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Accessorising - how to do it?

(18 Posts)
northerner Thu 26-May-05 12:51:37

I never accessorise. I long to be one of these women who wears cool necklaces, bangles, broaches, belts etc.

I don't know where to start and don't want to spend to much.

Any advice?

oliveoil Thu 26-May-05 12:53:09

Helloooooooo stranger mwahhhhhh x

Top shop are good for cheapo accessories. She says having 1 necklace to her name. But I look at them.

Don't buy too many, think Sienna (shudder) Miller.

Fimbo Thu 26-May-05 12:55:03

I don't accessorise either , more so since ds came along, as he just pulls at everything. H & M might be a good starting point tho'.

northerner Thu 26-May-05 12:57:22


I've looked but everything looks stupid on me. I were the same old silver necklace every bloody day.

I wnat chunky, funky, fashionable. God it's a minefield.

oliveoil Thu 26-May-05 12:59:15

Accessorise (the shop) is ok.

I wear the same silver necklace all the time as well.

Maybe you think they look stupid because you re not used to wearing them?

northerner Thu 26-May-05 13:01:09

Am off for lunch soon, will check out accessorize.

What are your views on those jewelled/sequined slipper type things?

bundle Thu 26-May-05 13:01:19

Less Is More. so chunky bracelets, but no big earrings/necklaces (matching or otherwise). Top Shop/Clare's Accessories quite funky/cheap.

KBear Thu 26-May-05 13:01:44

I'm not one for accessories usually - with small children it's amazing we manage to get dressed at times! But now, bit of me time and me money as they are getting bigger and I'm off. On another thread I threw in that I bought a skirt today for the first time in 15 years, I also bought recently a fantastic chunky necklace at a jewellery party which goes with absolutely everything, cost me £7. There are lots of shops you can buy accessories of course but if you don't spend too much you can afford to make mistakes. And I think less is more too IYKWIM!

bundle Thu 26-May-05 13:01:58

like those slippers. someone in the office here got some for £8 from primark, but they're more embroidery than jewelled.

northerner Thu 26-May-05 13:03:10

Would you wear them out during the day? I'm thinking I would.

anchovies Thu 26-May-05 13:03:24

Got to disagree think at the moment more is more!

bundle Thu 26-May-05 13:04:27

yes but say layering few necklaces rather than earrings, necklaces, bracelets.

Iklboo Thu 26-May-05 13:04:39

I just wear my silver locket & bracelet all the time. Special to me cos DH bought them for me and locket has a lock each of our hair in it. Come to think of it DH bought my silver earrings too that I always wear. I have some other bits of jewellery & earrings, but I tend to wear my usual all the time.

bundle Thu 26-May-05 13:04:50

try click on accessories then jewellery

Socci Thu 26-May-05 13:08:39

Message withdrawn

KBear Thu 26-May-05 13:10:04

I think I went off fashion jewellery after growing up in the 80's! Remember having matching necklace, earrings and bangles and even shoes in "nice" bright colours?? It made a comeback last year and I couldn't walk past Topshop without a shudder of horror at what I must have looked like.

Fimbo Thu 26-May-05 13:15:19

PMSL KBear-I remember the days well. Plastic ruled then. My favourite was turquoise blue from head to toe. Did you have one of those long cotton coats with slits up the side? I wore mine with white canvas long boots, mini skirt and vest top.

KBear Thu 26-May-05 13:46:17

PMSL - those white canvas boots were a bugger to keep clean and white weren't they! I always wanted to look like the Wham girls! Never quite made it. Choose Life!

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