I sometimes long to switch to the more accessorized team, because I do like that look. My blog idols include Audi of Fashion for Nerds, who can make an outfit magical with an unexpected piece or two. A vest, a pair of tights, a scarf -- and the net effect is wonderful. Others who are masterful accessorizers, IMHO, include Sally of Already Pretty and Kasmira of What I Wore 2Day.
Being somewhat less skilled in this arena, I tend to rely on a few bracelets, necklaces, and belts. I don't wear many earrings because my curly hair obscures them. That said, I do have the mop of curly hair as a daily accessory. I am just not great with manipulating scarves, although I will use one for a belt. So I tend to favor a simple, minimal look.
I am trying to improve my accessorizing skills by studying fashion magazines, books, and other bloggers. It's all fun, and no one will get hurt if I make a fashion faux-pas.
Here's an example for today, open to your vote!
I started with a favorite sparkly navy skirt. I added a Breton-striped tee and some cool sandals, and a few bracelets. Here's where I'd usually stop. Simple, pleasing to the eye, nothing too flashy.
Then, for the sake of this post, I added my fake pearls and a leather belt. What do you think? Is it too much, not enough, or just right? I like emphasizing my waist, but I don't like messing with the pockets on the knit top.
|Knit Top: Anthropologie, Skirt: Old Navy, thrifted|
Shoes: White Mountain, Belt: Guess, thrifted
I eventually went with no belt, and a goldtone leaf pendant (no picture, somebody had to get to work). What would you have chosen, and which team do you play on? As always, thanks so much for reading and commenting.