Bold Bangles and Graphic Statements

Everyone wants to make a statement.

And not just any statement – the right one. Clothing and accessories say a lot about what and who we want to present to the world, and that’s why finding plenty of pretty (and professional) options at a decent price is so important to so many of us – myself included.

This week, I was so excited to find a really stunning piece at my local Goodwill thrift shop. This bracelet looks far pricier than it actually was (a mere 5 bucks!), and the dark slate gray metal is sophisticated, but will also easily go with just about everything in my wardrobe, including items for both winter and spring – since we’re still sort of stuck in that in-between phase. The mix of larger, heavier-looking chains with more delicate ones gives this edgy accessory just enough feminine flair, and the stretchy band the chains are attached to will easily fit any wrist, making this item both pretty and practical.

layered chain braceletAdd a bit of boldness and an edgy feel to your favorite spring ensembles with a cool and slightly daring accessory choice, like this layered chain bracelet.

Don’t let Mother Nature get the best of you!

Since the weather is still a bit up and down and entirely unpredictable, I often find myself pairing winter pieces – like a classic and always classy pair of black pants – with lighter spring attire, like this silky teal blouse. The pop of color and lightweight fabric on top makes this outfit feel totally appropriate for spring, but the black pants ensure I don’t look like I’ve gotten ahead of myself and started dressing for summer way too early – plus, they’re suitable for work, play, and absolutely everything else. The stark contrast between the black on the bottom and bright pop of color on top gives this outfit an eye-catching, graphic appeal that will never fail to impress – and of course, this week’s gorgeous gem of a find, just adds to the whole striking look.

bold pink cat eye glassesEven a bold outfit can use a added bit of glamour! Don’t be afraid to go big by pairing a bold accessory with an already eye-catching ensemble.

Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer.  Follow her on twitter.

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