Remember when statement tees were a thing? It seemed like everyone from Britney Spears to Naomi Campbell let their clothes have the last word, literally. And while they were certainly clever, I can’t help but to think that there are far better ways to make a statement when it comes to your wardrobe. Why not try incorporating a few statement pieces into the mix instead? Pieces like a head-turning headband, a jaw-dropping piece of jewelry, or a swoon-worthy shoe will make a timeless statement as you mix and match them with each passing season. These four options are far more fashionable than a message tee!
The easiest way to punch up any outfit is by incorporating a fabulous piece of statement jewelry. From a jazzy piece of neckwear to a brightly hued pair of earrings, these accessories can take your outfit from drab to fab in no time.
This Seven Stones Necklace from Anthropologie would look great paired with a simple white t-shirt and jeans or a pastel-colored cocktail dress for evening.
And this metal motif of sunflowers would certainly turn heads if worn with an all-black ensemble:
For a little ear bling, I love the geometric design and bright cobalt color of this pair from Baublebar:
And these stunners are a refreshing edgier approach to the classic crystal:
Another great way to make a statement is with a great handbag. While neutrals go with anything, a pop of color or a unique textile are equally as wardrobe-friendly…and simply more fun!
In my eyes, Tory Burch can do no wrong, which is why I love her take on animal print in this tote:
And as we move into the fall, plaid patterns make their way back onto the department store shelves. This Viviene Westwood handbag would make a great addition to any holiday outfit:
Finally, make a statement at your next cocktail party by carting around your lipstick and credit cards in this snakeskin clutch from Kate Spade in a gorgeous deep teal:
As a self-proclaimed shoe enthusiast, I know the power of a great shoe. It was no accident that Carrie Bradshaw spent most of her paychecks on building her shoe repertoire; that girl knew how transformative fierce footwear could be. So let your feet do the talking in one of these three show-stoppers.
Usher in the fall season with these emerald suede booties by Rachel Roy. The heels are embellished with just a touch of glitter for added drama:
The combination of color and snakeskin found in these ankle-strab wedges is sure to make a statement when paired with a little black dress or skirt suit at the office:
Finally, give Dorothy a run for her money in your own pair of ruby red slippers, like these Alice + Olivia stunners:
Statement accessories shouldn’t be limited to your neck or feet. Your hair can get in on the fun with the addition of a bejeweled headband or hair clip.
Put the finishing touches on your topknot or a sleek ponytail with this rhinestone adorned silk chiffon headband from Twigs & Honey:
Or look chic while growing out your bangs by pinning them back with this gorgeous bobbi pin:
So leave the text-covered tees in the back of the closet and let your accessories do the talking for once! After all, sometimes the most powerful statements don’t require words at all.