ALL IN THE DETAILS: Summertime Statement

In the lazy days of summer, it is extremely easy to be tempted to throw on a T-shirt and shorts instead of assembling a full outfit. I always try to keep in mind that it’s important to showcase my personal style even if I’m just out running errands because I never know whom I may meet or run into, right? However, this doesn’t mean that you have to compile Taylor Swift-worthy street style looks complete with crop tops, skirts and heels. Instead, you can still wear the T-shirt and shorts, but should also add accessories to take the outfit to the next level. One of my favorite ways to do this is by adding a statement necklace to the look.

This Fashionista nailed her summertime look while going out to lunch with a friend. Her adorable striped shirt and dark wash jeans look great on their own, but the addition of her statement necklace adds a dressier element to the basic pieces. The lavender, white, silver and gold colors in the necklace make it a perfect accessory for the summer. In addition to the necklace, another great accessory this Fashionista incorporated into her outfit is the pair of metallic sandals. The white and gold colors lighten up the darker wash of her jeans so that they’re more acceptable for a sunny summer day. In addition, they complement the metallic hues of her necklace perfectly. With these accessories, this Fashionista appears stylish and summery, which is perfect for an afternoon out and about.

How To: To create your own effortlessly chic summertime outfit, compile your jewelry collection with a few key statement pieces. These can range from colorful statement necklaces, stackable bangles and bracelets, unique earrings or various types of rings. Don’t be afraid to experiment and layer different types of jewelry because they really help to dress up the basic pieces of clothing you’re wearing. Another way to spice up your outfit is to add a pair of standout shoes. A few suggestions could be knee-high gladiator sandals, high-top sneakers or colorful heels. With these unique pieces, everyone will be envying your effortless outfit.