Having the right outfit is one thing but picking up the right accessories is the finishing touch. There’s no better time to adorn yourself to the hilt and we’re taking our cue from the Fashion Watch Holiday 2011 catwalks.
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Read on for our top 5 accessory picks from Fashion Watch Holiday 2011!
RING YOUR NECK
What: There’s certainly a neckpiece for every neckline and the idea is “the fancier, the better!”
How: Alex Bitong’s simple, strapless columns were given a dose of whimsy with Gerry Sunga’s tribal collars. Both TAN-GAN and Patrice Ramos-Diaz used layered chains to toughen up their soft silhouettes while Len Guiao used an extravagant bib to give new dimension to her separates. If you’re feeling crafty, take James Reyes’ lead with an origami neckpiece.
What: If you still have a waistline to show off after all that party food or if you perhaps want to hold it all in gracefully, the right belt is your best friend.
How: The big obi style belts of Jerome Lorico and Oj Hofer are the slickest ways to secure that midsection and they make the profoundest of statements. But if you’re after something dressy to spruce up your separates lean towards the fancy options of Alex Bitong, Joel Escober, and Patrice Ramos-Diaz.
What: By now you’ve already seen feathered accessories across the party scene so it’s time to take this trend and work it while it’s hot!
How: Make like a style blogger and try the one feather earring trend, like the Gerry Sunga ones used at Alex Bitong’s show. Trust us; it raises the hip factor of your outfit fivefold. But if you’re more about doing it street and sophisticated, the feather-laden Y-necklaces of Norman Noriega are an ultra cool choice.
What: While you might be joined at the shoulder, or the hand, to your oversized tote or satchel, a minaudiere makes a prettier pairing for that party dress. Small and decorative in it’s own right, it won’t distract from your fabulous outfit.
How: Dennis Lustico used Emi Jorge’s small wonders for his Holiday collections and their extraordinary designs make for instant conversation pieces. If you’re looking for something classic, take heed from Philip Rodriguez and Eric Raisina whose tiny clutches compliment their dresses perfectly.
GO FOR GOLD
What: Yellow gold is winning out as the metal color of choice for the season, probably because it looks so rich and happy.
How: The stalwart gold necklaces and bangles that complimented Oj Hofer’s Holiday 2011 collection command attention and are the right accessories to pick up if your keeping your outfit minimalist. Don’t discount the allure of the gold pearls at TAN-GAN, Len Nepomuceno’s delicate shoulder-grazing earrings, or the faceted clutch at Philip Rodriguez.