Clothed with Grace: It's in the Styling: Tip Two, Accessorize

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's in the Styling: Tip Two, Accessorize
































Ever put on a great dress or "in theory" great outfit only to find it's just so-so. Your problem: no accessories to make your look stand out. Today I'm gong to show you a casual way to accessorize a basic navy dress.

I also decided to enter Chippmuck.com's Expert Shopper Contest again with this outfit. I came in 7th last time and the top five won. Help me make the top five this time by loving my look here. You can vote each day too. I seriously appreciate it ladies!


 For this look I chose a bold statement necklace and coordinating gold bracelets as my jewelry.  I added my Limited striped blazer with it's classic tailoring to add a dressy edge, then added a yellow belt for a fun color pop.  Lastly I chose my gold scalloped heels as the final touch to this dressy look.  Here are some more shots of the look:






Blazer: The Limited $22 similar
Dress: Gap (free from clothing exchange) similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot Juniper same
Belt: Kohl's $6 similar
Bracelets: Stella and Dot Julep, Gilded Arrow, and Chimera similar
Shoes: Audrey Brooke $26 similar in silver

30 comments:

  1. Accessories can add so much to a simple look. I love statement necklaces with just a basic t-shirt and jeans. Your gold heels are gorgeous and I love this outfit!

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  2. I'm loving these posts! Good luck on the expert shopper contest!

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  3. I love this little mini-series! I laughed a little at you standing there in your driveway in your bare feet haha. Love the final look!

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  4. Sooooooo true!! You did a great job.


    Ali

    Dressing Ken

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  5. Oh yes, accessories are a must :) Love those gold heels, so pretty.

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  6. Ginny, you are so good at this! You can take a look from WOW to KA-POW-WOW! HaHa I love that navy & green together. Looks so good! A very pretty look.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. What a great outfit! Accessories really make a difference (good thing I have a lot!). Those heels are absolutely gorgeous by the way!

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  8. You're such a pro with styling! I probably struggle the most with accessorizing because I'm not that into jewelry (gasp!).
    I love so many aspects of this outfit--I totally covet those shoes and that jacket!

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  9. LOve this series Ginny. Again I totally agree. Adding a fabulous statement necklace, makes all the difference in the world!!!!

    Stop by and enter my Henri Lou giveaways and link up tomorrow for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  10. Accessories do make a huge difference! I have a similar simple navy dress and the styling possibilities are endless by changing up the accessories.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Giveaway!

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  11. What a fashionista! Accessories can make or break any outfit. I love how you played it up with you necklace and that pop of yellow belt looks gorgeous against that navy blue dress. You look fab.

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  12. Loving the way you wore this Navy Dress which is a Lovely Dress by the way. This would be a great outfit for you, as a teacher. Once again, congrats on this feature. =)

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  13. love it with the jacket
    Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  14. Great blazer! I agree...it's all about the accessories!
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  15. LOVE THIS! I have trouble styling plain pieces sometimes, this is great inspiration. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  16. Wow you have done a great job with this! I LOVE that blazer!!

    Aubree
    look.feel.be

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  17. This is a great series! I think styling with accessories is especially important in these crazy hot summer months when adding a layer can be difficult!

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  18. That blazer is AWESOME! Love how layering can totally step up an outfit! You are beautiful. :)

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  19. It's so true! Accessories make the outfit! You always do such a great job accessorising!

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  20. I LOVE the way you accessorized that dress...the blazer is SO cute with it!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  21. I'm loving this series, and I LOVE how you styled this dress! Accessories really are the make it or break it element to any outfit!

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  22. Love the styling! That is such a great outfit!

    Visiting from The Pleated Poppy!

    ashleahd.blogspot.com

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  23. LOVE the way you've styled this. The necklace and jacket are perfect!

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  24. I love this series so much!! I just recently started layering and accessorizing more so I am still new to this. Sometimes I also just get lazy and forget to, but I forget what a difference it can make! Love this post!
    walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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  25. Love this!! You always do such a great job accessorizing, Ginny! :)

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  26. Gorgeous outfit! Love all pops of color! If you got a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-we-wore-6.html

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  27. Fantastic! I know styling makes a big difference but I didn't realise just how much until you posted a with and without photo. Such an improvement!

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  28. This is my favorite jacket Ginny! It looks great on you! I wish it was still in stock so I could get one! Susan

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