There are days when getting dressed means standing in front of your closet, wearing nothing but your underwear and a new pair of shoes. But starting to build an outfit using an accessory as your anchor is actually a pretty clever idea; the simple shift in order can sometimes inspire creativity you wouldn't necessarily get to otherwise. But — and here's the real reason we do it sometimes — it makes getting dressed a breeze, because the most basic items sometimes pair best with statement accessories. We're talking plain black skinnies, your most worn-in sundress, jean cutoffs, and graphic tees: These are the items that make your new thrifted choker necklace and Prince Charming shoes really pop.
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