Accessories to die for
- November 5, 2019
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Some seasons can make a girl extremely greedy. Last winter was a big personal disappointment. The hot skinny jeans worn by Kate Moss made me want to weep with desperation and resentment, but thankfully spring is a whole new ball game and I’m ready to play. Fashion is finally looking favourably on the real female figure, curves and all, and is not conspiring to make us look like trussed up chickens. Besides, the skinny jean is almost a thing of the past, making way for the roomier fit of men’s style denim.
But back to this season, which is feminine, with plenty of white, crochet, embroidery and appliqués, and fresh stripes on the menu. Nudes are also making a big comeback. All these neutral hues and feminine silhouettes form the perfect backdrop for this spring’s accessories. And there is so much to choose from.
With the arrival of longer days and warmer temperatures, investing in a white bag is your best bet. It should preferably be made from soft, supple leather as is the case with Chloé’s Paddington (yes, it’s still the rage) or a quilted Marc Jacobs number. However, if even your budget groans at the thought try Zara from some great totes and city shoppers. And don’t forget to check out Ebay.
This season the shoe selection provides enormous flexibility. From stacked heels to wedges, from open-toed flats to ballet shoes and exotic sandals; the choice is limitless. Try a gold sandal with a pretty white cotton dress or wear them with you favourite pair of old jeans. Pair the look with several gold chains worn around the neck or wrist. Yes, that’s right. Gold chains are no longer the domain of rappers and, travelling further back in time, Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. You can make a real fashion statement by wearing a few chunky chains at a time; they’re enough to dress up a white T-shirt and jeans.
Nautical has also reared its sunny head and navy or red stripes abound, as do gold buttons featuring anchors and braided details on shoes and bags. Play with these finishings, but don’t go overboard! So abandon all those gypsy skirts, if you still have them hiding in your closet and go for a romantic, feminine look in a pretty dress and stacked heels or for a chic rock-chick vibe. The choice is yours.