When it comes to the term ‘style’, a key factor is personalization. It’s easy for anyone to wear a jeans, sweater and booties combo, but what makes them standout is the details and accessories that pull the look together. It can be as simple as adding textural elements, contrasting colors and patterns, creating levels or accessorizing with hats, jewelry and handbags. If you don’t have a lot of disposable income, spending money on accessories is a smart way to update the look of your wardrobe without having to shop for new pieces every season.
To spice up a casual fall outfit, this Fashionista chose to take it to the next level by adding a purse. The forest green cross-body bag that she added creates a contrasting pop of color compared to the rosy pink and cream. Purses are a great alternative to lugging around a large backpack or tote bag and they cling closer to your body for safety purposes. In addition to functionality, they have the potential to take an outfit from zero to 100 real quick. ASOS is a great online store to find the bag that best fits your style. You can go for simple and cute, fun and playful or structured and elegant.
This Fashionista put the finishes touches on this look with a spotted fuzzy sweater, rosy pink skirt and simple beige flats. This combination is perfect for going to class, running errands or hanging out with friends.
How To: It can be intimidating carrying around a purse at first if you’re not be used to having straps go across your chest or feeling all the weight on one shoulder. Start with a mini purse that suits you and add it to any outfit that needs balance.