Think embellishments are all about studs, chains, and your older sister’s Bedazzler? Think again. The new embellishments are decidedly down-to-earth bohemian than over-the-top glam. Just witness the exotic extras like fur, feathers, and beads at Chanel. Or, add some spice with daring belly dancer-inspired shoes à la Jean Paul Gaultier.
Show your embellishments the light of day. Ruffles are an easy and elegant way to add a touch of ornamentation to any outfit, be they on a bag, shoe, top, or a Burberry skirt. Anything jewel-encrusted, like this Givenchy handbag, lends vintage sophistication to a basic jeans and t-shirt outfit.
Mix and Match
When wearing several embellished pieces, choose everything in the same colour scheme to avoid a major clash, like the black and white combos seen at Sass and Bide. If you do decide to go all out like the models at Just Cavalli, remember to keep your hair and make-up pared-down.