Trend Spotting With Kim Kardashian: Accessorize Before You Buy

Trend Spotting With Kim Kardashian: Accessorize Before You Buy-photo

From styles that can make you fit in at your local Renaissance fair (LOL! Can you believe it!?) to looks inspired by menswear, there are so many trends flying around this fall, I almost don't know where to begin!

One thing I do to test out a new look is accessorize something simple—like jeans and a monochrome top. I think accessories are a great, low-commitment way to try something out of my comfort zone. If I like it, I move on to the clothes. If I don't—it's no biggie on my bank account.

Accessories can also really set the tone of an outfit. Allow me to demonstrate: Imagine you have a basic pair of skinny jeans and a chic, black button-up shirt. Now, apply these three looks to your outfit:

Fire Starter
Add a red belt, some patent-leather red shoes and a matching clutch, some red bangle bracelets and a red barrette and you have achieved the red trend of this fall. I would say red is the new black, but it seems to be more about adding red accents. You don't want to find yourself swimming in a sea of crimson. I am giving away a pair of jeweled black Christian Audigier sunglasses worth nearly $500 that would be a great addition to the red look! ENTER TO WIN HERE!

Punk Up the Jam
Yes the '80s are still in, and you can interpret the retro style in new ways. Wearing that same pair of jeans and shirt, add some spikes to your attire: Perhaps unbutton your shirt low enough to show off a mesh tank, and cinch it in with a studded belt. Skull rings are also popping up as well as biker-inspired boots. Make the look more feminine by wearing a pair of heels that sport harder-edged features like chains, studs, rope, crosses and even cuffs. Or you can go the more vintage Madonna look like Mena Suvari has done here.

Tuxedo Time
Menswear is totally hot right now. Add a skinny tie or even a chic bow tie to your black button-up (hint: a jewel tone will make it more feminine), a bag that takes cues from a man's briefcase and accents of tweed or plaid. Driving gloves are also a nice option and sprinkling touches of sparkle such as a pin, earrings or a bracelet add that Katherine Hepburn-inspired class. 

I picked these three fall looks because they are relatively interchangeable. You can mix your spiky boots with your menswear jacket, as you can see I have done in the photo above. Use accessories to own your outfit but make sure to edit your look—too much of a good thing is just that.

Make sure to click through my photo gallery where I point out the stars who are working these looks!

XOXO,

Kim

 

Discuss

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  • kayleahero
    kayleahero

    number fall heat began external instead

  • mightgopop
    mightgopop

    my god i love these boots! wow!! i just saw some similar style @ www.kiraplastinina.us .. i MUST have them ...

  • aliciaxo
    aliciaxo

    this is the way i want to dress like.. ive always bought those skirts that you put on often that are high at the top and they are tight and go up to the knee (i lovee those) and now i see you are trying new styles which i love even more. i def. like the leggings with the boots a lot especially now in winter. its not really that cold in miami but its very fashionable. thanks for all ur tips alwaysss xoxo ed hardy's r cute!!!

  • tcluscious
    tcluscious

    OMG!!! Kim!!! I want to win those Ed Hardy sunglasses!!! I love Ed Hardy stuff!! XoXo, ~T~

  • tcluscious
    tcluscious

    Love your stlye Kim!!:0) ~T~

  • Trish
    Trish

    Love your style Kim!! XoXo, ~T~

  • shatha abed
    shatha abed

    hii kimy! i really have an important question for you! WHEN DO U EVER NOT LOOK PRETTY! your gorgeous and i know that youre alot of girls role models, people really do look up to you and your sisters khloe and kourtney! love u lots!!!

  • **Stacie**
    **Stacie**

    Hey Kim!!! CUTE outfit, but whats new you are always put together very well.. By the way I'm lovin the boots

  • paula306
    paula306

    Kim You ARE the beauty icon of our generation. Keep going you have a great eye for style! Much love xoxo

  • Hilda
    Hilda

    ur hot

  • jEnnie
    jEnnie

    love it will try it!!! love you kim

  • Lathena
    Lathena

    i completely agree with your style me personally like to be trendy in a sense but classy & plain im not big on a bunch of busy patterns depending on how it looks i might try it but most of the time like you said you can always personalize & sproose something up by adding a cute belt, add some stylish accessories (earings, neckless , bracelet ect.) whatever you prefer - matching shoes that must have bag and your good to go! also to set off this look try doing your make up different ways with different outfits its fun and theres so many ways to do your make up no matter the shape of your face, season, color your wearing or how natural or dramatic you might want it . kim i think you really should concentrate on your fashion skills and come out with your own line im sure the stores are doing great but imagine how it could be with people praising your name as the hot new designer and people walking around wearing your name on there ass!! lol keep up the great work

  • Crystal
    Crystal

    Twilight Midnight Show, in case anyone in the area wants tickets? The Krikorian Theater November 20th (Thursday at Midnight) 8290 La Palma Ave. Buena Park, CA 90620 (714) 826-7469 Grab them quick before they are gone!!!

  • jazzyj
    jazzyj

    You always look well put together. I love your style. Keep doing you! For some reason I really like blue this season. So I'm playing with that. Stay fly J

  • JazzyJ
    JazzyJ

    You always look well put together. Love your style. Stay fly honey bunch... Tootles J

  • missangie
    missangie

    Kim you always look great! How can I get your look at a low-budget price?

  • justanna
    justanna

    hey kim! i love the way you look right here.. You are the true def. of FABULOUSLY! LOVE the boots.. you always look your best.. keep on workin it! love ya! xoxoxo justanna

  • mwosnig1187
    mwosnig1187

    yay!! =)

  • ANDRIE
    ANDRIE

    HEY DOLL LIKE ALWAYSSSS YOU LOOK SOOOO FABULOUSSSSS!!!!! I AM LOVING THE GLASSES!!!! THIS YOUR FASHIONISTA FAN RIGHT HERE SIGNATURE LOOK!!!! I LOVE MY GLASSES!!!! KIM, STAY SOOOO SWEET, BEAUTIFUL AND FASHIONABLE ALWAYSSSS!!!! FASHIONABLY YOURS ANDRIE

  • sexyme
    sexyme

    Kim I love the shoes you have on theyre soooo hot i really wana get them but theyre SO expensive lol

  • bmk0201
    bmk0201

    Those are so cute and look great on you!!

 
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