No matter how you categorize your style, you are a fashionista. Whether you’re a swanky sweatpants strutter or a prim and proper preppy gal, you shop with intention. Your closet is cohesive and you have an outfit for every occasion in the book, but for some reason you always feel like there’s something missing to your look. Instead of going full hair dye job or scouring the internet for an outlandish jacket that will turn heads, turn to the little things— accessories!
Anyone who looks on Instagram for any style inspo will quickly notice how well Instagram models accessorize their ‘fits. The art of accessorizing takes patience, a keen eye, and careful consideration. Using all of your favorite outfits for every day of the week, we’ll walk you through how the perfect accessories can make your outfits pop!
Monday: Back in the office
The outfit: Your case of the mondays is moderately solved by looking chic and recovered from the weekend. Black slacks and a plain blouse paired with a colorful pair of flats or oxfords that match your blazer or moto jacket looks professional without being too casual or dressy.
How to accessorize: Though business casual may not be up your style alley, you can still make it your own by sprucing it up. A shiny women’s stainless steel watch draws attention to your flashy wrist and away from an otherwise boring outfit.
Tuesday: Running errands
The outfit: Playing catch up with your errands may be a casual affair, but when you look good, you feel good. A simple graphic tee, black leggings and canvas shoes delivers in both fashion and function departments.
How to accessorize: Since you’ll be hopping in and out of your car, you need a trusty pair of sunglasses to keep your eyes protected from the sun. Fun-shaped sunglasses are totally in right now, and Retro City Sunglasses are our go-to brand for one-of-a-kind (and affordable) eyewear! Check out our review!
Wednesday: Date night
The outfit: It’s hump day, which means the workweek is halfway over! What better way to celebrate than over dinner with a cute date? Debut that little strappy little black dress that’s been sitting in your closet with your favorite pair of black block heels for the ultimate sultry look.
How to accessorize: There’s no denying how sexy an all-black ensemble is, but you can enhance the aesthetic effect by toting a sleek leather crossbody bag. This will make your outfit pop and make you feel like a million bucks.
Thursday: Wine night
The outfit: Having a night in the girls means cozy comfort. Match your favorite leggings with a comfy slouchy sweater and a pair of fuzzy socks. Going out for drinks? Pop a moto jacket on top of your cozy sweater for a dressier look.
How to accessorize: Regardless of whether it’s summer or winter, a scarf cane be the gamechanger you need to complete your look. Funky paisley patterns or bold color blocks make for standout color additions to make any outfit go from drab to fab. These light accessories can even serve as protectors from blustery winds during any season.
Friday: Hitting the dancefloor
The outfit: Time to party! You’re ready to hit all of your favorite local dance haunts while jazzed up in a bodycon skirt with a matching crop shirt. Top it off with a cropped faux fur coat for a seriously fabulous look.
How to accessorize: The only accessory that could complete this outfit is a fresh manicure job. Whether you keep it natural or love to get your acrylic on, glitter nails dazzle under the disco ball and always look fresh!
Saturday: Shopping with the girls
The outfit: Even though you’re on the hunt for some new closet additions, your outlet or mall shopping outfit has got to look the glamness your girls always come with. Pull out your favorite pair of distressed Fashion Nova jeans and match it up with a simple bodysuit for an effortless look.
How to accessorize: Spruce up this minimalist outfit by adding a couple pieces of dainty jewelry. A gemstone necklace or a diamond ring is enough to turn you from an average shopper to a picture ready fashionista.
The outfit: Brunch is all about recovery and bottomless mimosas. Indulge in all your favorite breakfast eats in an easy sundress. A fit and flare silhouette lets you sit and walk without ever thinking twice about exposure.
How to accessorize: Make this adorable outfit even cuter by adding a statement necklace. The pop of color will perfectly match your Sunday morning energy vibes.
Purses, necklaces, watches, and scarves are all tiny accessories that may not even have a space in your closet. These powerful pieces can turn a B outfit into an undeniable A+, and that is true mastery of the art of accessorizing.