Accessories are a great way to get more looks out of your wardrobe, without having to buy more clothes. Sparkly pieces and colourful gems instantly pep up a winter outfit and bring your look up-to-date. The best accessories are those that singularly transform an outfit and work for numerous occasions.
Here is my pick of the best pieces to look out for this season:
The Statement Necklace: A statement necklace can instantly transform your look, whether you are wearing a t-shirt or an evening gown. For party wear, your jewellery should enhance your outfit, and not clutter it. If your outfit is already making a statement, you probably don’t need to add a necklace to it. The stores are filled with a vast collection of choices – silver and gold, glass drops, empire collar, triple row and layered, colourful mock gems, opulent sparkle, heritage and more.
Tip: Make sure you get one with a few spare links so you can adjust it to sit at the right length for your neck/décolletage.
Pearls Are Back: The look this season is ‘heirloom’ and pearls are making a comeback. Pearls and (mock) diamonds together are even better.
Note: If you love pearls, try to visit the V&A Pearls exhibition in London showing until 19th January.
Pointed Shoes: The elegant and sexy pointy shoe is back. It is not only perfect for evening wear, but can make your legs look longer and leaner too. To make them extra alluring, choose a sling back, cutaway or show some toe cleavage. Don’t be afraid to go for a bold colour, as long as it suits your look and works with other party outfits. Metallic, embellished, suede and patent are some of the seasonal trends.
Tip: If heels are not your thing, go for a pointy ballet shoe with a diamanté toe.
Clutch Bags For Day and Night: The clutch, originally designed for evenings, is moving into daytime wear too. The daytime clutch is slightly bigger and less embellished than an evening clutch. You can choose one that can go from day to night, if you prefer. I have seen some lovely metallic clutches at Whistles this season.
Tip: Choose a clutch with an optional chain so you don’t have to cling to your bag all night.
Tights – Go Sheer: Whatever you are wearing, sheer tights are the look this season. Be sure to choose the right shade of nude for your skin tone.
They say a smile is your best accessory so, apply a great colour to your lips, avoid getting it on your teeth, and use that smile. Always get in touch with me for style consultation services.
Have a fabulous Festive Season!