Accessories

(Not So) Classic Headbands

If you’re thinking “too outdated”, think again. We’re not trying to channel any type of “Gossip Girl” related character, but yeah, headbands are back and they’re here to stay.

Headbands are so easy to style considering their versatility. After all, you have the most basic ones – i.e., the standard no-embellishments kind of headbands – and then you have the bedazzled ones, shining bright like a thousand little stars. Which ones will you choose? It all depends on the kind of woman you are and on the kind of attention you crave. Whether satin, velvet or even rhinestone-encrusted, headbands are nothing new to fashion. Heck, Dolce & Gabbana have been sprucing up their runway pieces with exuberant headpieces for the longest time. That said, designers have been bestowing headbands with a little modern revival, though reminiscent of with Grace Kelly’s hair accessories to Audrey Hepburn’s, Brigitte Bardot’s and so many more.

The only rule related to their success is: fancy headbands come hand in hand with paired-down outfits. With that in mind, check out all the headbands we’ve scoured for you.

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Lelet NY
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8 Fabulous Anklets

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For the past few years, anklets have been resurfacing on the fashion front – what will all the 90s memorabilia and the inevitable vintage craze. But for some, this trend is yet another reminder of the somewhat ugly numbers mothers used to make them wear – we’re looking at you jelly sandals. After all, we all remember the jolly times we used to combine said sandals with matching anklets. And so with that memory engraved in our hearts, it could seem a tad hard for us to get over the fashionable trauma. But leave it to our favorite designers and celebs to show us that anklets are indeed glamorous and that they actually go with tons of other shoes!

The trouble with anklets is that you can only wear them when they can be ultimately seen, i.e. with skirts, dresses and little shorts. The good news is that the weather is better than ever and we can finally reveal our legs and our inimitable style! From seashell styles to more discreet anklets, we’ve rounded up the most up and coming ones!

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Timeless Pearly
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Ancient Greek Sandals
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Sarah & Sebastian
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Kenneth Jay Lane
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Joelle Kharrat
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Alighieri
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Smart Backpacks for Smart Boys

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The very end of august means one thing and one thing only: school is back. And with all the “back to school” shenanigans comes a whole lot of responsibility from the parents’ side. After all, what will your kids be wearing come the big day? Will they be wearing something very comfortable or something rather stylish instead? But most importantly, which backpack will they welcome the new school year with?

With that in mind, every school year brings the same kind of dilemma – embellished backpack or a standard one, a mini backpack or something even more rectangular and larger. But if there’s one thing we can all agree on, is that the backpack should be small enough not to overload your children’s backs and large enough to contain their books and well, yummy snacks. The good news is that the styles are by the dozen and the colors even more so. So parents, this year, let your children step into school with taste and functionality with these adorable backpacks. Don’t worry, we won’t judge if you want to buy them all...

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10 Casual Messenger Bags

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It’s a tale as old as time. Man goes to work. Man needs a bag to carry belongings. Enter messenger bags.

But what’s really a messenger bag? It’s a timeless classic that accompanies you ever so-smartly to work or to wherever the wind might take you. Because here’s the thing, while it’s so socially unacceptable for men to carry a purse, the male species still needs a little something they can carry around with virility. Of course, backpacks were and still are a very popular choice, but there’s something about messenger bags that screams class and elegance all at once.

The trick about finding a good-old messenger bag is to make sure it’s finely crafted with solid lines and that its design enables you to multitask with ease and sharpness.

And hey, the great thing about messenger bags is that they don’t demand a lot of effort and certainly not a styling expertise up your sleeves. From leather-crafted ones to softer fabrics, we’ve rounded up the most trending messenger bags as we speak.

 

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Valentino
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What a Choker!

If you think chokers are a thing of the past, then you’re in for a real treat! As the Spring 2019 runways would have it, chokers are this season’s must-have accessories, worn in a new updated way. Granted, you can always wear them the usual way – i.e., on your skin, but our favorite designers and brands have introduced a new notion, one that would layer chokers atop garments.

Be that as it may, there’s nothing quite like having to adorn your neck with something as alluring and stylish as a choker.

Indeed, this 90s staple has made it all the way to the 21st century and we can’t say we’re not head over heels in love with the glamor it lends to your average outfit! Whether you’re a big fan of chain necklaces or velvety chokers, this trend is so versatile you won’t even have to choose your favorite!

All you need to do is flash that big smile of yours, wear an extra-fabulous outfit, don a diva attitude and your choker game will be on point.

So what choker will you choose?

 

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10 Wallets on our Radar

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What would we do without wallets? Well our miscellaneous receipts would be running wild and free in our bags, that’s for sure. But jokes apart, a wallet is an essential must-have for any woman, as it contains little necessities such as credit cards, IDs, driver’s license and cash – amongst other important things.

So it only seems fair we pay attention to the kind of wallet we own, right? Right. But before going into it, the decision-making process really relies on the kind of wallet you want, and that could range from a zipper-lined wallet to one with a flap and a clasp, to little pouches, leather cards or coin purses. Once you know what you want, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices from leather wallets, to canvas styles or even shiny ones. The most important thing to keep in mind here is that the material or fabric used is really relevant to the sanctity of your wallet. You don’t want to choose a fabric that will go awry should a coin graze it.

With that in mind, we’ve taken the liberty to pick out 10 wallets for you and only you. Shop away!

 

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8 Flatforms You Definitely Need

The Spice Girls had a reunion this year and the fashion industry is now definitely eying their iconic flatforms. So, are these beauties back? Yes, they definitely are.

If you’re having a hard time trying to remember what they look like, just think of it this way: they’re the kind of shoes that are technically thick with high soles, but are designed in a way that makes you feel like you’re actually walking in flats. Call it magic or call it what you may, these nineties staples are having a wild comeback and they’ve been invading both the runways and the streets! The secret to wearing them lies in the combination you make of them – i.e., there are thousands of occasions to don them oh-so proudly, from brunches to dinners and daytime activities of all sort. The trick here is to pair them well with your outfits, without crossing the borders to Vulgar-town. And hey, the great thing about these shoes is that they’re back-friendly and make you look much taller than you already are!

That said, we’ve taken the liberty to choose some of the most trending styles as we speak. So which ones will you choose?

 

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