While pulling my fall wardrobe together, I find I have been gravitating towards a relatively simple look featuring one statement piece that really grabs everyone’s attention. By wearing one statement piece at a time you’ll get tons of compliments while utilizing basic items already in your closet. These outfits are easy to style – especially when you’re in a hurry – with these fall statement pieces. The rest of the accessories in your outfit should be minimal. You don’t want to look too over-the-top or like you’re trying too hard (which is the kiss of death).
Fall Statement Pieces for Less
For a polished yet bold look for the office, this bright red blazer from Express has a flattering, relaxed fit, which keeps it looking fresh. (This is definitely not your boring work blazer!) Pair it with jeans and sneakers for a go-to casual look. Or wear it with matching pants if you’re wanting to make a statement with power suit vibes. Keep the accessories to a minimum and wear red lipstick or a coordinating manicure.
Leopard print is big again this season (when is it not?), so now’s the perfect time to incorporate it into your wardrobe. I’m loving this updated take on a classic bag from Madewell, which can be worn multiple ways thanks to its adjustable strap. If you’re lusting after a new piece of jewelry, this exotic looking necklace from Anthropologie makes a glamorous statement. The beautiful textured stones and beads would especially compliment a look featuring dark blue or mustard yellow.
It’s time to wear velvet again, and these striped velvet pants from Forever 21 are certainly statement-making. Their flattering wide leg and high waist will elongate your silhouette. This would be a chic and unexpected outfit to wear for seasonal parties.
Another fun idea for events and parties is investing in a pair of embellished booties. This pair of statement shoes from River Island doesn’t break the bank and features a pretty, sparkly design reminiscent of stars or snowflakes. The open back and gold detailing make these unique and unexpected. They would look sophisticated worn with black tights and a dress or with denim.
However you choose to add a bright pop of color, fun pattern or sparkly embellishments to your autumn looks is up to you- just be sure to keep the rest of your outfit more understated. Queue the compliments with these statement pieces for less!
Shop Fall Statement Pieces for Less
Express Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend Blazer, now $64.80
Forever 21 Striped Velvet Pants, $22.90
– Claire Mykrantz
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