Bold Jewelry or Bold Clothing?
When it comes to shopping and styling outfits, I'm regularly drawn more towards clothing that makes a statement, rather than accessories that make a statement. I could cite plenty of examples, such as my bright green jeans, cherry print skirt, purple jeans, green wiggle dress, batik tunic, etc. My jewelry collection is quite minimal--I have a small pouch of earrings, a couple little boxes that special necklaces are packed in so that they don't get tangled, and a small tupperware container with the rest of the bracelets and necklaces (hey, tupperware is just a reality of life when you've moved internationally a few times. No more investing in large jewelry cases for me.).
This outfit is an exception. I bought this dress for my college graduation. For some reason, I was thinking I ought to go with a really demure, understated look for that occasion. I don't really know why. If I had to do it again, I'd probably get something colorful and quirky and retro from Modcloth (I've never bought anything from them, but my sisters do and they always have the cutest dresses!). This dress is lovely, but very plain, and for that reason I haven't worn it frequently. It seemed to be an appropriate choice for the wedding we attended this weekend, though, so I brought it out again, this time, with the addition of a "statement" accessory, this network of gold chains. I liked that it worked well to spice up an outfit that otherwise feels a bit plain.
I also got some photos with the rest of the family, because it's practically a law that you have to take family photos when you're all dressed up at the same time:
Yeah, that's 'dressing up' for Angel. If there's anything he hates, it's being hot and wearing uncomfortable clothes, so in this climate, that's about as dressy as he gets.
What about you? Do you go more for the bold clothing with minimal jewelry, or neutral, practical clothing spiced up with jewelry?