This fall has so many amazing fashion trends, it can be quite overwhelming. If you try to update your wardrobe to keep up with them, you could be in the poorhouse by the start of October.
I find the easiest (and most frugal!) way to update your closet each season is with a few choice accessories. While accessory updates are great for updating the wardrobe for less, they are also awesome because they take up little space. If the trend or your size changes, you can pack them away and bring them back when the fashion or your size returns!
The simple addition of a shoe, bag, or change to your cosmetic routine can completely transform your wardrobe basics, bringing you to the height of fashion for very little money.
I have had many readers contact me asking me how to style outfits with belts. I credit Michelle Obama for really making this trend popular--she has been known for wearing all widths of belts over shift dresses, cardigans, even wool coats. An addition of a belt can transform the look of a wardrobe staple while also transforming the look of your own body shape. Belts can accentuate a waist, or even create the illusion of a waist on a straighter figure.
Now that belts have come back into fashion with such intensity, it is easy to find belts in any shape, size or material.
Last night, Natalie Portman wore tassel earrings from Tiffany to the Oscars. The beaded tassels perfectly matched her off-the-shoulder gown. At the L.A. premiere of her movie No Strings Attached, Portman again wore Tiffany tassel earrings--this time in black to match her black Vena Cava maxi dress.
Kate Hudson wore some fabulous pearl and diamond tassel earrings from Stephen Russell when she attended the Golden Globes. Oscar de la Renta showed tassel earrings for their Fall 2011 line while Chanel showed ombre-colored tassel earrings for Spring 2011.
Tassels fit the 70s theme for Spring 2011: The fringe, the vintage look. This is a look that is amazing on the red carpet, but perfectly wearable for the rest of us. A pair of tassel earrings is a great addition to your wardrobe, a way to glam up your current closet...
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It's a well known trick: accessories can redirect the look of an entire
outfit. Want to class things up? A pearl necklace or diamond studs is
shorthand for Jackie O cool. Add some sass or edge to a corporate
uniform? Punk-inspired pieces that conjure up a Grace Kelly gone
Blondie. It's the little things that make or break an appearance, taking you from merely presentable to completely pulled together. The
fashion industry knows this--accessories are the biggest game in the
But whether you're saving up for Balenciaga's motorcycle bag or
thrifting for vintage shoes, here are some surprisingly simple and
essential details that elevate any look.