Jan 29, 2014 11:10
by Natasha Saroca
Have you ever done a final outfit check in the mirror before racing out the door and, after analysing your ensemble from top to toe, had that sinking feeling that something was missing? You know, that thing that adds a punch, exclamation point, cherry on top, can’t-explain-it quality to your look and wraps it up in a nice little bow.
Usually that errant element is a statement piece – a conversation-starting separate, pair of steppers or accessory that instantly transforms any outfit and makes you stand out from the crowd.
If you live life by the rule “less is more”, we suggest you wear one or two statement items – like a bejewelled necklace and bag – and let them shine. If, however, you’re at the other end of the spectrum and think excess is the new black, then we think you should pair multiple statement pieces together. We’re thinking a bold graphic print dress, with neon attention-grabbing accessories and embellished shoes. Sure, it might sound a little OTT, but if you find the right pieces, it can work. Promise!
Each season delivers a new drop of lust-worthy, look-at-me wares, and so far, we’re not disappointed. Here, we show you 16 statement-making picks that have piqued our interest. So quick, snap these bold beauties up before we try and talk you out of them...so we can buy them ourselves!