Change It Up

I talked earlier this week about how scarves can change up an outfit or give a little more pizzazz to a simple look.

Today, I wanted to talk more about using accessories to update favorite basics.

Trench:  eShakti
I enjoy those features on "8 Ways To Style a Dress" or "1 Shirt, 6 Ways," but I always wonder who actually wears their clothes in so many different ways.  It is fun to play around with the possibilities, but the reality is that while a piece can often be styled in many different ways, one's personal taste  usually means that only a few of the options will ever be worn (or is that just me?)

When I find a style or particular type of look that I love, I tend to stick with it.  I have worn my khaki trench with a black pencil skirt and black skinnies so far.  Yesterday, I decided to style it for work with yet another pair of black pants. 

Pants:  The Limited
Blouse:  Outback Red by The Limited
To keep the outfit feeling fresh and not too similar to previous looks, I changed up the jewelry and the shoes and added a more flowy blouse.  I opted to keep use the same tote as I did the last time I wore the jacket.
from "Perfectly Polished"
There are multiple small changes that make this outfit feel different than the neutral look I wore previously.  The blue top adds an understated pop of color, and the gold jewelry adds a fun statement. 
Shoes:  Target (old)
Jewelry is often more subtle of an accessory change-up than scarves.  The key is to opt for a statement piece while keeping the other pieces more simple.  Here, the purse locket adds a unique touch, while the bangle and rings add more shine without competing with the necklace.
Locket:  Vintage
Rings:  New York & Company (Available here)
Bangle:  Ann Taylor (Available here)
Tote:  New York & Company
Do you use jewelry to change up an outfit?  Do you have any "statement" jewelry that you love?

For these pants in other looks, see here, here, here, here, and here.
For this blouse in other looks, see here, here, and here.


  1. Great trench coat and blouse. I also like the pants and booties. Nice post here and great style.



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