Stand Out in Your New Holiday Outfits with 4 Quirky and Cute Accessories

by - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

So the holidays are officially over and you're forced to retire those festive Christmas sweaters and sparkly New Year's Eve dresses as you get back to the real world after your long, relaxing break. Although it's sad to see these seasonal fashion staples go, you can still continue to have fun with accessories after the holidays to start the new year off right. To keep your outfits looking fresh from season to season, try out these fun accessories for a snazzy final touch.

1. Funky Hats

A lot of fashionistas are intimidated by the hat look because it adds a very bold statement to your outfit. However, this can be a good thing when you wear it right. Fedoras are a great place to start if you're hesitant about hats, since this cute, feminine accessory is universally flattering. Choose a hat that complements your face shape for an ideal look. For example, cowboy hats with rounded edges are great for softening square faces, while the deep crown and large brim of floppy hats do wonders for accentuating oval faces.

2. Sassy Scarves

I'm a major scarf enthusiast, so until the temperature reaches 80 degrees, you can bet I'll use every opportunity to top off my outfit with one of these lovely accessories. Scarves are an easy and affordable solution for glamming up a basic outfit, which is why I highly recommend them for keeping your look lively after the holidays. Animal print scarves are a must-have for a funky fresh statement that allows you to get in touch with your wild side.

3. Colorful Socks

For the most part, socks are unseen as a part of your outfit because they're typically concealed by your shoes; however, these functional items can also be used to accent your look with lively colors and quirky patterns. One trend I love for moderately cool weather is knee-high socks with skirts to show a little skin while still keeping warm. Socks are also affordable for any budget, so you can splurge on a few different patterns to mix and match your outfits. If it's a chillier day, don a pair of colorful leg warmers over your skinny jeans for a splash of cozy color.

4. Hair Accessories

If busy days and bad hair seem to be the norm for you, don't despair! Hair accessories are a quick and cute way to give your look a feminine touch without spending hours watching hairstyling tutorials on YouTube. If you're the kind of gal who just likes to pull back her hair in a quick bun or ponytail before heading out the door, you can add an extra stylish element to this look by simply throwing on a cute headband or flowery hair clip for an elegant, girly detail.

All the holiday money you collected can be put to good use with these simple and stylish accessories, which can add a touch of spice and sophistication in just seconds. The holiday season might be technically over, but that doesn't mean you can't still have a little fun in your wardrobe with these sassy finishing touches. So make sure to enhance all those new outfits you got over the holidays by adding your own personal touch with fashion accessories.

* This is a guest post by Brooke Samsonite 

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