Statement Pieces for Your Closet

Incorporating striking or colorful pieces into your wardrobe is easy once you know what makes for a great statement piece. But what is a statement piece of clothing? Statement pieces can be accessories or clothing that allow you to be creative and express your individual style. Many wardrobes focus on classic, timeless pieces, but statement pieces allow you to add your own personality to your closet! Although statement pieces are sometimes thought of as trendy, there are several ways to add them to your wardrobe for a more timeless feel. We’ve created a helpful guide to show you how to incorporate statement pieces you’ll love into your wardrobe.

The Statement Dress

No closet is complete without a statement dress. Perfect for parties and formal events, the statement dress is your go-to for an extra stylish look. Some of our favorite statement dresses that are forever versatile with tons of flair are a sequin dress or an embroidered dress. These embellished options are the perfect statement dresses to add to your wardrobe. Easily pair with simple shoes and accessories to let the dress be the center of attention for a look that can take on everything from weddings to work events.

The Statement Top

Statement dresses aren’t the only fun statement pieces of clothing—a statement top adds pizzazz to every look! Opt for something colorful or striking with pieces like a sequin top or an embroidered top to elevate any outfit. From a day at the office to cocktail hour, a statement top is a versatile piece that can be easily incorporated in your day-to-day wardrobe for something different!

The Statement Shoe

Another way to mix statement pieces into your wardrobe is with a pair of colorful, playful shoes. Shoes with stylish details are an easy way to add personality to a plain outfit or complement a more colorful ensemble. Statement shoes can come in all shapes and sizes from boots to sandals—you can have several pairs for every season! When choosing the right statement shoe, look for cool details like cutouts or pops of color, like red, that can take any outfit to new style heights.

Statement Accessories

For an easy and effortless way to add statement pieces to your wardrobe, try statement pieces of jewelry and accessories. Accessories are a chic way to dress up any outfit, while showing off your unique style and enhancing your wardrobe. Pair eye-catching statement piece earrings with a simple tee and jeans to elevate your outfit, or pair a statement piece necklace with a simple dress to upgrade a classic look into something more. Choose chunky or colorful bracelets statement pieces with a classic blazer to instantly add some style to your office look.

Accessories don’t have to stop at jewelry for statement pieces either. We love to add options like scarves and wraps, kimonos and capes, or handbags. For cooler days there’s nothing easier, or cozier, than pairing a fun scarf with your outfit for added layers and an extra pop of color. For something a bit warmer, consider a printed or colorful cape or kimono. Pair a cape with a casual everyday look or spruce up a more formal outfit with a kimono, while still adding layers to keep you comfortable. These types of statement pieces make for versatile outfit choices with multiple functions. When you’re looking for the simple everyday statement piece, you can’t go wrong with a handbag. Different than your traditional and go-to neutral handbag, a statement handbag can be colorful or patterned and instantly add extra style to your outfit. For nights out, we love an effortless crossbody bag or wristlet, and for day-to-day looks a tote or satchel is the perfect size to carry everything you need.

Whatever your personal style preferences are, there’s a statement piece that will allow you to show off your unique style personality. To find all the statement pieces you need in your closet this season, check out the selection at Dressbarn!

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