Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Style Challenge: Accessorizing the Basics

Yesterday I wore some of the most basic clothing I own: a t-shirt and a knit pencil skirt. And I thought it could be fun to show you how I managed to take boring pieces everyone owns and make them fashion blog worthy by accessorizing!!First up is the base! I'm wearing a James Perse tee (seriously guys, James Perse is actually worth the prices!) and a Gap knit pencil skirt. Let's be honest, most women would throw on a pair of black pumps and head to the office in this, even me a few years ago - boo on that!First step is wearing some fun and funky footwear! I honestly can't remember the last time I wore basic black shoes. These gifted Isabel Toldeo for Payless heels pretty much guarantee me compliments every time I slip them on! And I usually don't look cross eyed in them :P Step 2 is to put on some jewelry. I may be late to the arm party, but I got here!! I put on my two Juicy Courture braclets along with a pearl one from my mom, and a grey wrap bracelet from J. Crew and my vintage Gucci watch on the other wrist.Hmmm, needs more jewelry! I added some pearl drop earrings from Anthropologie, a tourquoise lariat necklace from Urban Outfitters, and my Banana Republic stacking rings and a pretty pearl ring from my mom.Next step... is this step 3 or 4? Let's call this step 3.5 Time for the finishing touches! A Cambridge Satchel in fun purple with a striped red scarf tied on, some sunglasses from the Betsey Johnson NY fashion week show and a messy side braid complete the look - what a transformation!!! No, I wouldn't get chased down by street style photographers, but I look stylish and put together without breaking the bank. So no more excuses, it's time to step it up to the next level!


Alyssa said...

I can see all your photobucket pics :-O! Quick let me go look at all your style posts before someone realizes they left the firewall open! The satchel and scarf totally pull the outfit together. Nice. Also, nice animated gif ;-).