Bold, candy-colored hues are everywhere this season! Envious emerald, terrific turquoise, marvelous magenta … I want to line my closet with them all! Unfortunately, if I bought everything I wanted, my bank account would be in the red. What’s a girl to do? Accessorize, of course!
If, like me, you can’t afford to replace your entire wardrobe in a weekend, consider using statement accessories to update your look. Big bag silhouettes take a more pronounced place in bold color blocks. A basic black clutch can be transformed by the addition of colorful beads and sequins. And big, bold stones breathe new life into bib necklaces, rings and bracelets. Even belts and headbands are getting into the mix this season.
One of my favorite places for picking up these pieces is South Moon Under, which just opened a new Martlon, NJ location – perfect for stopping on your way to the shore. I wasn’t able to make the opening last week, but I sent a few spies who informed me the new location is huge and lined wall-to-wall with this year’s hottest accessories.
Try layering contrasting colors like pink and teal for instant impact (stick with just two shades to avoid looking like Rainbow Brite) or pair them with warm neutral tones for a more subtle effect. Summer white was never so striking as when worn with a pair of hot pink sandals.
From head to toe, there are myriad ways to incorporate color into your wardrobe without breaking the bank. And now, whether you’re shore-bound or stateside, you can stop into SMU and pick out a colorful accessory to brighten your look without emptying your wallet.