I talked earlier this week about how scarves can change up an outfit or give a little more pizzazz to a simple look.
Today, I wanted to talk more about using accessories to update favorite basics.
I enjoy those features on “8 Ways To Style a Dress” or “1 Shirt, 6 Ways,” but I always wonder who actually wears their clothes in so many different ways. It is fun to play around with the possibilities, but the reality is that while a piece can often be styled in many different ways, one’s personal taste usually means that only a few of the options will ever be worn (or is that just me?)
When I find a style or particular type of look that I love, I tend to stick with it. I have worn my khaki trench with a black pencil skirt and black skinnies so far. Yesterday, I decided to style it for work with yet another pair of black pants.
|Pants: The Limited|
|Blouse: Outback Red by The Limited|
To keep the outfit feeling fresh and not too similar to previous looks, I changed up the jewelry and the shoes and added a more flowy blouse. I opted to keep use the same tote as I did the last time I wore the jacket.
|from “Perfectly Polished”|
There are multiple small changes that make this outfit feel different than the neutral look I wore previously. The blue top adds an understated pop of color, and the gold jewelry adds a fun statement.
|Shoes: Target (old)|
Jewelry is often more subtle of an accessory change-up than scarves. The key is to opt for a statement piece while keeping the other pieces more simple. Here, the purse locket adds a unique touch, while the bangle and rings add more shine without competing with the necklace.
|Rings: New York & Company (Available here)
Bangle: Ann Taylor (Available here)
|Tote: New York & Company|
Do you use jewelry to change up an outfit? Do you have any “statement” jewelry that you love?