While basics are the glue that binds our ensembles together, statement details are the
icing on the cake. Statement pieces offer personalized essence to make your outfit more
you! It’s important to choose something with an eye-catching detail that will allow it to
shine and make it memorable.
Statement pieces are seductive and fascinating details in an outfit. They are unique and
appealing, define your character, and complete an attention-grabbing outfit. It could be
features of a cut, garment finishing, or the thing which owns a vivid accent in your look.
Whether it’s a flashy pair of shoes, a great pair of embellished sunnies or a glittery pair
of earrings, here are my rules for working with statement pieces.
Statement Dresses, Skirts and Pants:
Mixing two bold colors as red and pink used to be a huge no-no and now it’s one of the
season’s coolest color pairings. Playing with fun new color combinations is a great way
to liven up your wardrobe-essentials. Yes, a great eye for colors is not something that
comes instantly, but with practice, you can learn the art of color blocking.
But how can you wear red and pink together? There’s always the basic color blocking
outfit where you pair your powerful red piece with another pink one, as your main
outfit focus points. Accessories can then be mixed in those colors as well, or you can
tone the outfit down with neutrals or nudes. If you’re not quite ready to go all-in on the
pink and red combos then dip your toe into the trend via sunglasses, shoes, handbags,
or other small accents.
Be bold, be fearless, and make your style memorable.
Statement Coats and Blazers:
When it comes to jazzing up your winter wardrobe, there’s no better way to do it than
with statement coats or blazers. The key to a real statement piece is choosing a
standout feature. Whether it’s a mesmerizing color, extravagant sleeves, a fascinating
print, or extreme finishes, its job is to take center stage. By pairing it with some tasteful
pieces in your closet, you’ll be able to create so many outfits that will grant a
wow-factor without being too overwhelming.
When it comes to winter warmers I think you can afford to have a little more fun with
them this season. The sweater is a versatile cozy top that ideally fits windy fall and cold
winter weathers. Nowadays the sweater is not just your average knitted number but also
a perfect statement-making piece. Infact, it’s voguish knitwear, which ideally suits your
everyday looks. There are plenty of options available from floral-embroidered to
exaggerated collars that add another layer of interest to an outfit. Believe me, once you
find your statement knitwear, you’ll wear it more times than you’ll be able to count.
Prepare for the sun! No matter what the weather is outside – sunglasses are a
must-have accessory all year-round. They also have a special attribution that can
highlight your personal style. My style goes from retro cat-eye to classic and I love
matching it up according to the outfit I’m wearing each day.
Certain pieces simply fall into the classics category; these are the ideal style for those
who want something that’s right on-trend. Embellished, mirrored, or cat-eye style is
ideal for those who love to be a little more adventurous with their accessories. Don’t be
afraid to demonstrate yourself with fun new colors, shapes, and over the top finishes. I
think a pair of incredible frames can really act as the full stop to any style. A statement
frame owns the true power to make your eyewear the focal point and lend the total
image an art.
Shoes are such an easy but highly effective way to dress up, as well as act as the
grounding element to a look. An eye-catching pair of shoes can genuinely dress you up
for any event and day. I think the key to a great statement shoe is in the cut, the
material, and the color. Additionally, they must have interesting details that make them
unique. The best styled marked shoes will incorporate dynamism to your dress and a
pinch of exemplary to your character. Some are very comfortable with that fact and will
wear them proudly, while many choose to not wear statement shoes because they are
not comfortable stepping out of their comfort zone.
Handbags are the heroes of the fashion world. It’s an accessory that gets a daily workout
carrying around all your essentials and since you see it several times a day it should be
one that ideally aligns with your personal style. If you love to make a statement with
your handbag then you’ll love anything punchy that will catch the eye. There are many
possibilities for the perfect choice, starting from leather, canvas to plastic, and fur. Plus,
there are so many fabulous looking prints and colors to choose from. An animal print
will allow you to take a walk on the wild side while the candy-colored baby opens the
door into a fairytale.
Regardless of what kind of trend you’re trying or what dashing piece you just splurged
on, make sure that it’s still very you. Statement pieces aren’t limited to bling alone, it can
also be something with a spectacular detail that will make the whole look phenomenal.
What you want to hear is wow, not whoa. Think about who you are and what you value
when choosing an attention-grabbing piece.
A good rule is to keep it to one outfit, one statement piece. If you’re feeling confident
then multiple statements could lift your game even further. Overall, the main thing to
consider is that the piece that you do wear should add to and complement the outfit
rather than induce shock. After all, good style is about balancing your elements
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“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe