Accessories You Have Never Tried, But Should

by Sara Tardiff

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Go bold or go home, you know?

Images: Courtesy Brands (8)