So someone told you yellow wasn't your color, or that a lime green blouse makes you look like you just got over the flu? They could be right, but that doesn't mean you couldn't be a little braver when it comes to slinging sassy colors over your wrist or shoulder. It can bring a basic button down or LBD to a more fashionable place fast. And on a dreary day it can even make you feel (and look) a little sunnier.
WE LOVE A LONG NECKLACE
We've made no secret of our affection for this wardrobe staple that flatters just about every figure. Who doesn't want to look tall and slim, really? Think of it as creating a neckline or enhancing one, and highlighting the idea of a long lean frame. This is most definitely a good place to make an investment. It is a piece you can wear day in and day out, with multiple outfits and for multiple occasions. Plus, you won't look nearly as cute if it turns your neck green. Just in case we are including these necklaces by Isharya, Express and Anthropologie all fit the bill at different price points.
No, we don't mean the sparkling kind that Dorothy wore. In fact, they don't even have to be red. Really we are talking about a statement shoe in a vibrant color that offers a bit fun to an otherwise sedate ensemble. When going bold with color, keep lines clean and the shape simple so that you still make a strong overall impression but are not forcing the general public (or hot date) to stare only at your feet. Your choices in this category are pretty limitless, but here are a few of our latest faves in varying price points.
Here is a great place to dial up your look without emptying your wallet. There are many, many prints out there to choose from - floral, ikat, abstract, animal. Even retro polka dots (although we might not be able to pull those off as well as you could). What's important here is to keep size/proportion in mind (total amount of fabric as well as size of print itself). Remember who is boss, YOU wear the scarf, not the other way around. The most universally flattering scarves are longer, more narrow and of lighter fabric (no polyester please). We find most people who don't add on this most important accessory are actually afraid of the scarf - because they think they don't know how to wear it. You can always simply drape it over your neck for an "oh, who me? I just happen to look this great" look. More to come on scarf-wearing excellence in a separate post, but this should get you started. See these from Echo and Target to start, but check out Old Navy, The Loft, and BP Nordstrom for more options!