As you may have noticed, I had a fabulous time with the God-sized Dream website girls who came to my house this past weekend. But clearly, in an effort to fit everything into a carry on bag, they forgot to bring their statement necklaces and evening clutches for our dinner out on the town in Houston!
So they let me play dress up!
I love to accessorize people in real life and I got to accessorize seven lovely ladies.
First option, the little black dress.
Oh I love the little black dress. You can do ANYTHING with the little black dress. These were casual sundresses for a fun dinner at the Galleria so we didn’t have to worry about looking too dressy. Here were my choices for the adorable Lisa and Mel who had super similar dresses but very different looks:
For Mel, I paired a rusty red necklace with circular and oval shapes as a statement piece that sits right in her neckline with a fun snake print clutch. Modern and fresh with a big pop of color to go with Mel’s understated dress and no other accessories. Lisa on the other hand has long hair and dangling oval earrings so I went with a more rectangular shaped necklace with multiple colors. The shape and colors pop under Lisa’s lovely long hair (and Lisa is a photographer and designer so I am dying that I don’t know how to fix this photo I overexposed!!!).
For black and white (or black and gray) striped or patterned dresses, it’s better to use a more singular color scheme. Use bold accessory colors with neutral colors, but if there’s an addition of pattern and stripes in the outfit don’t add multiple colors and layers in your statement necklace.
Okay, how fun is Alecia? Don’t you want to go have dinner with her? She has the best laugh! She also had this cool tropical printed black and white wrap dress, so I paired something beachier as an accessory – a bright aqua shell hanging from coordinating teal rock-like beads. It fell perfectly in the neckline. Kristin (far right) had a harder neckline – we tried on multiple necklaces. Long didn’t work because the dress was belted and it took away from the belt. Short didn’t work because there was not enough space without the necklace falling into the dress. So we chose a mid-length necklace with bright orange flowers that would pop against the stripes. For my striped dress, the neckline was more open so I paired it with a monochromatic steely gray pearl strand necklace.
Here’s a few more fun shots. For our girls in green, I used contrasting greens. Christine’s bright green shift was paired with a green and aqua angular choker (which we offset with a fun primary color polka dot clutch). Mandy’s minty green blouse with an open neckline paired perfectly with a bright kelly green choker necklace that contrasts beautifully with her hair and the blouse.
And then here’s a shot of some of the bevy of beauties!
What’s your favorite way to accessorize a girl’s night out outfit??? What’s your go-to color?