Chic Geek: Finding Your Inner Stylist Pt. 2 – Accessorizing


A blogumn by Delia Hauser

We’ve all done it.  We’ve all stood in front of a mirror examining a hat, scarf or new piece of jewelry and asked the BIG question.  “But…Is It Me?”

This madness has to stop.  We ARE whomever we please and we should allow ourselves to change our look everyday if we so choose. I know, I know; this can be hard.  We get into style holes and we stay there.  We decide early on that we are “old navy” girl or “earthy” girl or “gothic chic” girl and that’s where we stay until we wake up one day questioning the things we really like.  So, I’m challenging you to shake it up tomorrow with your accessories.  Style yourself into a new person for a day.

Every morning I go through the same routine.  My boyfriend calls it my “private time”.  Indeed it is; and should probably stay that way considering what strange things happen behind those closed doors.  After an outfit is formed and the shoes are chosen, it’s time to decide what character I am that day.  I try on jewelry, scarves, bags, I make faces and strike poses that I might make during the day in that particular outfit to see if the decoration matches the mood.  My simple dress or jeans and a t-shirt could become seriously chic, sexy, silly, quirky, bold, or whatever feels right in the moment.

Next time you go shopping, try buying something different; gold instead of your silver (or vice versa), something a little chunkier, crazier, or even sleeker than usual. As you grow more accustomed to stepping out of your shell, you can mix things up a bit, but the beginner stylist should start with a clean palette (a really simple outfit) and two or three bold accessories.  Here are some “characters” to try on tomorrow.  Test it out!   Life is simply more fun this way!

The Chic Bohemian — All these looks items can be bought easily. Just click on the link below.
a. iomiss earrings – $29
b. Un-Conventional necklace – $52
c.  hierapparel reversible tub scarf– $25
d. Chloe sunglasses – $290
e. Un-Conventional necklace – $178
f.  hierapparel polyp clutch – $60
g. Acqua delle Donne belt – $75

More fantastic looks and items after the jump. [Editor’s Warning: DO NOT jump if you do not want to be tempted. Some of these featured items are so spectacular, you will decide to buy them on sight. So if rent’s due or anything like that, don’t, don’t, don’t jump — or at least don’t say I didn’t warn ya.]

Fierce, Modern and Powerful:

a. The Cousin Sisters ribbon bracelet – $12
b. Isharya ring – $130
c. Planet Claire Vintage purse – $32
d. Linda Farrow Luxe sunglasses – $525
e. Marni necklace – $695
f. People’s Couture computer glove – $119
g. Marni belt – $220

Simple and Natural:

a. Crave Jewelry Design – $25
b. stiksel bag – $44.50
c. hende leather earrings – $38
d. moonacre black cherry stacker – $65
e. Chigal sunglasses – $12
f. Precious Meshes necklace – $60
g. Dillon Designs feather ring – $8

Silly. Quirky. Vintage:

a.  Marni clutch – $870
b.  Honeypop Jewellery necklace – $8
c.  sweet little brooch – sold out, check with seller
d.  Planet Claire Vintage sunglasses – $75
e.  Marc Jacobs headband – $125
f.  Katie Burley hat – $125
g. Le Petit Poulailler straw purse – $129

A little tough. A little Rock and Roll.
a.  OsoFly earrings – $20
b.  Alexander McQueen belt – $630
c.  Christian Laquoix – $1,855
d. Marc Jacobs aviator sunglasses – $260
e. t8designs necklace – $98
f. Miss KK feather necklace – $78
g. t8designs – sold out, check with seller

Just Plain Old Pretty and Girly
a. Duck & Dog headband – $25
b. Bayou Salvage belt – $27
c. lillyella earrings – $13
d. my lavaliere necklace – $27
e. Holly Modine Studio necklace – $14
f. On The Lam rope belt – $38
g. Crave Jewelry Design necklace – $28


Want more? Check out Delia’s Market Store Shoppe for more clever items like the belt below.
Round Bauble Waist Belt