Hey there Fashionistas and Fashionistos, I cannot believe it’s already August! Summer is flying by and it’s almost time to go back to school. Summer is all about the bright colors, but why not bring the bright colors back to school!

Monochromatic outfits with a statement piece are always a good idea. I love having a simple outfit paired with something eye-catching, such as a statement necklace or a accessory with a pop of color. Statement pieces bring the subtle outfit to an outfit that requires a double take.

This Fashionista was strutting down the street when I couldn’t help but notice her gorgeous bag. I mean, who could miss it? It just screams “look at me!” The teal Rebecca Minkoff bag is the perfect pop of color added to a black and white outfit. It brings brightness to her outfit, making the completed look seem more fun and youthful. Her romper was full of palm tree prints, which made her outfit even more perfect for summer. She looked like she belonged on a tropical island, with the print and that shade of teal. She kept her shoes simple, and put on some dainty jewelry pieces since her bag and romper were statements of their own.

This past summer I was an intern for Accessories magazine and I learned that in the upcoming months, turquoise will be in trend for accessories. Teal is close to turquoise, so this bag can be transitioned into the fall as well! Even if your bag isn’t teal, don’t be afraid to stunt any color bag whenever you want, even if it’s a bright yellow bag in winter. If you like it, wear it!

How To: Slip on a romper, pair it with a bag full of color and add some simple sandals.