So apparently this season accessories are the new black. Aside from the practicality of such a fashion philosophy, it also works well in these recession impacted times. After all, there is no better (or more efficient) way to update an existing wardrobe than with the addition of a few well chosen accessorising pieces – remember, contrast or complement ladies. Rather than allow these challenging economic times to completely hamper my shopping style (or in other words force me to sacrifice the joys of shopping altogether…such a horrible thought), I’ve simply learnt to adapt to the current set of circumstances.
I recently indulged in a little ‘accessorising’ when one of my favourite online stores, Maubourg took a fantastic 50% off all their in-stock items. I took the opportunity to purchase two beautiful Joveeba ‘Rose Belts’ – one in black and one in silver. They are gorgeous beyond belief and I’m convinced they will make any outfit transform into something even more wonderful.
A strong economy will need some strong spending, and I feel obliged to do my part for the good of the country. In any case, there is much to enjoy about purchasing accessories. There are a wide variety of items available at any given price point, they are often more compact than clothing (and therefore easier to hide if necessary), and regardless of how you’re feeling on any given day, they will always fit.
The only downside with focussing spending on accessories is that items such as jewellery, scarves and belts are so much easier to buy than clothes (and may therefore negate any perceived money saving intentions). But with that being the only real negative, I hope you’ll agree that the positives certainly win.