Are you the kind of girl that leaves getting ready until the last minute? Promises herself just one more episode and then she’ll jump in the shower? That’s ok, lots of us rush out the house having grabbed an old purse, and last season’s jacket while leaving the lipstick we’re wearing by the bathroom sink! You rock up at the restaurant, only slightly out of breath, to see your friend sitting there, perfectly manicured hand holding her phone as she slightly raises her groomed eyebrows at your interesting fashion choice.
Scarves aren’t just super cute they’re also really simple to wear and look like you thought about your outfit when in fact you flung it on last minute. Wear it around your neck, with the ends resting at the front, or if you’ve got long hair, use it as a hairband and let them trail down your back. Pick scarves that are bold, colorful and have lots of details so you can add a touch of drama to any outfit. Look for different fabrics such as lace, silk or velvet and don’t forget to pay a visit to your local vintage or thrift store as you’ll find reams of cute, kitschy scarves from the sixties, seventies and even the nineties that’ll jazz up any clutch bag or tote. For a cute bohemian look, you could weave a short blue scarf into plaited hair or tie one around your wrist to create an impromptu cloth bracelet.
The easiest way to pull an outfit together is by picking the right jewelry but where do you start? Be aware that you can spend months, if not years, building a jewelry collection but all you need are a few pairs of drop and stud earrings, a statement necklace or two, cuff bracelets and vintage brooches. Discover how bespoke french jewellery can instantly add much-needed class and glamour to a simple outfit as well as look fantastic when paired with a black lace dress, killer heels, and soft smoky eye makeup. Why not mix statement necklaces with chunky bracelets to create a modern, street style look? Don’t just shop in boutiques either, as independent jewelers are far more likely to have interesting, kooky pieces like dreamcatcher necklaces that’ll look cool at parties, festivals, and gatherings.
It’s In The Bag
We didn’t want to be the ones to break it to you but there’s such a thing as having too many bags! From clutches, totes, mini backpacks, shoulder bags, cross body and satchels there’s a bag for every occasion, but you’ll find that often the bag you’re using is either too small, large or not right for where you’re going. You can’t go wrong with a big, beautiful slouchy satchel, or shoulder bag for daytime use as it’ll fit your wallet, keys, phone and iPad no problem. Assess the clothes you’re wearing these bags with. Do the colors match? Trim things down at night by being honest about what you’ll need. Often touch ups usually require eyeliner, lipstick, and powder not the entire contents of your makeup bag!