8.05.2014

Asymmetrical

Celebrity stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott recently shared their picks for three accessories worth splurging on: a black clutch, metallic heels and a timeless watch. Accessories work powerfully to elevate an outfit and bring fresh, dynamic elements to it. I also rely on accessories to provide a finishing touch that pulls the look together. My splurge-worthy pieces? I'd include intricately bold jewelry and color-blocked heels. 

(Helmut Lang dress; Fendi shoes; Balenciaga bracelet; Frends Layla headphones, available here)

What I love about the little black dress is the limitless possibilities to inject your personal style. Feeling classic? Wear a classic black shift with red lips and stiletto pumps. Feeling bold? Find an asymmetrical cut and complete with statement shoes and equally eye-catching jewelry. For my look I chose the latter with a silky Helmut Lang dress and rose-gold accessories. 

My investment piece for the summer was the newly reinvented Balenciaga Cage braceleta fiercely intricate work of art. I wear the bracelet whenever I want to add some bite to my look. I also love color-blocked heels because they are incredibly versatile. These would coordinate equally well with black, white or camel clothes/accessoriesthink a camel trench or textured white bag.

What do you think about my look, and what are some of your splurge-worthy accessories? Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead!

60 comments:

  1. amazing photos and very nice style! :D

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  2. These photos are stunning! I agree, my favorite part of a little black dress are the limitless options too!

    Lauren,
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  3. oh how fancy those headphones are and how well they go with your new bracelet! and your shoes are just insane ;)
    but when it comes to my wardrobe then I don't buy pretty much anything with full price. I just don't see the point and I rather spend that money on my house, travelling or something like that. anyway, I guess bags and shoes could be the most expensive in my wardrobe, even when bought during sales, haha. the bigger part of my clothes is thrifted so they're logically quite cheap when compared to shoes and bags bought from regular stores :)

    Maiken,
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  4. Amazing photos:-) have a nice day:-) http://www.swiatwkolorzeblond.com/

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  5. amazing bracelet and heels! I totally splurge for fun shoes too

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  6. Those heels! Absolutely in love with those heels!!
    I also think I need those headphones in my life too, so classy.

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    Mandy xx

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  7. You are dressed real sharp! Such a fabulous, stunning outfit you've created, I'm impressed. In addition, those photographs turned out so great!
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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  8. aaaawesome! adore your shoes!!!

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  9. Hi there! you outfit is perfection! love the black dress, it looks so comfy and casual but super edgy with that different detail on the shoulder. I think your accessories really made the outfit pop, those shoes are so so so beautiful! I need a pair and your gold rose accessories are so edgy and fun :) I splurge in purses.... maybe nothing else haha but seriously purses can leave me broke!
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    Milu
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  10. Your shoe are freaking amazing

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  11. Those shoes and bracelet are all kinds of awesome:D

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  12. Okay, I love how this outfit almost seems like modern art- the accessories really can set the tone for the mood of an outfit and they did it well here.

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  13. Those shoes are gorgeous! I can see why you would pick them as an investment piece :)

    Mili

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  14. I love your shoes so much and wished I had them also in my shoe closet!

    xx from Germany, Rena

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  15. OMG those shoes! Amazing!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  16. The look and pictures are so incredible !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  17. Such a pretty dress and I love the pictures!!!

    xo,
    Angela

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  18. I would definitely splurge on shoes as well, bolder the better!
    I love how you pared simple black dress with loud accessories ;) xo
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  19. Love the gold chrome details. Always a go-to.

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  20. absolutely love this!

    xx
    www.kristywho.com

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  21. Your heels are... to die for! Classics are always nice but statement shoes like these are priceless. Definitely collection material.
    Do you mind if we follow each others' blogs? :) I'm already following you on GFC!

    xxx MODEmoiselle on Bloglovin.

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  22. Lovely dress you look stunning in it.
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  23. I love your outfit and blog!
    do we follow each other?
    let me know, I'll follow you back
    kss
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  24. Cool accessories!

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  25. Oh, major glam, Dear! And...those shoes...they are TDF! Hugs, Jessica! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  26. I really do love the asymmetrical trend, but I really don't have much of it. I should change that! Because I am really liking this look.

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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  27. You always have the most jaw-droppingly-amazing outfits that I can barely believe you even bother with blogs like mine (that sounded quite pitiful but is true nevertheless, I'm so grateful you always leave the sweetest comments on my posts)! I love everything in this post, that set of headphones are incredible (I've wanted a pair like that for so long) and those Fendi shoes can only be truly worn well by a fashionable few (of which you are definitely one)! I love the idea of dressing up a simple black shift dress with strong, statement-making gold accessories and a bold red lip-- great styling advice! And that cage bracelet is to die for!

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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    1. Debbie, you're too sweet (and a bit silly)!! You always have the best outfits and give great style inspiration! :)

      xx Jess

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  28. Your shoes are absolutely amazing :))
    I saw many posts on your blog and it looks like you are a fashion icon!
    Bravo

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  29. Great look! X

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  30. woahhh those shoes!! <3333 they're freaking amazing! i love this look so much! the silhouette of that dress is simply stunning! :D

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  31. Nice blog and sharing, I wish you to have a happy day~ =D

    Regards,
    (A Growing Teenager Diary)

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  32. I love it oxox

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  33. Adore this look! Love the shoes and cuff too! Hope you are having a good week so far!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  34. Simply amazing! You always have so splendid style <3
    Asymmetrical dress and those incredible shoes are perfect :))
    Love that you wear gold headphones = so cool! Also green wall is fantastic for shooting!
    You look superb :***

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  35. oh how do i even begin. this outfit is extraordinary!

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  36. obsessed with those shoes! you can literally make anything anything look good lol!
    my splurge worthy accessory is definitely rings. - LOVE them haha.

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    lots of love. XOXO

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  37. what an amazing background

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  38. These splurge pieces are so great, I totally agree with the cuff, its such a great, timeless statement piece. My personal favorite timeless splurge is that perfect bag. Im talking the perfect, staple Prada, mhm :)
    Those heels, ugh, so great!

    xMM
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  39. You always style expensive pieces well. Totally love your Fendi heels =)
    I'm eyeing one the Tiffany & Co. Atlas bangles. Till I'm decided, you'll definitely see it on my blog =)

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  40. wow those shoes are neat! this is such a fun outfit, love the way you styled it!

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  41. very cool look!

    xo T.
    Initialed

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  42. literally come back to tell you that I brought those head phones haha.. they look so good I had to!
    gorgeous as everrr honey, check out Jeremy Scott's Fall Winter 2014 Adidas collection at www.lovefromsimmie.com
    lots of love. Xxxxx

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    1. You're so cute! Aren't the headphones so chic? Can't wait to see your new posts!

      xx Jess

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  43. I love a good black dress too and this one is awesome. It's so modern and cool. So are your shoes. They're incredible!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  44. great look! Love the headphones! X

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  45. That shoes! Unreal <3 and I love that headset like wow..I need that bangles too! Love this whole look

    xx
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  46. You look so chic and so stunning!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  47. you are so gorgeous
    anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram?

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  48. These are really cute photos!

    ♡Tallia
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  49. Absolutely love the combo! I wanted those headphones for suuuch a long time, and still do! Love your blog :) Do you want us to follow
    each other via GFC? If yes please tell me on my blog :)
    xx
    Mia


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  50. you look gorgeous! so cool... quirky but very very very nice!
    follow each other..? follow me and let me know.. i will follow back :)
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  51. Amazing bracelet!
    Love the green background.

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