The jury is still out on whether the dress or the headpiece should be the focus of your entire outfit. On the occasions that your dress (or pantsuit, or skirt and top) is taking the lead, and especially when it’s brightly-coloured or intricate or both, your accessories need to be in the supporting role. It’s at times like these when nudes and neutrals come in handy — they don’t compete with your clothes, but they’ll tie everything together nicely.
On the other hand, they also work pretty well if you’re going for overall neutrals with your palette.
Here are some of my favourite pieces. They’re all shoppable, just click the picture to buy them.
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