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New-season vintage-inspired accessories

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already raided the January sales and bagged a few bargains that you didn’t necessarily need, but most definitely wanted!
However, while I love picking up a deal or two, I hate feeling like I’m wearing last season’s clothes. Rather than return my haul, I’ve decided to invest in some simple yet effective accessories to make my look 2014-ready.

Handbag
No accessories post would be complete without some to-die-for arm candy. A new season calls for a new handbag, and this white Jet Set Medium Tote bag from the Michael Kors range at Psyche is an ideal choice. Crafted from super-soft Saffiano leather, the navy spotted scarf detail gives the bag a vintage edge and has a great summery vibe. It is a little expensive, but it’s perfect for everyday use. Add to any outfit and, with a slick of red lipstick, you can channel classic 50s glamour in an instant.


Jewellery
A great way of reworking any outfit is by simply updating your jewellery. You can pick up some fabulous vintage-inspired pieces without breaking the bank. Take this ASOS Vintage Filgree ring, for example. I have fallen in love with the elaborate style and faux pearl and stone detailing; at only $15.24, I can hardly resist!



Masculine, retro-style watches are bang on trend at the moment. To add a vintage feel and easily revamp your look, pick up a classically-inspired timepiece. ASOS has a great selection of affordable watches, but if you’re looking for something more authentic, take a look at the Casio retro collection.

Nail Polish
Over the festive season, sparkly, dark-coloured and metallic nail polishes were our best friends. However, with spring hot on our heels, it’s all about the pastel shades. In the summer, I’ll be wearing pretty lemon and lilac colours, but for now I’ll be rocking a muted and understated beige, like this one from Topshop. It’s the perfect accompaniment to my vintage style.

XO Ilana


2 comments

  1. That bag is utterly adorable!

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

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  2. Such nice pieces to buy in the sales! I find accessories are always great buys, you don't have to worry about getting the wrong size and being stuck with a difficult or non existent return policy for sale items! :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

    Away From Blue

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