Statement pieces are the cream crop of fashion. However, knowing how to style them can be difficult. Below, we outline rules behind styling statement pieces, and show you how to rock your best outfits without looking silly.
If you have an amazing sequin jacket hanging in the back of your closet or furry heels sitting in the back of your closet that you're unsure about wearing, this article is for you! You’re not alone; everyone goes through statement piece styling stigma.
We believe that every woman should be able to wear what she wants. The key to feeling confident enough to wear a powerful piece is learning how to style it with finesse.
What exactly is a Statement Piece?
Before we get on with the rules guarding the perfect execution of styling statement pieces, for those who aren't so familiar, we've included a definition below:
In a nutshell, a statement piece is an eye-catching piece of any outfit. Essentially it's the opposite of a basic. Statement pieces are bold and eye catching. Examples of statement pieces might be a chunky piece of costume jewelry, a pair of leopard pants, or a neon pink pair of heels.
As you select statement pieces, search for things that reflect you. Remember, fashion is one of the fastest ways to tell someone who you are without speaking a word!
How to Find The Right Statement Pieces For You
Since statement pieces are an avenue to convey your personal brand, in order to identify your style, do some soul searching! What matters to you? What doesnt? What do you enjoy most? What do you care about?
On the flipside, finding a statement piece can also enable you think outside the box and tap into a side of you that's new!
Finding statement pieces may transcend your usual shopping spots. Hit up main stream, thrift, online, and designer stores. Chances are that you'll stumble onto somethings you'll really love and cherish.
While you're searching for things that take you out of your comfort zone, look out for different colors, patterns, and textures.
How to Style Statement Pieces
There are no step-by-step guides to styling statement pieces. However, your statement piece will be the transitioning element between a basic outfit and something more elevated.
Here are a few rules behind wearing a statement piece:
- Make it Your Style
Steer clear of the media buzz and shop according to your style. You should also remember that while a statement piece is required to grab attention. It should reflect an element of you or something you aspire to be.
- Make Statement Pieces the Highlight
For a statement piece to stand out, it should not compete with the other elements of your outfit. ‘Being minimalistic’ is the goal. Always try to compliment the statement piece with the rest of your look.
- Pay Attention to Details
The style of statement pieces is all in the details. You want to aim for something with eye-catching features that lights up your entire outfit. It could be a floral imprint on your jacket, a patterned motif on your heels—whatever. Just make sure your statement piece has a popping feature that stands out.
- Find the Perfect Balance
With a statement piece, it’s very easy to overdo things. If you put on an outfit and it feels a bit too much; trust your instincts, it probably is. For example, if your statement piece, say a designer bag, has lots of embellishments, you may want to pair it with a solid outfit instead of a complex bright pattern.
What Statement Pieces You Need
We’re not going to bother you with endless recommendations, as everyone has their unique styles. But here are some ideas to start:
- Date Night Stunners; such as a a bold patterned dress or metallic skirt.
- Shoes; such as patterned boots, floral heels, laced up/buckle sandals, etc.
- Accessories; including scarfs, headbands, sunglasses, earrings, hats, etc.
- The Extras; including jackets with furs, animal prints, etc.
At the end of the day, your style is what’s important. With our guide, you’re now equipped to add some essential statement pieces to your wardrobe. Have fun styling!