Last weekend I wanted to start my spring break off right by heading out for a night on the town with my friends. I was super excited for it all week, until I looked in my closet to pick out what to wear. Jeans, jeans, jeans, T-shirt, T-shirt, plain long-sleeved top—boring! My wardrobe was a major letdown, but my bank account wasn’t exactly in shopping spree mode. So, what does any fashionista do in this situation? She gets creative! Here are some awesome ways to transform your outfit from casual to glam.
1. Flower Crown
When I first saw this trend surface in the fashion blogosphere, I’ll admit I thought it seemed a little over the top. But being the girly girl that I am, I couldn’t resist trying it out. With just one glance in the mirror, I was hooked. There’s no better way to feel like a princess and make your outfit stand out than topping off with a beautiful flower crown. Plus, even if you’re not into the princess look, stylist Rachel Zoe’s hippy-esque attire is all the rage. If you’re more comfortable in 70s-inspired designs, even more reason to give the flower crown a go! An array of pink hues is the perfect finishing touch to a simple white crop top and blush chiffon maxi skirt.
2. Eternity Bracelet
Basic bracelets are great for adding fun colors and sparkle to a bold look, but you need a bit more pizzazz to spice up a bland outfit. Trendy eternity bracelets are gorgeous Eastern-inspired pieces that add an exotic flavor to your jewelry collection. Complete the theme with hamsa hand and evil eye motifs for a culturally consistent look, and keep the bohemian trend going with the rest of your outfit. Think long, loose dresses, simple sandals and oversized hippie sunglasses.
3. Bold Scarf
A bold enough scarf can completely overshadow a basic top while adding texture and versatility to your look. Although bright colors can sometimes do the trick, a basic outfit needs a little something more. Try metallic polka dots for a fierce, fun look or feminine floral prints for a whole color scheme. Think fringes for an extra unique look or gold and silver detailing for an eye-catching shine.
4. Statement Necklace
I have to say, statement necklaces are probably my favorite accessory trend of the season because they can maximize your style in seconds. A multicolored statement necklace is ideal for bringing several basic looks together, since the necklace can emphasize and complement the main color in multiple outfits. Bib necklaces are an elegant look, while statement collars can be another classy way to dress up a basic silk top.
If your wardrobe’s got you down, remember there’s a whole world of outfit-enhancing opportunity available right in your accessory drawer. These must-have pieces are both budget- and fashion-friendly, so you can save a little bread without sacrificing your trend-setting reputation. Now all you need is a cute pair of heels and some dramatic eye makeup and you can feel fabulous for your night out.