Why accessories are important

Because they can change an outfit!

No big talk today, images will explain it all.

1. Rock country

Stiff and washed-off, those jeans, are already a bit rock. I choose to emphasize it with a pair of snakeskin boots and western style belt with double boots.

The outfit is in a classic, black, grey (silver) and white harmony (plus blue jeans).

As there already are two “cow-girl” elements in the look do not add a third one like a fringe bag.

2. Cute seventies

Immaculate cute patent boots along with a graphic bag in a soft green shade for a pretty adorable outfit.

3. Sporty cool

Nice sneakers with minimal modern hoops prove that you can be both relaxed AND stylish.

4. Bitchy Chanel 

I confess I like outfits elements that feel super “rich girl”. But broken down with a relaxed outfit in order to be able to navigate to east Paris.

5. Denim lolita

You like glitz, pink and hearts but do not know how to wear them without looking like you are just out of preschool? Pair them with androgynous clothes.

6. Rive gauche

Feel rich and sophisticated with embellished hops, velvet boots and a black patent tortoise hoop belt.
Rive gauche girls like jeans too.
And you? Do you use the power of accessories to bring basic outfits to the next level?
30 Responses to “Why accessories are important”
  1. Phonography says:

    Super ! Des idées pour porter ma ceinture western et mes boots serpent (qui sortent très peu du placard…)

  2. Anne says:

    Brilliant post! It is easy to understand when illustrated like this but difficult to accomplish for some. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun trying. Love the t shirt – the color, the cut, the neckline AND the sleeve length! Which brand is it, do you know? You always brighten my day, thank you Alois!

  3. Carol says:

    I love, love these outfits with different accessories, you’re so smart Alois, great post!

  4. Aneta says:

    Hey, I would be cold wiht only a T-shirt now. The more layers the harder it gets to style them! Do not go the easy way – I dare you for more such articles but with more layers 😉 🙂

    • Aloïs Guinut says:

      Hello, This article was more about prooving how accessories can change an outfit than to provide actual outfits ^^
      But the layers things is a good idea! Will do an article about it 🙂

  5. V says:

    Ohhhhh joie !!!!! Le retour des illustrations ….
    Toujours aussi inspirantes !
    Belle journée

  6. This is a fun, quick illustration of a concept; I would love to see more of these for comparison/contrast – it really makes it clear quickly. Thank you.

  7. MABdePARIS says:

    “de belles illustrations valant mieux qu’un long discours”…. = pas d’accord!

    Que serait ce blog sans votre décriptage des tendances, des harmonies de couleur, et j’en passe.

    Alors des photos oui mais AVEC votre point de vue.

    Continuez à partager votre vision de la mode avec nous!

  8. Rachele says:

    I have just discovered your blog and love it! You are so inspiring! I need to work on accessories, so I am very excited to try this out: swapping different ones with a simple outfit to change its mood! Interestingly, though, for the example with the “I’m from Greece!” sandals, I felt the right looked more cohesive than the left. I think the sleek, modern bag on the left is throwing me off a bit. Hmm, that will be one experiment to look into! Thank you so much for this post and creating this blog 🙂

    • Aloïs Guinut says:

      Thank you for the nice comment!
      Regarding the outfit, you are right, it is also a matter of what you like, and I must admit that looking at this outfits months after publishing them, it does not seem that obvious that one outfit looks better than the other 🙂

  9. Bee says:

    love your blog. very informative! Thanks

  10. Jennifer says:

    Love the clipboards of style inspiration and great insight into what is the essence of Parisian style- I will take note!

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