How To Add Statement Pieces to Your Closet That You’ll Actually Wear.

Adding Statement Pieces Plus SizeWe all know I’m a simple dresser. I mean, have you seen my hauls? I usually stick to a mix of basics, (There’s nothing wrong with that!) but sometimes I want to get more adventurous. Investing in statement pieces can feel like a huge risk and in the past I’ve made the mistake of making an impulse purchase that I end up never wearing.

Statement pieces aren’t for everyone. If you want to try them, you have to make them work for you, not against you. My biggest tip for keeping bold beauties from ending up in the back of your closet? Find classic silhouettes in bold prints and colors that you love.

A statement piece doesn’t need to be screaming over the rest of your outfit. I recently added a soft pink, faux suede duster to my closet and I can’t stop wearing it. The fit is clean and modern, but the pop of pink and texture elevate any basic outfit I’m wearing. Mine is most similar to this little Boohoo number and I usually throw it on with a basic white tee and light wash denim.

I am in a swept-off-my-feet love affair with booties. You can catch me wearing a pair to work, the grocery store, and on long, romantic walks through Target. I get a lot of wear out of my basic black pair as well as my gray ones, but sometimes you want a little extra something something. I wanted a printed pair of booties, but had a hard time finding ones that I knew I’d wear a lot until I found the Bridget Mod Booties by A New Day at Target. The heel height is perfect for everyday and the style is sleek and simple. I wear them constantly. At $34.99 a pair, you can’t go wrong.

I’ve been a studs girl my entire life, but I’ve recently been dabbling in larger earrings. If I’m not into playing up my outerwear or footwear, I’ll throw on a pair of bold earrings. My favorites for nights out are these H&M Tassels (I have them in navy) that I love to pair with high rise skinnies and a chunky knit sweater. Hoops have become so much more than their traditional, circular shape. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes. Think hexagons, triangles, and rectangles. They’re lightweight and minimal, but look so badass on.

– Tara Joy

12 thoughts on “How To Add Statement Pieces to Your Closet That You’ll Actually Wear.

  1. Jani V

    LOVE this! I just posted about styling statement bags (colorful bags) into a more classic style. I am exactly the same way, I have found I am a neutrals/classic girl and finding statement pieces I use continuously is a challenge but I have managed to make bags work! Thanks for sharing.

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