Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sexy Cool Accessories

Whoever said accessories can't be sexy, needs to dig out of their oversized turtle neck and start expanding their world (I don't know for a fact that they wear turtle necks...maybe they prefer dickies?)

I say: accessories can totally be sexy.

I think they're great for adding just the right amount of visual interest where there is none.
Take this outfit for example...
I tried it with a pair of hoops and it looked ok, but when I took those off and added this shiny happy thing, it gave life to the part of the sweater that was bare.

And pairing a necklace with a layered shirt/sweater combo like this instantly adds a cool and updated factor to a classic combination.

I probably would not have worn this necklace with just the button down, because with the visual of buttons going down the middle (and possibly pockets on either side) a swingy necklace would be too much.

Need more reasons to try a long necklace?
  1. They're slimming. They give the eye a focal point and that's straight down your front so that gives you a slimming effect.
  2. They move with you so you've got something swaying to your movements which translates, "I just threw this on as I walked out the door and now I look fabulous."
  3. You can layer them, taking your plain black sweater from boring to hot in seconds, or you can  do just the one, which looks just as cool.
Do keep in mind that if you're wearing your hair down and the necklace is pretty substantial, you don't need earrings.

Remember: the less you have going on, the more flattering that one piece will be. If you're going to wear your hair up, or the necklace is a simple chain (or maybe it has something on the very very end) then go with studs or smaller hoops.

The way I wear it? Less is more.
Have a happy Thursday!

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