Tired of your wardrobe? Need a fashion pick me up, without donating everything to Good Will? Keep your classics, and breathe new live into your look with some hot accessories. A simple black sheath for an example can be used in a variety of ways –for a formalwear or for casual wear, all in a girl’s day out. The same outfit can be re-envisioned many times over with new accessories. Check out your local thrift shops, clothing stores, department stores, craft stores or garage sales. You’ll be surprised by how easy – and cost effective – it is.
Scarves are a simple way to make old outfits new. Wear a scarf around your shoulders, neck, or wait. Hang a fun scarf from your old handbag for a new look, or fold a pocket square in your blazer. This isn’t a winter-only look. Silk scarves can be worn any season. Try tying a complimentary patterned scarf around your handbag’s handle for a handy headscarf when driving in the convertible, or a quick wrap when the sun goes down. You’ll be stylish and ready for anything.
Belts can be expertly utilized to change and flowing dress into a sexy dress. Wide, embellished belts are great way to bring focus straight to your slim waist. Try something vintage and fun, with a unique buckle. Take the hipster route with a thin leather wear-with-all style, or dress to impress with heavy hardware and sturdy genuine materials.
Hats can instantly transform your look. Try a veiled and daring hat for the club scene. A crisp pillbox is appropriate for the office, and you can relax the weekend away under a wide-brimmed felt classic. Wrap a silk scarf around your big-brimmed hat and hit the Hamptons in style. Or, maybe you’re keeping it a low key for the weekend. Pull out your favorite, “I didn’t plan this at all,” tattered baseball hat, roll up your jeans, and work the paparazzi.
Buyer beware: Not all hats look good with all faces. Try out a few styles and buy what works best for you.
Jewelry has a remarkable way of transforming our wardrobes. It doesn’t matter what you are wearing, so long as the watch looks pricey you’re outfit is instantly dressed up. It’s Daylight Savings Time, so imagine this all-too-familiar scenario: The alarm on your iPhone malfunctioned and you’re on the brink of being incredibly late to work, you need to shave off an extra 30 minutes from your morning routine, so you look down at the well-worn Minnie Mouse Tee and leggings you slept in…and wonder what you’re going to wear. Girlfriend, have I got the answer for you! Throw on some knee highs, add a blazer or cardigan (work attire permitting), and decorate like you’ve never decorated before. Your choice, gold or silver. Pair a grouping of thin bangles with a ring that makes a statement, add a low-slung necklace and some hoop earrings, and your are rockin’ an all-too indie spread of wardrobe magic. No one will ever be the wiser, because jewelry will take you from zero to hero in no time!