Now that the chilly weather is approaching and the leaves are transforming from lush green to warmer hues, it is time to reconsider your wardrobe options.
We all know with Blacksburg’s infamous bipolar weather, it can be to hard determine what to wear between your 8 a.m. and afternoon classes. How do you pick something that will keep you warm and cool at the same time?
However, instead of focusing on the repetitive 'how to’s' for a multi-season functional wardrobe, let’s talk accessories — the pieces that tend to be overlooked but can say so much about an outfit, which is important for transitional weather.
Style.com’s “Guide to Fall’s 2013 Accessories” exemplifies the recurring theme in fashion since the Met Gala this past spring — Rocker Chic.
One designer duo that has sparked a lot of buzz is sisters Danielle and Jodi Snyder, founders of Dannijo, who have developed a fall collection that can be worn for both day and night outfits.
The variety in this collection offers glamour that can be worn for any event and adds an instantaneous rocker-chic look to any daytime outfit. Many of their fashion jewelry pieces incorporate Swarovski crystals and an assortment of metals.
According to Style.com, the duo looked to Elizabeth Taylor for inspiration, who is known for her pairing of opulent jewelry and everyday wardrobe.
Besides making fashion jewelry, Dannijo also carries a variety of accessories such as iPhone 5 cases, bags with graphic designed images as well as jewelry and statement hair accessories.
If you’re not about breaking the bank for a few luxe pieces, Baublebar.com is a great alternative for fashion jewelry. They even sell the coveted monogram necklaces that have been seen around campus recently and notably worn by the likes of Rihanna and Beyonce.
If you prefer playing with trends, punk-rock inspired metals and matte black jewelry are big for the fall. Metals have been around for several seasons, but matte finished jewelry is on the rise.
This is greatly due to Ted Rossi’s popular matte black pyramid icon cuff. The dark finish adds edge and boldness, along with the powerful and seductive garments for fall. However, when paired with chunky pearls or geometrically shaped jewels, you can create the perfect balance of feminine boldness.
In addition to all the amazing options of jewelry, thigh high boots, as seen from Balmain, and practical handbags are the way to go.
A statement piece, whether a simple monogram necklace or a daring pair of thigh high boots, is elemental to the success of an outfit, regardless of the season. Finding that transitional piece for between the seasons involves careful consideration. Think timeless.