How To Use Accessories to Dress Up 3 Basic Looks (and stretch your wardrobe!)

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Today one of the moms from Frumpy Fighters is sharing her styling expertise with us in a post about how to use accessories to dress three kinds of outfits up or down!

She will share how she uses Stella & Dot accessories (including jewelry, a scarf, and clutch) to turn three different mom-friendly outfits into special occasion looks.

My favorite line from her rich post... 

Accessories are a great way to creatively stretch your capsule wardrobe.  It is the connective tissue of any capsule wardrobe.

Whether or not you use a capsule wardrobe, you'll love her pretty style tips!

NOTE: She mentions the Full Year Wardrobe Plan for Moms. This is the free eBook I created that covers all the foundation-pieces every mom should have in her wardrobe! If you feel stuck in a yoga pants + tee rut, this will help you explore new mom-friendly fashion! You can download it by clicking the button below.

 
 

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I am a wife, mom to 5 children, business partner, active volunteer, and Stella & Dot Stylist.  I live in beautiful northeast PA, where I LOVE juggling it all like a walking circus act!  

As a Stella & Dot stylist for over 3 years, I offer personal and group styling services for FREE, online or in person!  I enjoy presenting ways for women to style their own lives through Stella & Dot, and giving them the confidence they deserve.  I currently mentor a small but mighty team of other stylists, across the U.S. 

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How to use accessories to dress mom outfits up or casual them down! 3 types of outfits (t-shirt and jeans, little black or striped dress, and work wear) and what accessories to use.

Accessorizing is my passion, and my superpower.  

I simply love to add something "extra" to my everyday outfits.  It helps me feel complete, confident, and a little more "put together" even on days when I'm a hot mess!  

I love seeing how other women accessorize and often LOVE to compliment them on their great shoes, bag, scarf, or jewelry. I guess you can say I'm slightly accessory obsessed, which is why I love being a stylist for Stella & Dot!

Accessories are a great way to creatively stretch your capsule wardrobe.  It is the connective tissue of any capsule wardrobe.

They can take a casual, second hand tee and jeans to the next style level.  

They can dress up (or down) a little black dress; making it multi-functional.  

They can take your work day outfit into an evening function, simply by changing them up a bit.

Most importantly, they can transform the way you FEEL in your outfit. Stella & Dot has added so much to my personal wardrobe and my love of accessories; and this fall they've truly brought their A game to the world of fashion.  From jewelry, bags, scarves, and now tops, we've got you covered.  Literally.  

Ideas for Accessorizing: Tee and jeans

Arming your accessory wardrobe with some versatile pieces is key for extending wear and our the content of our wallets!  

Try a versatile earring like our Riva Tassels, which come apart to give you more than one look. You truly get 2 pairs of earrings in one pair: a stud for daytime around the babies, and the added fringe tassel for date night.  

Adding a pop of color to a basic tee and jeans is a fun way to frame your face!  Our Kari necklace is another multipurpose powerhouse, giving you 2 necklace lengths in one.  Wear together, alone, or layer it up with another necklace! #morebangforyourbuck 


Ideas for Accessorizing: The Little Black dress... or little striped dress

Dressing up or down a little black dress is easy with the right accessories.  For the purposes of the Full Year Wardrobe (FYW), I'm using a striped day dress, instead.  

Simply by switching your pendant necklace for a statement (necklace or earrings- never both at the same time!); your minimalist bracelet to a statement one (or adding more for an arm party!); and your every day tote for a clutch- you can truly change the look and the way you feel in that LSDD (little striped day dress).

I swapped the Rebel Pendant, Pave Open Chandelier Earrings, and tote (link to similar); for our Amelia Sparkle necklace, Florian Bracelet, and City Slim Clutch.  Voilà!  Daytime sweet to nighttime chíc!

Ideas for Accessorizing: Work wear

That same accessory switcheroo concept goes for prolonging your work wear from daytime to evening.  

Scarves are a great staple for fall, and can be functional as well as fashionable.  Looped around your neck, they add a pretty pop to that button down or blazer.  

Losing the blazer and turning your neck gear into a shoulder wrap is an easy trick to going from work to date night or dinner meeting.  

I tricked out our Reversible Infinity Scarf in Leopard.  Rawr.


My favorite part of being a stylist is allowing women to feel so good about their look, and that they deserve to treat themselves.  

I love that over half our collection is under $50, starting at just $19; and has super quick shipping right to your door.  

Accessorizing is a way to express yourself- there is no right or wrong at the end of the day.  Honestly, if you want to wear those statement earrings with a statement necklace, and a tote bag out to dinner with your honey; it's totally ok if YOU FEEL GOOD DOING IT.  You'll probably even get a compliment from me!  Happy fall!

Kellyann Caporusso  

Senior Stylist, Stella & Dot

Web site: www.stelladot.com/kellycapo | FB page: www.facebook.com/SDstylistkellycapo | Instagram: www.instgram.com/kellycapo

What Was the Full Year Wardrobe Kellyann Was Talking About?

It's a list of foundational pieces for a mom's wardrobe. If you're ready to get out of the yoga pants + tee rut, this is for you.

It's Offered Free To My Readers! Click the button to download it.

 
How to use accessories to dress mom outfits up or casual them down! 3 types of outfits (t-shirt and jeans, little black or striped dress, and work wear) and what accessories to use.