We don’t live in a climate which makes it practical to swap our entire wardrobe every season but it is nice to mix things up. If you have a good core collection, it’s easy to make it look fresh and new by adding original accessories.
A well-balanced wardrobe should include a timeless dress, or trousers and jacket that you can dress up or down. These are ideal for important occasions where you want to feel special but don’t want to buy an entirely new outfit.
Your favourite jeans or little black dress can be updated with creative accessories. A simple dress with plain courts and a crocodile handbag is ideal for a day at the office or shopping and lunch, but swap the bag for some cut out high-heeled boots and a studded clutch, and you’re ready to party! Swap again for delicate crystal jewellery with colourful stones to have your date night outfit sorted.
Treat yourself to some statement spectacles and you will never look back (no pun intended!). Quality glasses will give any outfit a polished look. Pastel colours flatter both men and women and are perfect for spring, while classic tortoiseshell frames come in dark and light shades to suit all skin tones.
Your sight alters over time so make sure you have an annual eye test, and order your glasses from a professional optician who will ensure your prescription is correct and precisely adjust your new frames. Spectacles are very personal and unique items of everyday use that should be perfectly tailored to you and your lifestyle.
You can’t underestimate the value of being confident in your appearance. Looking good leads to feeling good which has a positive effect in every area of your life. If you’re not sure what suits you, or you’ve been wearing the same style for years, a session with a professional stylist is surprisingly affordable and also a lot of fun.
Handbag, clutch, crystal bracelet and main picture items from Closet Gems Boutique.
Prada Eyewear available from Neil Cuthbert and Partners Opticians.