Accessories Report

When it comes to accessories, there’s one trend that never seems to go out of style: tortoiseshell. A classic and easy complement to any outfit, the print is constantly appearing on sunglasses, watches and chain-link jewelry. Each spring and summer season tortoise comes back in a huge way, adding a fun accent to runway and street-style looks.

This Fashionista looks perfectly pulled together in her tortoiseshell frames and watch. I love the shape of her specs from fashionable eyewear brand, Warby Parker. The thickness of the frames compliments her face shape and creates the perfect “geek chic” look. Paired with a lace top and black and white printed maxi skirt, the glasses add the finishing touches to her already fun look.

Every Fashionista needs a great watch that she can look to both for functionality and as a simple statement. A watch can say a lot about someone’s personal style. This Fashionista’s screams classic with a twist. Her tortoiseshell Michael Kors timepiece is sure to look fabulous with any outfit. The classic shape of the watch is simple while the crystal-outlined face adds just a hint of glam.

To work tortoiseshell into your own wardrobe, invest in a pair of sunnies to get the ultimate wear out of the trend. If there was ever an accessory to invest in, from watches to hair accessories, it’s going to be the ever-classic tortoiseshell. This adorable style isn’t going away anytime soon, so go ahead and splurge on that pair of Karen Walker sunnies you’ve had your eyes on!

Spotted: Alexander McQueen’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear show made the tortoiseshell trend loud and clear with tortoiseshell everything. From bodices to collar necklaces to chunky cuff bracelets, the pattern took on an edgy vibe


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