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Styling an Outfit from Accessories



Hello Ladies

I would love to make this a longer post, but I have tendonitis in my forearm and hand, muscular knots, so I have to keep this a bit shorter than I would like, so I can rest my arm. Choosing a pair of shoes, a scarf, or a necklace for example, can initiate styling of an outfit.





This outfit began out of the mixed metals in this necklace. It is made of silver, bronze and gold, with black beading around it. I could see this styled many ways, but used it as the basis of my look today. After, I looked at the colors in the necklace, I thought of my leopard kitten heels and from there decided that I would create a classic look of black, leopard and cognac brown.I also added gold in my delicate gold earrings.

To make the look more interesting, this new top from Banana Republic has great texture, along with the bag and of course the necklace.

Here is another prior look built on an accessory, a watercolor scarf.


Here I started with the colors in this watercolor scarf, and decided to create a pastel look with the pinks, blues and grey in the scarf.

So when styling a look from your accessories:

  • Look at the color palette for what you might like to highlight in your look.
  • Think of how you can incorporate other like accessories to make the look interesting and part of the color scheme. ie. my leopard flats, pastel/textured bag.
  • Try pattern mixing with a floral scarf and perhaps a gingham top.

Do you use accessories as a catalyst for your outfits?How?

Enjoy your day!

jess xo




Black textured top: Banana Republic, Ann Taylor skirt, Nine West leopard flats,Baublebar Metal Necklace, Rebecca Minkoff handbag, Lipp Boutique Earrings

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  • Reply
    Kim Adams Morgan
    April 28, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Loving the lace. So pretty.

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    April 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Love these two looks, some of your best. Love the black top, and camel bag,& mixed metal necklace . Love the colors, the pinks in the second outfit are gorj, love the layering ! Feel better!
    xx, Elle

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Elle, it may take some time for my forearm to feel better. So much typing I think. Glad you like the looks! The necklace caught my eye, take care, jess xx

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    April 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I really love your style. It’s awesome. Now I don’t want to miss any news from you. I’m definitely your reader. And, of course, it will be cool `if you read my blog as well!http://whyshy.me/en/

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      WIll check out your blog, thanks so much. Are you following me on bloglovn, would be happy to do so as well. Glad you like it! Join me tomorrow for my turning heads Tueaday link up on my site, would love for you to share your style hon! xx

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    Posh Prime
    April 27, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I love those sunglasses! Those leopard flats are so fun with the necklace and bag!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 27, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      thanks so much! me too, you know how I like cat eyes! see you tomorrow hon. xx

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    April 27, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I love accessories so much! You’ve done a great job of styling an outfit around them here. Love the pink look with the scarf!


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 27, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Thank you ! I bought this mixed metal necklace and wanted to style it xx

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    April 27, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Love both of these looks, and I especially LOVE both of those bags!



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      Jess Jannenga
      April 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Thanks Shauna! You know I am a bag girl!! See you tomorrow girl xx

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    April 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I have started from accessories many times before. Love the black look with the pretty accessories you chose. Such a lush bag, especially.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 27, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Thank you Ada< I was in the mood for a classic black look. YOu know me and handbags! See you tomorrow xx

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    April 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Sending healing thoughts!!! Your point is perfect! I’ve found many accessories can be the inspiration for my outfits and color combinations!! jodie

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 27, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Thank you Jodie, yes this necklace was the starting point. See u tomorrow xx

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    April 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

    I also build an outfit around one item.


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 27, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Suzaonne! Good to know!:-) xx See you tomorrow

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    April 27, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Hope you feel better asap, jess. I do this too – choosing a scarf or necklace and then the outfit. Great looks, both! xox

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    April 27, 2015 at 6:36 am

    You look gorgeous, love both looks 🙂 I hope you have a great week 🙂 xx

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