Accessories Report

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a Fashionista rocking a pair of statement earrings. At the end of the post, I suggested playing around with other pieces of jewelry like necklaces to add more dimension to an outfit. You may have liked the idea of rocking a statement necklace, but weren’t exactly sure of how it could be styled so that it was causal enough for the normal day in the life of a Fashionista. If that in fact sounds like you, then you will be especially pleased with this week’s Fashionista.

What immediately caught my eye in this Fashionista’s outfit was her necklace. Unlike a lot of other chunkier necklaces that I had seen before, this necklace screams bohemian, ethnic and also feminine. In comparison to others, what makes this necklace especially unique is the composition; you don’t normally see jewels being mixed with wood in a lot of jewelry being produced currently. The strategic use of earth tones like green, brown and muted purple in combination with the wood have the ability to give any outfit a more toned-down vibe. This necklace from Ann Taylor exhibits the same theme of mixing materials, but is also a little more sophisticated.

It can become a little more difficult to pair an outfit with such a unique necklace like this Fashionista’s. Luckily, she was able to create a look that remained fluid from head to toe. She chose to keep the colors in the rest of her outfit very natural just like the necklace, starting with her nude babydoll T-shirt dress. A dress was a smart choice because two separate pieces might have made the outfit look overdone. Finally, what a better way to complete a very “natural” look than with a pair of blue TOMS shoes!

For all of the Fashionistas out there who are wondering how they can incorporate wooden pieces into their wardrobe, check out some items from Good Wood NYC. Their necklaces have a number of pendant options in addition to their selection of bracelets and even earrings!

Spotted: The Veronique Branquinho fall 2013 ready-to-wear show shows how wood can be used in accessories other than necklaces.


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