With the abundance of new fashion trends each season, it can be difficult to keep up—not to mention expensive! Our solution? Statement pieces. Put that staple little black dress to work and accessorize with the latest trends for multiple looks.
Your Fashion Statement Clothing Foundation:
The Requisite Little Black Dress
——-• Tank dress with scoop neck and back
——-• 100% cotton
——-• Machine washable
——-• Available black and black combo
Buy Strangelove Dress by Volcom, $40, at Zappos.com
Statement Clothing: Tailored Vest
Seen in the 3.1 Phillip Lim and Christopher Kane spring shows, the menswear tailored vest takes a leap to the feminine side. Paired with slacks or jeans, a tailored vest can add structure to any outfit.
Buy Combed Cotton Double Breasted Vest by Three Dots, $148, at Mercantile, (503) 223-6649
Fashion Accessory: Cross-Body Bags
The cross-body bag is a must-have accessory thanks to Marc Jacobs’ presentation this season. Not only is the bag stylish but it frees both hands, allowing easy access while shopping, strolling, or eating during those warm days of summer.
Buy Brooklyn Crossbody Hobo by Botkier, $395, at Botkier.com
Statement Piece: Bold Jewelry
From necklaces to bracelets, bold jewelry was a staple in the Lanvin, Vera Wang, and Bottega Veneta fashion shows. It can make or break an outfit, so choose carefully. Avoid everyday pendants and experiment with jewelry adorned with unconventional materials like lace or plastic and natural ones like wood, pearls, and semiprecious stones.
Buy Cream Puff Necklace by EuforiA, $100, at EuforiA.us
Fashion Accessory Must-Have: Statement Shoes
Whether embellished, brightly-colored, or just plain weird, statement shoes made their presence known on the runways of Rebecca Taylor, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton. Spoil your feet this season with fun, flirty, eye-catching heels.
Buy Snake Effect Leather Slingback Heels by Nicholas Kirkwood, $672, at Farfetch.com
Fashion Statement Trend: Abstract Designs
A runway classic, designers turn to abstract designs every few years. Recently seen on the catwalks of Proenza Schouler, Peter Pilotto, Lela Rose, and Etro, this trend is making yet another appearance.
Buy Abstract Eternity Scarf by Deena & Ozzy, $34, at Urbanoutfitters.com
Final statement: Nails That Shine
Want to stir up conversation? Then rock your nails with attitude. Baby Phat, Derek Lam, and Rosa Cha used bright, bold colors like cobalt blue, coral, and metallic gold on their runway models. Also big—embellishments, prints, and moon manicures for that little something extra.
Buy Orly Instant Artist Starter Kit, $32, at Orlybeauty.com
Rock your own little black dress and post your photo on our Facebook wall. You could be picked to star in our column, Your 15 Minutes. For more fabulous accessories, Shop at PageDaily.com.