My clothing choices used to be limited to three boring and monotone colors. One day I was looking through my closet and realized I felt like I was wearing the same thing every day, even though I had a closet full of clothes. I tried to go shopping and buy a bold sweater or pair of shoes but just didn’t feel confident wearing them. So I had to be creative in reinventing my closet without replacing everything I own. And so I found the holy grail – statement pieces. Statement pieces are the perfect accessory to add to a simple outfit for work, your favorite LBD, or even a casual outfit for a Saturday afternoon. Not only do they spice up your everyday outfits, you can still stay true to your personal style while wearing them. Statement pieces are bold, so you have to use them carefully and make sure not to over-do it. Here are my top tips to successfully rock statement pieces.
Must-Have Statement Pieces
Necklaces are an absolute must-have statement piece. Replace your favorite choker with a chunky, eye-catching piece. If you’re leaning towards simple, layered necklaces are a great way to start! You can dress up a plain white tee or add some color to your favorite black dress.
Statement bags are my absolute favorite. There are SO many options when it comes to purses. You can choose something super bright and bold or you can just choose a shape that’s a little out of the box. The best advice I can give when choosing a new statement bag is to choose something that feels like it represents you. Bags can be a huge representation on our taste, style and personality. Have fun and pick something that excites you!
Sunglasses are one of my top favorite picks whenever I’m unhappy with an outfit. Not only are there so many options when it comes to sunglasses, but I feel like a totally different person with my sunglasses on. They give me a totally new sense of self-confidence and make me feel fabulous. If you’re having a hard time picking out the right shape for your face, I have all the info you need to know in my post Choosing The Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape.
A fun and bright scarf is the perfect addition to any outfit. You can try different materials in the winter and even wear silk scarves in the summer. No matter the season, statement scarves are eye-popping and drape easily around your neck for a quick, trendy look. If you’re not crazy about wearing scarves, tie one around your purse instead. It will attract attention effortlessly!
Earrings and Bracelets
If you like to stay on the tame side when it comes to your wardrobe, opt for a bold pair of earrings or some bracelets. There’s no harm in wearing both, either! With these, it’s important for it to look like it’s a part of your outfit. It doesn’t have to match your outfit to the t, but it does need to complement other colors that you’re wearing.
Shoes are a great option for updating any outfit without being over the top. Try to choose trendy styles that are comfortable and can be worn with multiple pieces in your wardrobe. Anything from bold colors or patterns will do wonders for your outfit. The right statement shoes can transform what you’re wearing from boring to brilliant.
Pledge to step outside your comfort zone and find your favorite statement pieces. Statement pieces are such a huge part of my closet now and I can’t imagine how I lived without them. I can’t leave the house without my favorite earrings, but it’s important to find something that works for you and your wardrobe. You’ll be surprised how often they are great conversation starters – and you definitely won’t regret putting them on. What are some of your favorite statement pieces?
To get all the deets on building the perfect wardrobe, check out Beth’s ebook “How to Curate and Cultivate Your Dream Wardrobe” to learn more about building your perfect closet. Her 168 YEAR-ROUND OUTFITS EBOOK will show you how to start a basic wardrobe with essential classic pieces to make year-round outfits.
Written by Gabriella Rangel with excerpts written by Gabriela Hirschler for Chic Galleria Publications, LLC.