One huge lesson I have learned in my years as a Fashion Stylist is how important the details are.
I’m talking about accessories. These “extras” are the flavors, the spices and the fragrances that distinguish one look from another.
Tortilla chips are just tortilla chips alone right? But, if you add some salsa and quac, BOOM they become something so much more!
You and I could be wearing the exact same outfit, but the details we add to our looks can make those clothes appear totally different from one another. And our different personal styles would be visible – it would be obvious what my personal style is, and what yours is just through the accessories.
That’s pretty incredible right!
Without these “extras” getting dressed would be so dull. They add excitement, color and are the perfect way to incorporate the seasons current trends.
You can change accessories to match your mood- bright and sunny or dark and edgy, change them for function- sneakers and a belt bag for running around the city or heels and a clutch for a night out OR change them for the climate- a heavy coat and boots for winter or a light layer and sandals for Spring.
Think of accessories and details like the salsa and guac that takes your clothing to the next level.
Accessories are the difference that makes all the difference. It is in these small details that style can be found. And that style may be subtle, or it may be blaringly obvious, or somewhere in between. It’s all up to you.
Not only will the right accessories bring your look together they also provide visual interest and create versatility to change up the look and vibe of some of your favorite pieces.
I’ve shown you this skirt before with a scarf print top and a luxe Chanel topcoat but by paring it with western boots, a western bag, rugged belt, spice hued tights and a vintage suede jacket it’s entire vibe changed from 70s retro chic to boho-western inspired.
My challenge to get you fashion-inspired for Spring is to play with some “extras”. Experiment with accessories and watch how they transform your everyday look. Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram- I would love to see what you create!
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