ACCESSORIES REPORT: In With The Old, In With The New

Accessories Report

Many people are scared of the word “vintage.” To some it may be considered old or frumpy. Others are simply intimated by the idea of picking an old piece of jewelry or clothing and modernizing it. However, for this Fashionista, she brought vintage classic and modern chic together to create a harmonious outfit.

Finding this classic statement necklace in her grandmother’s jewelry box, it gave her the perfect Saturday afternoon look. Pairing it with a brightly colored cropped top gives more of an emphasis on the sophisticated necklace. The shorter tee draws attention to her face and her accessory. The cropped top also highlights the smallest part of her waist, which helps to elongate her legs, making her seem even slimmer and taller. Completing the outfit with leather knee-high boots adds to the slender ensemble, making it perfect to pair with this relaxed cropped top. By adding a simple braid, this Fashionista enhances an already bright and put together look.

Not only could this vintage necklace be an addition to any Saturday afternoon look, but it could also be the necessary add on to any formal or going out attire. The possibilities are endless with the necklace consisting of different shades of gold and the one black jewel. Instead of a pattern, you could add it to any bright colored dress, giving great accents to both the outfit and the necklace. A simple black dress would also make the gold in the necklace pop.

In any arrangement, vintage-inspired fashion should always be applauded as long as it can collaborate well with your modern flair. What is important is that you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. If you do, your confidence will come across in your clothing.

Spotted: Alice + Olivia also uses brightly colored cropped tops to emphasize the accessories used, seen in their spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection.


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