Accessories that pop
August 22, 2012 | 12:00 am
(Updated: February 25, 2013 | 12:57 pm)
There’s nothing like the perfect outfit to make you feel prepared. But that’s only possible with the addition of the right accessories – your look just isn’t complete without a little bling. OFC spoke with Shana Colbin Dunn, owner at Kismet, a cute Highland boutique, to learn what’s haute – and what’s not – for the upcoming fall season. Stop by this cute boutique in Highland for everything from scarves and handbags to hats and jewelry. The store also features a full charm bar where you can build your own personalized necklace.
“Our motto is: Be comfortable, look good,” Colbin Dunn says. “Our goal is to provide products that are beautiful, meaningful, functional and unique.” Here is her professional advice for the accessory-challenged set.
5 Ways to Wear It Well:
Skinny, colorful jeans: Okay, they may not be accessories per se, but these are the perfect way to jazz up your wardrobe.
Anything green: No, not the color. We in Denver love anything recycled, reused or biodegradable. Check out Kismet’s unisex wallets, iPad covers and cosmetic bags made from bike tires. Cool looking, durable and from a good source? We’re in!
Fair Trade: Anything made with meaning and natural materials is on the list. We hope the fair-trade trend sticks around FOREVER!
Stacking rings: Yep, they are still IN and a great way to mix and match. You can wear mixed metals like oxidized sterling with soft rose gold, stones with diamonds—whatever fits on your finger.
Scarves: Even for men! Also, bright and floral shirts for men are still hot, even with subtle embellishment like some embroidery or a jeweled button.
5 Ways to Wear It Wrong:
Peace signs: Peace isn’t out of style – the peace sign is. But it may come back, so tuck those items away in storage for now.
Neon: Though you’ll definitely make a statement in neon, it’s time to bury this trend for good.
Skulls and guns: ’Nuff said.
Feathers: Although they’re still cute, feathers are
on the way out.
Big, oversized bags: They come in handy – at the gym, pool or a weekend away – and we’ll always love them, but they are no longer a trend.
5 Ways to Add Pop— Without Adding Weight to your Ensemble:
A statement piece: Whether it’s a stunning necklace; a big, bold ring; or a colorful, modern pair of eyeglasses, you should wear something that says YOU when you walk into a room. It shows confidence that others will admire. Just don’t overdo it – a statement accessory is perfect to amplify a classic outfit.
Hair accessories: Whether it’s a flower, a rhinestone clip or a headband with a unique pattern, go for something that will make you happy.
Scarves: Take one with our wherever you go. They always come in handy, and they look great.
Rings, rings and more rings: Everyone should adorn at least one finger. Find your unique style and be true to that. Whether it’s a big ’ole diamond, a hammered sterling band or a funky resin flower – wear a ring or 10!
Color: Accessories are a great way to add a splash of color to a neutral outfit. For example, at Kismet, we don’t sell black bags very often. Instead, orange, green and yellow are the most popular colors. Accessories are the fun part of the outfit. They don’t add weight – they add levity!
Kismet is located at 3640 W. 32nd Ave.
Online at http://kismetaccessories.com