Welcome, Blog Reader, to my March series of ‘Fashion Essentials‘; all those wonderful basic and capsule wardrobe items we wish for to make, create and perfect our favourite outfits.
1) Wide brimmed hat.
A wide-brimmed hat can make you stand out head and shoulders above the rest. With Hedi Slimane’s elegant, playful and grown-up Saint Laurent femme in mind, such a hat means you certainly have that je ne sais quoi.
2) Clutch bag
Not necessarily meaning one has to downsize, the clutch bag has fast become one of the most important ways to add a finishing touch to your look.
“They speak (loud!) about your personality, and they are a carrier of your secrets…. When selecting a clutch, you don’t have to ‘fit’ them, they have to fit you.” – From an interesting article on the history of the clutch bag on Front Row Society (click HERE)
I prefer to keep things minimal to match my style. I adore this Givenchy number however this must firmly remain in the in the realm of fantasy… Those possessing more ‘average’ budgets, shall we say, might prefer these suggestions grounded in reality:
a) Whistles Shiny Croc Clutch 60.00 GBP
When the fashionistas have their ‘arm parties’ one thing is clear. A classic watch; with leather or metal strap and large clock face often takes prime position on the wrist. Opt for something a little chunky to make a statement.
b) Burberry The City Chronograph 550.00 USD
c) Marc Jacobs Baker rose-gold watch 209.00 GBP
More suggestions on my Pinterest page…