Make last year's wardrobe feel brand new by adding a bold accessory or two.
By Linda Moran Evans
Put some slither in your stride—faux python and black suede boots give you a leg up.
Dress, Ann Taylor, anntaylor.com, $148. Boots, Zara, zara.com, $189. Cuff, Ann Taylor, anntaylor.com, $58.
This season's accessories will make you feel like a kid in a candy store. Play up your fun side with brilliantly colored bangles, scarves and gloves.
(left) Sweater, Lands' End Canvas, landsendcanvas.com, $59.50. Infinity scarf, Target, Target stores and target.com, $15. Gloves, Cire by Grandoe, 800-GRANDOE and grandoe.com, $66. Bangles, RJ Graziano (top to bottom), 212-685-3737, $35 and $45. (right) Sweater, LOFT, loft.com, $49.50. Infinity scarf, Target, Target stores and target.com, $15. Gloves, Cire by Grandoe, 800-GRANDOE and grandoe.com, $70. Bangles, RJ Graziano, 212-685-3737, $35 each.
Talk about a clutch play—a handheld is ideal for essentials. Be sure to choose a bright shade to make your case.
Sweater, INC International Concepts, Macy's stores, $70. Clutch, AMI Clubwear, amiclubwear.com, $32.
No hard sell needed—supersoft fake fur in a rich shade is just right for creating a luxe look.
Dress, Rebecca Taylor, shopbop.com, $425. Faux fur wrap, White House Black Market, White House Black Market stores and whbm.com, $78.
Crank up the heat with red-hot accessories. Try shades, strappy stilettos or a scarlet shoulder bag for a high-voltage update.
Coat, American Eagle Outfitters, ae.com, $119.50. Jeans, American Apparel, americanapparel.net, $73. Turtleneck, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Kohl's stores and kohls.com, $60. Shoes, DKNY, select Bloomingdale's stores, $255. Bag, Ann Taylor, anntaylor.com, $178. Sunglasses, Foster Grant, Walgreens, $10.
Stand out from the crowd with a head-turning statement piece. A modern graphic-inspired necklace helps your outfit take center stage.
(left) Dress, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Kohl's stores and kohls.com, $58. Necklace, RJ Graziano, 212-685-3737, $55. Bangles, RJ Graziano (left to right), $75, $65, $65, $20, $65. (right) Dress, Bisou Bisou for JCPenney, JCPenney stores and jcp.com first week of December, $60. Necklace, Chico's, Chico's stores and chicos.com, $99.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.
Originally published in the November 29, 2011, issue of Family Circle magazine.