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The Wonders of Accessorizing

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The Wonders of Accessorizing

Remember back in the day, cartoon superhero – Wonder Woman’s accessories had magical powers? Well, believe it or not, accessories today have magical powers as well; they can make any bland outfit pop and can turn a $3 white t-shirt into a day to night wardrobe essential.

If you love simplicity; for example, plain t-shirts, a long necklace and candy colored bangles will set off the outfit and make it fresh and perfect for a spring day. Flip through any magazine and check out photos from the Spring 2007 runway shows and you will see that arm candy is what’s hot right now! Louis Vuitton and Marni decked their models out in plastic bangles up to the elbow and let me tell you, as tacky as it may sound, it looked great. Forever21.com offers a great variety of candy colored bangles for under $5, so why not stack up and get one in each color? Necklaces – short, medium, and long length – are a wardrobe essential. They can take a plain shirt from day to night. A long beaded necklace is great for a day walking around the city. Experiment with colors; wear a red beaded necklace with a white t-shirt. Check out H & M for a great selection of multi-colored beaded necklaces for under $10. For a night out with your girlfriends, spice up your top with a deep silver/metallic necklace. Now I know we all wish for Lorraine Schwartz baubles like Beyonce’s, but being that our 9 to 5 isn’t that rewarding, we can take the bargain way out – check out Urbanoutfiiters.com accessories for great metallic necklaces with pendants that won’t make you regret the purchase for weeks to come.

Don’t forget about your head! Head/hair gear is this season’s MUST! Marc Jacobs presented the Spring season with jewel headbands and hats and plastic block hair scrunches in candy colors. And, this is something you can do yourself! Visit your local pharmacy, like Rite Aid, and get a pack of Goody headbands (about $3). Then, hit up your nearest craft store and buy a pack of gems, glitter, and even buttons and glue them on the headband. Not feeling too arty? Check out H & M and even your nearest $.99 cent store to get a great selection of head bands and plastic block scrunches in multi-colors. Talk about a bargain! —— By: Anna Dabrowska

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