Must Have Pieces to Lift Your Look

By  April 24, 2014

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This post was created in partnership with Converse.

Looking to trends that have taken ordinary outfit details to the next level, we’ve rounded up the edgiest ensemble boosters to pick up now. From sunnies to sneakers, here are our favorite four fashions to upgrade your look from top to bottom.

1. The wedge sneaker
Sporty-luxe is the look you want this spring and summer, so sneakers are a must. Choose your pair in the design that’s become a street-style staple: the wedge. We’ve taken to Converse’s version of the statement-making look. While remaining faithful to the brand’s classic style, Converse added an internal 2.5-inch lift to these kicks to elevate you above the rest.
Chuck Taylor Platform Plus, available at Converse.com for $80

2. The ear cuff
Goodbye, studs and hoops—hello, crazy cuffs. Get on board with this bad-girl ear accessory that celebrity A-listers Emma Watson, Sienna Miller, Rihanna, and Cara Delevingne adore. Style one that’s subtle and minimalistic, or go extra bold with the gem-encrusted beauty below.
Vickisarge Speakeasy palladium-plated Swarovski-crystal ear cuff, available at Net-a-porter.com for $385

3. Statement sunglasses
Take a look at the spring 2014 runways of Karen Walker, Anna Sui, Honor, Prabal Gurung—the list goes on. One trend is sure to stand out: crazy-cool sunglasses. Don’t be afraid to go bold with this accessory. The more unusual, the better.
Karen Walker Eyewear Patsy sunglasses, available at Lagarconne.com for $180

4. A fringe bag
Fringe lent a gritty aesthetic to the Gucci, Valentino, and Celine runways for spring and summer. Although classic and refined definitely have their place, this bohemian bag will take your look to edgier heights this season.
Suede Dolly bag with fringe, available at Zara for $99.90