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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Bits and Baubles

When in a style rut, every wardrobe item comes off as bland and uninspiring. Playing with color feels excessive but going monochromatic feels dull; nothing seems to work and the urge to give up sartorially begins to surface. Although adding accessories to spice up outfits is just as groundbreaking as florals for spring, the idea has some truth to it. The right choice of accessories can truly inject freshness into a lackluster look.

Jewelry is often a go-to in the accessories department, and its versatility justifies its popularity. It is easy to contrast styles when pairing jewelry with outfits. Take this Fashionista, for example, who switches up her otherwise preppy look with some toothy layered necklaces. The black enamel and gold necklaces that she wears add just the right amount of edge to her outfit. While keeping circular shapes as a running motif, she matches her golden hoop earrings to the necklaces. By opting for these subtle touches of bling, this Fashionista creates interest and gives her outfit some extra dimension.

She keeps everything else neutral and in the gray and black family, except for her punchy lip color. One can never go wrong with a bold lip, and her monochrome look is the perfect canvas for her red choice.

How To: This spring, overcome any style ruts by reaching for jewelry to change up things. Keep the scarves and hats in the closet, and pick out a layered necklace with interesting pendants. Or, play with proportions and go for some long tassel earrings. Choose jewelry that contrasts with the style of the outfit to really stand out in the crowd.