The Art of the Statement Piece: A Fashion Guide

Are you looking to give your wardrobe a serious upgrade and turn heads wherever you go? Well, one of the best ways you can do this is to invest in a statement piece. For decades, statement pieces have been incorporated into everyday outfits in order to add an undeniably eye-catching element to any ensemble. In a nutshell, a statement piece is something that people notice first about your outfit. This can come in the form of a stylish handbag, purse, sunglasses or a killer pair of heels that no one can ignore. 

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or are looking for a few ways in which you can incorporate statement pieces into your daily style, this is the article for you. Today, we look at 5 tips for styling a statement piece that will instantly transform you into a modern-day fashionista, so read on to find out more! 

1.Make Your Statement Piece The Hero

The whole idea of a statement piece is to have your piece be the centre of attention. This means avoiding any other components of your outfit that may distract or take away from the star of the show. For example, if you’re planning on strutting around with your vintage Louis Vuitton bag, we highly recommend working your outfit around your bag, rather than the other way round. In order to truly make your piece stand out, we highly recommend opting for natural elements when it comes to other aspects of your ensemble. This is why bright and bold pieces are often a great way to bring an all-white or all-black outfit to life with just the addition of one simple yet impactful accessory.

2.Stick To Your Own Style

That gorgeous pair of heels or cute newspaper boy hat may look amazing on someone else, but is it actually a piece that fits in with your existing style? While we are by no means insisting that you stick within the confines of your style comfort zone, we highly recommend choosing a statement piece that can be easily incorporated into your existing style for maximum usability. Do remember that statement piece trends come and go, so if you want to purchase something that you know won’t just end up collecting dust in your wardrobe, we highly recommend choosing an accessory or item of clothing that can work seamlessly with what’s already within your wardrobe. 

3.The Art Of Balance

When it comes to incorporating a statement piece, the line between elegant and busy/unintentional is often thin and fragile. This is where the art of balance comes into play. Successfully pulling off an eye-catching accessory is all about balancing the elements of your entire outfit. Without balance, you risk the chances of your statement looking intentional, or even worse, gaudy and over the top. The solution? Using similar elements throughout your outfit, of course! For example, if your statement piece is a brown leather clutch, we highly recommend incorporating similar brown shades or materials throughout your outfit. This way, your ensemble blends seamlessly and stands out for all the right reasons. 

4.Eye-Catching Detail Always Wins 

Contrary to popular belief, not all statement pieces have to feature neon colors, rhinestones, wild prints or costly materials and fabrics. In fact, some of the best statement pieces often tend to be simple items that are embellished with the smallest yet most eye-catching details that really make your piece stand out. A pair of black loafers with a stunning yet simple floral motif may actually look a lot better than leopard printed boots and will help keep your outfit balanced, sophisticated and stylish all at the same time. 

5.Go For Glimmer

Want to incorporate a statement piece but not looking to go over the top and garner too many looks? Well, a little glimmer may just be what you need. Instead of opting for a handbag or hat that just screams for attention, if you’re more on the demure side, we highly recommend choosing an accessory that incorporates shiny elements such as gold cufflinks, a mirrored clutch or even a gorgeous pair of jewelled earrings that really add some shine to your outfit. Whilst these statement pieces may not be obvious from afar, one can never go wrong with a classy silver or gold wristwatch — that’s a promise! 


When it comes to statement pieces, one size doesn’t fit all. Pulling off an eye-catching piece is something that is incredibly personal to your own style and can be achieved in a number of different ways, depending on the look you are going for. We hope that today’s tips have inspired you to experiment with your favourite statement piece in order to create an ensemble that truly, for lack of better words, makes a statement. 

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