Rene Daniella

A closet makeover can be the most cathartic Saturday activity (an organized wardrobe = serious 😁 ). But how are you supposed to figure out what to keep and what to toss? Here's a good rule of thumb: Pick streamlined, chic pieces in neutral tones that will work overtime. We challenged Instagram style star René Daniella to make 10 outfits out of just 10 pieces of clothing to prove living with less is not only possible, it's fab. Toss in a few accessories, and you'll be surprised at how much you don't need.

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In Love with Layering

There's nothing more versatile than a slimming pencil dress—and when it comes in chic fall colors and in a comfy sweater material, you won't want to take it off. Pair it with a metallic jacket for an extra dose of eye-catching style.

BUY IT: 1. State jacket, $149; macys.com. RACHEL Rachel Roy dress, $119; macys.com. Aldo shoes, $60; macys.com

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A Little Extra

To transform a dress seamlessly into a skirt, toss an oversized sweater on top. But don't stop there—a cute bag will pull it all together. "I love the little black backpack," says Daniella. "It's great for when you're on the go, but don't want to be overloaded with a big bag."

BUY IT: RACHEL Rachel Roy dress, $119; macys.com. Tommy Hilfiger backpack, $158; macys.com. Vince Camuto booties, $149; macys.com

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One-Piece Wonder

Unique denim pieces are where it's at. "I love these overalls," she says. "They're super in right now. You can mix and match and they're very much a statement piece on their own." Reach for simple black mixed-media brogues for a hipster-cool vibe.

BUY IT: Free People overalls, $128; macys.com. RACHEL Rachel Roy top, $89; macys.com. Tahari flats, $89; macys.com. Radley London satchel, $245; macys.com; RACHEL Rachel Roy earrings, $36; macys.com.

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High-Low Combo

The key to living with less? Don't be afraid to think out of the box. Grown-up accessories like a Parisian-inspired neckerchief and faux fur mules ("They can dress up anything!" says Daniella) make overalls feel totally adult.

BUY IT: Free People overalls, $128; macys.com1. State blouse, $89; macys.com. Radley London satchel, $245; macys.com. INC International Concepts Bandana (similar), $19; macys.com. Aldo mules, $60; macys.com

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Going OTT

Literally. Pull on a chunky crewneck over those beloved overalls to make them—you guessed it—just regular jeans. A pair of black booties becomes a little more fun with a sexy peep toe.

BUY IT: Vince sweater (similar), $385; vince.com. Free People overalls, $128; macys.com. Calvin Klein satchel (similar), $228; macys.com. Vince Camuto booties, $149; macys.com. RACHEL Rachel Roy necklace, $42; macys.com

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Show Off Your Underwear

With so many ultra-beautiful bras out there, it's hard to imagine they're all meant to stay covered up, right? Wear a colorful lace bralette as you would a crop top. You'll feel instantly more feminine.

BUY IT: 1. State jacket, $149; macys.com. Free People overalls, $128; macys.com. DKNY bralette, $34; macys.com. Vince Camuto booties, $149; macys.com. RACHEL Rachel Roy necklace, $42; macys.com. INC International Concepts earrings, $27; macys.com

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Loose Lines

Fun silhouettes are all the rage this season, which makes elegant tops that much more interesting. "I love this striped cropped top, because it's fun and universally flattering. I'm particularly into the loose, flowy sleeves and the wrap style and v-neck," she says. 

BUY IT: RACHEL Rachel Roy top, $89; macys.com. Bar III pants, $70; macys.com. Vince Camuto booties, $149; macys.com. Zara earrings, $16; zara.com

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Elevated Athleisure

To pull off the track pants trend, treat them like normal slacks—comfy, but not overly casual. Says Daniella: "These black pants are great; it's like one step above athleisure." A shimmery topper will dial up the glam. 

BUY IT: 1. State jacket, $149; macys.com. Bar III pants, $70; macys.com. Vince sweater (similar), $385; vince.com. Tahari flats, $89; macys.com. INC International Concepts earrings, $30; macys.com.

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Going Green

Surprise! Green is the new neutral. It's surprisingly stylish paired with black, and also works with colorful accessories like an of-the-moment bucket bag.

BUY IT: Bar III pants, $70; macys.com. 1. State blouse, $89; macys.com. Aldo mules, $60; macys.com. Urban Outfitters bag, $39; urbanoutfitters.com. Zara earrings, $16; zara.com

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Simple and Smooth

When paring back your closet, keep pieces that can be worn on their own AND underneath other items. The secret? Make sure blouses are slim enough to lie smoothly under a dress, so you don't look bulky. 

BUY IT: RACHEL Rachel Roy dress, $119; macys.com. 1. State blouse, $89; macys.com. INC International Concepts fanny pack, $45; macys.com. Tahari flats, $89; macys.com


Styled by Savannah White; Hair by Cash Lawless; Makeup by Katie Jane Hughes

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