Transform Your Look With Accessories

fashion-the-like1Whether you’re dressing for a fancy date night or just a chill hang out with your friends, accessories are always the trick to completing your perfect outfit!  Alyssa combines expensive couture with fun and flashy accents, so you can still feel like a million bucks while saving money on the small items! Like what you see? Don’t forget to check out Alyssa’s blog, Fashion–The Like, for more haute couture updates and editorial picks.

Imagine you’re working at a department store for the summer. Today you are wearing a tiered, silver dress. You spot an attractive guy so you walk over and ask if he needs any help. He is ready to check out. You lead the way to the check-out counter and help him with his purchase. Before he leaves he slides you a folded piece of paper. Then he’s gone. You open up the note and it reads ‘Meet me for drinks at 6?’

Absolutely! The only problem is you get off work at 5:30 and will have no time to change. Time to raid the accessories section! You need something to add a sweet touch to your little silver dress. How about a colorful headband! Dangling earrings will add just the right amount of seduction. Also, a larger bag to carry all your belongings from work will appear sophisticated. And classic Jimmy Choos in gold are the perfect staple accessory for achieving a polished look.


BCBG ‘Smoke Sateen Pleated Bead Detail Dress’: Reg: $422.00, Now: $253

Anya Hindmarch ‘Flavie Patent Leather Tote: $995.00

Jimmy Choo ‘Brandy Mirrored Leather Slingbacks’: Reg: $595

ModCloth ‘Style Celebration Headband’: Reg: $13.99  

ModCloth ‘Let It Bead’ Earrings’: Reg: $14.99

So the date goes well, but the night has just begun. You two managed to score tickets to a concert downtown later that night. Concert starts in a couple hours but what you’re wearing is anything but rock & roll! Looks like it’s time to go shopping again and this time Mr. Handsome is tagging along. You spot the most amazing Balmain jacket that is perfect for transforming your look. You add some tights in a unique slate blue color and buy a smaller purse with a wicked design and chain strap. Finally, you find the perfect black booties and your guy buys this cool art deco ring for you. Your look is complete – it’s funky and fierce and perfect for the concert.


BCBG ‘Smoke Sateen Pleated Bead Detail Dress’: Reg: $422.00, Now: $253

Deena & Ozzy ‘Pleated Booty’: Reg: $78.00, Now: $49.99

Balmain ‘Perfecto Jacket’: Reg: 7265.00 Euros

ASOS ‘Metal Cutwork Clutch’: Reg: about $45.00

American Apparrel ‘Cotton Spandex Jersey Legging’: Reg: $26

ModCloth ‘Pewter, Paul and Mary Ring’: Reg: $11.99

All right so maybe your life won’t play out exactly like this… but there are plenty of opportunities to transform your look with the accessories you may already own!