Go under the sea for a little outfit inspiration. Whether you’re a fan of Ariel and her iconic seashell top and red hair or Ursula and her darker vibe, you can use them to add some fun to your wardrobe. … Continue reading
Cinderella had a magical night until the clock struck 12. If her fairy godmother had to create a look to make her feel like a princess at an event today, like a gala or prom, what would her wand come up … Continue reading
Our outfit of the week is really more of an outfit of the night. Putting together a lingerie look isn’t always effortless. You need to pair the right top with a flattering bottom, and going through your shoe collection to … Continue reading
The Emmy Awards are on Monday. For a fun way to watch them, invite over a few friends and pretend like you’re attending the awards too! Get all gussied up and view your favorite television stars in style. First, you’ll … Continue reading
The ladies of Clueless may have been clueless about life, but they weren’t clueless about fashion. Cher and Dionne had some great outfits. They even helped Tai upgrade her style. The iconic look they wore that everyone remembers is the … Continue reading
Want a clutch that makes you feel like royalty? Then this purse is for you. This clutch purse has a beautiful crystal and rhinestone pattern that looks like the bag is wearing an elegant collar necklace. The ring closure also … Continue reading
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have the facts of…eighties fashion. The Facts of Life had some great moments and characters and we wonder, what would Jo, Tootie, Blair, and Natalie … Continue reading
Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All had some great early nineties fashion. She loved layers, loud prints, loud colors, and black boots. What would she wear today if we bumped into her?
She might be wearing a polka dot chiffon scarf in neon yellow to get the layers she loves, a bright color, and a pattern too. We’re sure she’d also still be mixing patterns, but to bring it up to date, they’d be in the same color family. She might bring out the color of the polka dot and pair it with a striped shirt in the same color family.
Another style she enjoyed was bright colored socks with black shoes. Today she could incorporate bright tights into her look and rock some black ankle booties. She might even have updated her loose black leather jacket to a cropped bomber jacket.
Clarissa loved her statement pieces so jewelry and clutches would be a great way for her to still express herself. A statement necklace like this vintage multi layer collar necklace would be a unique piece. For purses she’d let her imagination run wild. Anything from knuckle duster clutches to give her a tough feel, a glass bugle bead hard box clutch for a unique pattern, to a bright chevron straw and matching leather envelope clutch for her love of color.
Regardless of what she’d be wearing, you know she’d be doing something she was passionate about.
We’ve probably all debated whether we were a Carrie, a Charlotte, a Miranda, or a Samantha. These ladies all had their own distinct opinions and style. We wonder what would they be wearing if we spotted them in NYC today? … Continue reading
Having some set items for special occasions can come in handy. Here is a versatile formal clutch to save for those extra fancy events.
It is always useful to have some set parts of your wardrobe for specific things. Some things every closet should have are a little black dress, a universal interview outfit, and a few other staple pieces to keep your wardrobe fully stocked and at the ready no matter what. It is always smart to have some fancy things on hand. Even if you do not attend formal events very often, it is good to save pieces from past events to use in the future in the event that the occasion arises. One accessory fits that category and that is the elegant clutch. The clutch is the perfect handbag for more upscale events, and this one ring knuckle duster does the trick.
This elegant piece makes a classic statement. On it’s own, it is very bold and eye-catching, using large gold and rhinestone insets over a loud statement color. These primary-leaning jewel tones add a touch of old world elegance that is found in regalia and is reminiscent of royalty. Because this statement clutch is so bold on its own, it goes best with basics and more subtle dresses or pantsuits. For instance, a knuckle duster in any of these shades would go wonderfully with a little black dress. Its motif can be implemented simply by using other accent pieces that are the same shade as the bag, such as matching shoes and jewels or colored jewelry with the clutch itself.
You can also go with using the bag’s color to inspire a theme for your look. Wearing other blues in the same family as the blue used in the bag you can create an interesting, somewhat matching look that doesn’t look too matchy-matchy but is still well coordinated and complete. Accessorize with simple gold jewelry that only adds a hint of shimmer with some rhinestone or diamond earrings to balance the look. Alternatively, you can use the color of the bag as a means of offset. Pair this clutch with a dress in a complementary color to that used in the knuckle duster you choose. You can go with the option above of using it to accent a little black dress, but this clutch would stand out just as well against most other neutrals, especially whites or beiges. It all depends on the look you wish to achieve and the level of glam you’re going for. No matter what, it is always vital to have a staple formal bag on hand because you never know when you might need one in a pinch.