The dresses are long and flowing, the prints are vibrant florals, but how can a girl make her spring outfits really fabulous?
Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
Accessories are what personalize a look. They are the finishing touch that makes you look polished and put together. Last time I checked, looking a hot mess was tres chic back in the 90’s with the Marc Jacobs grunge inspired look, and thank god that trend has passed!
Did anyone ever think that this really looked fabulous? (Yikes)
So here is some accessories advice for this season to help you complete your fabulous look.
Let’s begin with shoes, because no girl can resist a new pair of shoes at the beginning of a new season. I know this is a little cliché but if you buy only one pair this spring make it the nude pump. On the spring runway it came in all heights and materials, so why not show off that pedicure after months hiding your toes in boots. This shoe will become a staple for you this spring/summer 2011 season, and because it’s a neutral you’ll be able to wear them well into the fall.
The best part is that they make everyone’s legs look a mile long.
The nude tone is like an invisible extension to your legs that doesn’t create that visual line that cuts off your leg like last year’s gladiator sandal.
If you love the nature inspired looks of this season’s runway but don’t feel like wearing head to toe floral prints, there are plenty of ways to incorporate nature’s bounty with accessories. Butterflies and flowers on shoes, headbands, belts and jewelry were everywhere on the spring runways.
For those who like to rock their style a little more then take a look at Alexander McQueen’s accessories. He is using a lot of skull and crossbones in his line right now, very bold and dramatic.
Find the one that suits your style best and then run with it.
In handbags the trend this season was the return of color. Prada, Jill Sander’s, Dior, YSL, they all have spring 2011 bags in electric blues, shocking pinks, vibrant purples and limey greens.
I love to go to these top designers for the new looks and then hit the outlet centers, online discounters, etc. to find similar looks for less $.
In the jewelry department big statement pieces are still a must. This is an easy way to turn an ordinary outfit into an extraordinary look. Just add a statement cuff or a big statement necklace or a fantastic belt and you go from board meeting (yawn) to cocktails, yea!
Play around with a few of the pieces you have already and add some new ones, after all a girl’s got to shop!
So now you are properly accessorized for this spring season and ready to express yourself through all the great shoes, bags, belts and jewels of the season. I will leave you with some great advice from the iconic Coco Chanel herself “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” Now get out there and express that great style of yours, and as always, Remember to be Uniquely You J