So here are the basics:
Now I got some comments and e-mails last week from folks who said they have a hard time using accessories.
Trust me, if you are going to have a basic wardrobe (see above) then accessories will make your style.
If you are like me you don't want to spend $30 on a bracelet. That's why I encourage you to check out accessories from stores like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe (heck, even Kohl's, Target, and Wal-Mart have some awesome pieces!). Here is a sample spread of what I think are minimum accessories:
The list of what I think are accessory basics:
- necklaces, bracelets, earrings in gold and silver
- a statement necklace, ring, or bracelet in a trendy color (trendy this year are turquoise, tomato, and dusty rose).
- a scarf (I chose white but a color would really be awesome!)
- a black bag and a neutral bag
- ballet flats in black, neutral, and bold
- a pair of sandals (you might want two--one black, one neutral)
- a pair of heels (ditto)
Okay, so if you take a basic wardrobe and mix it up with some basic accessories, here are 5 looks you can achieve (5? I know, I went a little crazy. This is like adult Barbie Doll stuff here!)
Outfit #1--All Dolled Up
Outfit #2--A Casual Affair
Outfit #3--Cool Chic
Outfit #4--Errand Running
Outfit #5--Dinner with Friends
Trust me when I say I had to FORCE myself to stop at 5. Even the most basic wardrobe can be glammed up with a few accessories (and most of the jewelry I have posted is under $6!).
It really is amazing how a bold necklace can change the whole feel of a T-shirt and jeans.
What outfit is most "you"?