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.