A few years ago I thought I had accessories down to an art. No outfit would be left “plain” as I’d always add something big or bright for impact, cue layers of turquoise stone necklaces, big earrings and the ubiquitous Blair headband. I viewed accessories as a way to transform an outfit. It was fun and certainly still is, but it is hard to always get it right without looking or feeling too done.
In stark contrast, nowadays you’re way more likely to find me in my trusted gold bar studs, engagement ring and the occasional necklace. It is obviously a reflection of the times, and thanks to the 90’s minimalist trend, but my philosophy has also changed in recent years. Instead of wanting to change my outfits, I now use accessories to subtly enhance and compliment my clothes. Instead of adding layers of silver beaded necklaces to a plain ivory top with lace insets, I’d much rather add a delicate gold necklace.
Some of my favourite current accessories include gold T-bar studs, a hexagon necklace, a simple gold clip and a necklace engraved with my new initials. I’ve also recently added a chic tassel key ring to my house keys as it makes it so much easier to find in my bag and my trusty bracelet that looks like a Cartier love bracelet rarely leaves my arm.
All in all, I’m pretty happy with my accessories game, but I can’t guarantee that I won’t be adding to it any time soon.