It’s the little things …

Jennifer Lawrence in her tangerine-red couture gown and slim black belt

Jennifer Lawrence in her tangerine-red couture gown and slim black belt- Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Details in dressing are important. It’s the little things that help you reach your style potential and create value that will take your look over-the-top. When I saw Jennifer Lawrence in her gown at The Golden Globes, the tangerine-red dress was beautiful, yes, but it was the slim black belt that made it stand out! Accessories, when done right, are accents that bring charm and identify you and your personality: a belt on a cardigan sweater, a necklace worn in an open v-neck, or the right bracelet on your wrist. Other details are critical, as well. I have spoken about the need for a good fit and having a tailor in your arsenal. Proper seams add sophistication to your shirts and jackets, and slacks hemmed appropriately for your size will do the same. Pops of color brighten an outfit, but more important, your mood. Think of a colorful handbag or clutch, or scarf worn around your neck, or even a manicure, the next time you want to feel brighter.

It’s the little things that bring huge benefits!

What do you think?

4 thoughts on “It’s the little things …

  1. True, true and true…accessories can also tone up OR tone down an outfit! (though I don’t think that there would be any way to tone down Jennifer’s dress) BUT the belt DID make it her own. You could take the same dress and put it on another actress…like: J-Lo and she might have dressed it up further with an over the top display of diamonds or maybe Lady Gaga would have hung a side of beef across the dress…really the accessories say more about the person then the actual dress does, now that I think about it! Keep up the great work, Melissa! You DO write about fun things to think about! 🙂

    • Thank you, Kylie, for your support! You made my day. And thank you for the image of a side of beef across the dress – you are too funny! But you are right; accessories say more about the person – they personalize every outfit! xx Mel

  2. You chose the perfect dress to comment on,
    I loved the simplicity and the small detail around the bust. The color was beautiful
    and went perfectly with her skin.
    Also agree with the pop of color in your wardrobe, especially around ones face, even if it is quick splash of lipstick.

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