Don’t Overlook These Accessories

by Lori Sciame | June 13th, 2014 | Accessories, Women's Fashion

floppy hat (400x400)Fashion accessories possess the power to literally make or break an outfit.  Why, then, do some women rely on just a few tried and true accessories instead of branching out and finding out what’s new this season?

If you tend to depend on only one or two “go to” accessories, and you feel you may be stuck in a fashion rut, read this post.   Find out what key accessories you’ve been missing out on!


Pins have made a glorious comeback.  Whether you use one to adorn your favorite scarf or to brighten your suit lapel, they work wonders to dress up any outfit.  This is because elegant pins inevitably call to mind one specific attribute:  class.

Target has several reasonably priced pins, including the Lonna Lilly gold flower pin for $30.00.  This beauty would look amazing situated at the neck of a button up white blouse. Check it out by following this link.

Shoe Clips

Shoe clips can catapult a plain ballet shoe – all the way from drab to fab.  For instance, jeweled clips can transform a nondescript work shoe to a party shoe instantly.  Follow this link to The Dressy Group, where you’ll find a delightful example of fancy shoe clips.  Another positive perk:  this pair is only $18.50!

Etsy also features an awesome selection of whimsical shoe clips made by artists.  Contributors have taken feathers, fabric bows, and even buttons and combined them to create adorable art pieces appropriate for special occasions.

While clips look super on flats, they can also be successfully attached to knee high boots and even to wedding shoes.


Cool umbrellas are one hot accessory in 2014.  Don’t imagine yesterday’s plain black versions; think of bright colors instead. And umbrellas aren’t just for rainy days, as you can also use them at a farmer’s market or at the beach.

Totes provides many fashionable styles for pocket book friendly prices.  I especially like their purse sized versions.  They come in so many fun patterns,  one would be smart to choose two or even three to keep on hand.

Floppy Hats

Forget baseball caps and sun visors.  This summer, it’s all about the floppy hat.  Easy to pack and equally easy to wear, this hat adds a bit of fun to a warm weather outfit.

Back in the late 1970’s and the early 1980’s, floppy hats were a bridesmaid staple. Why? Because they flatter all face shapes.

Today, these stylish hats come in a variety of colors and textures.  There is bound to be a version that suits your taste, so take advantage of this accessory’s versatility. You can wear one with confidence at the beach or at an elegant afternoon reception.

Accessories are so much more than necklaces, purses, and earrings.  If you tend to rely on the same type, try something new for an instant boost.  This summer, pins, shoe clips, umbrellas, and floppy hats have come to the forefront of the fashion world. Don’t be left behind.  See for yourself how these accessories can work for you.

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