Ouch. That was ok because the Dr stitched up those lobes so I could do it all again.
And then in the early 2000’s I contracted a virus in my eye and could not wear contacts ever again, so glasses became my forever, every day accessory. Necklaces also were starting to attract my attention so the shift was natural. Away from earrings and on to statement and or longer interesting boho type necklaces…and bangles, lots and lots of noisy bangles. Remember those?
Having big hair is an accessory, not sure if you knew that. It stands out, which accessories should if they are working for you. Being mindful of that was new for me because I now had glasses, another accessory.
3 seems to be a number that comes up often in my consultancy business. 3 accessories in one outfit, usually. Buying something new, I like to be able to see that it can be worn at least 3 ways. Then it stays ( if the shopper wants it to). In a smart casual outfit I recommend there be 3 casual elements with at least one dressier detail to make the feel causally smart.
Back to the number 3. Starting out with 2 accessories (hair and glasses), I had to change up the way I wore jewellery. One more of something– yikes! When you love accessories that’s not good news. That’s when I started to love statement necklaces- more impact with just one piece.
Fast forward to now. Styles like slim dresses, tunics, shirt dresses still require the long layering necklaces for a balanced look, & cuffs are a mainstay because they add the finishing details to a 3/4 or bracelet sleeve and sometimes the color needed for that subtle wow factor. They’re a comfortable accessory and they’re quiet, something many a boss complains to me about!
The past season and carrying forward this spring we are seeing more dainty neck pieces, and earrings seem to be making a comeback. And they are not being demure about it either!
All style personalities are represented. Like this new twist to the traditional hoop by Carrie Schultz. Who can’t see a way to wear this most days? The fun is the pendant part that moves as you do. Sensual and playful. With your jeans or plain dress for work, perfect.
Or this boho femme kind of delicate agate pair. Paired with an all white summer jean look, perfect. Worn with red denim and a colourful breezy top this choice says vibrant and sassy.
Because fringe is EVERYWHERE you can opt for small doses if you like. How about this adorable statement earring? Black rolled up skinny jeans, black sheer slip dress floating over top you are edgy and sophisticated at the same time!
So this season I have decided to change it up – more earrings and less statement necklaces. Too much around the face isn’t good and the opposite is also true. Wear something to draw attention to your face – the communication centre.
With the vibe out there being more about lifestyle, easy, simple, less stress, these whimsical pieces make sense with the fashion trends and our moods.
Check out www.carrieschultzjewelry.com for more inspiration. While you’re at it, look at these babies new from Stella & Dot. My friend Allison Stephens is your stylist for all things Stella.