Styling with Statement Pieces

Hi lovlies! I hope all of you are having a nice week! This particular look was such a fun outfit to piece together. I love dressing up a simple look with just adding "wow" factor accessories!

When I go to my closet and think about an outfit that pops into my head, I really like looks that are easy, effortless, and can turn into what I like to call, “go-to outfits.” I really like to wear my created looks more than once, so it’s important to me to try and take two simple elements of my look like the top and bottom and change things up by pairing it with different accessories, mixing things up and creating an entirely new look/feel with the same two pieces.

For this particular look, I found the PERFECT off the shoulder black body suit from New York and Company and paired it with these high-wasted jeans I found at Forever 21. What I love most about this look is the PRICE, these two pieces were under $35.00! My top was $20.00 and my jeans were $12.00. 

So with this easy affordable look, I really wanted to dress things up for a nice day look that I could also turn to night to meet my husband for dinner after running around all day.

I decided to dress this look up by adding high heels with a gold outer detailing around the front of the shoe and a medium heel height so I could wear them all day. (To be honest, I got these shoes for $20.00 at this boutique shop in the mall that I can not remember for the life of me). I then wanted to really think about the accessories that I would be adding to the mix, I wanted them to be statement items. When I was at New York and Company, I found the most fabulous necklace on SALE for $15.00,(may I add) that has such a beautiful look I felt that I could wear this with anything! Dressing things up and dressing them down, it's such a great find.

This necklace screamed at me to take it home with me, the gold metal floral detailing reminded me of a Victorian classic vintage look and that pop of green emerald (which is my favorite fashion color) I felt it to be absolutely perfect to pair with this look. The off the should look already has such a nice look to it that by adding this particular length and chunkiness to it, really made it all come together.

Note: Anytime I pair a big statement chunky necklace, I always keep my earrings simple, I personally think adding too much pop to the top of you can make it confusing and I always like one item to be the star. So my earrings are very small gold studs. I also added a simple gold knot ring from Banana Republic for a fashion ring add-on.

For my bag, those of you who follow me know that my absolute favorite go to piece is a nice tote bag, it’s the perfect shape and size and it’s always been a bag I have been drawn to since I can remember. So when I found this black tote bag from H&M I had to get it in nude as well. I loved the texture of this bag and the small gold detailing below the handles making it all come together.

Finally, I topped this look off with classic Chanel big sunnies. Black and simple yet very fashion forward. Overall, everything together is the perfect mix of easy and effortless creating the perfect balance between night and day. 

 

Complete Outfit details below:

Top/Necklace: New York and Company Jeans: Forever 21 Tote Bag: H&M

Gold Knot Ring: Banana Republic Shoes (old): Similar Sunglasses: Chanel

Photography: Saad Hameed