Minimalist Accessories

minimalist accessories

A windproof jacket, joggers, a long-sleeved top, and comfortable walking shoes. That’s my default outfit these days. Every day. The same outfit. Or almost the same: there’s very little variation.

For starters, there’s really no reason to dress up. And second, the weather hasn’t been very accommodating to dressier clothes. Don’t let the sunshine fool you: Nordic spring may look bright and sunny, but warm it isn’t… For the most part, it’s been around 5-9°C (41-48°F) and very windy.

So, my attention turns to accessories, again. Perhaps that’s my version of dressing up these days: choosing the sunglasses (also to shield my eyes from the really bright sun), a scarf, some jewellery…

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In my last post, I had a more ‘let’s pile it on‘ approach: bold statement accessories for maximum impact. This time, I’m taking the minimalist approach: a simple and understated bag and sunglasses, no jewellery except for a narrow gold ring and a rose gold watch.

Yes, I’m one of those people who match their jewellery (including rings, and even the wedding ring) to their accessories. And although white gold and silver are my default mode when it comes to metals, I really like gold jewellery and gold-toned accessories in summer. Or spring. Whenever it’s sunny and bright…

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Outfit details (all old):
sunglasses: Longchamp / silk scarf / bag: Coccinelle /
jacket: Makia / top: Selected Femme

Which one do you prefer, silver of gold? Or both?


Linking up with:

Elegantly Dressed and StylishHigh Latitude StyleA Labour of LifeCurly Crafty Mom, Doused in Pink,  Not Dressed As LambLiving on Cloud NineElegance and Mommyhood, Nancy’s Fashion StyleShelbee on the EdgeA Pocketful of Polka Dots Style SplashAway from the BlueMummabstylish , The Grey BrunetteMutton Years Style and I, Confessions of a Montreal Styling DivaIndependent Fashion Bloggers


    • Tiina L
      7 May 2021 / 11:14 am

      Oh yes, absolutely! Thank you for providing me with a rational excuse for my sunglass obsession…

  1. 6 May 2021 / 5:44 pm

    I love your scarves and sunnies and bags, as you make the most of them and look fabulously comfy and cool!.
    I think that a colourful scarf and lipstick make the difference, wearing a bright colour near your face enhances your natural glow. I miss wearing lipstick, but we still have to wear a mask when outdoors here in Spain.
    My eyes are also very sensitive to sunlight so I never go out without sunglasses!. I’ve amassed a small collection of sunnies with prescription lenses.

    • Tiina L
      7 May 2021 / 11:21 am

      Yes, I’ve always felt that I need some colour near my face, otherwise I look tired and drab. It’s amazing what an impact the colour has, isn’t it?
      Do you have to wear masks even when walking outdoors? On the street? Or nature trails? That’s tough! We only have to wear masks indoors in public places or on public transport. Strictly speaking, it’s a ‘recommendation’, there are no sanctions for non-compliance. Fortunately, most people wear masks, but there’s always someone who thinks the rules are not for them…

      • 10 May 2021 / 11:33 am

        Wearing a mask outdoors has been compulsory for months, even in the street. It was the only way, as ‘recommendation’ didn’t worked here and most people are unable to use their common sense. Last year the rule was to wear a mask only when there were other people around, and it caused a massive increase in cases, so we had a second lockdown.
        Actually I envy your responsible attitude.

  2. 6 May 2021 / 6:17 pm

    Love the matching scarf and lipstick–it looks very polished and effortless.

  3. 6 May 2021 / 10:43 pm

    Love the sunglasses and LOVE the bag!

  4. Lise
    7 May 2021 / 12:05 pm

    I also noticed the matching scarf and lipstick – looks good.

  5. shelbeeontheedge1
    12 May 2021 / 8:15 pm

    Tina, I love this minimalist look! Your scarf is so pretty and plays beautifully against your striped top. The sun is deceptively bright here as well with the temperatures quite the same as yours. I am so ready to shed some layers!


    • Tiina L
      12 May 2021 / 11:30 pm

      Well, it’s getting warmer every day, right?

  6. 16 May 2021 / 12:47 am

    I like the print mixing of the red scarf with the stripes 🙂 Nice touch of colour too! I tend to mix my metals with accessories – I like silver, but have a handful of gold pieces and I’ll wear them all at the same time often 🙂

    Hope you are having a good weekend 🙂 Thank you for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkUp!

    • Tiina L
      17 May 2021 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks, Mica.
      Mixing metals can look very interesting and modern, don’t you think?

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