Winter Accessory Styling
Autumn/Winter Colours are my favourite, the tones of the garden and outside, burnt oranges, maroon, camel, browns, copper and much more. All these tones work together so well in nature and there is no reason they won't work for us when accessorising.
I was delighted to welcome Ruth Kemple to my Studio recently for an afternoon of Winter Styling using Accessories from my Suzie Mahony Designs Collections.
Ruth writes a Beauty and Lifestyle blog called The Beauty Kemple and we had great fun putting together some ideas. We even did a live video on the day which was great fun in the wind!!
Khaki and Black:
I choose this wool felt trilby trimmed in black for a casual winter daywear with Ruth's Khaki jacket but teamed it with one of my beaded collars to add a pop of colour with the white shirt, jeans and black boots.
Lovely trendy look, just mix and match and it comes together.
Perfect for a day out shopping or lunch with friends, very comfortable but stylish.
This season it is really on trend to wear hats everyday and for me the Trilby is perfect, its so warm made from pure wool felt and it looks smart, to give it an edgy look just tilt the front slightly over one eye and step out in style.
Felt is soft and it will mould to your head as long as it is not too tight.
Faux Fur and Red:
For a touch of opulance we used a beautiful faux fur collar over a camel coat with a striking new AW Red Bow Percher Hat. Great look for the winter racing season. You certainly wouldn't look out of place at Leopardstown or Cheltenham.
Black Widow Hat:
This time we went for a style to suit both Winter Wedding or Winter Racing. This black pillbox hat trimmed with over the face spot merry widow veiling really catches the eye. With a faux fur jacket, leather back and again the black boots to finish. To introduce a little sparkle Ruth wore one of my beaded collars in silver/black. Of course you could wear any colour dress with these accessories and an elegant court shoe or classic trouser suit and ankle boot.
One of my favourite looks of the day was mixing this unusual Mustard silk wave hat with the beaded collar in Mustard/Black tones. A black bag and your accessories are complete with a simple dress or suit for winter weddings or races.
Without the hat the collar is a great item to use with a simple shirt or jumper to brighten up your look.
Beaded collars have been part of my studio collections for a number of years when dealing with private clients, but this year it seems we are finally appreciating how wearable they are. You can have a collar designed in any colourway to work for your wardrobe. I also design pearl/formal collars which transform a look for a special occasion or even bridal designs in soft ivory/metallics.
These are just some of the looks we tried out, you should mix and match with your wardrobe accessories and see what you come up with.
Adding different textures and a little colour will change everything.
Thank you for reading my blog I hope you enjoyed it. Suzie