As the hot summer months approach us, the main focus of your outfit will be your accessories.
In the South, the temperature can reach scorching heights, making you feel as if the make-up will melt right off your face. Being that wearing as little as possible is the usual go-to remedy for this, a woman’s accessories will have to be the standout of her outfit. The perfect accessory makes people stop in their tracks. Forces them to walk over to you just to ask where you got your bag. The importance of accessories is the details. Embroidered flowers, colorful prints, and even emblazoned logos will make loud statements in the even louder hustle and bustle of city life.
1. The Bag Charm
For yet another season, the bag charm plays the perfect accessory to your handbag. This is, in large parts, thanks to Fendi, who historically revolutionized the bag charms a few short years ago. Never be afraid of adding two or three at a time in different colors and shapes. It could easily begin to resemble a work of art.
2. The Sun Visor
The apparatus with the sole responsibility of shielding your eyes from the sun got a refreshing revamp at Dior. The metal mesh material keeps the air flowing through all while still acting as the perfect blocker from the sun, making it the ideal beach accessory.
3. The Statement Shoe
The shoe could arguably be the most important of all of the accessories. From Sex and the City to The Devil Wears Prada, the directors understood the importance of panning the camera from the shoes up. For his first collection for Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello created these stunners, which already have a cult following. These fit perfectly with boyfriend jeans as well as with short skirts and dresses. The “YSL” on the heel is just one of those unexpected details that shoe lovers dream of.
4. The Statement Bag
The era of the extreme maximalist is now. The “more is more” aesthetic has become the norm for people in their everyday lives. Gucci can be credited with helping to kick start this trend. For spring, Alessandro Michele created a number of his statement “dyonysis” bags in different prints and some even covered in the Gucci monogram with sequins. This bag, in reality probably should be worn with minimal colors so that it can stand out on its own, however for the daring fashionistas feel free to clash as many prints as you want.
5. The Strand Pearl Necklace
Hey, life is short. For those hot nights out on the town why not pile on the pearls. These days the pearl necklace doesn’t have to be worn with an elegant gown. Chanel chose to pair theirs with loose open button ups and snapbacks. It’s 2017 and it’s all about taking things that are seen as elegant and dressing them down in a nonchalant way. It’s all about a confident attitude.
Written By: Dominique Bedell