STYLE GURU STYLE: Accessorizing Aesthetics

Some say that accessories make or break an outfit. I can attest to this because they truly do either enhance or overpower the outfit. Unless you want the accessory to be the focal point of an outfit (which, in that case, you might as well not wear any clothes at all), it’s important to incorporate it tastefully in the outfit while still making it a statement piece. Like the fabulous Michael Kors said, “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” I was feeling inspired by the accessories-driven Saint Laurent spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection. Each look had bold accessories that made me think of Madonna in the 80s. Generally, when people think about Saint Laurent, they think of couture, but this collection showed us a different aesthetic and I fell in love immediately.

Rocking mostly Zara, my outfit begins with an oversized T-shirt dress that I made into a babydoll dress simply by adding a thin black belt to my waist. You can’t go wrong with leather-rimmed sneakers that make things look super casual yet super stylish. As for accessories, I’ve been obsessed with floppy hats (especially in the summer/fall time), and chunky necklaces have always been a favorite of mine. My look is effortless but with pairing the right accessories together, it definitely comes across as, “Hey, looks like that girl didn’t just roll out of bed.”

Going back to the aforementioned statement about accessories enhancing or overpowering your outfit—with simpler outfits, I feel like that’s when you should go big or go home with accessories.

Get My Look: 1. Any T-shirt dress. 2. Any black floppy hat. 3. A chunky necklace.