Recently, while dressing windows at my hospital’s gift shop, I observed a glaring sight–or should I say, a glaring oversight–when I outfitted my mannequins. What was it, you ask? It’s not what it was–exactly. It’s what It WAS NOT.
Of course, you know the answer.
My co-author, Janna Beatty, refers to accessories as “n
“To me, clothing simply sets the stage–it is my canvas. Accessories create
As we discuss in the book, comfort level, appropriateness, and intention all play key roles when it comes to fashion decisions.
But, imagine how you could individualize your look by adding texture, color, or shine with accessories. I bet you have great pieces in your closet right now. “Any embellishment that creates a focal point or transforms the mood of the outfit can be considered an accessory.” (page 54) Scarves, earrings, necklaces, hair accessories, bracelets, and hats can create that
I know we’re not going out as much as we used to, but when we do, let’s make our look special.
One phrase I’ve heard to beat the doldrums is: “Get up, Get dressed, and Get Out.” Even if it’s only to the grocery store.
Let’s all go out with a little panache. Reach into your closets and find those pieces that have been gathering dust. The ones you REALLY love–the ones that are so very “YOU.”
Now that’s SIGNATURE STYLE!
That is your hospital gift shop? I want to shop there! Love that plaid wrap and all the goodies you paired the clothing with. Thanks for the uplifting post!