There are two different ways to make your look stand out with accessories, making statements or using the little accents to complete your overall look. Statement necklaces have been in this summer, with mints, silvers and golds, different tints and formed in different molds. They go great with all summer dresses and sheer shirts leaving an impression on the whole outfit. However, little accented accessories accentuate an outfit, providing it a sense of elegance.
This Fashionista’s arm caught my eye, not with the chunky arm candy, but with her tassel-threaded bracelets from American Eagle. I love the fact that the thread colors have some neutrals, but also have a little pop of pink which allows this Fashionista to mix and match them with many outfits. The elegance doesn’t come from the thread, but from these plated, long beads that add so much to the simple twined threads. This would work great for your next DIY project! Try braiding a few of your favorite colors together and adding a metal to make this elementary bracelet classy.
As statement necklaces pair well with sheer shirts, this Fashionista has paired her bracelets with a floral sheer tank. The fact that these threads are so thin allow for a busy outfit. The jeans with floral shirt provide a busy, yet elegant outfit – you almost miss the little shine, but that’s the best thing about beauty, right? That you make sure it’s not too visible? The touch of elegance and style continues to this Fashionista’s backpack. An easy way to make school fun and effortless is with a stylish backpack – the best part is that you can use it as a purse to carry a heavier load when you are biking or going on a picnic! Last but not least, this Fashionista ties together the elegance with her Madden Girl sandals from Journey’s. Gladiator and ankle-wrapped sandals have been hot for a few summers now, but they never get old since they keep coming out with such a variety, increasing gracefulness and lavishness to any street look.
Now it’s your choice to represent your style as a bold statement or by little accents, what would you choose? I challenge you to try to mix in a little bit of both!
Spotted: Check out look 23 in Elie Saab’s spring 2011 collection for the little accent under the statement on her arm.