ACCESSORIES REPORT: Mixing and Maximizing

Accessories Report

Winter months around Queens campus present a challenge for those who are fashionably promiscuous. Their attempts to accessorize may not be at the forefront of their outfit selection when they are seeking protection from winter’s wrath. Don’t hold back on the layers when you are bundling up for the day.

Throw away the textbook guidelines and start to mix-and-match anything and everything in your wardrobe. We know we tell you to “mix it up” quite often, but let’s take this opportunity to lay it down. Mixing it up means taking contrasting themes and wearing them together to create a look. You can highlight the uniqueness of each accessory by doing this. Why stop at two or three contrasting accessories? Get creative!

Bundle up with your favourite hat and scarf, and throw your concerns about matching elements together out the window. Here’s a tip for all you Fashionistos: If you have two favourite scarfs, why not wear both? This Fashionisto contrasts old and new, sporting his favourite thrifted sweater cocooned in Goods & CO‘s fishing-style PRPS jacket. He completes this killer outfit with a pair of distressed black leather Ted Baker boots.

It’s not always easy for gents to accessorize. Throwing on a watch is a quick and effective way to gain style points. This Fashionisto never leaves his home without his Bell & Ross watch. Second-hand stores are also great for finding unique, low-cost time-pieces. It’s time to show people the real potential of your closet and bundle up the right way this winter!

Spotted: Check out how Christopher Shannon highlights his pieces in his recent collection. His contrasting techniques make for a successful spring collection this 2013.

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