MOMMA KNOWS… accessories make the outfit


There’s no question, as a stylist, accessories make the outfit.  The bits and pieces we choose to put with a look can dress it up, down and turn it from boring to fabulous. Now, I have a love affair with my bags and shoes, but that’s not what I’m talking about in this post…. I’m talking about all the other (sometimes forgotten) accessories  - belts, hats, scarves, statement jewelry – that can transform a little black dress or simple jeans and t-shirt.  I have never been much of a belt person but I love my scarves – my classic look is jeans or leggings with a simple top, blazer and scarf – its all about the details.  An incredible piece of statement jewelry can be all you need to turn a simple walk in the park outfit to a night not the town outfit.  Investing in classic pieces and then letting the accessories make the outfit has been a long time style secret of fashionistas everywhere.  My little boy hasn’t quite gotten into accessorizing, but I can’t resist how adorable he looks in his amber teething necklace!  Then, at Max’s music class the other day I was floored at how obsessed with accessories the little girls his age had already become, and seeing all the amazing options for them, I must admit to having a bit of childhood envy… So, check out some of my favorite scarves, belts, hats and jewels and  relax and let the accessories make the outfit for both you and your little ones…

First for Us:


Isabel Marant scarf

Isabel Marant scarf $220

spun scarves by subtle luxury

Spun Scarves by Subtle Luxury scarf $50

alexander mcqueen scarf

Alexander Mcqueen scarf $295


Asos scarf $22.22

chan luu scarf

Chan Luu scarf $90


New Look scared $14.80

chan luu cashmere and silk scarf

Chan Luu scarf $245


kenneth Jay Lane necklace

Kenneth Jay Lane necklace $70

jennifer fisher momma bracelet

Jennifer Fisher “momma” bracelet $515

Elizabeth and James rings

Elizabeth and James rings $125

natalie b necklace

Natalie B necklace $88

monserat de lucca bracelet

Monserat de Lucca bracelet $71

Jules Smith necklace

Jules Smith necklace $125

Arme de L'amour arm cuff

Arme de L’amour arm cuff $350

zara necklace

Zara necklace $39.90

jennifer fisher double cuff

Jennifer Fisher double cuff $620

alexander mcqueen ring

Alexander Mcqueen ring $250

J crew necklace

J Crew necklace $130


B-Low the Belt belt

B-Low the Belt belt $195

free people hip belt

Free People belt $98

B-Low the belt raven belt

B-Low the Belt belt $110


Asos belt $27.78

Alaia belt

Alaia belt $1625

Club Monaco double wrap belt

Club Monaco double wrap belt $79.50

valentino belt

Valentino belt $439.97

HATS (and not that Pharrell at the Grammy’s Smokey the Bear number):

Melissa Odabash fedora

Melissa Odabash fedora $120

Eugenia Kim hat

Eugenia Kim hat $188

urban outfitters panama hat

Urban Outfitters panama hat $34


Catarzi hat $64.82

bop basics cashmere beanie

Bop Basics cashmere beanie $80

free people porkpie hat

Free People porkpie hat $78

Helen Kaminski

Helen Kaminski hat $285

And accessories for our little ones:

brazen hat

Brazen fedora $18


Gap fedora $16.95

Blueberry hill headband

Blueberry Hill headband $16

babiator sunglasses

Babiator sunglasses $20

fantasia belt 2 pk

Fantasia belt (2 pack) $14

j crew belt

J Crew belt $29.50

enchanted shimmer crown

Enchanted Shimmer crown $45 (this might be more for our enjoyment than there’s!)

muk luks hat

Muk Luks hat $21

peppercorn kids scarf

Peppercorn Kids scarf $30

nununu scarf

Nununu scarf $42


Old Navy headband $6.94


Gap hat $16.95

J crew charm necklace

J Crew princess charm necklace $22.50

spiderman watch

Spiderman watch $9.99

Baby Aspen 3 set of diaper covers

Baby Aspen diaper covers (set of 3) $27

jumping beans hat and mittens set

Jumping Beans hat and mittens set $8

olly and friends handbag

Olly and Friends handbag $26.60


Gap railroad hat $16.95

carter's sunglasses

Carter’s sunglasses $7.50

Trumpette skater socks

Trumpette skater socks $28


Gap bucket hat $16.95

J crew trilby hat

J Crew trilby hat $29.50

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