Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Inspired to Accessorize

Accessories add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. A gorgeous necklace, bracelet, earrings or the right handbag, belt, tights or scarf can be really eye-catching, stylish and expressive. If your outfit is a little on the plain side, you can really go to town with accessories.

I'm especially loving long gold and silver vintage necklaces, plain or with charms. These can come understated and thin or bold and chunky as Sienna does here. You can wear a few or buy them as a group of necklaces connected together. Pretty diamonds, pearls and charms always look sophistocated and glamorous - especially on that special occasion or on a night out. Interesting, bold and chunky bits are great eye-candy if you don't mind people looking! Be adventurous, creative and wear your accessories with confidence - don't offer any apologies and you'll pull it off just fine!

Animal print and vintage inspired bracelets/bangles, neck scarves and handbags are also a hot trend at the moment. I particularly love the Peacock feather earrings that you'll find in different variations at a lot of stores right now. Ever since Sienna Miller stepped out in that Matthew Williamson Peacock dress in 2005, Peacock feathers have braced many a catwalk and we've seen them adapted to and used on many different items.

Big, bold and interesting ear-rings are still very much in, but check and be careful with wearing weighty ear-rings as wearing these too often can severely and permanently distort the shape of your ears.

Skinny belts look extremely stylish sitting around the waist, gathering in looser fitting shirts, dresses and tunics. Wide waist belts are still very much in fashion too!

Scarves, wraps and Pashmina's look stunning worn so many ways, around the shoulders, neck, waist or even a little one tied to your handbag!

Handbags and purses are gorgeous in all shapes and sizes this season. You can go: Large or Small; Nappa or Shiny patent leather; Hippy Hobo style or Neat; Large or Small clutch; Bright or Neutral coloured (to name but a few different styles!) As you can see - there really are virtually no exclusions. It's all about being yourself, using different handbags with different outfits, being bold, creative and finding what fits in with your own personal style.

This is most certainly a season where almost anything goes. As long as you love what you wearing, you will look comfortable in your own skin and it will almost certainly look chic.

I've done some style-stalking and collated a few pictures of Celebrities wearing fantastic accessories. Enjoy, be inspired!

Kate Moss wears a stunning glittery shrug, vintage earrings and coloured scarf, then for the day she wears her balenciaga oversized bag, white ray-bans and a few silver diamond bracelets

Miley Cyrus CMT Music Awards, 2008 wearing Diamond, drop earrings.

Katherine Heigl 2008 looking very glamorous wearing diamond stud earrings and a triple strand pearl necklace, and then wearing a bold shiny metallic necklace

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz wears a single headband, oversized shades, oversized leather handbag/purse and a vintage style necklace with charms

Lauren Conrad wears a black waist belt and fine Gold vintage style necklace

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing several necklaces in varying shapes and sizes with a daring combination of gold and silver chains, big beads and stones.

Agyness Deyn wears a white harness, Sienna Miller wears a black leather harness.

Sienna Miller wears a brown leather studded belt and a brown hippy style handbag.

Kiera Knightly wears gold and emerald old hollywood glamour style vintage ear-rings

Sienna Miller wears a leopard print wrap, silver bracelet, oversized straw bag and hat.

Gwen Stefani wearing a chic houndstooth check wrap slung stylishly across her shoulder, then again with an animal print handbag.

Hayden Panettiere and Eva Longoria Parker, Hayden wearing diamond ear-rings and a clutch bag, Eva using an oversized red hobo style leather Handbag.

Kate Hudson wearing a Jimmy Choo's "Saba" bag, sunglasses and a scarf

Beyoncé using her Dolce & Gabbana "Miss Pocket" Patchwork bag and wearing a long pretty necklace

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