How Accessories Can Change An Outfit | Tips to Spice Up Your Fits

How Accessories Can Change An Outfit _ Tips to Spice Up Your Fits
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Whether your accessory of choice is a colorful scarf or power earrings, it can completely transform a look and quickly breathe new life into a boring closet. 

And with video calls and working via Zoom being so prevalent these days, the power of accessories is back with a vengeance.

Below I’ve styled the same base layers with three entirely different sets of accessories to show you how to morph a basic outfit (jeans, sweater, and blazer) into girly, sporty, and grungy fits.

Girly Accessories  |  Pastel Bag + Socks with Sandals + Whimsical Jewelry

Harmfreefashion models vegan fashion (thrifted tuxedo blazer, lilac Sans Beast lobby bag, cateye sunglasses, boyfriend jeans)

This first look is all about girly, whimsical accessories from balloon earrings and an owl necklace to strappy sandals with striped socks and a lilac faux 🐊 pocketbook by Sans Beast [gifted].

Tomato-red cat-eye sunglasses offer an added color punch and make a great color clash with lilac.

Some additional girly accessories that could work would be tying a bow or ribbon into your hair, swapping the socks and sandals for Mary Janes, or adding some more pops of feminine colors, such as Barbie pink, in the form of plastic jewelry.

Harmfreefashion models vegan fashion (thrifted tuxedo blazer, lilac Sans Beast lobby bag, cateye sunglasses, boyfriend jeans, socks & sandals.)

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

HEELED SANDALS | Bershka (similar by Cult of Coquette)

ORGANIC COTTON SOCKS | Pact

PURSE | Sans Beast (current styles by Sans Beast)

Sporty Accessories  |  Bum Bag + Chunky Trainers + Sports Sunglasses

Harmfreefashion models vegan fashion (thrifted tuxedo blazer, Sans Beast hip bag, sports sunglasses, boyfriend jeans, vegan Fila Trigate shoes.)

If the first look was Baby Spice then this one is all about…Sporty Spice. And how better to embody Sporty Spice than with a pair of profile-sole trainers.

With a simple swap of the accessories, you can easily make a blazer appropriate for a sporty look, even a dressy tuxedo one like this.

Other options that would work to turn this fit sporty are a pair of colorful running shoes, a baseball cap, or a sport’s backpack.

Harmfreefashion models vegan fashion (thrifted tuxedo blazer, Sans Beast hip bag, sports sunglasses, boyfriend jeans, vegan Fila Trigate shoes.)

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

ORGANIC COTTON SOCKS | Pact

PURSE | Sans Beast (current styles by Sans Beast)

SUNGLASSES | Oakley (current styles by Oakley)

Grungy Accessories  | Combat Boots + Chain-Handle Bag + Winter Cap + Chic Sunglasses

If this look were a Spice Girl it would be Grunge Spice.

Okay, so totally not a Spice Girl. I guess Posh Spice will have to do.

The key element of this grungy look is these black vegan leather combat boots.

Harmfreefashion models vegan fashion (thrifted tuxedo blazer, chic sunglasses, boyfriend jeans, chain handle bag.)

Adding lug-sole boots is the quickest way to turn an outfit grunge and the black boots really popped against the bleached jeans.

This look is definitely ready for a night on the town.

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

COMBAT BOOTS | Virón

PURSE | Peta + Jain (current styles by Peta + Jain)

Final Thoughts

None of these looks were overrun with accessories but they did demonstrate how the calculated placement of key pieces can take a basic blazer and jeans from the office, to an afternoon at the park, to a weekend party.

Break out some accessories you haven’t worn in a while and have fun playing around with different styles. You just might put together a new favorite outfit.

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Michelle Rothenburger

Michelle Rothenburger is a vegan fashion blogger whose work has been featured in such publications as Marie Claire, InStyle, Woman & Home, and Vilda. Find out more by reading Michelle’s full story (from bullied to fashion influencer) and feel free to send her a personal message.




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