Statement Accessories

Statement Accessories: Make Any Outfit Elegant

I am a lover of anything with a bold statement. That said, there’s an art form to styling a statement piece if you want it to really pop and work for you and your style. This week, I am showcasing one of my favorite statement accessories to date: the feather collar. I found this lovely gem at a local boutique, Thread Lounge, located in the Mission District of San Francisco. San Francisco is usually never synonymous with editorial fashion trends, so it came as a wonderful surprise to find this unique piece in the mix! It’s an easy piece to add to an otherwise elegant outfit, however, its a completely different feel to blend it with more casual designs.

This week, I want to talk about how to take your favorite loud statement piece and make it your own with a casual outfit of your choosing. I know my fashion looks are often rebellious and may not speak for everyone, however, that’s not my point when styling looks. What is? Teaching you to think outside the box in your own wardrobe, taking risks where you feel comfortable doing so.

Choosing The Statement Piece

The starting point to mastering this trend is to pick ONE piece that speaks to your inner self. I have always loved feather trends, from those silly yet fun feather extensions to earrings, which was an inspiration I took from Kesha back in her earlier days. I’m a free spirit at heart, and it brings my looks full circle, blending my elegance and renegade attributes to the forefront together. If feathers are your jam, try this option, and if you’re hesitant, opt for a monochrome paring like I did, black on black, letting the details shine, not just the overall piece. What’s next? Always start small: one of the biggest trends having a comeback right now are statement earrings, I’ve linked a few of my faves here, here, and here.

I started with an otherwise casual outfit, blending silk trousers with one of my favorite sporty crop tops that legit goes with everything:

Pair Your Outfit

Next, take your statement piece and add it in. Let the piece speak for itself: what I mean is to downplay your other pieces either through solids or simple designs. The solids in this outfit compliment the tones in the feather collar perfectly, bringing the whole look full circle. Still have questions? Shoot me an email, I’d love to help you strategize your statement look!

Outfit Details

Feather Collar: Thread Lounge (similar here)

Cropped Sweatshirt: Dry Versa Training Crop, Nike

Pants: New Wave Wide-Leg Pants, Nasty Gal

Shoes: Superstar, Adidas in Rose Gold

Sunglasses: Livin’ Large Mirrored Aviators, Quay Australia

Makeup Details

Primer: Ren Skin Finishing Serum, c/o Ren Skincare

Foundation: Your Skin But Better Illuminating CC+ Cream in Light, IT Cosmetics

Blush: Cloud Paint in Puff, Glossier

Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty

Lips: Amuse Bouche Lipstick (custom Bite Lip Lab shade), Bite Beauty similar here

Brows: Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lashes: Ardell Wispies, Target

Hair Tools Used: BaByliss Crimper / Sultra Bombshell Wand 1 1/2 inch

Nail Art: Elegant Nails Salon, San Francisco

Photos by Lauren of Laurel Creative
Makeup by me

Why Fenty x Puma Speaks To My Soul

It comes as a great honor to showcase one of my favorite new icons to the fashion world, Rihanna’s Fenty collaboration with Puma. One of the things I admire most about Rihanna is her “give no fucks” attitude about everything, from her music to her view on fashion. She’s a down ass bitch who’s unafraid of speculation and does things from the heart. I roll to a similar vibe.

Urban gothic streetwear inspires me to be creative in an understated way: finding the beauty in the details of things. The vast majority of my wardrobe is monochrome and unpatterned, always for a reason: there’s always room for details. I live for statement jewelry and bold makeup statements, and for this week’s post, in head to toe Fenty. From the designs of the pieces to the carefully selected features of the beauty products, it’s all understated, leaving room for you to make it your own.

The details I chose for this outfit included this KILLER feather collar found at a local San Francisco boutique on Valencia, Thread Lounge. If you’ve never stepped foot in here, holy OMG! There’s everything from cute accessories for your home like rugs, statement pillows, and lots of boho-chic clothing. It paired SO well with my Fenty dress, and I can’t wait to throw it into the mix for my upcoming evening events for the holidays. Since the dress is a little baggy, I opted to wear my favorite swimsuit of all time, the Agent Provocateur Mazzy one piece. It gave it a nice pop of neon color to an otherwise monochrome look, tying in my statement shoes perfectly!


The soft details of the lace adorned ends were my favorite detail of all. The lace is made of technical material, which makes it an absolute dream to wear. Not only was I comfortable as hell during New York Fashion Week this year, I felt more than ever, myself. I let my details run wild, and it was liberating.

If you try nothing at all from her line, look no further than last season’s kimono dress. It’s simple enough for daily wear, but totally worthy of a round out at Fashion Week, from the shows to cocktail hour. The upcoming season is finally available to shop, check the whole collection here!

Outfit Details

Dress: Fenty x puma dress, Puma

Suit: Mazzy Swim Suit in Blue/Pink (SOLD OUT), Agent Provocateur (different color here)

Shoes: Wedge Star Platform, SheIn

Bag: Caviar Classic Flap Bag, Chanel

Feathered Collar: unknown, Thread Lounge Boutique similar here

Makeup Details

Primer: Ren Skin Finishing Serum, c/o Ren Skincare

Foundation: Your Skin But Better Illuminating CC+ Cream in Light, IT Cosmetics

Blush: Cloud Paint in Puff, Glossier

Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty

Lips: Amuse Bouche Lipstick (custom Bite Lip Lab shade), Bite Beauty similar here

Brows: Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lashes: Ardell Wispies, Target

Hair Tools Used: BaByliss Crimper / Sultra Bombshell Wand 1 1/2 inch

Photos by Lauren of Laurel Creative

Makeup by me

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