Tackling the accessory issues ahead of the Christmas nights out

To amend the words from the famous musical Annie, ‘you’re never fully dressed without accessories’. Every ensemble poses the accessories debate. From tights to shoes to scarves, indecision over these articles can leave your head in a frenzy of confusion so as the party season looms quicker with the passing days it is essential to be prepared when it comes to decorating your going out attire. Below is a consise guide on how to vamp up your outfits.

The tights

Whether it is just a nice pair of black opaque tights or something a little more out there by Henry Holland you can really make an outfit with a great pair. So on that note, there is a super new Irish website, totally dedicated to hosiery called LegsLove.ie which should now be your one stop shop for tights. From seven of the world’s best brands with more than 1,000 styles to choose from, there is no tights dilemma that LegsLove cannot solve. Speaking on what drove her to set up LegsLove.ie, owner, Marianne Murphy, said: “Most department stores don’t offer enough choice and only stock the main staples; opaques, nude sheers, and a spattering of fashion tights normally found down the back of the store. I believe hosiery is not just underwear but a key fashion accessory, adding flair to an outfit, revitalising last year’s looks, and depending on the style, making the wearer feel confident, sexy, or on trend. And shops just don’t seem to get that. So, to share my love of hosiery I set up LegsLove.ie I personally love Jonathon Astor tight,he makes a great pair at a very reasonable price.”

The bling

Pandora has been propelled into the public consciousness when it comes to buying jewellery. Pandora items make for perfect gifts and they come in a range of products including watches, bracelets, and rings. They have great permanency and good jewellery is a perfect investment. If you are on the market for something on a budget, Accessorize stocks a grand selection of brooches, headpieces, and costume pieces to get you through the party season and sliding into 2013 in style. Sparkle is a key factor for this high street brand and the winter woolly collection is well worth a mention, especially the gloves.

The hat

A hat is both a practical winter wear implement and a fashionable attachment to your clothes. Milliners who produce high end collections of head warmers paired with fashion forward colours and trimmings are the best ones to watch out for on the boutique rails. Lisa Byrne is a talented designer whose current crop of hats is worth a look at. Her collection of handmade bespoke cloches captures the spirit of the roaring twenties and enlivens it with a modern twist, creating what Lisa describes as the “modern vintage” look. Each one of Lisa’s creations is made from the highest quality materials available and is moulded and hand-stitched by Lisa in her studio in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Her creations retail from €250 and fashion lovers will want to know that all Lisa’s creations are made to order.


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