My main goal when I get dressed is to look like the kind of person my childhood or teenage self would think is cool. What that actually looks like varies but involves a healthy mix of basics and bold statement pieces. Of course, I’m only human, so comfort and ease are also top of mind. For the days when I’m pressed for time or feeling more subtle, I love adding unexpected accessories to an otherwise basic outfit. With something as simple as a cute purse, eye-catching earrings, or a fun hair accessory, you can add personality and pizzazz without looking over the top. It only takes subtle changes to take an outfit from tame to thought-provoking — you just have to know what you’re looking for.
I’ve got you covered with easy-to-wear hero pieces like this satin midi skirt, as well as striking accessories like this round rattan purse to complete the vision. And fear not if you tend to lean more neutral in your fashion choices; there are plenty of sleek essentials, like this button-down tunic top, that work well for many different occasions. Don’t sleep on these 40 items, because they’re capable of showcasing your personal style and making you look even more impressive than you already are.