Are you looking to shake up your "same old, same old" look?
If so you must include accessories! Use accessories to your advantage. Most women wear the same earrings or necklace all the time. Why be boring and predictable? Why not look great & learn how to use accessories (like jewelry, belts, scarves) to your advantage! Accessories are actually a "style tool" that can balance your proportions (not to mention they show our unique sense of style).
Where you place a brooch (or other accessory) can bring attention to that area (like up at your neckline) and away from other areas. Talk about product placement! Bring attention to the good bits and minimize the not so good with simple styles and darker colors where you don't want the attention.
Solve your need for "retail therapy" in a CHEAP way! Nowadays, we are all pinching our pennies. Use accessories to your advantage here. You can use brooches, belts, scarves, etc. to add style to the same 'ol jacket you've been wearing all season! Add a colorful belt over your cream-colored cardigan. A new look w/ a minimal investment. I love that.
What accessories are your favorites? Scarves, earrings, belts? How have you used accessories to your style advantage?