Embellished tops are all over, denim is nothing new, and pairing them together is not the most novel idea either. But with Fall coming along soon, why not get a quick refresher on how to amp up the denim we all love so much? While a t-shirt with jeans is wildly sexy, sometimes the situation calls for something more dressy. That's when an embellished top serves its fashion purpose. We love the way Emma Roberts fancied up her lightwash skinny jeans with a floral embellished top and gold pumps, how Natalie Portman's black jeans and flats sparkled via a black appliqué top while traveling, and how Claire Danes added pizazz to her dark-wash straight-leg jeans with a beaded tunic. Inspired by these ladies, we set off to find the best embellished tops that will take your favorite denim to a dazzling level.
Whether it be a bit of fringe or a smattering of sequins, embellished shoulders are a surefire way to take your basics to the next level. Whitney Port recently stepped out in an oatmeal-colored crew neck sweater with playful shoulder tassels, which got me thinking about how fun and easy this trend is to pull off. With a statement-making shoulder, you can skip the extra accessories and let your top be the star of the show.
When you're wearing a plain ensemble, why not spruce things up with an exotic cover up? Just look to Nicole Richie (left) for inspiration. Her black tank and jeans combo is far from boring thanks to the colorful addition of her embellished, sheer cover up.
Word to the wise: You don't have to travel to the far East Indies to find this look. Check out your local flea markets to find the cheapest and best selection.