Add the Accent

We all have experienced spooning vanilla ice cream out of the carton while leaning against the kitchen sink. It tastes fine but put that same ice cream in a pretty dish, drizzle chocolate sauce on top and add a few raspberries and you’ve got a more appealing dessert. That extra touch creates that wow factor that makes it even more enjoyable.

Are you adding the wow factor to your outfits or are they lacking interest? Here are fifteen items (with clickable shopping links) that can make your outfit more appealing. Those around you will appreciate your presentation and you’ll get more enjoyment out of what you’re wearing.

1 – Add a small patterned silk scarf to the handles of your handbag.

scarf as an accent

Club Monaco Marie Silk Scarf $89.50  

(The touch of ‘citron’ colour would be fantastic against a simple black leather handbag)

2 – If you’re wearing a suit, add a fun, interesting patterned sock.

socks as an accent

Nordstrom Hearts, Stripes & Dots Crew Socks (3 for $15)

3 – Next time you get new glasses, consider a colorful frame.

glasses as an accent

Warby Parker Edgeworth Eyeglasses (Sage) $120

4 – Instead of black or brown boots, try magenta, dark green, or burgundy.

colourful boots as an accent

Nordstrom Aquatalia By Marvin K – Rhumba Boot  $779.78

5 – Wear a colorful scarf around your neck. The pop of color will bring attention to your face.

stella & dot scarf

Stella & Dot Luxembourg Scarf – Cerulean Tiger  $64

6 – Wear a fedora hat.

fedora hats as an accent

Club Monaco Liza Felt Hat $98.50

7 – Add a touch of metallic in a clutch, a ballet flat or a belt.

metallic clutch as an accent

8 – Updating your leather (or faux leather) jacket? Try one in cobalt or burgundy.

colourful jacket as an accent

BLANKNYCFaux Leather Jacket $109.48

colourful jacket as an accent

Nordstrom Bernardo Zip Trim Leather Jacket (plus size)  $265.31

9 – Substitute a printed pant for your jeans….this J. Crew Minnie pant has a great fit, especially for a curvy figure.

colourful pants as an accent

J. Crew Minnie Pant $88US  (use code PRESENTS to get 30% off!)

10 – Instead of a plain neutral flat boot, buy one that has something fun … like this J. Crew boot!  (I can’t resist glitter!)  You could also try a bright colour or a patterned fabric

fun boots as an accent

J. Crew Collection Chelsea Glitter Boots  $400 USD 

11 – Be daring and wear a bright red shade of lipstick, like this Limited Edition one from NARS, available via Sephora

colourful lips as an accent

NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition Cinematic Lipstick – Future Red-cherry  $30.00

12 – Break the habit of using only one handbag for every occasion. Routinely rotate your handbags or buy a bag for date night.  Also a great way to add a splash of colour.

fun purse as an accent

Tia Cross-Body – Cerise $104

13 – Layer chain necklaces in different metals or beaded necklaces in crystals or gemstones to get a fuller look.

add necklaces as an accent

(This necklace is one of the most versatile pieces of jewellery I’ve ever found….it’s actually 5 + necklaces in one!)

Sutton Necklace $13

14 – Wear a patterned stocking with your pencil skirt instead of black tights or sheer hose.

wear unique tights as an accent

Club Monaco Lace Tight $29.50

15 – Wear a smile. It’s the best accent for any outfit.

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