That basic hanging in your closet is more versatile than you think.

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Skirt + Heels + Sleeveless Sweater
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Start With the Skirt…

To buy: Lulus Like a Phenomenon pleated midi skirt, $49;

... Add Heels and a Sleeveless Sweater
Sleek pumps and a knit shell help this seasonless staple make the jump from winter to spring a breeze.

To buy: Coldwater Creek sleeveless classic turtleneck, $50; Morning Lavender Camila belt, $16; Hart topknot earrings, $58; French Connection open cuff, $44; Lulu Dharma tassel tote, $135; Steve Madden Daisie pumps, $90;

Skirt + Peasant Top
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... Add a Printed Peasant Top

Tuck in a loose, gauzy blouse and add a bag with vintage appeal for a boho-chic twist on the ladylike skirt.

To buy: LC Lauren Conrad peasant top, $44; Real Simple Style Cordella earrings, $28; Complét Gaia micro bag, $375; Cole Haan Laree open toe mules, $150;

Midi Skirt + Sneakers + Sweatshirt
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... Add Sneakers and a Sweatshirt

Casual basics with subtle twists—a ruffled sleeve, a metallic stripe—help you look both pulled together and laid-back.

To buy: Entourage Clothing Wander Freely top, $24; Jill Jill Stuart moto jacket, $159; Adia Kibur 3D metal cuff, $42; Iris & Ink sneakers, $115;