How accessories can change a “look”

navy cardigan & cream shirt




A simple outfit composed of a long line light navy cardigan, cream shirt, navy slim trousers and flat navy shoes.

It is a reasonably co-ordinated “look” yet it lacks pizazz as if there is something missing.

In the photos below I have added  flare to the outfit with well chosen accessories.




Navy trousers + shawl




Firstly I added a cobalt blue shawl and a pink rose quartz pendant. The shawl helps to break the all navy silhouette and adds colour near the face.



Blue cardigan, scarf and bag





The same shawl tied casually round the neck as a scarf plus the addition of a navy belt which helps give the outfit shape (maybe not the best choice if you have an apple shape figure). The black bowling bag adds structure.




Pink pendant close up

photos by Mr. P.



Cream flap front shirt M&S /  Long line blue cardigan by Cynthia Rowley similar at Nordstrom and John Lewis / Blue trousers from a selection at MeandEm / I bought the shoes on a trip to Nice last year similar here and here / Midnight blue shawl Winserlondon / rose quartz pendant from a selection at Anthropologie. Similar at East  / blue belt here and here / My black bag is my Longchamp. I found one similar at Vestiaire and  Nordstrom.




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  1. Amy
    17th February 2016 / 12:06

    Such a wonderful outfit. Love the blue

  2. Elsbeth
    17th February 2016 / 14:10

    Actually I prefer the basic outfit in the first picture!

  3. Lesley Pearce
    17th February 2016 / 19:04

    Great outfit ideas. Lyndsey

  4. Janice
    18th February 2016 / 13:54

    ACCESSORIES!!! I’m a maniac fan of simple clothes are amazing scarves, shoes and jewelry. I would arm-wrestle you for those loafers…

  5. Dee Camilleri
    18th February 2016 / 18:34

    The blue scarf is amazing and love the necklace too.

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