Fist Party

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A fun way to accessorize any outfit as quickly as possible is through statement jewelry; One or two pieces that speak for themselves, as well as the entire outfit. Rings aren’t typically the first accessory we picture when thinking of statement jewelry. However, they can play up any other accessory. A simple gold charm necklace stands
out even more with a chunky bauble ring.

Above are my recent purchases. I stumbled upon this fun crystal piece, which really adds a fun twist to whatever I’m wearing, at Forever 21
for only 6$! Same with the set of dainty gold knuckle rings. Only $5 at Forever 21, these little guys draw attention instantly! And as a bonus, they make your mani look fabulous!

My Current Accessories

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With the weather getting colder and colder, we tend to layer and layer. So it’s especially important to accessorize and keep your outfits on trend! We all know denim, oversized sweaters, and Uggs get boring too quick.

Lots of gold bracelets can add a sophisticated edge to any look, while something unique like oil spill accessories can modernize your ensemble. It can be easy to overdo it, so if you’re into arm parties, wear a simple necklace and post earrings. Or if you have a statement necklace, stick with layering rings instead of bracelets.

Try to keep your accessories within the same shade and tone to make them look like they came together as a set. Certain golds can come out looking too yellow or fake. Also, tie in your shoes and bag too! Try something unique like using colored or metallic ribbon as laces on combat boots, or attach lots of fun bracelets around your purse strap!

Animal Instinct

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Typically, I stay away from animal prints when putting together outfits because it can easily go from trendy to tacky. However, there are ways to make cheetah and leopard prints work without going overboard. The secret? Choosing the correct article of clothing!

Think about it, something tight and skin baring will only send the wrong message. Avoid bright colored printed leggings and jeans. Instead look for pieces that are playful, loose and somewhat modest. Also, sheer fabrics work well with cheetah and leopard because they mute the intensity of the print (just be sure to wear something underneath of course). Pair animal prints with neutral or pastel shades for an instant look that’s chic and classy. Above, I paired the sheer blouse with gold accessories, black boots, and nude shorts for a trendier look while I paired the faux chiffon skirt with a cream sweater and wedge sneakers that were all in the same color palette to achieve a monochromatic look.

If you don’t have any pieces like this in your closet, start off gradually by incorporating animal print accessories into your outfits. Printed flats can transform any plain outfit into something new, same with an animal print bag or scarf! Just follow your animal instinct!

Accessory Underdog: the iPhone case

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Accessories are everything when it comes to putting together an outfit. Jewelry, shoes, purses etc. However, there’s one accessory that’s constantly in your hands and yet always overlooked; your phone. Smartphones and iPhones have become an everyday accessory in every women’s life, so why not make it just as fashionable?! Here are a few of my favorite phone cases I’ve gone through within the past year, and each one has definitely gotten people’s attention!

Above: Brass knuckle iPhone case. $13 Ebay.

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Above: Skull Pleather iPhone case. $12 Icing/Claire’s Accessories.

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Above: Kawaii Bunny iPhone case. $7 Ebay.

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Above: Gold Stud DIY iPhone case. 2$ Via the Dollar Tree and Joann Fabrics.

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Above: Kawaii Rilakkuma Bling iPhone case. $13 Charlotte Russe.

So ColorFALL

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This fall/winter I’ve decided to try and wear bright colors as opposed to the typical dark depressing tones associated with the cold. So, I came up with this very cute, jcrew-ish outfit! The sweater is one of my favorite colors, chartreuse, and was only 13$ at Forever 21! From there, I paired it with casual boyfriend fit pants I thrifted, and my “librarian” herringbone bow heels! I topped it off with my very bright floral and pearl necklace as well as a pearl Betsey Johnson bracelet and earrings!

I suggest everyone try to incorporate a little bit of color into their outfits! The best way is through accessories like shoes, belts, and jewels. Definitely invest in something bright you know you can wear year round (mine is this necklace) and you’ll probably find that it can transform any basic outfit into a fabulous one!