-Porter Lisa Freede Wing Ring, $88 at Otte NY  Balenciaga Glove Mini Craquele Sandal, $795 at Barneys Truly Madly Deeply Scroll Muscle Tee, $29 at Urban Outfitters

Joomi Lim Single Row Spike Bracelet, $85 at Otte NY Comme des Garçons Pleated Skirt, $285 at La Garçonne Coast Pearl Clutch, $110 at Coast London Nicholas Kirkwood Pointed-toe pumps, $983 at Colette Paris Vintage Schau Schau Browline Sunglasses, $65 at American Apparel Anntian Cropped Silk Top, $342 at Totokaelo

J.Crew Collection Organza Café Capri Pants, $298 at J.Crew Elizabeth Cole Mohawk Swarovski Crystal Earrings, $240 at Bloomingdales Loeffler Randall Editor Shoulder Bag, $495 at Endless River Island Zip Front Platform Shoes, $100 at ASOS Ann Taylor Pave Haircalf Cuff, $58 at Ann Taylor Illesteva Leonard Cream Sunglasses, $165 at Gargyle Kain,  Tilly Modal and Silk-blend to, $105 at Net-a-Porter  

Miu Miu Cropped Stretch Wool-gabardine Pants, $485 at Net-a-Porter Noir Pave Swirl Tapers, $250 at Noir Jewelry Elizabeth and James Sand Metallic Pumps, $325 at Shopbop Florian Denicourt Goat Leather Jumelle Bag, $720 at Opening Ceremony Mango Printed Silk Cotton-blend Shirt, $49.99 at Mango A.L.C. Brass Cuff With Silver Tips, $275 at Shopbop

ASOS Long Leather Gloves, $77.00 at ASOS American Apparel Leslie Pump Suede Shoe, $90 at American Apparel 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel, $650 at Saks Fifth Avenue Nasty Gal Raquel Shades - Black, $40 at Nasty Gal Carven Short Dress, $455 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Carven Medium Leather Bag, $1060 at Farfetch Nixon The RPM Headphones, $200 at Zappos; Jeffrey Campbell Studded Seattle Love Boots, $468 at Free People Proenza Schouler Sleeveless Tie-Front Tank Dress in White Croc, $398 at Forward by Elyse Walker Nektar de Stagni Pearl Smiley Face Earrings, $298 at Nektar de Stagni

T by Alexander Wang Red Cropped Stretch-twill Tapered Pants, $245 at Net-a-Porter BCBG Max Azria Andrea Satchel, $498 at BCBG Max Azria Charlotte Olympia Polly Calf Hair and Leather Pumps, $1250 at Net-a-Porter Joe Fresh Silk Blouse $49, at Joe Fresh, 110 Fifth Avenue; 212-366-0960 Marc by Marc Jacobs Key Items Candy Turnlock Necklace, $118 at Shopbop Jules Smith Safari Bangles, $85 at Shopbop

Fallon Crystal Classic Biker Choker, $325 at Barneys Topshop Textured Long Line Wool Skirt, $140 at Topshop McQ Metallic Creepers, $565 at Zappos Kenneth Jay Lane Waterfall Earrings, $169 at Shopbop Foley + Corinna Simpatico Backpack, $450 at Shopbop T by Alexander Wang Chunky Cropped Pullover, $240 at Kirna Zabete  

Maison Martin Margiela Embroidered Wool Tapered Pants, $940 at Net-a-Porter Jeffrey Campbell Everly Ankle Boots, $195 at Need Supply Reed Krakoff Atlantique Leather Tote, $1590 at Net-a-Porter A.L.C. Gerry Block Sweater, $295 at Farfetch Mawi Carved Jade Tusk Bracelet, $735 at Mawi

Rag & bone Split Skinny Jean, $286 at Forward by Elyse Walker Alice + Olivia Dina Suede Pumps, $295 at Shopbop BCBG Max Azria Andrea Satchel, $498 at BCBG Maz Azria Limited Edition Stone Triangle Earrings, $17 at ASOS Uniqlo Fine Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt, $20 at UNIQLO

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