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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Back to School Style - The Perfect Accessories

It's day two - perfect accessories time and I'm in my element here of course! All over the internet and regularly in emails, I see women asking how to look more groomed, more stylish and I'm a firm believer in the power of accessorising. 
(and a good blow dry....but that's a different post)

Scarves are everywhere and it's easy to be overwhelmed by an array of colours and patterns. I have a couple of rules I follow when buying scarves for myself and the shop: 

1. If a scarf has black, navy, grey, white or cream somewhere in the colour way, you will wear it with many more outfits.
2. Look for a full, soft, lightweight scarf. They are not for warmth alone - you want to be able to wear them indoors as well as outdoors

So, following both rules, I bring you The Perfect Scarf...
The Perfect Scarf - SGS Shop (SOLD OUT - sorry)
Camel/Gold Square Cut Jumper - H&M (AW12)
Boyfriend Jeans - Gap
Beige Suede Ankle Boots - Office
It ticks all my boxes - it's got grey, black, camel, blue, white and a splash of red to brighten it up. It's an animal style print but is mixed up with other prints too - so will suit anyone not so keen on rocking their inner Bet Lynch :)
Navy Cross Body Bag - Vintage
Leather purse (just seen) - Boden (SS13)
I don't think there are many wardrobes that couldn't fit this one in and today on the school run (and a walk down by the Lagan) it's given new life to a camel jumper that I don't wear as often as I would like to. I'm also looking forward to wearing with my Perfect Jacket from yesterday.

Jewellery wise, you can't beat a statement necklace for looking 'put-together' on the school run. It just immediately elevates an otherwise plain outfit. The high street (and my shop) are full of fabulous, inexpensive necklaces. If you're unsure of colours - go for a silver or gold. 
Here is my Perfect Necklace - Overlapping Leaves in silver (left) and gold (right). It's my best selling necklace and you can pick it up on the 'Not On The High Street' website for £24...or from me for £14!
Neutral, close fitting to the neck but doesn't sit too high, it will transform the simplest of outfits..
Overlapping Leaf Necklace - Silver & Gold - £14



Tomorrow - it's the turn of The Perfect Boot - see you then!

Ax

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14 comments

  1. Oh you are so right that scarf is perfect....Love the way you have dressed today! xx

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  2. Brilliant scarf and perfect for any and every outfit!
    Loving the school run outfits!

    Fiona
    x

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  3. Yes, you've nailed the perfect scarf! Great pattern and colours and would definitely fit in with any wardrobe. Love the necklace too.

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  4. Gorgeous scarf Avril and I'm loving the necklace too!

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  5. Love that scarf, this would be my perfect school run outfit, its those Ash/Marant style boots that have done it!

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  6. Looking lovely Avril... I'm curious about the location - is this local?

    Nic x

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    1. Thanks Nic - took these at Cutter's Wharf! We went for a drink there to celebrate back to school :) xx

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  7. I love the scarf perfectly styled too! I have the necklace in gold from you but haven't worn it much as it has been so warm - looking forward to wearing it in A/W. Lynne x

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  8. Lovely scarf and necklace. Great basic ideas that you often forget in a rush.

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  9. Gorgeous scarf - I miss wearing them in the heat of summer here!

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  10. Your spot on Avril, that scarf is perfect, and will go with so many outfits! Think it's about time I treated myself to a SGS scarf. Now I'm starting to think about dressing for chillier weather a scarf is the perfect a/w accessory. x

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  11. Loving these 'back to school' posts Avril - lessons for us all - no pun intended ;-) I must say I can wholeheartedly agree about the necklace, it's fab...I love mine and am not surprised it's a best-seller.
    WOW on the price difference - hope you can expand the SGS shop to undercut other products too. xx

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  12. Wow such a stunning scarf Avril, I love everything about it. I can't wait to start wearing scarves again....oh & my jackets x

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  13. I discovered your site a few weeks ago and it is inspired! I love it. After reading this particular entry I ordered the scarf and the silver necklace. They have just arrived (very quickly I might add) and I can't wait to wear them. Thank you.

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