There’s been so much conversation about how we should emerge into a post-pandemic world. What to wear? What not to wear? In my opinion, what’s most important is to dress in any way that makes you happy! With all of this in mind, we’ve put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide full of accessories and small luxuries to pamper her (or you!) that will make her feel vibrant, sparkling, special, and above all, loved.
Whether it’s an elegant evening bag, a trendy pair of earrings, a woven belt, or a colorful scarf, investing in some fun, new accessories will update your wardrobe throughout the seasons and help create an image that is all your own. Here are our favorite tips for using accessories to update a wardrobe classic, transform an outfit from day to evening, and add energy and color to neutral clothing.
Accessories can inject life into your wardrobe this fall in a way nothing else can. A fun necklace or a beautiful wrap will elevate the simplest t-shirt and jeans without sacrificing comfort for style. Here are the brands (both old and new) we’ll be finding boots, headbands, and jewelry from this season.
In conservative professions like law and finance, hosiery is generally expected when wearing a skirt or dress in most climates and countries. In more relaxed work environments, bare legs and sandals can be acceptable if your dress code permits it, your legs are in great shape, and your feet freshly pedicured. With formal and cocktail attire, bare legs are acceptable with a toned, healthy and pedicured look. Ultra-sheer hosiery with a subtle sheen is a fashionable alternative for those who prefer coverage.
Scarves really are wardrobe magicians. They can add instant polish, color, spirit and pizzazz to almost any outfit. They can link unexpected color combinations into sophisticated outfits. They can bridge a less-flattering color to your facial color pattern. They form a powerful focal point near your face, pulling attention away from any figure challenges. Scarves almost never wear out, so you can enjoy your investment for years.
The most basic shoe for a woman is a low-heeled closed- toe pump in your key neutral- typically a color closely related to your hair color. Black to be the universal neutral, it isn’t a great shoe choice if it isn’t part of your personal color fan. With a skirt, a lower vamp (top opening of the shoe) leaves more of your foot visible and elongates your legs. Peep-toe and sling-back styles expose more skin. With pants, a higher vamp brings the shoe color up to meet the pants hem. Avoid ankle strap styles unless you have very long, trim legs and can afford their shortening effect. Lighter weight styling and higher, thinner heels make a shoe dressier. Heavier material, thicker soles and shorter thicker heels move the styling in a more casual direction.