ACCESSORIES REPORT: All Season, Every Season

Accessories Report

Usually, I tend to experiment with trends and different accessories in the summer. I layer on tons of jewelry and silky scarves and transform into a full on accessory queen while basking in the warmth. Unfortunately, I find it extremely challenging to experiment with more daring accessories in the winter. My bangles get caught in my gloves and my floppy felt hat always blows off and I end up chasing it down 1st Avenue.

When I saw this Fashionista walking into the dorms, I was instantly jealous of her effortless incorporation of trendy winter accessories. Her knit turban style hat is an exciting twist on the classic black beanie and really gives her outfit a funky edge. She brings a pop of color to her monochrome outfit with her wine colored booties. Not only does the thick sole make them perfectly winter appropriate, the chunky style and silver buckles are right on trend. Mixing metals can sometimes be garish, but our Fashionista stays classy and laidback by keeping the silver of her boots and gold of her vintage gold choker similar in shade and finish. The choker style and largeness of the links enhances the urban feel of her outfit, while her Ray-Ban Wayfarers add a touch of sophisticated demureness.

One of my favorite qualities of our Fashionista’s accessories is their ability to be worn in any season. On a cool spring day, her turban would be perfect with a skater dress and floral kimono. Her wine colored booties would be perfect for a summer music festival, paired with slouchy socks, high-waisted shorts and a band tee. Her chain could be worn in any season to edge up an overly girly outfit.

Spotted: Turbans have been seen on the runway since 2011, as seen in Jason Wu’s spring 2011 collection. These inventive hats have stuck around since, making a comeback in winter in the form of knit hats and headbands.

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