Right after picking out your race day dresses comes the matter of choosing your racing accessories. Whether or not you’re dressing for the races accessories are important — jewellery not only add extra points of interest, they can even change the overall look of your outfit.
Coco Chanel famously said, “Before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewellery.” It’s great advice I agree, but what if you’re like me and you don’t wear much to begin with? I am usually the one to stop and check to see if I need to add another piece. More often than not, we wear pieces because of their sentimental value or they’re pretty.
Jewellery should be versatile. The whole point of accessories is to add additional interest to an outfit. A great jewellery buy is not only a beautiful piece but one that also compliments several of your outfits. I’m not one for matchy-matchy pieces. There’s something outdated about a matching necklace, earring and bracelet, don’t you agree? I believe they divert the attention off you and your outfit — definitely not versatile.
There are so many ways to accessorise with jewellery these days, it’s become somewhat of an art. I tend to pick one statement piece and work around it by adding smaller, less flashy pieces to compliment it. Whether it be a statement ring, chunky cuff or a sparkly necklace, remember it’s always just one, not two of everything! If all your jewellery are equal standouts, then mix by size (length and thickness). As long as the end effect doesn’t overpower you and you don’t truncate your neck then you can be seen in public.
These are some of my top picks for racing accessories.
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