How to Elevate Your Basic Outfit with Accessories

How to Elevate Your Basic Outfit with Accessories

In my recent posts this past month, I have mentioned quite a few times that I am planning to focus a lot on accessorizing this season. I think one of the best ways to make people think you have great style, is by accessorizing with all of your outfits. It shows that you made the effort to make your outfit look more complete, even if you’re just wearing jeans and a t-shirt! Today’s blog post is focusing on different ways you can elevate a basic outfit by accessorizing. I style one outfit, three ways by simply switching up my accessories. Keep on reading to see what I came up with!

The outfit: a plain white long sleeve t-shirt, light wash straight leg jeans, brown belt, and tan mules.

Look #1

Starting things off with neutrals, would typically be my go to look. I wore this padded brown headband from Amazon and these pretty pearl and brown resin vintage inspired earrings from Baublebar. These 2 pieces draw attention to my face, without necessarily taking any attention away from my outfit. I also added this brown pouch bag from Amazon to tie in my shoe color with the headband, since they are so far apart on my body. Plus this pouch has a ton of space, so I don’t have to worry about carrying all my most important items either!

Look #2

A great way to make your outfit more stylish, and not even necessarily get ready is by adding sunglasses. You could literally not even put a drop of makeup on and you’d still look put together because your eyes are completely covered. You can also never go wrong with a pair of chunky gold hoops, so that’s exactly what I did. I kept the same brown pouch bag, because it just works so well. This is by far my favorite way to accessorize!

Look #3

In the last year or so, hair clips have been all the rage! There’s pearls, jewels, resin and all kinds of funky hair clips on the market today. I personally love something classic like a solid gold bar or pretty jewels like this one. It adds a little bit of bling in a subtle way that doesn’t distract you from the overall look. I wore these beautiful and gaudy vintage inspired pearl earrings and switch out my brown pouch for a cream one and am all set!

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My Cute, Affordable Spring Accessories Haul

In one of my previous blog posts, I mentioned that I’m really looking forward to accessorizing this coming spring and summer. One reason for this is because I know that it’s the easiest way to make yourself look more put together! Adding on jewelry, a hat, a cute bag, whatever is the best way to trick people into thinking you know what you’re doing when it comes to fashion. For the spring and summer, I decided that I want to keep my style, really minimalist and focus on curating my style with some pretty accessories. Now I’m not always the best at remembering to accessorize, but when I do, I’m always happy I did! Keep on reading to see the cute and affordable pieces I got for this upcoming season! I’ll link as many items as I can as long as they are available still!


I was scrolling through Instagram recently and saw someone post a dupe for some really cute Celine sunglasses from Amazon. She mentioned that they were actually excellent quality for the price, so I figured “Hey, why not?” and I ordered them! I got them in the tortoise color and in black, both with polarized lenses (because they have a ton of non-polarized options). The shape is really cute and slightly oversize. I think they will actually be flattering on just about any face shape also, except maybe if your face is super round, they might make it look more round. They are under $20 and honestly, I’m really happy with them! These cute sunnies are linked here for the tortoise and here for the black for you!


A few months ago, I shared a dupe for the Bottega Veneta pouch bags from Amazon and I’m just here to share that I have, in fact, ordered more. These bags are incredibly roomy, easy to carry (because it has a removable strap), and pretty good quality for $30! The seller came out with 2 new colors and it was like he was reading my mind honestly. He added the prettiest deep blue color and my all time favorite a deep chocolate brown. He probably reads my blogs honestly. So of course, I had to get these! I have the large size already in tan, white, and black so these were a no brainer for me. The bag is linked here for you!

I also hopped on the baguette train and ordered a few baguette bags. I kept seeing these and knew I wanted to buy a designer one, but could never bring myself to spend $500+ for one even if it’s pre-owned. I figured, why not see on Amazon if they have anything similar first so I can try it out and see if I even like them. I always thought they’d be too small and I wouldn’t be able to fit all my things! Plus, I know this is a trend, so it’s sort of silly to buy an expensive designer one. I easily found the croc print ones I had been looking for and ordered them in brown, white and black! I always buy the neutral ones so I can use them with just about everything! These bags are linked here for you!


Last but not least, jewelry is the best accessory, of course. It’s so classic and easy, but can also be fun and bold! It makes it so easy to switch up your style. I’m a huge fan of Baublebar and I always buy jewelry there, especially in the summer. They recently released some really pretty vintage inspired pieces and it was perfect timing because some of my favorite earrings broke! I decided to replace them with these really pretty vintage button earrings. Both pairs have little pearls at the center and one has gold around the edge and the other is brown resin. Both are SO pretty! I also have some rings and necklaces I want to get, but I’m thinking I’ll get them for a slightly higher end retailer, like Mejuri! The gold pearl earrings are linked here and the pearl and resin earrings are linked here!

I also got these really cute Gucci dupe earrings from Amazon back in January, but I know they’ll be a spring staple for me! They are not incredible quality to be honest, but they are pretty good! Close up, you can see that they are definitely not perfect, but from far away they look really good! Plus they were super inexpensive! I even found them in a two pack for about $20 which is such a good deal and actually better than what I paid! Those earrings are linked here for you.

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