Style & Fit Guide
Details and Accessories
The Role of Accessories in Your Wardrobe
Necklaces and earrings, pins and brooches, shoes and handbags, scarves and more—where would we be without them? Not only can accessories change your outfit (or make or break it as the adage goes), they can be a lot of fun, too! Accessories are perfect for expressing your individuality and creativity. A piece that’s large and sparkly simply begs for attention, while wearing a piece that’s small and dainty is an exquisite finishing touch. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we’re told, but we think goldtone jewelry is just as precious! Its rich gleam is flattering to many hair and skin tones. And simple gold studs or a single gold chain are appropriate with everything from a formal dress to denims and sneakers. More on the casual side, silvertone jewelry can be quite flattering, too, especially on women with black and steely-grey hair. Consider stocking your jewelry box with an array of earrings, from delicate studs to pairs that are larger and more attention-grabbing. Be sure to have at least two watches, one with a leather or stretch band for everyday use, and one for more special occasions. Pins can be fun too! Keep a couple of different ones on hand, from antique(looking) brooches to something fun and seasonal, like a cute little snowman pin. Necklaces are where you can really get creative. From antique chokers to modern pendants to a simple strand of pearls, necklaces are the perfect accessory to draw attention upwards towards your face. Choose necklaces based on where you are going: work, running errands, lunch with the girls or a special dinner with your significant other. Each calls for a slightly different piece, but no matter what the occasion, have fun! Here are a few of our top picks:
The single most important factor in getting a comfortable fit is to try shoes on later in the day. Your feet are a bit more swollen or flattened-out later in the afternoon. You want your shoes to be as comfortable late in the day as they are when you first put them on. Next, feel the insoles with your fingers. Lots of cushioning and padding will help raise your comfort level when you have to be on your feet for extended periods. Also, walking on a carpeted surface when you’re trying shoes on can make them seem more comfort-able then they really are. So be sure to walk on a hard surface, such as linoleum or asphalt, to get a good sense of their true feel. And remember, when you shop at Blair, our exceptional guarantee means you can give your new shoes a rigorous test run to be sure they fit perfectly and feel great! Here are a few of our best-selling customer favorites.
Handbags, Purses & Totes
We could call them “wardrobe workhorses”. Handbags just may be a woman’s most trusted accessory—they go everyplace with us, and look great while keeping our things safe and secure. The best handbags can also make a hectic day a little easier. Finding a purse with just the right number of pockets, flaps and zippers keeps everything organized yet accessible. Today handbags are constructed of just about any fiber you can think of, including premium quality synthetics that look remarkably like fine leather, minus the high price. The result: handbags that are both pretty and practical. And that truly is the best of both worlds! Here are a couple of this [season’s] most stylish designs.
From elegant to carefree, a scarf has the power to instantly change the entire appearance and focus of your outfit. It can add a needed dash of color, even save a top that isn’t the best color choice for your complexion. But we think the best thing about scarves is how versatile they are. Morning meeting, black-tie dinner or a weekend spent antiquing; wrap around your neck, tie around your waist, or drape over your shoulder—whatever the occasion and no matter how you choose to wear them, scarves are incredibly versatile.