By Anne Waters
Do you know a stylish lady who always seems to have the perfect jewelry, hats and purses to go with every outfit? Chances are she knows a thing or two about the following style tips. They will keep you looking smart no matter what the occasion.
|Notice how the gold pops against the black|
Light on Dark and Vice Versa
This style tip is borrowed from great interior design. If you are dressing in white, black accessories are the ultimate match for a sophisticated look. Likewise, if you are dressing in black, white accessories pop. The contrast between white and black is the easiest to see. But this style tip applies to all colour pairings. If your outfit is navy blue (dark), choose accessories in white, gold, or pastel (light) colours and vice versa.
|Faux Pearls with metal beads would be lovely|
with this Spring vibrant colours.
Loud with Soft and Vice Versa
If you opt to wear a vivid red or bright fuchsia pink dress, opt for white or pastel accessories. Likewise, if you decide on a pretty pastel pink dress, opt for brightly coloured accessories like red, bright blue or orange. A chunky turquoise necklace, orange clutch and turquoise heels would look spectacular with a pastel pink dress.
|Great piece for a tunic|
Long and Big Necklaces with Long Tunics
Dressing up long tunics and tops is easy if you remember proportion. The tunic is long, so your necklace must be long. Opt for multiple opera length chains, strands of pearls or one long chain with a large chunky pendant. Do you have a vintage chunky pendant necklace from the 1960s or 1970s? It would look smashing with your favourite long tunic!
|Don't want to wear a chunky necklace?|
Scarves are an excellent alternative for
Monochromatic Jewelry with Patterned Fashions
When wearing patterned styles, remember that you want your accessories to complement not compete. This includes patterns in lace and stripes. Chunky monochromatic beads (every woman should have a set of chunky black beads) or pearls work best. For shoes and bags, pick out one colour in the pattern you want to highlight and match that.
|Funky Bug Necklace breaks a few rules!|
Break the Rules When Necessary
You all know my mantra: "The best style is confidence". I am a firm believer in breaking fashion rules (including those above) if your inner fashionista cries for an alternate expression. The bottom line is this: If it makes you feel like a million bucks, wear it and pair it!
If you still need a helping hand when choosing the right accessories, stop in and see us at Anne's on the Avenue. Or find inspiration from my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com. My style experts and I will help you find the perfect accessories for your look. New jewelry, watches, hats and purses are arriving weekly. Come in soon for the best selection! The boutique is located at 344 Manning Road in the Village Grove Plaza right here in Tecumseh. We are the premier fashion destination in the Windsor/Essex area.