The 5 Key Pieces Every Woman Should Own According to Sophia Amoruso, Founder, Nasty Gal

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Amoruso in a typically adorable ensemble.

It's been four years since Sophia Amoruso launched the wildly popular online boutique nastygal.com, based on her signature with-the-band look that's now—everywhere! “Our customer will wear a little '60s Alexa Chung minidress one minute, and then funky cutoff shorts with big-ass platforms the next,” she says. “The look is sexy, but not in-your-face.”

Click through for her 5 must-have fashion essentials!


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1. A Statement Minidress

“The colors, the hem—a bold little mini will get you noticed. The cut is sexy without being too revealing, and a dress is always comfy and easy.”
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2. An Embellished Bustier

“So sexy-confident under a blazer with high-waisted pants. Very '80s. I also love the look of letting a pretty bustier peek out from the sides of a big, messy tank top.”
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3. A Metallic Bucket Bag

“Keep your outfit simple, and let a shiny, silvery bag be your statement. It has such a cool rocker feel. And I love the easy bucket shape—no zippers, no buckles, no clasps. Just throw in all your stuff and go.”
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4. A Bright Blazer

“Why not aqua? It's as easy to wear as black, but so much more unexpected. And even with a giant sloppy rocker tee and cutoffs, a tailored blazer makes you look like you tried when you didn't.”
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5. Badass Booties

“Intimidating—but comfortable. The studs and spikes are totally punk and add toughness to any look, but you can still walk all over town in these.”