Changing Looks With Accessories & The Artichoke Girls

Accessories? It’s amazing how you can change the look of an outfit when adding them to your outfit. I’m sharing three looks here for the girls from Artichoke. An online clothing brand that I’ve become friends with on Instagram.

They have asked me to style three necklaces from their brand to share how I would style them for their readers.

I was going to take three photos wearing one outfit with each necklace of my choice, but then I thought it would be interesting to share before and after pics of three different outfits to see the difference that an accessory can make to your outfit.

I chose three of the plainest tops from my wardrobe and used them as a base.



I always buy plain and add to the outfit. I think you can be so purse savvy this way too, creating more different looks. A blank canvas I guess


Neutral shades Necklace



Ok, can you see what I mean? Here I’ve added the Neutral shades necklace, along with my everyday jewellery 2 x gold bangles a gold strap watch and a bag, cream with gold handles. The accessories really make a transformation I think.



This neutral necklace will go with anything. I like how light it is to wear



Gold And Ivory Beaded Necklace



I’ve really enjoyed wearing this blouse. Still plain but the sleeves are beautiful. The trousers are from my fun day with the Eastex team, you can catch that post here.


Ready to party!



Here, I’ve added silver jewellery with the necklace. Add a pair of heels and a sparkly clutch and the whole look is transformed.  A long strand of beads will work with anything, creating a classic elegant look.  Even Jeans and a T-shirt!



If you’re like me and like your necklaces to be light, so you barely feel that your wearing one this is for you. It’s as light as a feather and looks great doubled up and shorter too.


This really does look the plainest of outfits! The only interest is the shoes!



Browsing the wardrobe for another neutral outfit I realised I don’t have a lot of skirts. I thought about this for a while and realised that weeks can go by without me wearing one too! I have lots of dresses but not skirts. I’m going to remedy that I think!

The Silver Statement Multi-Hoop



This statement necklace really changed the look. I really like it but it’s a little heavy for me. I love how it’s switched the look up though. This would turn any plain Black top into something special too.

So there you are. It’s so easy to make a total difference to an outfit. Just think about a few accessories that can be switched about for your everyday wardrobe.



Do take a look at what the Artichoke girls have to offer ladies. You can get to their website here. They feature my favourite James Lakeland and there are some great new designer jeans by Anna Montana that look really good. You can find all the necklaces in the Dante Collection or click on the squares!


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  1. October 10, 2018 / 3:55 am

    So many great looks! I especially love the neutral necklace. Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  2. October 1, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    Accessories do make all the difference. Thank you for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  3. October 1, 2018 / 11:16 am

    ‘Hopping over from Blogging Grandmothers Link Party. You’re right about the accessories. They really make a difference! I especially love the first necklace. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. September 28, 2018 / 9:47 am

    You’re right, it’s amazing the difference some accessories can make!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  5. September 25, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    Love that last one – simple shapes and a bit of glitz. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  6. September 25, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Beautiful necklaces! I think the first one is my favourite. Jewellery really makes a big difference to an outfit, I don’t feel fully dressed without it. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  7. September 23, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    You know I love accessories Laurie! All of these necklaces are lovely and can certainly go with most looks. I love the neutral palette you are wearing and how you are showing the necklaces and how they add to the looks. My fav may be the first one ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  8. September 22, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    It’s amazing how a piece of jewellery can transform an outfit. These pieces are lovely.

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Ali. Thanks for stopping by xx

  9. September 22, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    You look super Laurie! I love what a difference accessories make to an outfit. These necklaces are great. Thank you for sharing with #Blogstravaganza ๐Ÿ™‚

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Thanks, Jo xx

  10. September 21, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    You are brave to wear white!! I would spill. You look fantastic. #pocolo

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Tracy. You don’t get to see the end of the day pics though! xx

  11. September 21, 2018 / 10:02 am

    what beautiful accessories and they make such a difference. can not wait to be able to wear them again #Blogstravaganza

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      The grandchildren always try to steal mine! I have to take them off if I see them! xx

  12. September 21, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Beautiful as always I love the hoop necklace. #POCOLO

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      Yes, A real statement piece xx

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      Thank you so much Nicole. Some people call them boring those neutrals. I love em xx

  13. September 20, 2018 / 8:04 am

    I think accessories can really make a massive difference! I think you can have a capsule wardrobe and then brighten it up! Love the necklaces – so bold! Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you Sarah xx

  14. September 19, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I agree. I think you can totally change a whole look or outfit with the accessories you wear x #BloggersBest

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      As shown, they work on the plainest of outfits xx

  15. September 19, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Accessories really stand out as a statement on plain stylish clothes. A great look as always from you #BloggersBest

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      Thank you so much Fiona xx

  16. September 18, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Great outfits Laurie. Love the sleeves on your shirt ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at #CreativeMondays, hope to see you tomorrow for our next blog hop.

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      Thanks Claire. Always a pleasure to visit xx

  17. September 18, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Before I had my little boy I was really into accessorising! Whilst I still love my clothes, I always seem to forget about the little-added touches and I really shouldn’t because they make such a difference. I love what you have done here. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales – see you next week, I hope!

    • laurie
      September 22, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      Thank you Jaki. See you next week xx

  18. September 18, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Laurie, these are lovely necklaces and I really appreciate your showing us the three before-and-afters. I need to start putting more effort into accessorizing. #triumphanttales

    • laurie
      September 23, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Thanks Jean. It’s amazing how quick and easy it is to amp up the look xx

  19. September 18, 2018 / 11:03 am

    These are all beautiful pieces and instantly adds a touch of glam to each outfit! My favorite is the first necklace. So eye catching and pretty!

    Maureen |

    • laurie
      September 23, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thank you Maureen. I’m glad you like them xx

  20. September 18, 2018 / 10:30 am

    great post

    • laurie
      September 23, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Thank you! I hope you return for more xx

  21. September 18, 2018 / 3:24 am

    Laurie! You are so right! Simple basics are probably the most versatile pieces, they transform into anything you want with different accessories. Love all the looks!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

    • laurie
      September 23, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Thanks Zuma. I always love your accessories too xx

  22. jodie filogomo
    September 17, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I am definitely an accessory junkie!! Especially with those plain tops like you’ve shown!! And I don’t think the silver necklace is too heavy…at least in these photos. I think it stands out wonderfully!!

    • laurie
      September 23, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Thank you Jodie xx

  23. September 17, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    I don’t tend to wear much jewelry but you show how it can make a big impact to an outfit. I love the floaty sleeves on your second outfit, the necklace compliments it very well #mixitup

    • laurie
      September 23, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Thank you Louisa. Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      September 23, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Thank you Maria! It’s good to help others with advise too xx

  24. September 17, 2018 / 10:48 am

    I love the blue pants and I am impressed with the changes in an outfit through accessories! #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      September 23, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Thanks Heather. It’s amazing how the smallest of items can make such a big difference xx

      • September 24, 2018 / 7:16 am

        I’m coming back through with the #DreamTeam

  25. September 15, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Such a great post! Accessories do make all the difference in the world!

    • laurie
      September 15, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you Amy. I know us fashion bloggers already know what to do but there are a lot of women out there that would like advise right?

  26. September 15, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Love fun accessories! These are all beautiful and totally change up the look! Have to check that last necklace out!!

    • laurie
      September 15, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you Katie. Please do pop over to the Artichoke girls. They have some lovely stuff xx

  27. September 14, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Accessories really do make a different don’t they Laurie. I love adding them to my outfits, they really finish them off. You’ve picked some gorgeous pieces, I love the first piece especially. Have a super weekend. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      September 15, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you Jacqui. Yes, I love the first one because I love the colour tones, plus it’s ultra light to wear xx

  28. September 14, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    You’ve thought this through well to demonstrate the effect jewellery has on neutral outfits. Personally I think the last necklace is stunning and not too heavy for you or the outfit, but that’s just IMHO. Well don Laurie. Happy weekend hugs, x.

    • laurie
      September 15, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      Thank you Mary. The abstract one I love, it’s just a bit weighty for me xx

  29. Naila khan
    September 14, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Hi Iโ€™ve had to scroll up and down for the before and after a few times to truly appreciate the transformation of a โ€˜blank canvasโ€™. The necklaces totally transform an outfit.

    • laurie
      September 15, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you so much Naila. I wanted to demonstrate the differences and that was the best way I could think of. It will make interesting filming on the vlog! xx

  30. September 14, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    These are all lovely, I especially love that first necklace! By the way, I’ve just found out that I’m no longer seeing your new posts in my blog roll, which is why it’s been a while since I commented … xxx

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