Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Exclamation Point!

Trying to make a statement with your outfit?  End that statement with an exclamation point!  How?  With accessories! 
Accessories, working together with the outfit, will create an ensemble that expresses your style and who you are.  Accessories can also change an outfit to be suitable for multiple occasions; they can turn your Friday work wear into casual date wear with a simple change of shoes and jewelry.  The best thing about accessories...  there are so many to choose from!
Trending now are color saturated accessories.  These accessories take a simple outfit to a whole new, eye catching level.

 Colorblocking is still dominating the fashion world and is constantly getting a facelift.  A paneled dress, like this Stella McCartney, is a perfect example of simple colorblocking.  This illusion dress not only gives the appearance of an exaggerated hour glass figure, which is flattering to all shapes, but it opens up so many opportunities for accessories.  Try to accentuate sensual areas of the body, like the ears, neck, hands and feet.
A chunky ring that pops against your hand bag like this Dior clutch and Blush sparkler, or a sexy pair of heels like these Brian Atwood pumps go a long way towards color saturation. Add some earrings and a necklace to put an exclamation at the end of this statement.

Is it possible to take a color saturated outfit and add color saturated accessories? YES! This fabulous Nicole Miller cobalt blue dress goes great with emerald (Pantone's color of the year).  This Roger Vivier bag is a great way to tie the cobalt and emerald together.  These Monsoon strappy pumps add some flirtation while the necklace and earrings give the eye catching shimmer you want.

50's fashion is back!  Fruit prints, ladylike bags, peep toe Mary Janes and, you guessed it... color saturation!  True yellows, blues, greens and reds!  We are loving these bold, standout colors. Pin Up Girl Clothing is a great place to get your retro clothes and shoes.  This classic Hermes Kelly bag,  and cherry bangle are the perfect accessory for your wrists.  A pair of ball earrings and pendant are a modern take on a classic ladylike pearl.

Ombré isn't just for your hair.  This look is gaining popularity because designers are finally getting it; most people are not a double 0!  Keeping the darker shading at the tummy and hips helps hide little imperfections as well as help more narrow hipped ladies get more of an hour glass shape.  This Herve Ledger dress is fantastic!  Because of the different shades the accessories can be mixed up.  Do you have the perfect Steve Madden bow pumps and a matching bow clutch by Kate Landry but can't find cute teal jewelry?  The ombré allows you to go with navy like this fabulous bangle and pair of ball earrings.
What is your go to exclamation piece?

1 comment:

  1. I really like the fruit prints dress and accessories. Perfect for summer outfit.