I would personally say that I am not one for lots of color, especially in my clothing choices. I’m pretty positive I’m not alone in this fact. The Fashionista above shared the same tendency by wearing her black and white patterned dress with a white bag and shoes. Her dress was so precious on its own, but she pulled a very CollegeFashionista move and animated her look by adding a bright red chunky necklace.
Even though the whole accessories game is being toned down to more dainty adornments, that definitely doesn’t mean you can’t rock some big bijou still, especially in the case of needing a pop of color to accent a more muted outfit. This Fashionista’s look could be taken as more feminine and charming along with having a standard palette, but the addition of the colored necklace pulls the look in another direction. The necklace does not only pop with red but also adds a more tribal nature because of the spiky beads. The color and beading brings the dress to another level of bohemian charm.
No matter if you are a colorful or neutral dresser, it’s inevitable that color fades in the fall; not just in the leaves, but in the stores as well. But no worries, there are still plenty of options you can find in stores and especially online when looking for a bright accessory. NASTY GAL is one of the best places to look for funky finds online and of course they have a bright and spiky necklace in stock just like the one above, but with yellow as the accented color. If you love the outfit pictured just as much as I do, check out try this Stella & Dot necklace that resembles the global influence, beading and color of the featured Fashionista’s necklace. And remember, a “pop of color” doesn’t need to be limited to what’s around your neck. Transfer the red to the Fashionista’s bag or shoes and it would still have the same effect.
Spotted: Oscar de la Renta has always shown bright colors in his collections, especially his signature red. But this vividly orange necklace from his spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection would even add an accent to an outfit full of color.