Clearly, the all-important touches are front and center again.
Beware: There seems to be an insatiable desire to pile pearls, beads or chains upon more pearls, beads and chains on an outfit. This is a questionable fashion statement as it can be too heavy, bulky or lavish beyond reason.
Bib-style necklaces – this necklace design has several strands, using a variety of beads, often in mixed sizes and even in mixed metals, colors or chains.
Bold, semiprecious stone necklaces in the 16”-18” length. These look great inside a colored shirt or blouse for all the Harmonies. Springs need to stay with small – medium scale stones.
Ornate cuff bracelets are perfect for any three-quarter-length sleeve to show off your wrists. A plain blouse in a solid color will highlight the cuff’s textured pattern.
Ornate broaches and silk flowers accent sweaters, twin-sets,dresses, suit jackets, coats – even as a waist accent.
Retro designs are applied to necklaces, bracelets and glasses.
The satchel bag in neutrals and colors. Chain-strap bags look great with a sleek day-night ensemble like a fitted blazer, crisp pants or jeans and heels.
Menswear hats from the bowler to the fedora sport a bounty buckle or contrasting band for a feminine touch. A plaid one would be very fun for you hat people.
Show stopping scarves in abstract, painterly or animal designs. Textured casual scarves in colors would be an easy addition to your wardrobe.
Detailed belts using metals, metallic ribbons, crystal and combos of metal, elastic and leather. Cinch a skinny one (or two) at the waist of loose tops or flannel trousers. Choose a wider one, if you prefer.
Watches with metallic bands, colorful embellishments or bright and shiny bands.
This season’s shoes are fresh, original and unexpected. Boots galore in various lengths from ankle boots – some with peep-toes – to over-the-knees boots. The latter is a dramatic look for the younger set. Temper them with a long cardigan worn over a short skirt and include opaque tights.
Creative, colorful casual ankle boot-style Keds for the youthful. Wear them with tights and shorter or rolled up jeans or skinny pants.
Leg-lengthening heels have plat forms, metal studs, feather and lace, sparkle and shine. They’re also made of exotic skins.
Day-to-night flats. This comfortable and stylish alternative to stilettos comes in so many variations and moods that I can’t list them all. There’s a lot to love!
Moccasin – style loafers. Loafers with details and pattern added.