Using Accessories to Remix Your WardrobeI only buy a limited amount of new clothes each season and mainly replace items that are past their prime or don’t fit properly anymore. I do however like to update my look with new accessories on a regular basis. Accessories are much less likely to go out of style. Plus, they always fit! Because I have a limited amount of clothes to work with, I often pick out my accessories first and then build an outfit around the accessories.
That’s what I did when Pink & Rowe gifted me two beautiful pearl necklaces*.
I love wearing pearls, as they look great with any outfit. They can really dress up a very casual outfit like jeans and a tee, and they look great with dressier clothes as well. Plus, pearls are truly timeless. You can wear the same strand of pearls your entire life.
I used the colors in the necklaces to inspire me to build an outfit. I kept the first outfit neutral in a beige/grey/black color scheme. I often wear neutral outfits, and I love the look of the pearls with the neutral outfit.
I just love the blue pearls, and they immediately reminded me of my blue coat. I kept the rest of the outfit the same, but I like how by switching out the necklaces and the coat for the shawl, the outfit looks quite different.
The blue pearls will also look fabulous with jeans. Or how about a pink top? Pink and blue complement each other so well. They will also go nicely with an all white outfit in a few months when it gets a bit warmer. I can picture white jeans, a white blouse or tee, the blue pearl necklace and blue shoes - either dressy or casual and maybe one other light blue accessory. I have also some blue shorts that I always like to dress up a bit, and the blue pearls will be perfect for that. The possibilities are endless.
What I love most about building an outfit around accessories is that it automatically makes me remix the items I have in my closet. A few pieces of clothes can truly be turned into many outfits if they are remixed. And accessories can help a lot to make old basics seem new and interesting. The colors of the accessories can either be part of the color scheme of the outfit, or they can add a splash of color to a neutral outfit.
Finally, accessories are a must for me when I travel. The same white tee will look completely different with a pearl necklace, a big colorful statement necklace, or an artistic silver necklace.
Pink & Rowe Giveaway
Pink and Rowe is offering my readers a chance to win a beautiful necklace/bracelet set. The faux pearl necklace and bracelet are constructed completely by hand and are made in the U.S.A. Each pearl is hand knotted in the traditional manner, which is very rare these days. The pearls are Swarovski glass pearls and are of the highest quality of faux pearls. Truly a set to treasure.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18+ and closes on Wednesday, 2/8/17 at 11:59 EST. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
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Questions: Do you like pearls? What is your favorite way to wear them? Do you ever build an outfit around accessories?
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*Disclosure: I was gifted the two necklaces from Pink & Rowe. All opinions are my own.