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A/W15, Accessorising, FootwearEmma CarrComment

The fringing trend has been around for a few seasons now and it’s set to continue this autumn/winter. Accessories are the perfect way to wear this trend and for me it will always be a good addition to your wardrobe. I have a fringed handbag and leather jacket, both of which I’ve had for over five years and they always add that something special to the most basic of outfits. For me, that’s the key to wearing fringing - keep the rest of it simple and let your fringing do the talking. 

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A/W15, AccessorisingEmma CarrComment

Next up on my AW15 Accessories Edit is the 80’s. Now this isn’t necessarily a decade everyone wants to wear head-to-toe, but with the right accessory you can easily pull it off 2015 style. From polka dots to fishnets, sheer tights are back and a great way to add an 80’s vibe to your outfit. Oversized 80’s-insprired belts and statement earrings are also everywhere this autumn/winter. Alternatively add a pair of metallic stilettos or clutch and you’re sure to bring some 80’s sparkle to whatever you’re wearing. 

Main images: & product from left to right: Topshop fishnet tights / Mango appliqué elastic belt / Office irresistible point shoe boots / Carvela Kurt Geiger Glow clutch / Topshop double open disc drop earrings / Mango wide leather belt / Topshop Rumour cross-stop sandals / Reiss Kyla cracked leather clutch / Marni resin geometric earrings (available from / Next tan slouch point boots



A/W15, AccessorisingEmma CarrComment

Next up on my Accessories Edit is the animal print trend. Personally, I think animal print accessories are a good addition to your wardrobe whatever the season. Head-to-toe black with some leopard print shoes, or a grey t-shirt and jeans with a snake skin belt, are just two of the many ways you can add something special to a simple outfit. From leopard, croc and zebra there are plenty of ways you can add some animal print into your wardrobe and with so much great choice out there right now, this Autumn/Winter is the perfect time to do it. 

1. Kurt Geiger Bailey Snake Clutch / 2. Zara leather high heel shoes / 3. Mango leopard leather cross body bag / 4. Aldo Goods bag / 5. Mint Velvet Sami kitten heel ankle boots / 6. Mango leather fur belt / 7. Topshop leopard print scarf / 8. Etassi knee high boots / 9. Carvela taupe combination heeled boots / 10. John Lewis Collection Weekend Pony Slip On Pumps



A/W15, AccessorisingEmma CarrComment

Everyone that knows me, knows I love a good accessory. As I said in my blog ‘The Art of Accessorising’ they are the finishing touches to any outfit. They are also a great way to buy into the trends each season - not everyone wants to wear head-to-toe 80’s but you may wear a pair of 80’s inspired earrings. So with that in mind, this is the first of my new ‘Accessories Edit’ blogs showing you how you can incorporate the main trends for A/W15 into your wardrobe through accessories.

We’re going to start with the 60’s trend. Retro is huge for A/W15 with the 60’s being one of the decades featured. From patent Mary-Jane’s to leather gloves there are plenty of ways you could add the 60’s into your wardrobe this A/W. 

Images: 1. Topshop Aspen Low Ankle Boots / 2. Zara maxi faux fur stole / 3. Reiss Figaro felt cap / 4. Prada sunglasses / 5. Kurt Geiger Croc London tote.Office / 6. Jane Carr neckerchief / 7. Office Wendy Mary Jane shoes / 8. Kurt Geiger Croc London tote / 9. Dents leather gloves (available from Selfridges)



A/W15, AccessorisingEmma CarrComment

From skinny to neckerchief, summer has been all about the neck scarf and they look set to stay around for autumn/winter. This simple accessory can add that extra bit of cool and sophistication to any outfit. How you choose to wear it will depend on your personal style and body shape. Worn long and loose is great for apple body shapes as it creates a streamline effect down the middle of the body. A neckerchief simply knotted or a longer scarf worn loose to create a v-shape are both great for hourglass body shapes. It’s all about adding detail on top for pear shapes, so the bandana and choker style works well for you. Slim-athletic’s look great in most styles so you can play around and have fun! When it comes to choosing a colour, always remember it’s the colour closest to your face that reflects back up, so if possible try to chose a colour or pattern that compliments your skin tone. Whatever way you wear it, this is an inexpensive and fun way to play around with your look so it’s definitely one worth giving a try.

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AccessorisingEmma CarrComment

I love accessories, they are the finishing touches to any outfit and can take it from zero to hero in seconds. Accessories have an ability of pulling things together and are the perfect way of making a statement, even when wearing the simplest of outfits. Accessories are the pieces that will transform your outfit and are a great and inexpensive way to play around with your look.

Once you’ve mastered the art of accessorising you’ll never wear a dull outfit again, the main thing is to know what accessories work best for your body shape - the right ones can make you look taller and slimmer, but the wrong ones can draw the eye to all the wrong places! It’s all about finding what suits your style personality too, so play around and have fun. Shop at flea markets and vintage stores for one off pieces no one else will have and don’t be afraid to mix textures and colours. With so much great costume jewellery available on the British high-street too, there’s something out there for everyone.

If you would like to learn how best to accessorise for your body shape then please get in touch to see how Crave Personal Styling can assist you. t: 07930 033889 / e: 

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