For me, accessories play a huge role in my outfits. It’s a way for me to a make simple, yet essential white or off-white blouse and a pair of blue jeans a bit more interesting. Accessories are a way to revamp your look by adding your own personal touches and character to your outfits.
In order to feel comfortable in what I’m wearing, I like my outfit to show off a bit of my personality. I’m almost always wearing my turquoise ring and my Mati or evil eye bracelet. They both are signature accessories of mine and have sentimental value to me. They aren’t too bold which makes them a subtle way to show off my personality.
Sometimes I like my accessories to all correspond to a certain theme, other times I like to have an organized chaos of a mix accessories with various styles. I’m definitely not a minimalist; however, I don’t know if I would identify as a maximalist. I do follow Coco Chanel’s advice, “before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” yet I still tend to over accessorize.
I’m a huge fan of any type of jewelry; however, jewelry is not my favorite accessory. Scarves are by far the best accessory. They’re so versatile; you can wear them in an almost infinite amount way around your neck, as a shawl, headband, turban, sometimes even a skirt or a shirt. There is a reason why the French have several names for the word scarf. Scarves can be a very expressive way to show off your personal style.