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A Guide to Accents: A little guide to get the creative juices flowing

Published on: August 5th, 2020

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Summer is here and we’re making our way back into the swing of things, one slow, stylish step at a time.

 

If you’re anything like us, you may have spent the past couple months lounging in your comfy clothes… you know the ones we’re talking about. No More! We like getting fancy, we like to wear suits, and dresses, and fun hats, shiny earrings, and beautiful rings. And we’re so ready to open that neglected wardrobe, pull out our very finest, and hit the town for a well deserved socially distant date or friendly outing. But for every runway worthy outfit it’s the accessories that tie it all together, that turn beauty into divinity, just like a good editor.

We’re talking about the feel good pieces of fashion that not only resemble who we are, but maybe even how we feel. So we’ve come up with the best we could find, from heteronormative to gender neutral, from Black owned to corporate, we’ve pulled the hottest accessories to make sure that no matter who you are, we’ve got you covered for your big day.

 

Hats

 

Goorin Big DDD – $300
With a shop in downtown Boulder, Goorin has been a wonderful purveyor of hats since 1895.
Available at goorin.com

ASOS DESIGN natural check bucket hat – $28
Bucket hats are back, but less fratty and more cute.
Available at asos.com

 

Masks

 

Lucky Brand 5 pack pleated cloth face mask – $25
Classy high quality face masks with a stylish design
Available at luckybrand.com

Vera Bradley Cloth Face Mask (non-medical) – $8
We all know and love Vera Bradley, and now we can complete the look.
Available at verabradley.com

Billie Blooms Karolina Kurkova Mask (M) – $28
Fun and incredible! Who says masks can spur a couple laughs.
Available at statebags.com

 

 PIN

 

Anti Gender Rolls Pin – $14.55
How can you not love this.
Available at etsy.com

 

Kimono

 

ASOS DESIGN Luxe chiffon maxi kimono jacket in scarf print – $90
Summertime, and the living is easy, breezy and the weather is hot! Grab this Kimono for cool summertime fun.
Available at asos.com

 

Shirt

 

Penguin Rainbow Pride Print Shirt – $79
Show your pride with this subtle accented shirt.
Available at originalpenguin.com

 

Belt/Bag

 

Anjuna Utility Belt Bag – $595
Belt, meet bag. Also easily worn over one shoulder and across the chest. Black owned
Available at ashya.com

Melah Boutique Trina – $56
Cute hands bags and Black owned.Available at melahboutique.com

 

 

 Anklet

 

Automic Gold Heart Anklet – $145
“Radically wearable fine jewelry for everyone to wear”. With the intention to break the mold of the jewelry industry, Automic Gold, has developed itself as inclusive and diverse.
Available
at automicgold.com

 

 

Earrings

 

L’enchanteur ‘Palm of Our Hands’ Studs – $125
Another Black Owned business, making absolutely stunning pieces like these stud earrings.
Available at lenchanteur.com

Urban Outfitters – Urban Renewal Vintage Large Circle – $8
Budget friendly, larger earrings that can’t not be noticed.
Available at urbanoutfiiters.com

 

 Rings

 

Third Crown Prizm Ring Set – 18K Gold Plated Brass – $160
Wear them separately or wear them as one, this amazing set strikes a cord, and stirs conversation. Black Owned.
Available at thirdcrown.com

 

Watch

 

Skagen Signatur Brown Leather Watch – $69. Sleek, simple, and high quality for a friendly price. Available at skagen.com

 

Pocket Square

 

Tie Bar Liberty Thorpe Navy Pocket Square $14
Boost your look in under 5 minutes. Wear it to match or wear it to stand out.
Available at thetiebar.com

 

Shoes

 

Kleman Padror – $160
Tyrolean shoes made in France. Comfy as can be and stylish as ever.
Available at kleman-france.com

Tomboy Toes – The Downtown Dapper – $67
LGBTQ+ friendly masculine shoes that come in smaller sizes for all people to wear.
Available at tomboytoes.com

 

 

 

It’s all about the flair, the pizzazz and elaborate tinge of something extra, something that pulls together that look of simplistic modern class with glamour and style.

 

It’s the pinpoint pieces of a greater whole, the centerpiece on the fashionista table, a single ring with a magnificent stone or wonderfully crafted leather shoes. Whether it’s your hand sewn leather bag gingerly demanding the admiration of the thoughtful and of those who know, or it’s the simple and subtle suggestive nature of a piece of social or political prowess, how we accentuate ourselves matters. It sends a signal of the process it took to decide, the care it took to pull the whole thing together.
The decoration of our bodies, be it tattoos or accessories, becomes a momentary (or permanent) extension of ourselves, and it’s important to recognize that, it’s important to understand that each piece matters, that each piece adds to the overall expression of who we are. And sometimes, it’s just the feel good experience of having a little pop in your look, from studs to pins, hair ties to shades. It’s all about the flair, and how you feel.

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