Posts Categorized: accessories

Reader Request: Constant Pieces

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Esti said:

I’d love to see you post on how to incorporate constant pieces (be they ink, wedding bands, or friendship bracelets) into personal style.

I’ve had many people ask me if I give thought to matching my outfits to my visible tattoos and honestly? I don’t. Ever. It’s great when the ink is harmonious with the ensemble, but when they clash I’m never fussed. My tattoos are like part of my skin and I often don’t even see them. Which is, perhaps, careless because I DO give thought to how clothing plays off my skin, eye, and hair color. Why not the visible body art? My only real answer is that my tattoos are among the most emotional of my aesthetic expressions, and I don’t want to limit their color palette based on my dressing preferences. And I wouldn’t be comfortable telling anyone that dressing to match her tattoos should be a stylistic priority.

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Originally posted 2011-01-07 06:18:59.

Reader Request: Let’s Talk Gloves

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Tina popped this request into the suggestion box.

I would love to hear your thoughts on how to wear gloves and where to find gloves at a reasonable price. I have a horse and paint so my hands look like I might be a mechanic. Also, my husband hates nail polish and I’m too busy to get manicures. And then there are the veins and the gnarly knuckles from arthritis. Do you think gloves might be the answer, or is that too over the top? And then there’s glove etiquette. Can you just leave them on all the time? (Is it okay to eat in gloves? Shake hands in gloves?) I’m going to a wedding and I’d love to figure out a way to get gloves to work for me for that and other special occasions.

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Accessorization and Figure Flattery 101

I’ve begun updating some of my greatest hits posts so they’re more current. This is one of them!

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An anonymous commenter popped this into the suggestion box:

I would absolutely love it if you could do a tutorial post on accessorising … and maybe also something on colour and using these to suit your body shape. I have absolutely no clue when it comes to accessorising (very minimalist dress style but am trying to change as I think it’s just boring to look at). For example, tutorials on the interactions between body shape and size and the colour and proportions of your accessories, and even the colour of your clothes. Kind of an “Accessorising 101” …

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