A few of you have expressed that you couldn't wear unrelieved black, and that you're quite grateful that this isn't your dress code! You can easily see that it's a challenge to look like "yourself" in a way that's distinct from all of your coworkers if you're all wearing black. That's why I was happy to hear that many people in this uniform are at least allowed to wear whatever accessories strike their fancy.
Today, inspired by my neighbor who wears a turquoise and coral necklace EVERY DAY, I chose accessories that all have turquoise, coral (fake coral, of course) and gold, and which include texture or detail. When you see these items together, you can see the DNA that links them, I hope. And on the imaginary woman who wears them, you would begin, after a few days, to recognize her personal stamp of creativity on her otherwise very simple uniform.
Never discount the effect of a small ornament in your hair. Nothing excessive, and preferably something functional. I recently had photographs taken, and was surprised to see how nice my pearl headband looked peeking out through my curls. It was a surprisingly pretty little touch...
Coral flowers necklace – Lamprini, coral bobby pins – L. Erickson, square drop earrings – Eina Ahluwalia,
star turquoise brooch – Kenneth Jay Lane, coral and turquoise earrings – toosis,
double row necklace – Panacea, coral colored scroll earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane,
silk sweet pea scarf – Yuh Okano, square silk scarf – Hermes, linen wrap – Halogen
|Henley – Uniqlo, v-neck sweater – Uniqlo, cashmere cardigan – Uniqlo, silk blouse – Frame Denim, |
long-sleeved tee – Tommy Hilfiger, short-sleeved tee – Acne Studios, silk top – Diane von Furstenberg,
lace-sleeved top – Kaliko, lace sleeveless top – Diane von Furstenberg, pencil skirt –
Diane von Furstenberg, turtleneck – Hallhuber, jeans – Uniqlo, sleeveless dress – Red Valentino,
knit shirtdress – Y-3,ankle pants – Uniqlo, pleated skirt – Fausto Puglisi, ballet flats - SoftWalk,
ankle boots - Munro,pumps – Taryn Rose, loafers - Munro