by Jay Iyema
The iconic Iris Apfel once said “If there was a choice on spending a lot of money on accessories or dresses. I always chose accessories.” I love accessories. They are the Fridays of Fashion, the chef’s kiss, the bow on a present, the ta-da. The beauty of accessories is that you can never over do it, and you can never under do it either. Jewelry is so flexible and versatile that they can make or break outfits.
For the elegant yet charming touch. Try something subtle and simple. Like a gold chain, gold earrings. Maybe even pearls.
For your endless summer vibe… try wearing fruits!!!! Fruits? Fruits! No actual fruits! Make sense? This was inspired by the Brand Pura Utz. Very Fashionable if I do say so myself. Also Funky sunglasses also make it feel like summer never really ended.They are a statement piece without really being a statement piece.
Not sure what to do with your hair? Tie it up? Pin it up? Slick it back? The solution? Headbands! I know what your thinking “ I am not in the fucking third grade anymore. No one wheres headbands” To that I say WRONG! Headbands not only add a little something-something to your head, but they add a little bit more dimension to your outfit. Make the look feel a little bold and colorful headbands are the way to go. Plus Blair Waldorf would 100% approve of this.
Scarves… a trend from the 90s that all the instagram influencers have taken as their own, scarves are so cute, and the thrift store is filled with them. You can style them anyway you wish. You can add them to your braid. You can tie them around to make them look like a headband. Or if you wish you can wear them Babushka.
Hair barrettes, again when the fuck are we? 2007?? No but barrettes are so cute and they have so many cute styles that can go with any outfit. Plus not to mention they are super chic.
No matter how you choose to accessories. Remember there is no right or wrong way, no such thing as too much or too little.
Just remember the finishing touch is up to you.