ACCESSORIES REPORT: Studs And Spikes

Accessories Report

Despite Florida’s short-lived cold season, as we start to transition from mid-winter to spring, many of the trends from the previous months are carried over because they tend to be extremely functional and versatile. In this case, Fashionistas in the state capital are still finding ways to rock a good combat boot year-round.

This Fashionista shows us how effortless it can be to combine accessories that incorporate a bit of leather and studs into an everyday outfit that is ideal for class or meetings. Simple black trousers and a bright, frilly, sleeveless top are an ideal match when facing Florida’s somewhat bipolar weather. Speaking as a native Floridian, sometimes you really cannot predict if there will be a sudden change of temperature within a short time range, despite what the forecast might say that morning.  It is best for Fashionistas to be prepared at all times. Outfits like this one can be quickly layered with a chunky knit scarf and a leather jacket for that extra bit of coverage and warmth if it starts to get cooler outside.

Moreover, these black studded boots from Steve Madden provide a perfect punk demeanor to this Fashionista’s otherwise tame look. Generally speaking, adding combat boots to your outfit help to toughen up your overall appearance, because they have more attitude than just the usual pair of monochrome flats. These particular shoes are a unique hybrid of the basic combat boot and a studded flat due to the details on the toe.

Similarly, the detailing of her Zara studded tote gives into the cohesive pattern of silver hardware throughout her accessories. Tote bags like this one are useful to have on hand during the school year because they can accommodate many items, like a laptop and a notebook. It is always a good idea for Fashionistas to keep a classic black tote in their wardrobe as a go-to accessory for class or work.

This Fashionista’s jewelry is minimal besides her statement timepiece, a silver Michael Kors Runway Chronograph watch. Timepieces such as this one are always enduring because they can be worn with nearly any outfit at any time of year. They provide just the right amount of bling, and give your wrist some major arm candy. Likewise, she wears only a single bracelet that depicts some of the landmarks found in the city of lights: Paris, France.

Lastly, the finishing touch to tie together all of her accessories is her classic pair of all-black Ray-Ban aviators, which are a great item to consider adding to your repertoire. Aviators always bring a certain amount of coolness, no matter what color they may be. They are a great item to own because they work well for every face, regardless of the size and shape.

Spotted: Designers like Phillip Lim are incorporating classic black leather tote bags into their 2014 ready-to-wear collection. Additionally, DKNY’s spring 2014 collection features some motorcycle boots that are bound to make any outfit look killer.

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