It’s easy to play it safe and always wear neutral colors. I can admit that the majority of my closet is filled with items in five inconspicuous colors: black, white, dark blue, beige, and gray. When shopping, I try to convince myself to buy more colors but when it comes down to checking out, I always end up picking one of my same five favorite colors. As a result, my wardrobe can often feel boring. If, like me, you are looking to spice up your wardrobe without having to buy a whole new one, use statement pieces! These accessories are perfect for livening up an ordinary outfit and transforming it into a distinctive one. The key is to not over-do it, so choose one kind of statement piece for each outfit.
Must Have Statement Pieces
Necklaces are a classic statement piece. Switch out your dainty chains for a larger, more eye-catching ornament. Use them to dress up a plain tee, add color to an all black outfit, and add an unexpected pop to your outfit. With the right statement necklace, you are sure to generate plenty of compliments.
A statement bag can transform your entire outfit. These don’t necessarily have to be too colorful, but they have to say something about you. A woman’s purse exemplifies her taste, personality, and knowledge of brands. Take the time to research what type of bag you need: think of size, style, material, color, brand, etc… and purchase the one that is best. Purses are not only an essential for daily life because of what we carry in them, but also because of how they help portray our personal style.
A bright, patterned scarf can add style to any outfit. Choose a wool or cashmere variation for warmth in the winter, or a silk scarf when it’s cool outside. No matter the season, statement scarves are eye-popping and drape easily around your neck for a quick, trendy look. If you end up obsessed with your scarf but don’t want to wear it too often, you can even tie it to your handbag and draw attention there.
Earrings and Bracelets
If you don’t want your statement accessories to draw too much attention to you, choose a pair of bold earrings or a large bracelet – or both. Make sure they complement the rest of your outfit by choosing colors in the coordinating parts of the color wheel. If you’re unsure of which colors go with what, this is a great article that explains all that you need to know.
Shoes are perfect for upgrading an outfit without being overwhelming. Whether it is an eccentric pattern or a bold color, the right statement shoes can transform what you’re wearing from boring to brilliant.
Go out there and find your signature statement pieces to step out of the comfort zone of your ordinary outfits. Don’t be afraid. You’ll be surprised how often they are great conversation starters – and you definitely won’t regret putting them on.