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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Bling Me Up, Scotty!

Keeping up with the latest seasonal trends can be a real struggle, especially for your finances. If you are on a budget but still want to incorporate features from the new collection at your favorite store, consider investing in statement accessories like hair pieces, jewelry, belts or scarves. One of the simplest ways to revitalize a basic or outdated look is to add a bold accessory that captures the essence of a trend you want to try.

This Fashionista exemplifies this concept. As nearly every girl has a classic black dress in her closet, an easy way to make multiple outfits from the same staple dress is by mixing up the accessories you pair with it. This Fashionista opted for bold, silver-toned hardware, including a chunky necklace and a sleek watch. The multi-strand chain necklace features dangling silver pipes, which lend an edgy vibe to an overall girly ensemble. The small-faced watch adds a subtle, classy touch that keeps the look from seeming too young. Together, the necklace and watch complete her outfit with a personalized finish.

In addition to her pronounced jewelry, this Fashionista also kept her look interesting by blending feminine and sporty styles. She accomplished this by pairing a fun, Aztec-detailed dress with fresh, white tennis shoes. The bright red nails, the chiffon overlay of the skirt and the sheer, elbow-length sleeves of the dress further make this Fashionista’s outfit a cut above the rest.

How To: Have chunky necklaces always felt too bold for you? Try starting with layered dainty chains and building up until you feel comfortable rocking a more daring look. A statement accessory is the perfect go-to for a date night because it adds a unique flair to your outfit and is an easy conversation starter for your date. When you keep your clothes simple, your statement accessory will be the focus of your look.