'Its all about the detail' we have all heard this and it couldn't be more true this year when accessorising your fashion. Use accessories to bring your fashion into this season, give your look a pop of colour, a stylish clutch or add a jewelled neckpiece to your style.
One of the best ways to show how to mix and match your accessories is to use my fashion show style looks. I style my models wearing black to highlight all the hats, bags, jewellery, gloves or shoes for the audience. Or when I have the opportunity to accessorise with fashion then even better!!
Here I have added a pop of orange with this silk hat to bring out the detail of the summer dress on the left and the royal neckpiece I use on the right adds a touch of colour just to lift this look and bring colour nearer the face. Many of us look paler when we have white near our face. These fashion looks are from Guna Deas Boutique.
Niamh is wearing one of my classic 'Jenny' Hat in Black trimmed with silk and a silver/pearl brooch. I have teamed it with pearl and crystal jewellery and this stiff black/silver clutch. Even with a plain black dress this look is very classic.
Aoife is modelling the creams and golds. A bespoke silk Suzie Mahony Designs hat in creams and golds, the multi strand neckpiece in pearl and gold, with a 'lips' Gold Clutch Bag. Perfect accessory suite for a ivory/cream dress or even teamed with a block colour dress in black, red or other tones.
Shauna models this fun blush look with a silk button hat with a handmade blush beaded collar.
Collars are fantastic to add a little lift to any outfit, dress it up or down. This collar is also great with a blush top or jumper for a more casual day out.
Sandra is modelling my Royal Blue Suite. A royal disc shaped headpiece with the royal neckpiece teamed with a silver clutch picking up the silver of the hat. This would also work perfectly with silver jewellery for more formal look or indeed wear the beaded neckpiece with a smart/casual look for daywear.
Our lady in red is Chloe, a beautiful red waffle veiling headpiece with a red beaded clutch and a touch of elegance with red lace gloves. Red is huge this season and here I am showing different options. You may opt for just the red hat and bag without the gloves, or a black glove depending on your look.
All the models in this blog are students from Transition Year at Portumna Community School. They were amazing, first time on the catwalk and under the guidance of Muirne Hurley-Goode Manager Ladies Day Boutique they looked stunning on the night.
Sarah is wearing a disc shaped navy and white trimmed hat but with extra trimming of feather flowers, quills and mesh. This gives the hat a lift and an angle that we often need for an outfit or occasion. This 'Brona' bag is a metallic stone beaded clutch with lots of tones on it including navy. Its a perfect bag for so many looks.
All of the accessories used for these looks are available at Suzie Mahony Designs. The hat and headpiece collection can be tailor made to suit your outfit with my dyed to match service I offer clients at my studio.
I hope you enjoyed my blog and even picked up some tips along the way.