Accessories are everything! A well placed earring, bracelet, choker, or scarf can take a 'just okay' outfit from zero to 100 in a matter of seconds! For me, accessories make or break a look, and I love to mix and match unusual pieces with different designs, to keep my style interesting...and to give people something to talk about ;)
Because the term 'accessories' can basically mean anything, we're going to help you figure out which pieces to rock this summer, taking you from day-to-night with ease.
You know I love a good tassel, and the best thing about a pair of tassel earrings is that they give you instant glamour. If your hair is in-between washes and you need to tie it back, throwing on a pair of fun earrings will not only take the attention away from your potentially messy locks, but will also elongate the neck and give you a more delicate-looking décolletage - triple whammy! Make sure you pick a color that complements the rest of your outfit, but if you're looking to go from day to night in one smooth move, a pair of tassel earrings will do it for you.
1. G.V.G.V. Chiffon Off Shoulder Blouse 2. DAVID YURMAN Ring 3. TNUCK Tassel Earrings 4. BAUBLEBAR Bracelets 5. MEL BOTERI Turquoise Coco Small Shoulder Bag Python 6. MARC FISHER Platform Wedge 7. L'AGENCE Denim Shorts
A neck scarf really takes an outfit from 'blah' to sophisticated in a matter of seconds. An otherwise boring, plain top suddenly becomes the canvas for the pattern on your scarf to sit against. This is an accessory which can take a day outfit - a conservative work outfit, for example - from daytime casual to nighttime chic, simply by wrapping a carefully selected scarf loosely around your neck. Give it a try!
1. FRAME Skinny Jeans 2. APIECE APART One-shoulder Ruffled Top 3. BAUBLEBAR Drop Earrings 4. WESTWARD LEANING Aviator Sunglasses 5. MEJURI Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Black and White Tasseled Lauren Small Shoulder Bag 7. DANNIJO Choker 8. GIANVITO ROSSI Suede Pumps
Of course, you don't have to go over the top to make a statement, and if your outfit is already doing that for you, a small or dainty piece of jewelry can be just the thing to finish off your look. Think a delicate necklace to fill in the space between a low neck line and your earrings, perhaps. This could also be a pair of stud earrings, or a single bracelet to give you a little extra sparkle. Accessories do not have to be flashy to make a splash!
1. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Midi Dress 2. GIANLUCA CAPANNOLO Bolero Jacket 3. NADRI Metal Bangle 4. KATE SPADE Bangle 5. MEL BOTERI Matte Gold Kat Tote 6. ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS Metallic Sandals 7. GIRLY Necklace
Now that you know the types of accessories which are big this season, make a point to experiment with what you already have in your jewelry box or drawer. You never know what you might have accumulated over the years! Failing that, head out shopping and stock up on some essentials - accessories are usually cheaper than purchasing new outfits from scratch!
Tune in next week as we start another new month...Eek! How is it July already?! We are switching gears a bit and transitioning from Summer Staples to Summer Beauty, and to head it off we will be discussing natural makeup and how exactly to achieve this in the heat of the season. See you then!