Friday, January 30, 2009

2009 Trend #2 - Bold Accessories

Accessories were bold for fall. . .well expect bigger and bolder for Spring! Necklaces are making big statements, and shoes are wilder than ever! This trend is really taking off thanks to the down turned economy. Adding bold, new accessories is a cheap and easy way to update a look from past seasons!


This Spring take a plain white cotton dress and add a statement necklace, bold shoes and a bright colored clutch and take your fabulous self out for the evening! There is still the danger of over accessorizing though! When it comes to accessories I like to follow the rule of 2: meaning 2 eye catching accessories per outfit. Choose a bold necklace and belt, but the keep the shoes, bag and bracelets toned down a little. Or opt for oversize earrings and bracelets, but keep the rest more subdued. Bags in python prints are especially popular this season!

If you are trying to keep an eye on the wallet this season, opt for fun, bold accessories that you can mix with the clothes that you already have! A GREAT place to find awesome jewelry is Estate Sales! You can find these listed in your local paper or on Craigslist! My friends and I have found a lot of amazing necklaces, cufflinks and rings for just a few dollars at estate sales! And you are sure to have a one of a kind piece as most of the jewelry is costume jewelry from past decades!