Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Fashion Accessories For Women

Fall fashion accessories for women don't have to be boring or bland anymore. You can brighten almost any outfit with a few simple accessorizing options. Just remember your goal is to accentuate your natural features and add a bit of flair to your current wardrobe.

If you've seen fall fashion designs that look tacky or overdone, then the problem could be poor accessory choices. It doesn't take an abundance of belts, purses, or pieces of jewelry to make an outfit stand out in a crowd. A few accessories that are well chosen and elegant in taste can make a much bigger and more powerful statement. So, check out these few tips to help with your fall fashion style.

Hats Create a Completed Look

If you've got a hairstyle that can accommodate a stylish hat, which most hairstyles do, then use one to complete your look. Popular fall hats should be subtle and simple in their design because a hat makes a bold statement. Look for hats that are medium in size and have a small bill and a bit of height at the crown. For a polished look, choose hats that do not cover your ears. Outdoor hats that cover your ears are quite appropriate, but indoor hats that accessorize an outfit should leave your ears available for showing off a nice pair of fashionable earrings. In addition, stick with hats that have a neutral color such as: black, brown, or tan. If you accessorize with a brightly colored hat, the look will be too strong and will detract from the natural beauty of your face.

Belts Create a Defined Look

Belts can do a wonderful thing for almost any waistline...they define and tone the midsection. Whether you are curvy, slim, or somewhere in between, belts have a way of showing off the natural shape of a woman. The most narrow part on a woman's body is typically just below her bust line, so the best way to wear a fall belt is to situate it a couple of inches below that area. As a result, the thinnest part of your body will get the bulk of the attention. For the most attractive fall belt accessory, chose one that is about one to two inches wide with a medium sized belt buckle. In addition, try to wear a belt that does not contrast in color or style with your top. Wider black or brown belts are often a great option because so many fall outfits revolve around these two colors. Avoid brightly colored belts that can often hinder the overall appeal of your outfit.

Purses Create a Customized Look

I like to think of purses as the "wheels" of an outfit. If a car can be defined by its wheel design, then an outfit can be defined by its purse design. A fall purse used as an accessory can add some needed bling and artistry to a simple outfit. Since a handbag is not attached to your body in any way, you can experiment with color, texture, and size. Larger purses have been the modern trend, and these seem to revitalize a flavorless wardrobe. Simple patterns, jewel tone colors, and silver hardware all make for an exciting and vibrant addition to most fall outfits.

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Fashion Accessories, Facts And Forecasts

Another Christmas comes and goes, all the painful preparations gone in a flurry of excitement. And next year much the same again. The good news it gets easier more enjoyable and more economical, but only if you take advantage of the convenient services on offer online. No longer is it perceived a dumping ground (bargain Basement) for overstocked and end of season fashion accessories, or counterfeits. There are dedicated commercially minded independents featuring some top brad names like Vivienne Westwood and Timothy Everest of Savile Row and more.

For small independent onliners like us, it's time to reflect. What sold well and what did not. What are our customers demanding?

Well, the big surprise was and still is Victoria Richards, a fashion designer best known for her handmade silk neckties, often worn by Channel 4 Anchor Man Jon Snow. She struck the right combination of colour, pattern and most importantly texture, giving depth and added interest. And in spite of her little known brand, outsold most styles, the most popular being the "Devon Bar" a combination of broad slightly irregular horizontal lines in varying shades of blues. They're slightly reminiscent of the original school ties, Remember. Here is an anecdote to prompt your memory. In 1880, the rowing club at Oxford University's Exeter College, invented the first school ties. After an emotional win over their rivals, they celebrated by removing their ribbon hat bands from their boater hats and tying them, four-in-hand around their necks. When they ordered a set of ties, with the colours from their hatbands, they had accidentally created the modern school tie. Schools, clubs, and athletic ties appeared in abundance. Some schools had different ties for various grades, levels of achievement, and for graduates.

Then came Vivienne Westwood and her 2008 cufflink collection. Westwood lovers were willing to pre order knowing their arrival would not be until February 2008. There is value in the product and the name here. And she remains true to good form and function in all her good work.

Here is a very brief look into her past. Vivienne Isabel Swire was born in Glossopdale, Derbyshire, on 8 April 1941. Her mother had been a weaver in the local cotton mills and her father came from a family of shoemakers. Her parents ran a sub post office in Tintwistle before moving to north-west London in the 1950's.

In 1965 she met Malcolm McLaren together they went on to become one of the most creative partnerships in history and as they say the rest is history.

Vivienne Westwood accepted a DBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours List "for services to fashion", She has won the award for British Designer of the Year three times. In December 2003, she and the Wedgwood pottery company launched a series of tea sets featuring her designs, testimony to her versatility and maturity and the respect she has garnered, a far cry from Punk. Endurance in such a volatile industry for a prolonged time is a hallmark by any measure.

London Badge and Button cufflinks were another big surprise. Based in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, The London Badge & Button Company has over 30 years experience in the design and development of fine cufflinks, buttons and men's accessories and are the manufacturers behind many of the UK's leading stores and fashion house collections.

Louisa Taylor and Pei-Nap Mok is the award winning design team behind the current LBB London cufflink collection. As a team they have given life to a new breed of cufflinks

Traditionally recognised for its strong & distinctive enamel and silver cufflinks, LBB's current collection has expanded to use silver & unusual materials for both its classic & contemporary cufflinks with matching accessories.

Ian Flaherty's handmade Swarovski Crystal cufflinks have always been a good steady seller, his out of ordinary designs blended with classic styling deliver in accordance with demand. His Cube Multi has been a best seller for two years in a row.

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The Romantic Fashion Personality

A perfect example of the romantic dresser is the prim and proper character of "Charlotte" from "Sex and the City" fame played by Kristin Davis. Charlotte, like the romantic dresser, is very feminine. She likes comfort and pampering and usually projects herself as being fragile and in need of a knight in shining armour.

Frills and ruffles
Skirts and dresses make up the bulk of her wardrobe and you will also find lots of frills, bows and lace trims detailing on most of her fashion accessories. She is partial to soft, light to medium weight fabrics such as silk, crepe, angora and jersey. She likes gored skirts, pleated skirts, dresses cut on the bias and embroidery is also a big fashion trend with her.

The romantic dresser sticks to the pastel colours and loves paisley prints, florals, gingham and polka dots. Deep cut blouses or dresses with plunging necklines such as a sweetheart neckline or V neckline appeal to her. She loves girly, whimsical detailing such as tiered frill skirts, patchwork and overlays of lace, bouncy tiers and upstanding frills. She would therefore love English Fashion Designer Luella's spring 2009 ready to wear collection which was very fun and feminine indeed.

Floral Jewelry
Her jewelry and other fashion accessories like her handbags are just as dainty, delicate and curvaceous as her clothing. Her jewelry is delicate and pretty to the eye. She adores delicately made handmade jewelry like orchid necklaces or hibiscus necklaces handmade from leather and hand painted in pinks and purples.

The floral theme transcends her entire wardrobe and may include floral brooches, handmade corsage brooches and floral adornments for her hair. Her handbags are small and feminine and would include floral print bags, bags with frills and ruffles, tartan patterned bags and bags with gingham binding. Her scarves are knitted felted luxury wool scarves finished by hand with ruffled edges.

If you are still having problems envisaging who wears romantic fashion then think of "Elle" played by Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde.

This article was written by Arline James-Thomas for Munique Fashion - Munique brings you unique, quality handcrafted fashion and accessories from artisans around the world. These exotic designs communicate rarity and say something about you the wearer.

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