If you love a good makeover, you’ll find these ideas especially satisfying: With just a glue gun and some fashion-forward appliqués, you can take plain shoes, clutches, even phone cases, from understated to OMG. 1. Glam up a gold minaudière ($30, davidsbridal.com) and matte satin pillbox clutch in Palomino ($24, dessy.com) with the addition of metal bullion appliqués and ornaments (from $4 each, tinseltrading.com). 2. Top a simple stick pin with a gold fleur-de-lis appliqué patch (from $6.75, joycetrim.com), purple flower appliqué ($1.50, 800-719-7133), or sequin heart ($3 for 2, mjtrim.com) for boutonnieres with panache. 3. For an accessory they’re sure to wear again (really!), schedule a group DIY session with your bridesmaids and gussy up these jewel-tone “Chelsea” satin ballet flats ($28, dessy.com) with vibrant floral appliqués (from $1.50 for similar styles, shinetrim.com). 4. Take calls in style by adhering beaded bullion appliqués (from $8 for similar styles, mjtrim.com) to a clear phone case ($35, case-mate.com).
2 Our favorite designers embrace embellished accessories, too. Take a look at our luxurious finds on page 89.