Everyone loves a good basic look: a simple LBD, or even better, a t-shirt and jeans combo. They’re comfortable, easy to put together and you know you’re going to look good. The problem is, these minimalistic outfits tend to be very… boring. Well, we don’t have to be decked out and dressed to the nines 24/7/365 in order to look good. Sometimes all it takes is one item. That one special, strategically-placed, colorful scarf or to-die-for statement handbag to take our attire from blah to breath-taking! So, take notes because here’s your style cheat sheet.
Nothing amps up the look of a basic dress than adding on a few fun layers. This chic, sheer Christopher Kane jacket adds a layer of something sexy and mysterious to your look. Or, for a more casual finish, grab this dramatic DVF scarf-vest. For your quintessential t-shirt look, incorporate some unexpectedness via a killer Marni bib necklace or this vibrant McQ Alexander McQueen scarf. It may be the oldest trick in the book, but it sure adds some major zhush.
Of course, no revamp is complete without some killer accessories. Fringe is major right now, and will continue into the fall season. This bright red python shoulder bag from Gucci adds the perfect amount of attitude and chic to any look. As for statement heels? A pair of leopard-print Jimmy Choos is the only way to go!
5. Gucci Fringed Python Shoulder Bag, $3,100
– Laurie Espino
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