One of my favorite things about cooler weather is being able to wear a jacket again.
I invest the bulk of my clothing budget on jackets. I value them because a great navy blazer can transform a humble pair of jeans and a white tee into an appropriate look for almost any casual event. Jackets help me to appear more slim and polished, no matter what else I wear.
I can wear a unique jacket with a basic black top and pants for almost any special event to create a great look. This jacket is by IC Collection from ShopMyFairLady.com.
Accessories can finish a look with pizzazz, but too many accessories can tip the balance of elegance. I have learned to look at what I am wearing with a critical eye before going out the door. Since I cut my hair shorter, I now wear small stud earrings to cover my ear piercings. When wearing larger statement earrings, I never wear a necklace with them. That is just too much going on around my face, especially when wearing sunglasses. If I wear a hat, I do not wear any jewelry near my face.
There is no magic formula for knowing when to remove or add accessories, but two statement areas in one look are my limit. For example, in the summer, I may wear a simple tunic with a long bold necklace and a stack of three bold but different bracelets on one arm. If I added bold silver earrings to the look, it would take me over the edge.