It’s Friday, Friday, gonna get down on Friday! Ladies of Coming Up Roses: you made it. It’s the end of the week, and you better be treatin’ yo’self to a fresh brewed cuppa and a donut with sprinkles. Another easy peasy way to treat yo’self? New accessories. Girlfriend, I’m an accessories fiend and should probably be in AA (that’s Accessorizers Anonymous), because I simply cannot pass up a cute bag or scarf or statement necklace. But I get that sometimes accessorizing isn’t everyone’s top priority. Sometimes, it took enough effort to even get out of bed and put pants on, and that alone deserves a high five.
But accessorizing is just fun and can really add a whole new dimension to any outfit. With my personal styling clients (Do you live near Philadelphia and need a closet boost? Email me @ email@example.com!), I’m all about that accessory life, so wherever we can add a subtle or statement pop to re-invent an otherwise overused outfit, we’re gonna go for it!
This Coming Up Roses series was born outta a love for accessorizing and an even bigger love for sharing some ideas with you on all of the different ways you can totally transform a look with a few minor swaps. Enter, Accent On:.
[ Shout-out to my photographer, Freda, for just being flawlessly fabulous. Go check her out on Instagram and tell her you’re hopping over from Coming Up Roses! ]
1.) Black & White Bling
This rockstar statement was part of my monthly Universitee Box – a subscription box for college kiddos that defies the typical beauty box norm. Each box has got a t-shirt, statement piece, some study-ready items, an affirmation card, vinyl stickers, and other fun goodies to just uplift your day and have you rockin’ life. Not just for collegiates, though, because basically everyone I know could go for a surprise box of happiness in the mail amiright?? [ Use code Cominguproses50 to get HALF OFF your first box! Hollah! ]. I lovelovelove this necklace paired with this outfit…literally wore the whole shebang again the next day because I couldn’t get enough. Can’t stop won’t stop. It works for an edgier ensemble, like this get-up with combat boots and majorly distressed denim, but it also pairs so nicely with a fancy LBD for a glamorous night out on the town. Essentially, it’s a perfect do all necklace, and it can take any outfit up a notch.
2. Blanket Statement.
Anyone who’s got eyes knows this time of year is all about an overload of pumpkin and blanket scarves. I mean, if you don’t own a blanket scarf, are you even doing fall? Blanket scarves and fall go together like popcorn-and-wine and Scandal, so obviously it’s an essential for accessorizing any outfit. This particular number is from Boohoo, but everyone’s favorite Bullseye (Target, people) also has ’em in stock, so run – don’t walk – to snag a scarf. While you’re busy going about being “basic” and stuff (read: basic = awesome), hit up a pumpkin patch (to Instagram, of course) and Starbucks, because you can’t really fall without a delicious hot drink in hand.
Something about this outfit screams Tom Cruise to me, and I have no idea why. It just feels badass. (And so different from #1, eh?) Dark sunglasses paired with an edgy outfit and combat boots means you’re set for spy mode…and the occasional sunshine in the middle of fall. These babies have got a subtle floral pattern on the rims, too, so they’re seasonally appropriate across the board.
4. Quilted bag
This quilted bag is from Target, and I had bought it on a whim because I needed a bag for a fancier affair and had completely forgot to pack one while traveling. I ran in with a semi-vision in mind, and this one fit the bill – plus, it works for a more casual, laid back look, too! All about that classy-casual life, and the black and off-white goes with, um, errrrrr’thang.
Here’s a few favorites for your own shopping pleasure…
Past Accent On:’s
How would you style chambray on denim? What accessories would you add to make it your own?
Leave a comment below, because I would lovelovelove to hear from you and see your own stylistic vision in my head!
Now, WEEKEND TIME. I’m SO excited for this weekend, because I’ll be seeing my entire family at a baller wedding and having a grand ol’ time. I’m also so excited because a whole bunch of my best blogging buds and I have got 120 buckaroos to STARBUCKS with *your* name on it (if you win, duh).
Now go forth and be bright, baller, and inspired.