Some think fashion is all in the clothes, but as of late, fashion month trends say it's all in the details — more specifically, the bold and interesting accessories. Fashion editors' Instagram accounts are full of #details pictures, showing off their intimate style choices (like socks with heels or a carefully curated ear full of earrings). Paying attention to styling specifics can make any outfit feel more thoughtful and even reveal a lot about your style identity! That's why Rihanna's signature jewelry layering has become so popular, because it is as if each piece was specially chosen, and together they collectively form a brand a casual, but chic.
How could there possibly be accessories you haven't thought of before? Of course there are the usual culprits: sunglasses, hats, scarves, jewelry, shoes, and handbags. But it is the variations of the usual and the way they are styled that make all the difference. Think about it, a single face piercing — like a nose or lip ring — can instantly make you consider someone a badass. For the particularly fashion-inclined, a cuffed pant leg or a stacked kitten heel can reveal how on-trend you are. So, show off your fashionable side with these eight unexpected outfit details.
1. The Thin Scarf
It doesn't get more early 2000s than this. Platform flip-flops not necessary (but always encouraged).
ASOS Long Skinny Scarf In Black With Fringe, $14.50, asos.com
2. The Backwards Button-Up
Leave it to street style babes to bring an old classic to another level. Switch around your button-up for a plunging back and conservative front.
BDG Structured Surplice-Front Button-Down Shirt, $59, urbanoutfitters.com
3. The Statement Earring
Loneliest? More like the chicest number. Pin back your hair and show off that one glorious ear piece.
Sorelle Mara Earring, $120, sorellenyc.com
4. The DIY Dress Slit
It's tough to make a mid-calf length dress sexy, but simply unbutton a few buttons and you've got an Angelina Jolie situation on your hands.
Forever21 Buttoned Denim Midi Dress, $34.90, forever21.com
5. The Neck Scarf
This simple outfit-amplifying accessory is becoming a major street style trend — so hop on the bandwagon before it's too late.
H&M Patterned Scarf, $9.99, hm.com
6. The Climber Cuff
If you aren't committal enough to fill your lobes with piercings, the Climber is the perfect alternative.
Herkimer Ear Climber, $368, freepeople.com
7. The Graphic Bag
Since when is toting around a plain black bag everywhere you go any fun? Go for something a little bolder with a clutch that says it all.
Gelareh Mizrahi Up Up & Away Crossbody Bag, $250, nastygal.com
8. Ankle Laces
Take any sneaker and make it a little more femme with some ballerina-style laces. Simply wrap extra long laces around your ankle and tie at the back!
Nike 49" Team Shoelaces, $3, nike.com
Go bold or go home, you know?
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