When I start getting bored with my wardrobe (read: saying “I have nothing to wear” an increasing amount), I like to get new accessories that spice up my very neutral, very classic pieces.
What I really love about buying add-on pieces, such as bold earrings or a patterned clutch, is that it turns your closet into something you never knew you had. As an example, I have a lot of solid-colored pieces. I’m extremely picky when it comes to patterns (stripes are great, but tribal print is hit or miss!), so sticking to standard solids is easiest for me. Unfortunately it’s really easy to get bored of solids.
Expanding my closet with statement jewelry and a good variety of shoes helps ensure that I don’t go shopping unnecessarily when I feel like there’s “nothing to wear.” Another plus? Accessories tend to ring in a lot cheaper than clothing, so you can get more bang for your buck.
Talk about an easy basic – everyone has a great navy dress that’s easy to wear. For a weekend look, I love pairing it with tortoise flats – a nice subtle pattern that you can tie in with sunnies – along with a neutral cognac bag and simple gold jewelry. This is still a pretty safe look, but you can easily mix and match all of the accessories with another outfit!
I picked a neutral-yet-patterned dress for this outfit – ordinarily I’d probably go easy on this with a black bag and shoes, and maybe some stud earrings. I love the idea of wearing statement earrings, but also tying the gold and black back in with a really simple necklace. This one works well with this neckline! Adding a leopard clutch is mixing patterns, but keeping the colors similar makes it a safe bet. I love the little tassel on the back of these pumps, too.
I absolutely adore these earrings. I found them and worked the whole outfit around them. And they are only ten dollars! Getting jewelry from fast-fashion places means they also won’t be quite as heavy, which are easier on your ears. This blush dress goes perfectly with the earrings, and I tied the gorgeous green in with the shoes. Honestly, the fur collar would be a risk, but it’s really gorgeous to top a dress that isn’t quite winter appropriate. Plus it’s a great backdrop for the drown-down earrings. Pair a simple gold wristlet to keep all of the necessities.
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