This time of year it’s easy to rely on a less-than-exciting uniform. I often step out in skinny jeans and a classic blouse or sweater. But a statement accessory – a feminine extra like an animal print or a string of pearls – can elevate your tried-and-true ensemble to an anything-but-basic look.

Most Coveted Statement Accessories

1. RED Valentino Bow Clutch. Leopard print is equal parts provocative and sweet in this bow-shaped silhouette.

2. Stella & Ruby Tassel Necklace. Choose a simple dark-hued or jewel-toned top for a contrast that will let these pearls shine.

3. Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum. With notes of violet and cedarwood, this French fragrance is both lovely and mysterious.

4. Dior Satin D’Orsay Pump. Don’t just save these for special occasions. These stilettos add just enough glam to dress up dark skinnies and a black crewneck sweater.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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November 3, 2014

Small and thoughtful? Or a grand and sparkling gesture? This year, take all the guesswork out of Valentine’s Day gifting with these relationship-appropriate suggestions.

 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her from Rue La La

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January 20, 2014

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There’s no doubt: The Great Gatsby is on the must-see list this summer. But before the film premieres, I’m determined to throw a party in honor of its coveted 20s style. Bold, glamorous, and provocative for its time – no wonder it’s making a comeback. But before those invites go out, a costume is in order, and it’s coming together via these embellished accessories.

  • Pearls. And not just one strand. Pile these staples on. Wrap them, knot them, let them drape down a sequined dress. You can’t go wrong.
  • Rich color, bold geometric shapes, and lavish design. Yes, we’re talking Art Deco. If it’s not radiating from your outfit, infuse it with smaller touches like an elaborate cocktail ring or rhinestone clutch.
  • From shoulder bags to T-strap sandals, look for tasselsbeading, and, of course, fringe. Nothing defines the Roaring Twenties like these over-the-top accents.
  • Your hair will undoubtedly be pinned up in chic finger waves. Which means spottable-from-across-the-room earrings are essential.

 

Our Make It Your Own: Her Great Gatsby–Inspired Style and Make It Your Own: His Great Gatsby–Inspired Style Boutiques opened Friday, May 3, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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