Nothing quite compares to an accessory that’s handmade. A crafted friendship bracelet is no exception. A familiar hobby of grade school enthusiasts has long since lasted the test of time. A wrist full of individual art easily transfers into a modern day fashion trend full of prints, patterns and shapes—embroidered thread designs move from knotted jewelry to wearable fabric, a trend that lends to a far off desert scheme and aesthetic.
This Fashionista makes the most of her vibrant accessories amidst a neutral comfort look, a pairing that works well to add interest and color on a cloudy day. On first glance, her thick woven bracelet with a geometric likeliness steals the show. Only then does one go on to notice her appropriately chosen slip-ons that feature a jute wrap edge and vertical geometry, a perfect match to balance out the eye-catching pattern designs. To top it off, a popular choice of high-waisted denim completes the outfit’s approach in an urban setting. Her chevron patterned bracelet in a repeating red, black and yellow add enough extra color to coincide well with a simple leather braided bracelet. If your bracelet making skills are a bit behind in age, this step-by-step tutorial could be the right refresher since maybe you missed out on Rebecca Minkoff’s DIY bracelet event at Saks Fifth Avenue. For store bought options, Nasty Gal has a variety of knot and loop closure friendship bracelets, Colombian bands made of bamboo are on sale at Madewell, ceramic beads file in a geometric design at Need Supply Co. and Urban Outfitters encloses multiple friendly bracelets all in one.
As for this Fashionista’s comfy slip-on flats, you can find a lace-up option from Shopbop that features similar raffia styled sides with a woven cotton geometric upper. For that desert sand Southwestern appeal, these ankle strap flats from ThreadSence are feminine and subtle.
Spotted: Missoni never fails with geometric patterns, and always manages to continue the trademark aesthetic be it winter or spring. Proenza Schouler went for a slanted geometric wear as well, in an expected scheme of warm tones for fall 2011.