It’s that time of year to jingle and mingle. Wondering what to wear? Curious how many times you can get away with wearing a LBD without looking like that is the only “party-ready” thing you own? Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle. Accessories are THE best and easiest way to mix up a look. Have you ever heard the saying, “it’s all in the details?” Well, it’s true. Sharing with you a few ways to feel confident in your favorite party outfit (even while on major repeat) by switching up the vibe of the look with statement accessories (all within budget).
Accessories to Elevate your Style
What do you reach for the most often from your closet to wear when you’re going out? If you’re anything like me, it just might be a classic neutral piece. Mine tend to be black, but whatever color you feel most confident in becomes the foundation of your look. Now let’s elevate that with accessories.
- Think Contrast: Create contrast with your outfit through colors, textures, and shapes of the accessories. For example,
- One and Done: You might feel like you need to add many accessories to go from a “basic” outfit to a “party” outfit? Don’t do it. Too many cooks spoil the broth, as they say. And too many statement pieces ruin an outfit.
- Bad Hair Day?: Why is it that hair doesn’t cooperate with us when we need it to look party perfect? If this happens to you, add a hair accessory to distract from limp locks. On-trend now are pearl-studded headbands and jeweled bobby pins (but not worn together, of course!)
- Bag It!: A chic clutch can become the focal point of your look. It’s really that easy.
Finally, if you’d love a little style guidance with on-trend accessories to add to your look – just click on any of the images below and add to your cart. Voila!
Merry Everything & a Happy Always to you…
oh my gosh karen this is so spectacular! i love all the leopard and gold mixed! so pretty!
Amber Myers says
I love these. I need to get more accessories. I admit, I don’t wear a ton. I have a few rings and necklaces I like, but that’s about it.
I am so glad there are people out there that blog about the stuff. I have absolutely no fashion sense whatsoever so I come to the side to get some really good ideas. I really love everything you picked out.
GiGi Eats says
What interesting accessories that just POP! The gold purse really sticks out to me the most!
Jamie H says
So gorgeous! I never thought I’d get back into gold again, after silver became the thing, but I’m really loving all the warm gold lately!
melissa chapman says
Love the bag and neckware. I am always impressed by how little you need to really make a look work. Too much is no good so addition by subtraction will rule.
Mitch Chaitin says
Everything is gorgeous, and who is that model? She is gorgeous, modeling everything so elegantly! Congrats n your great looks!
Glam Karen says
Thanks, Mitch! That model is me… so thanks for the compliment!
Marcie W. says
Great suggestions! Accessories can really make or break an outfit.. I am in love with that pearl studded headband.
These accessories are super cute. I love the way you mix your pieces. Everything looks so pretty.
Tis the season for cute accessories! You have so many great picks. I think I may have to get me a beaded clutch for my holiday attire!
Monica Y says
The bracelet is super cute, I need to start getting more accessories for my outfits
Chef Dennis says
Wow! You look so stunning on that! And those accessories are really beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Ruth I says
These are Christmas ready outfits! Love the animal print essentials you showed. You look absolutely great!
Such pretty accessories. And thanks for the tips. I always wear my jewelry wherever I go. I feel naked without them.
These are some really great pieces. I’m loving all these accessories. I even see a few that I would love to have.
Kita Bryant says
These are some very cute accessories! I would really love to show my sister this list; she love accessorizing!
I don’t often wear accessories, but I can see that I should. It makes a huge difference.
Thanks for great tips I am not that good at getting ready for the party. Your post has every thing we need to take care of while selecting the party dress.
Amy H says
Great tips! I know so many people think that more is better when it comes to accessories – but I truely believe one and done.