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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Love Some Lip

I love what accessories can do for an outfit. They have the ability to change a look drastically by one small addition. Just by adding a different bag, shoe or jewelry, an outfit can change from feminine to downtown chic. Accessories are especially important for standing out amongst the masses. The addition of a statement piece means the difference between blending in with another black cross-body bag and making an entrance with something totally new. All it takes is one small change to elevate an outfit from nothing special to something amazing.

When I saw this Fashionista walking down the street, I knew she nailed it. Her unusual clutch bag stole the show. She carried a hard case clutch in the shape of a pair of red lips—not exactly a bag you see every day. The rest of her outfit was fairly simple to let the clutch take the spotlight. She wore a plain white T-shirt paired with a fuzzy black jacket on top. She threw on a pair of faded black distressed denim and topped of the look with a pair of cutout black ankle boots. She finished the look with a swipe of red lipstick that perfectly matched the color of the clutch, perfectly tying the outfit together.

How To: If you want to try adding a statement accessory to one of your outfits make sure to keep the rest of the look simple. By adding a piece like this, you want to make sure it remains the focal point of the look. Stay away from mixing too many patterns or colors and show off your new accessory! Try by adding a statement bag, shoe or head piece.