Have you heard the phrase, “the accessories make the outfit?” Do you find that to be true? I believe it can be true, especially when it comes to a neutral outfit. Let me show you how I amp up my accessories to add more interest to an outfit.
The outfit in question is this one I wore recently for dinner and drinks in New York City.
To make the simplest of pairings, one would add black shoes and bag. It is a no-brainer: there is black in the skirt and the top is black! And truly, there is nothing wrong with the look. It is classic, elegant and timeless.
But you know me and my love for colors and patterns. While I like to pack neutral clothing and accessories for travel (see travel series), black shoes and bag was just too matchy-matchy for me. I had to mix it up, but I still wanted to keep it neutral. Well, I remembered what my friend @queserasarah says: leopard is a neutral. I grabbed my Kate Spade leopard heels and off I went.
The outfit was perfect for travel, neutral but still fun. Can’t you tell from the smile on my face?
And while the outfit was perfect for travel, I wanted a way to spice it up more while at home. So I had to add a pop of color. I chose to move the leopard print to the bag and swap out the shoes for red ones! Now that’s what I call a wow look. While being neutral and sophisticated, it is also unique and playful. I plan to wear this to Los Angeles Fashion Week.
Which one of the three looks is your favorite? Would you agree that accessories make the outfit or do you not see much of a difference in between the looks?