Update Classic Outfits w/ Comfy Pieces Under $45!

Update Classic Outfits With Comfortable Pieces Under $45

Huge thanks to Nordstrom Rack and Collective Voice for sponsoring this post

One question I’ve heard from some of you lately is how to update classic outfits to make them more modern. I recently shared a post like this, and you all liked it so much I thought I’d do another round. I’m partnering with Nordstrom Rack and Collective Voice to show you how to add a few twists to give outfits a more updated look. Plus, you can do it with some SUPER COMFORTABLE and really affordable pieces that you don’t want to miss!

Nordstrom Rack is SUCH a great place to shop for pieces that are high quality, stylish, and comfortable. They carry some of my all-time favorite brands at super affordable prices! You can also shop conveniently at Nordstrom Rack by utilizing their curbside and in-store pickup options.

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 Comfy Pieces Under $45 + black tee + denim jeans + camel slidesblack top + denim kick flare jeans + neutral slides black tee + cropped denim jeans + tan sandals

1. Jeans + Tee
I don’t know if it gets more classic than jeans and a plain t-shirt! But, there are some things you can focus on to give the combo a modern and updated twist.

One thing that will have a major impact is wearing a modern cut of denim! Your outfit will instantly feel refreshed by simply swapping out your old jeans for an updated silhouette, like the kick flare crop jeans that I’m wearing here. They completely change the vibe of the outfit!

These jeans are VERY comfortable, BTW!! They are by Democracy, and they are really, really stretchy and soft. SO GOOD! They have elastic in the waistband, so they offer a forgiving and comfortable fit and are easy to move around in! 🙌🏽 They are on the thinner side, making them a great pair of jeans for summer! Plus, they’re only $44.97! Check them out HERE. I’m wearing size 6.

The second thing you can do is opt for simple and sleek sandals, like the slides I’m wearing here. They are definitely an upgrade from flip-flops! 😄 They’re available in both black and cognac, HERE. I’m wearing size 9.

Shop the Outfit:
T-Shirt: c/o Nordstrom Rack (exact–wearing size M)
Jeans: c/o Nordstrom Rack (exact–wearing size 6)
Sandals: c/o Nordstrom Rack (exact–wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom Rack (similar)


updated classic outfits + printed top + cropped pants + neutral flats blue printed top + blue cropped pants + neutral flats + gray bag

2. Printed Top + Pants in a Color From the Top
If you need a workwear refresh, including at least one pair of printed pants or a pair of colored pants will go a long way! You can use this really easy outfit formula over and over with different prints and colors.

If you’re in need of new colored pants, these are–you guessed it–really, really soft, stretchy, and comfortable! 😄 And they’re just $44.97! See them HERE. I’m wearing size 6.

I’ll round up some more comfortable statement pants in the widget at the bottom of this post!

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Nordstrom Rack (exact–wearing size XS; similar)
Pants: c/o Nordstrom Rack (exact–wearing size 6)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar)


updated classic outfits + twist front top + black pants + black heels red twist front top + black cropped pants + black heels + gray purse red twist front top + black ponte cropped pants + black heels

3. Black Pants + Blouse
This is another classic outfit combination that is really easy to update if you switch the bottoms from a standard straight or skinny cut to a silhouette like crop bootcut pants.

These ponte ankle crop kick bootcut pants are another pair of SUPER comfortable and affordable pants. They are really soft and very stretchy, but they are thicker, which helps you feel more secure. I love that bootcut pants hug your hips and thighs, providing shape, and then add some movement with the slight flare at the bottom. I’ve been loving this silhouette lately! These are also only $44.97! Check them out HERE. I’m wearing size 6.

You can do this outfit combo with nearly ANY blouse–it’s really the pants that upgrade the outfit! But, if you need a new blouse, this twist front top doesn’t require any tucking. 🙌🏽 Find it in 3 colors, HERE. I’m wearing size XS.

With a few new additions, you can upgrade your favorite old outfit combos really easily! And, you can get updated pieces without breaking the bank at Nordstrom Rack. Seriously, they have such good clothes from brands I totally recommend for way, way less. Check out some more options in the widget below!

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Nordstrom Rack (exact–wearing size XS)
Pants: c/o Nordstrom Rack (exact–wearing size 6)
Shoes: (similar, similar)

Shop More Updated Pieces for Less:

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