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February 2012 Lookbook: Curious Accessories

Omiru's February 2012 Lookbook: Curious Accessories
This look is part of Omiru’s February 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece February 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

While your clothes make a statement, your accessories often speak louder about who you are.  It’s all in the details - whether it’s a bold color on your purse or a fanciful detail on your heels (hello, wings!).  In this look, the foundation clothing feels all business - but the finishing accessories allow the look to play.  Here’s how to get the look

1. Start with a neutral foundation: a drapey grey tee over a taupe skirt.  Easy shapes in comfortable colors.
2. Layer on a navy jacket to keep your arms warm.  The navy is softer than black on the grey and taupe foundation, and it’s more visually interesting than another shade of grey.
3. Now have some fun with your accessories.  We chose a few pieces with personality - an orange and red chain necklace that provides a funky counterpart to a fuchsia and red handbag.  Note the details on the bracelet (see that snake head?) and the heels - wear these, and you literally have wings.  Usually it’s best to sport these statement pieces separately - but here, the effect is additive.

What’s your favorite fanciful accessory?
  Share your style in the comments!

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