STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Make a Statement with Accessories

In the past I’ve overlooked the power of accessories. I use to justify spending money on a fashion forward top or great pair of skinny jeans rather than a simple necklace. However, times have changed, and accessories are anything but simple! From bib necklaces, to cocktail rings we’re just starting to see how accessories can really transform an outfit.

This Fashionista was wearing an oversized black T-shirt with a pair of jeans. It’s really a plain outfit that could be worn to class or for errands. Instead of settling with such a basic ensemble, she dressed it up by adding a unique pink and gold necklace, and black heels. The use of accessories helped bring this average look to the next level. I could see this outfit easily transitioning from daytime to a night out in downtown Iowa City.

Her necklace is awesome because of its giant chunky stones. This necklace also made a statement worn with a black shirt. The pink stones really popped out, and so did the smaller gold beads. As for her shoes, we were able to see the ruffles and the wooden heel due to her cuffing the bottom of the jeans. Not only could we see her shoes better, the cuff gave the outfit a relaxed effect.

Hint: Follow in the fashionable steps of this Fashionista, and use a solid color like black, grey, or white as a backdrop for a bold colorful accessory. For jewelry that makes a statement check out Nasty Gal. For a cool shoe with a wooden heel try Dolce Vita.

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