This year, accessories have returned to the limelight
in all their glory. This winter¡¦s fashion girl is
a chameleon: one day, dressed in dark, gothic-inspired
leather and lace; on another, a global princess covered
in delicate beads, embroideries and furs. Whatever
your mood, this season has accessories to match.
stilettos are definitely the name of the game for
this season. Designers have delved deep into the past
for inspiration. We see the glamorous ¡¥40s and ¡¥50s
giving detail to ties, and the European Renaissance
showing up in the lace-up, pointed shoes and boots.
Retro-inspired Mary Jane's, Robin Hood and Lord of
the Rings-inspired elfish suede boots all add to this
season¡¦s choice of footwear.
Get wrapped up in ethnic embroideries, soft scarf-like
wraps, sparkles, furs, mirrors and leathers. Belts
are the perfect update to any wardrobe. It matters
little if they are worn around the waist or sensuously
low on the hip. Belts are perfect for hiding that
annoying tummy bulge; worn on the hip, they are
especially good at slimming, as they elongate your
(Earrings and necklaces)
¡§Romantic Decadence¡¨ and ¡§Chunky Ethnic¡¨ are
the key words for this season's jewelry. We also
have alluring gothic influences with big crosses
and black strings of beads.
Bags are to be carried at arm's length rather than
slung over your shoulders. We see the glamour of
Jackie-O, Doris Day and Marilyn Monroe come to life
in dainty clutches and hand-held bags.
can see, accessories are back with a vengeance.
It's fun. It's quirky. It requires a trip to the
night market, girls.