Accessories Report

On winter days, when the snow has turned into rain, we sometimes long for the added sparkle that the season once brought. This Fashionista incorporated some unexpected glitz, ultimately adding femininity to her ensemble. Although the clothing pallette is mostly neutral, her added accessories make this outfit anything but boring.

She wears a J.Crew bauble necklace, a pair of classic black leggings, a white button-up shirt, a pair of INC leather riding boots and a blazer–complete with elbow patches–from Francesca’s. Her gold bauble necklace, peeking out from underneath her fresh white collared button-up, adds the perfect amount of sparkle and surprise. I adore the contrasting pieces in this outfit: a masculine plaid blazer with a sweet piece of jewelry.

When you try out this trend yourself, rock some clear-colored jewels or contrasting jewels. Necklaces make fun and inexpensive accessories when you want to mix up your wardrobe–embellish that boring old shirt. If a larger necklace is too daring for you, instead, simply begin with a sparkly bold bracelet.

Some Fashionistas say that the shoes don’t have to match the bag, but what about shoes having to match your jewelry? I say why not! The gold accents on this Fashionista’s pair of riding boots help tie in her necklace, completing a head-to-toe look.

Accessories can add the exclamation point to any outfit. Don’t be afraid of a little glamour–whether in the classroom or out on the town. Let your added sparkle help cheer anyone up, even on gloomy days.

Spotted: Many of the models from the Kate Spade spring 2013 ready-to-wear show are glistening in unique sparkling necklaces. These necklaces the perfect amount of punch to their outfits.


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