Friday, May 19, 2017

Pumping Up Your Wardrobe With Statement Earrings!



With each new season I like to pump up my current wardrobe with some new and fresh looks.


In my looking at some of the outfits I like I was noticing a recurring theme in what was making even a basic outfit look in style for this season.

It was all about the accessories!!

The statement earring
Great looking bracelets
Statement necklaces
Mules or slide shoes
Great looking purses.

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The two accessories that I seemed to notice the most that made even the simplest of outfits look current and complete were earrings and shoes.

I started thinking about the most basic of outfits, jeans and simple or plain tops and what would elevate these pieces into an outfit that was fresh and current.

Simple? Yes, fun and current?YES!!



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We have all worn something similar to this, but look at those great earrings, now all of the sudden the basics become elevated.

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I won't wear an off the shoulder top, but I definitely wear my share of white blouses or t-shirts. Just the addition of the fun bubble earrings makes this look like an in style outfit! 

An even more casual outfit that includes skinny blue jeans, a gray sporty sweater and blue electric brogues. Style it up with statement earrings, an oversized leather bag, a sleek ponytail and a classic coat in camel or gray.:

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Am I making a believer out of you yet?





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EASY FORMULA TO FOLLOW

 I see somewhat of a formula developing here. If you look at most of the above outfits. They keep one of accessories neutral, like a sandal or a purse. If the earring has a bit of color in it, they try to put one of the colors in the form of a shoe.


Let me point out here that you want one star and one understudy. In this case the star is the statement earring and it's under study is the shoe.

STEPPING OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

Wearing a statement earring is really out of my comfort zone. On any given day if you were to see me, I would have on my pearl studs, gold bangle bracelet and wedding ring which is also gold.

Sometimes it is good to step out of our comfort zone and try something new.

Now I am ready to choose a few pairs of statement earrings. 

Things to keep in mind.....

shape
size
colors 

This chart can be helpful in selecting the right shape for the shape of your face......


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 As far as size goes, I found I like nothing too long, something right around 2in. or less.

Color choices are easy for me because I seem to work with cobalts, navy, black and white, yellow, pink and green.

Here is a selection of earrings that could work in my existing wardrobe. I tried to keep all of my selections under $50.....


All of these can work for me so now I will compare sizes and prices. Then I will tell myself.....


Remember the main goal is to have fun with your wardrobe and to try new things. Can you see yourself wearing any of the above earrings?

 
 

4 comments:

Mitzi Beach said...

Fun and informative post Kathy! Made me rethink basic is summer time boring. I'm checking my accessory mindset!!
Mitzi Beach

June from Oregon said...

Kathysue,

Loved your post! My jewelry basics are about the same as yours. But I tried some new earrings--what my husband calls "danglies." After a few wearings, they felt like "me!"

After one of your earlier posts on dresses and belts, I got a white sheath and a leather belt. Voila...suddenly I'm in style!!!

Thanks much for your decorating and fashion "infusions!"

Cindy Hattersley said...

I wish I had the guts to wear statement earrings. I love all your examples. Maybe I need to step up my game!!

Elizabeth Day said...

This is a timely post, Kathy because I am packing for an extended trip. I am planning to take basic knit tunics in solid colors that I can mix and match with white pants and jeans. I have planned to take a few scarves and now will plan on a variety of statement earrings to change up the looks. I have a long neck and short hair so they will work well for me. And much easier to pack than necklaces. Thanks for the ideas!