ALL IN THE DETAILS: Bring on the Bling!

Kate Spade once reminisced on the integral part of every women’s childhood by stating, “Playing dress up begins at age of five and never truly ends.” When I was young, I remember sneaking into my mother’s closet and trying on every article of clothing. I would grab a pair of oversized shoes and a long strand of pearls, and the hallway would magically transform into my runway. Even at a young age, I realized that an outfit can only be complete with the right accessories. Although clothing is the foundation of any outfit, the accessories can truly make or break a look.

The crop top and skirt, and the two-piece dress are all trending right now in the fashion world. The slight difference between the pieces is that the crop top is separate from the skirt, whereas the two-piece dress is purchased together as one item. An example of the differences between these trends is a beautiful, blue tribal pattern crop top and skirt combination from BCBG. On the other hand, GUESS has a black and white crop top with a fit and flare skirt. Although different in certain ways, both of these looks are perfect for a night out on the town with the girls.

Steve Madden strappy nude pumps are the perfect addition to both the lace and the tribal pattern outfits. The nude pump adds a little edge to the outfit with the multiple straps and the pointy toe. To complement the shoes, the edgy leather Chanel cross-body bag adds a nice touch to the outfit. A comparable look to the Chanel bag- at a more affordable price- is the Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bag. The adorable Kate Spade elephant ring and a gold charm bracelet serve as the final and perfect additions to this Fashionista’s outfit! Depending on your style and selection of bracelets, you could also add a couple bangles or a leather band. Finally, a red lip with black winged eyeliner brings this edgy, but feminine outfit together!

How To: While shopping for a similar outfit, look for crop tops and skirts that can be intermixed in order to get multiple looks. Purchasing a solid color pump with a little more edge will make this outfit more dynamic. Overall, you should pay attention to your accessories because they are able to make or break your outfit; it’s all in the details.