We’re probably not the first to tell you that choosing the right accessories makes a huge difference to your look. Whether you use them as a way to make a look more casual or more chic, great style is all in the details. To prove this, we enlisted the expertise of our Senior Visual Merchandiser, Chelsea Roberts, to deliver five accessorizing tips to make the perfect outfit. Read on to get ahead of the season’s biggest accessory trends and learn easy ways to elevate your own style.
Tip 1. Don’t Shy Away from A Printed Handbag
One accessory trend to jump on now is the printed handbag. We’ve been seeing it everywhere, especially on the runways. It’s never been easier to take an ordinary outfit to the next level. Keep the rest of your ‘fit neutral to let your bag take center stage.
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Tip 2. Mixing Metals Are Highly Encouraged
Forget the fashion rules. Whether you thought of yourself as a “silver” person or a “gold” person, think again. Layering different colored jewelry looks effortless and just flat-out COOL. Mix and match different rings, necklaces, even earrings for a high-end look.
NECKLACE: NOCTURNE, EARRINGS: ALEXIS BITTAR, BRACELETS: GORJANA ACCESSORIES
Tip 3. A (Faux) Leather Jacket Is a Seasonless Staple
If there is one accessory that every girl needs in her closet, it’s a leather jacket. Colored leather, embellished accents and cropped silhouettes are all modern takes on this seasonless staple. The latest cool-girl styling trick? Throw your jacket over your shoulders to make your outfit look like a fashion editor put it together for you.
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Tip 4. Add Sunglasses to Instantly Elevate Any Outfit
A pair of chic sunglasses can really make any outfit look more luxurious and expensive. Step outside your comfort zone and try something new. Colorful and embellished frames are fun options, and unexpected shapes, like octagon and cate eye, give your look a cool edge.
SAINT LAURENT, ELIZABETH AND JAMES , STELLA MCCARTNEY
Tip 5. Use Accessories to Lean into Trends
We love a good fashion trend, but taking it too far ruins a look. For example, one way to embrace the western trend without getting too costumey is wearing drop necklaces to mimic the classic bolo. Wear these with anything from a button up to layering over a sweater for a little added western flare.
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Consider these simple outfit upgrades next time you’re getting dressed to ensure your look is complete.