Often enough, I’m asked about my definition of style. And over the years, my answer has remained consistent...playing with the right accessories! To me, a great bag, shoe, or piece of jewellery is a miracle-maker, transforming a humble jeansand-tee combo into the perfect lunch outfit, and taking a regular little black dress from regular to just right for an important cocktail event.
Of course, accessories have been given VIP status for decades now (just ask Coco Chanel), but now, more than ever, I’m noticing a strong leaning towards decorating, with bolder pieces ruling the roost (statement necklaces, sculptural shoes, heavily embellished bags...) It may have something to do with simpler silhouettes and trends ruling the runways, but regardless of the reason, you won’t find me dissing the power of accessorising.
So you can imagine how excited I am about this AccessorySpecial issue of where fashion team Aradhana Baruah and Rashi Verma have left no store unturned to bring you the most exciting extras around. On page 194, you’ll find the best shoe, bag, and jewellery trends for the season, and on page 65, the accessory labels is absolutely obsessed with. Then, on page 137, prepare to be well jealous of the stylish girls whose shoe wardrobes are to-die-for. Ready for some fabulous fashion? Me, too. In fact, don’t be surprised if you find me standing in the checkout queue, right behind you!
Till next month,