ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Little Things

Accessories Report

As a writer for the ACCESSORIES REPORT, I am constantly on the lookout for the details that make an outfit pop. My eye can latch onto anything from a detailed leather backpack to a sparkly statement necklace. While the big, bold accessories do attract my attention more often than not, I still remember the little things.

This week’s Fashionista proves that small pieces can still pack a large punch. Her outfit is composed of many basic pieces, such as a peacoat, a black skirt and tights. However, she makes them stand out with the help of a few signature details.

Upon closer inspection of her look, I found myself quite impressed with her ear jewelry of all things. Her lip studs are such a fun little element. Not only do they match her coat perfectly, but they are also on trend. Lip images have been popping up all over the place, from mass retailers like Forever 21 to designer boutiques like Diane von Furstenberg.

This Fashionista did not stop with just earrings though. She brought ear accessorizing to the next level by adding an edgy ear cuff to the mix. As an ear cuff lover myself, I knew that I had to start looking around for one like hers. The cuff has a great design, but the chain and stud attachment are what really do it for me. By mixing the ear cuff with the lip studs, she adds a bit of edge to an overall fun and put-together look.

While this Fashionista’s ear jewelry is what made the biggest impression on me, her tights were also great with their quirky and cute pattern. I love the look of sheer tights with little prints on them. They offer just enough detail to spice up any outfit. Also, the tights combined with the lip earrings and the red coat make it the perfect look for a date night.

Overall, this Fashionista combines playful details with reliable basics for an easy, stylish ensemble that can work day or night.

Spotted: Yves Saint Laurent uses lip prints in its spring 2014 ready-to-wear line to add a bit of playfulness to its chic designs.

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