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How To Accessorise Your Classic Outfits

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There are certain outfits that every girl has in their wardrobe; the little black dress, skinny jeans, the white t-shirt and ruffle shirt. And while these are all great and versatile outfits, they can get a little boring from time to time. That is why accessories are so important. They can totally transform the look of any outfit and give it an entirely new feel depending on where you are going and what you are doing. Here are a few classic outfits and the ways in which you can accessorise them to the max.

The Little Black Dress

A favourite item in many wardrobes, the little black dress can be worn in a range of different situations. If you are going to work, you can go for some simple jewellery like lacquered bangles along with a leather tote bag and some brightly coloured pumps or heels. For a more dressed-down look, you simple need to add some vibrant sunglasses, a printed scarf and some wedges. If you are planning to venture out on an elegant evening, some killer heels and statement jewellery can give you that added touch of glamour.

Plain T-Shirt and Ruffle Skirt

While worn on their own, they present the ultimate casual image, simple adding a few well-chosen accessories to this classic outfit can make all the difference. Planning on going out on a lunch date? You can offset the plain look with some patterned wedges and brightly coloured clutch. If you have a busy day ahead of you in the office, you could add some sharp glasses and a portfolio bag to keep all your papers.

Skinny Jeans and Sweatshirt

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Another great casual look that can be livened up is the skinny jeans and sweatshirt look. If you are going out to a concert, you could try adding some bold jewellery such as stainless steel bracelets and chunky necklaces. Going out on a casual night out? All you need to add is a touch of sparkle and sequins in your bag, sandals and jewellery. During an afternoon out shopping, some simple wayfarers and patterned flats can give provide both comfort and style.

Blouse and Leggings

Many people go for a light coloured blouse offset against some darker leggings to give you a nice contrasting starting point. From here, you have endless choice to add various colours depending on your mood and the occasion. Gold is a particularly standout colour when it comes to this outfit, so why not go for some bangles and a sequined collar? If you are looking for an elegant Hepburn-esque look, try some cat-eye sunglasses, a pearl necklace, simple jacket and ballet flats. You can add some real depth with vibrant colours such as hot pink.

So, now you have a few ideas, then it is time to get really creative. Most great outfits start from with the basics which allow you to build in your own ideas and sense of personality. Start experimenting to see what you come up with.    

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