How to Elevate Your Outfit

By: Amanda Ellman

Whether you are going for a walk, to class, or out for the night, being stylish without a huge effort is key. Here are my top 4 accessories and clothing items to instantly elevate your outfit. 

1. Jewelry

My number one go-to accessory is always jewelry. It can be a necklace that has a detailed chain or pendant, plain gold hoops, or even a simple bracelet stack. I love the Jennifer Fisher Brass collection because there are so many styles and options to choose from. Mejuri, Bauble Bar and Ana Luisa are other brands that I feel provide jewelry staples to add to your collection.

Recently, stacking has become an important step in wearing jewelry. A chocker can be worn with a name necklace followed by a chain link with some colorful fun charms. Stacking bracelets has always been a favorite of mine. Mixing any metals, charms, chains, or brands is never always easy to do. 

2. Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an essential item that is simple, but important because they add style to any outfit. They can also hide your eyes from a late night before. The classic round Ray-Bans look perfect with every outfit. Trending today, we are seeing bulkier sunglasses with light colored lenses. Vehla Eyewear makes unique shapes and colors to add to your look. My personal favorite sunglasses of the moment are the black cat-eye frames because I feel these easily make an amazing addition to your outfit of choice while looking super trendy.A few other brands I recommend you check out are Le Specs, Bonnie Clyde and even Amazon!

3. Bags

There are endless styles to choose from when it comes to handbags. I prefer a crossbody bag because they are easiest to style. I could carry a crossbody all day long with no bother. A short handle bag is another great design to help style your outfit. It can provide a dressier look for nighttime. Never be afraid to play with color in this category of accessories because if you are wearing all one color adding a pop of pink or green will catch peoples eye. 

Zara, JW PEI and Mansur Gavriel have several great options. 

4. Jackets

Sometimes a jacket is not always a necessary accessory especially growing up in Florida. But, it is something you should have in your wardrobe. Since going to school in colder weather, I have loved building my jacket collection. A leather jacket can be dressed up or down, and a stylish puffer is always a good idea. Do not be afraid to wear color either as it certainly adds a splash to any outfit. Lastly, an oversized denim jacket should be a staple in everyone’s closet. It can be worn with anything – a dress, leggings, over a hoodie, with a LoveShackFancy skirt, or even with pajamas! You can never go wrong with a jean jacket. 

Credit: Amazon, Zara and Revolve

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