Wear It Wednesday | Third Piece ‘Rule’

There are plenty of ways to complete a look, sometimes it’s as simple as a great necklace or bag to a lightweight layer. While I’m not always a fan of adding to my look, there are times when it just feels lacking so these are the pieces I add to make my outfits feel more complete.

First, probably the most simple and effective way is to just add a statement piece:

Add a statement piece – jewelry, scarf, bag, hat
A great necklace, like this multicolor paper bead necklace, is a great way to dress up a very classic and somewhat demure look. Not only does it add visual interest in the form of texture and color, but it contrasts the neckline lengthening my torso.

Add an outer layer – a jacket or a vest
An otherwise simple look, a sheath cut dress is now functional and more comfortable for cooler days. This denim jacket are perfect for when you’re traveling, or for Colorado Spring Days!

Add a lightweight layer – cardigan or button down top
This lightweight chambray button-down top adds contrast to this spring style. One of my favorite lightweight layers,  a classic chambray button-down is the perfect layer turned top, a must-have for when I am on the go, easy and versatile enough over a dress or paired with black leggings for long days.


There are no black and white rules when it comes to fashion but by adding a ‘third piece’ you can give your outfit a more complete feeling and add additional color or interest! I Personally, I’d love to add a wool felt hat to my repertoire, in a neutral tone this piece could add interest and texture to an otherwise complete look without adding bulk from a scarf or an unnecessary layer.

What are your favorite pieces to add to your completed outfits? 

Happy Styling, Shelby

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