ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Amazing Maximalist

It’s usually the extras that take an outfit to the next level. Nothing is more interesting than a basic outfit made special by the addition of jewelry, some cool shoes and bold makeup or hair. In fact, by allowing basic pieces to act as a canvas, the impact of any adornment is amplified to become the central focus of the outfit. This Fashionista definitely knows how to let her accessories do the talking. Against a backdrop of a basic black and white striped frock, her bold maximalist approach to jewelry sets her apart from the crowd.

Even with a mostly monochrome ensemble, this Fashionista adds a dash of color with a red lip and a dainty turquoise bracelet. This infusion of vibrant hues add a refreshing dimension to her outfit. Her vermilion lip stain is both youthful and daring, while her aqua bracelet adds a touch of delicate femininity—a thoughtful juxtaposition to a more hard-edged outfit.

The real statement pieces, however, are this Fashionista’s geometric necklace and substantial black cuff. The more linear aspect of her necklace echoes the stripes of her dress creating depth through repetition, but her cuff is the real power-player. Its easy to see why cuffs are almost synonymous with superheroes—this accessory packs some serious punch, especially in a shiny jet black. Set off by her polished turquoise nails this stacked cuff makes for a winning combination.

This Fashionista is able to transform a simple dress into a head turner by throwing on a few pieces of jewelry. In simply adding, subtracting or changing each piece she can easily adapt her dress to any situation from a day in the office to a night on the town.

Spotted: Check out the exuberant accessories paired with restrained pieces at Armani Privé fall 2013 couture.

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