Elevating An Outfit (Part 1)

Sometimes when I get dressed in the morning I feel like my outfit is missing something. It’s cute, and it looks put together, but it just needs something extra. For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about the concept of “elevating an simple outfit” —  taking it beyond the basics, so for the next few weeks I’ll occasionally share a few of my personal tips on elevating a basic outfit.

Tip #1: Add a statement necklace.

Yesterday’s outfit was a perfect example. I put on a button up top and a patterned cardigan, and felt like it worked, but it just needed something else to pull it all together. As soon as I threw on this big bright teal necklace, the outfit was instantly elevated.

button up/cardigan/boots: target, jeans: abercrombie (altered), necklace: gift from Landen from Paris

Something as simple as that necklace made a difference in the entire outfit, and I loved how it pulled everything together.

Stay tuned for Elevating An Outfit (Part 2) next week!

  • that necklace does make the whole outfit better! i love all the blues!

  • Agreed, the necklace really pulls together an outfit! I've discovered this concept just recently and now I want to go out and buy a million different necklaces in all colors πŸ™‚

    The Tiny Heart

  • You're right! Such a huge difference!

  • It is so true! It makes a big difference. I recently had the similar experience/revelation with a statement necklace. http://stephscloset.blogspot.com/2012/02/statement-necklace.html I wanted one for a long time but didn't think it would make such a difference!

  • Those little things make the difference πŸ˜‰
    I really like your necklace. And I wait the second part ^^


  • It definitely does spice it up a few notches. I love adding statement necklaces. That turquoise is beautiful!

  • This necklace def makes a difference and it is so pretty!

  • I feel naked without my jewelry on so I totally get this! Very cute! Statement necklaces are my fave!

  • I agree a statement necklace really makes an outfit! I'm doing a giveaway for a "pop of color" necklace on my blog.

  • Merrick, you are so adorable. I just wanted you to know that. I love the spark you give your clothes.

  • I totally agree a statement necklace changes everything! Too bad they are pretty pricey ;-/


  • I meant to tell you yesterday how much I loved your necklace so I'm glad I get to now! I wouldn't have thought to add turquoise to this color palette but I love it! πŸ™‚


  • That is so crazy how much a necklace can change an outfit…love it!

    Mallory @ Faith. Fashion. Beauty.

  • Great post Merrick – that necklace is so cute, and really does add some extra sassiness to the outfit πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Wow, what a difference that makes! Love that necklace!


  • I love how a bold accessory like that gorgeous necklace can totally transform an outfit! you look great! http://www.casualglamorous.com

  • Yeah! Lovely. πŸ™‚