ACCESSORIES REPORT: Tighten Things Up

Accessories Report

Despite the rather surprising early heat wave that struck New England through the first couple weeks of March, the weather has been pretty chilly all through April. I personally enjoy longer periods of cooler weather in the springtime because of my very strong love for cozy accessories, and I have definitely taken advantage of these brisk April days to showcase this love! When I spotted this Fashionista walking outside of UCONN’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences building, I knew that I had found a another fan of cold weather accessories.

One of my favorite looks that has been incredibly popular this past season was the pairing of shorts with tights and a cute pair of shoes. The Fashionista that I ran into is a prime example of how adorable and stylish this look can be. Starting off with a sexy black lace shirt paired with a nicely contrasting red boyfriend cardigan, the Fashionista adds in a tights-and-shorts combo that makes the outfit truly unique. She then adds her own personality through accessory choices. She picked out a very cute pair of light brown lace-up oxfords, a warm patterned scarf, a long gold necklace and a large pair of sunglasses. This Fashionista truly works her look right down to her very tightly-encased toes.

Tighten things up in your own looks this week, Fashionistas. There are only so many more weeks that wearing this totally awesome look will be possible, and I suggest that you take full advantage of it! If you're looking to match your accessories with ones similar to this Fashionista, I suggest looking at this pair of oxfords from Topshop, this pair of tights from Witchery, this cardigan from J.Crew, and this adorable necklace from Max & Chloe. However, there are thousands of options available in each of these accessory categories, so cater to your own individual loves!

If you are looking for more spring-appropriate alternatives, I would suggest a pair of cutout oxfords, like this pair from ModCloth, a lacy pair of tights, like this one from Bardot and a simple silk scarf, like this one from Van Mildert.

Spotted: A Détacher's fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection has a great collection of very sleek and sexy tights in combination with gorgeous outfits. If you are looking for some inspiration to “tight”-en up your wardrobe, this is the collection to look at!

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