Summer Preview: The One Must-Have Accessory that Changes Everything

What if I told you there was just one accessory that could instantly transform all of your summer outfits into something special?

There really is.  We’ll get to that in a minute.

In the meantime, last week I polled the Spring 2015 GYPO Style Challengers to find out what they want to see on the summer challenge shopping list.  One question came up over and over again.

I want cute ways to look pulled together in the heat.  How can I complete an outfit without adding more layers?”

Today I’m going to share with you one of my must-have accessories for my summer 2015 outfits.  The holy grail of accessories – the multi-color beaded necklace.

Now you’re thinking, “really Alison?  A necklace can make the much of a difference?”

YES!  I got one myself a few weeks ago and it instantly transforms the simplest t-shirts and jeans or maxi skirt and tank into an outfit you’ll love.

Consider it your summer scarf alternative.  It adds color and panache minus the sweltering heat. 

Here’s one starring in a sneak peek sample outfit from the Summer 2015 GYPO Style Challenge (more on that later!).

[Eyelet Tank/Beaded Necklace/Statement Ring/Bright Shorts/Neutral Wedges/Bright Tote]

Shopping Options

Old Navy has some great options in store but not online.  That’s where I got mine.  Here are a few others that have caught my eye.

[Large Beads]

[Small Beads]

[Multi Strand]

[Multi Strand]



Registration for the Summer 2015 GYPO Style Challenge opens in just two days on Friday, May 22nd at the early bird rate of just $29.  You’ll get a shopping list of summer wardrobe essentials plus 21 days of mix and match outfits.  This challenge includes two special bonuses including access to the Summer 2014 challenge and a 14 piece/10 day vacation packing list made up of pieces from the 2015 challenge.

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