As you may have noticed in my first post (PUNK: chaos to couture) ,I was wearing a “statement piece” in the form of a beaded bib necklace. Aside from a few bangles and very thin, tight gold hoops (literally my baby earrings), my necklace was the only accessory that stood out and caught the eye. Some people tend to believe that more is better when accessorizing, and I know I encourage to “make your own art” in my posts, but sometimes more is NOT better and it may actually undermine your look. Unless of course you have all the beautiful jewels from the fall/winter 2013/2014 Dolce & Gabbana runway, then by all means, you can give it a try and look like a Dolce & Gabbana goddess. I know that the pure love I have for that line would make me want to wear all of it, all the time!
Getting back to statement pieces and how to wear them. They are incredibly versatile and you should have some in your wardrobe because they can be that extra something to make an entire look come together. Even in a professional setting, a very simple black or navy sheath dress paired with a bold necklace, can breathe new life into an otherwise dull look , and can even take you from your desk to happy hour cocktail! Another cute look could be a plaid top with basic dark wash, straight leg jean. This too could go from day to night, just pair it with a pair of pumps and statement necklace, or even a great pair of earrings. For some great ideas and maybe a new look for you, check out some sites like J. Crew, who always deliver with helping achieve a great look, but especially lovely accessories. Kate Spade, C. Wonder, Anthropologie, BCBG Max Azria, also have amazing selections worth checking out. Another good site I’ve recently come across with ways to help an outfit “pop” is Charming Charlie, so check them out as well.
There are plenty more great designers offering accessories, statement pieces, ideas and ways to achieve these look, so shop around. You don’t have to splurge on something that might just be a trend for you. But before you go, just a piece of advice: sign up for the newsletters from the websites mentioned above. They usually send offers that could benefit your pocket, plus keep you up to date on new items.
Now, go make your art!
abbracci & bisous