A three level closet with a huge selection of pieces to make any outfit spectacular. Sounds magical right? Imagine a Carrie Bradshaw mixed with a Kennedy’s closet. All you could ever dream of...
keep on dreaming because that's not likely to ever happen.
As a savvy shopper, I have created a fundamental rule for every single thing that I buy:
Each item must be worn three (or more) ways, otherwise Don’t buy it.
That means if you can’t picture that distressed jean jacket with three separate outfits, WITH THINGS YOU ALREADY OWN...
Don’t do it.. just don’t.
This is a rule that shouldn’t just be followed with a cute top or new shoes, but with your jewelry too. Find jewelry that can accentuate every outfit you own, because it is those everyday pieces that finish of your look. Pieces of Me jewelry is designed to be simple and sophisticated. The dainty necklaces or cuff bracelets are a perfect go-to option to add to any outfit.
Remember that old fad? The statement necklaces that took up your whole chest cavity- well they certainly made a statement but they weren’t very diverse.
^^^ I think that is why the trend didn’t last long.
#Basics are the new black
I don’t mean boring, never buy boring! Don’t waste your money on something that doesn’t spark joy (can you guess the reference?) because it will just sit in your closet.
My favorite trend right now is dressing down certain pieces, and dressing up others. For example adding a cotton sweater to your joggers and pairing some cute booties! Or even wearing sneakers and a jean jacket with a slip dress. There is something about taking control over your pieces and making them your own that I absolutely love.
Every woman's wardrobe should include:
- Little black dress
- Classic Jean Jacket
- Perfect fit jeans
- Black slacks
- White tennis shoes
- Classic heels
- White t-shirt
- Wear-it-anytime jewelry
Jewelry that can be worn anytime is as much of a staple as any of the items listed above. Make sure, the pieces you wear everyday are simple, beautiful, high-quality, and classy- because this is how you will elevate each outfit into a true #ootd.
There are plenty of options, but if you’re looking for a great place to start check out Pieces of Me staple necklaces or classy cuffs- take the Pieces of Me quiz (INSERT LINK) to find the traits that describe you best that you can wear with pride. Or pick a trait that will motivate you to be the best version of yourself.
It’s not just the how you style your pieces but what you style them with, and the context of the outfit. Time to get out of your comfort zone. Let’s dig into all the different styles and how to accessorize from your casual looks, business professional, and even on your wedding day.
Let’s be honest loungewear isn’t just for lounging. So don’t save these outfits just for Netflix marathons and days you work from home. There is nothing better than a nice pair of leggings or those cozy joggers. There should be no shame in running errands in fancy pajamas. Because let’s be real, sometimes we put more effort into these outfits than our Sunday best...
The first outfit here, while seems easy and cozy is actually full of perfectly paired accessories. From the soft denim shorts and the cheetah slides- I love this outfit! Pair it with your favorite cuff and while you’re wearing your coziest clothes, everyone will still be star struck by your style.
There’s no reason that you shouldn’t add jewelry to your best sweat suits, look how flawless this creamy pink outfit looks.
The important thing here is to remember that you shouldn’t be afraid to dress up your loungewear! Get the most out of your money, don’t reserve these outfits for inside the house, when a few accessories can take these pieces to the next level.
This next category are your casual outfits. These are the outfits you wear to class, shopping at the mall, a lunch with a friend or on a date. This category is huge, but bottom line is just like loungewear, these are outfits are made by the accessories you add. Check out the looks below to see how Pieces of Me jewelry took each outfit to the next level.
A nice flannel, black distressed jeans and your favorite purse- with a gold Pieces of Me cuff is a great go to style. Or take a simple look, light jeans and a white top- when you add a simple hair scarf and cuff bracelet you’ve completely transformed such a simple outfit to be a unique expression of who you are!
I love this next one, a basic t-shirt layered with a couple necklaces, a basic t shirt, a blazer and a nice pair of jeans. Take notice of those accessories, the hairband, cuff jewelry is what really pulls it all together.
Sometimes all you need with a neutral outfit is to add a print or pattern like in outfit #4 but it’s those accessories that definitely make it pop!
This is the category where you really start to see the diversity capable with all these different types of pieces!
The way a couple simple accessories can transform loungewear into daily wear is exceeded by the way it can elevate a business professional outfit. When working in a career with a dress code, it can be easy to let your own style fall away in black blazers and color-less pantsuits.
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN.
Keep your personality in your career wear, and no that doesn’t mean just a “pop” of color being the only way to go. Take Outfit #4 which has a neutral black color scheme with just a couple gold accents it is bold and still striking.
Now on the other hand, don’t be afraid to incorporate color with a bright blazers, pastel skirt, or a bold dress. This is why finding quality gold and silver jewelry is so important. These simple metals will not only match these options but will take them all to the next level.
There are few accessories that are designed to somehow work on a spectrum this broad, but Pieces of Me was designed with that intention in mind. Whether you’re running errands, or going to a formal occasion you can look and feel your best, with a piece that at the same time will remind you to be your best self!
Semi Formal/Formal aka Dressy
Personally, my favorite category because there is nothing better than wearing a pretty dress on a summer day. At this point, you guys know that there is so much more to an outfit than the clothes you are wearing. It’s all the other choices, your hair, your makeup, and most importantly YOUR ACCESSORIES. In the second photo, pairing that dark toned dress with the red heels is such a fashion forward move, and it looks so put together. When you wear a strong pattern like in outfits #1 and #3 you don’t want to overwhelm the outfit with too much going on. Adding dainty, simple jewelry like our cuff bracelets is a great way to accessorize with a bold print.
Don’t count out the brides- yes Pieces of Me has a special collection just for bridesmaids gifts, but who said you can’t match your bridesmaids! For example, the fourth photo here is a beautiful bride wearing a cuff on her special day, a perfect bridesmaid gift would be matching cuffs or necklaces for each of her special girls! Picking out all traits you appreciate about each of them individually and a piece that they can wear long after your special day will be a gift that they’ll always remember.
Alright, so what’s the lesson here?
Do your research and make sure to find jewelry and pieces that you can style and truly make your own. And remember accessories are the key to finishing off any look from your leggings and joggers to a beautiful formal occasion gown.
Most of all, wear all your outfits and all your accessories with confidence. Even if that means staring at your closet for 10 minutes in the morning and putting on the wackiest outfit- be unique in your style. It’s the first impression you are giving the world, take this opportunity to transform your wardrobe and wear who you are!