What Are Statement Accessories?

A statement accessory is a piece of clothing or jewelry that makes an impact. It's bold, eye-catching and often colorful--and it can be worn with many different outfits to create new looks.

For example, if you have a black dress and want to add some color to your outfit but don't want to wear something too bold or attention-grabbing (like red), try adding a bright yellow scarf as an accessory!

Tips for Choosing Statement Accessories

  • Consider your style. If you're the type of person who likes to be bold and daring, then statement accessories may be right up your alley. But if you're more conservative or reserved, it's probably best to steer clear of these pieces.

  • Think about the occasion. Statement accessories can be great for an evening out, but they might not be appropriate for a day at work--or vice versa! It's important to think about where and when you'll be wearing something before purchasing it so that it fits into your overall look (and doesn't clash with anything else).

  • Balance the accessories with other elements in your outfit by keeping things simple elsewhere: For example, if you have a loud necklace on one side of your body (say), try keeping everything else simple on that side so that there isn't too much going on visually; likewise, if there are several pieces complementing each other well together in terms of color or texture but they're all competing for attention at once (say), consider pairing them down with something plainer like jeans instead of leggings or tights