13 Embellished Tops That Don’t Require Accessories

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One easy styling trick you'll often see is throwing a giant sparkly necklace atop a simple T-shirt to dress up the most basic of outfits. But this resort season, designers like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Stella McCartney decided to do the work for you by adding gems to the necklines of tops. A little bit formal but also plenty casual, these pieces can elevate a pair of jeans or add a cool twist to a dressy A-line skirt. Take Zara's textured boxy top, with its delicate smattering of jewels, and wear it over a pair of cropped black pants as an alternative to cocktail dressing. Or try April, May's beaded sweatshirt with a slim pencil skirt for an outfit equally fit for brunch or a more creative office environment. The key is to pair these pieces with neutral basics and let them shine on their own, so keep other accessories to a minimum. Click ahead to see thirteen pretty and sparkly options.

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