Do you like your accessories small and understated or bold and in-your-face?
I’m a bit bi-polar when it comes to accessories: there are days when I’m all about minimalism and understatement, and then there are days when I want something that makes a big, bold statement. It depends on my mood, of course, but also on what I’m planning to wear. Some outfits just seem to need a bit more bling.
|scarf: Marja Kurki / statement necklace: Zara / sunglasses: Tom Ford
Take this rather plain outfit, for example: here I am, shopping in London, planning to try on several pairs of trousers, maybe also tops, even dresses. It’s going to be frustrating, time-consuming and I will hate every moment of it (yes, I will: I hate looking for things and trying on countless items, hoping to find the one that fits…), so I want to wear something comfortable, something that I can take off easily, time after time. But it’s a damn boring outfit, so I need to spruce it up a bit, with something that won’t distract me from the main task at hand. Enter the statement necklace and a silk scarf.
I’m very sensitive to draught, and spend a lot of time on trains and planes, so a scarf is a must in my book: I hardly ever leave home without one. If I’m not wearing one, I have one in my bag.
And I have quite a collection of necklaces, in different styles: I like very modern jewellery, but I also love vintage. However, when it comes to jewellery, there are a few non-negotiable ground rules. First, the material must be nickel-free (I have a bad nickel allergy). And second, no moving parts or dangly bits (they drive me crazy). I like solid pieces that are fuss-free. when it comes to jewellery, or clothes, I hate anything that needs constant adjusting or restricts my movements. For the same reason I can’t stand multiple strands of necklaces or an armful of bracelets. Still, I really like the look on some bloggers I follow, and I think it is a look that is very natural to them, i.e. in harmony with their personalities. And that’s what is crucial here: accessories must match the personality of the wearer. When it comes to my own style and personality, low-maintenance is everything…
What about you, what’s your acessories style?