Tag: Accessories

19 Fabulous Reasons to accessorise!!

If I had a mantra in life it would be..when in doubt, accessorise!! Either that or ‘never let a day go without eating chocolate’….Or ‘Donuts are Amazing and Necessary’. But I digress. Accessories are my happy place. They dress up your outfit, give you abit of personality and pizzazz, and they’re just so fun! And when they’re sparkly, colourful, unique and funky, there’s just no way you can go wrong.

I love accessories

I’m just assuming some of you are as obsessed with finding the perfect accessory as I am….so I’ve done a round-up of my favourite earring and accessory makers on Instagram right now.  While it was so tempting to keep adding to this list, I had to stop before it turned into an encyclopaedia!!

There are SO MANY amazing designers and makers out there just waiting to complete your outfit and amp up your style…and Instagram is one of the best places to find them! So without further ado, here’s my list of incredible accessory designers and makers that you’ve gotta check out. Instagram and Shop links are included because I’m nothing if not a shopping enabler. You can than me later! Colourful, unique and aall round RAD, there’s something for everyone in this epic list!

 

1. Kenzie Collective

So I actually own more Kenzie Collective  bling than I can count….with more on my wishlist – this babe knows how to creat colourful, fun and funky accessories to rock your style – and keep you coming back for more!

www.instagram.com/Kenziecollective

www.kenziecollective.com

2. Each To Own

A perfect combination of sophisticated glitz and glamour and colourful, quirky fun (Well, that’s what I think anyway)! Kristen Devitt is the grand master of  statement ear bling!

www.instagram.com/eachtoown

www.eachtoown.etsy.com

3. Meg Makes

Big, colourful and vibrant, this new designer on the scene knows how to make an ear statement. I LOVE my rainbow ghosts from Meg Makes, and I get comments on them everywhere I go!

www. Instagram.com/meg.makes

www.megmakesstudio.etsy.com

4. Noosh designs

Sooo much gorgeous -I love the outside the box GLAM designs from this babe – from funky 3D printed jewellery to gorgeous resin!

www. Instagram.com/nooshjewellery

www.nooshjewellery.com

5. Wahboo

Colourful statement earrings with a good dose of light hearted fun – crushing on the fairy bread dangles!!!

www. Instagram.com/wahboodesigns

www.wahboodesigns.com.au

6. Mel at Hurley

Oversized, fun and quirky – have you seen the squidtopia dangles available through Kenzie Collective?! The rad factor is out of the park here!

www. Instagram.com/melthurley

7.Rowdy Design

OH! Just loving the art series – dreamy splashes of vibrant colour, like watercolour dripped in water – Beautiful!

www. Instagram.com/rowdydesign

www.rowdydesignresin.com

8. Iriwoo

I’m in love with the beautifully marbled colours in intriguing and original shapes – the green especially!

www. Instagram.com/iriwoo

www.shopiriwoo.etsy.com

9. Concrete Jellyfish co.

This label is something special. It’s like wearing stunning, colourful miniature sculptures on your loves. Each piece tells a story and I’m completely in love.  On the wish list for sure!

www. Instagram.com/concretejellyfishco

www.concretejellyfish.co

10. Renee Damiani 

Oooh these are like wearable abstract art pieces,I love the colours, shapes and basically everything about this label. Bright, pops of pastel and neon colours – heaven!

www. Instagram.com/renee_damiani

www.reneedamiani.com.au

11. zaracate designs

I’m crushing on the gorgeous tone of yellow in her resin bracelets and rings right now! It’s like wearing sunshine!!

www. Instagram.com/zaracatedesign

www.zaracatedesigns.tictail.com

12. Materiel design

I love these unique designs – a touch of Art Deco, vibrant lush colour, these pieces defy categorising, but they are FABULOUS!

www. Instagram.com/materieldesign

www.materiel.com.au

13. Liona Lee

Make a statement with original button jewellery – I especially love the bling, I have the disco hot pink ones! These gold button pendant and earring sets to die for!

www. Instagram.com/lionaleedesigns

www.lionaleedesigns.com

14. Deux earrings

Unique, handpainted, in a mix of mediums, I love how so many of these pieces look like a little artwork!

www. Instagram.com/deux.earrings

www.deux-earring.myshopify.com

15. Ingo au

Quirky earring names and seriously fab colours and shapes, these babes know how to spoil your lobes with fabulous statement pieces. Love my Ingo bling!

www. Instagram.com/ingo_au

www.ingo.bigcartel.com

16 Antipastel

I was smitten as soon as I saw the pavlova and prawn dangles – eeeeek! A party for your ears!

www. Instagram.com/antipastel

www.anti-pastel.com

 

17 Birdee and star

What can I say? Gorgeous sparkly pieces with plenty of quirk and fun  – plus this babe makes a broccoli brooch that’s a perfect match for my gear!

www. Instagram.com/birdeeandstar

www.birdeeandstar.etsy.com

 

18 Done By Daisy 

I love love love the quirky miniature artworks disguised as ear candy that this gal creates. I have bunches of bananas Fromm her…and I seriously want more Done by Daisy creations!!

www.Instagram.com/donebydaisy

www.donebydaisy.com

Done by Daisy earrings

 

19 Bonmaxie

Aaaaaand last but not least…..the perfect match for all these gorgeous new accessories you’re gonna want! Bonmaxie earring boards – the perfect anti boring earring storage solution. (Plus you can pick up the most FAB key rings from this babe! Love mine!)

www. Instagram.com.bonmaxie

www.bonmaxie.com.au

 

And there you go, quicker than you can say ‘where’s my credit card?’ , you’ve got a list of new stores to explore and love, and the potential for a whoooole lotta fabulous accessorising! I’d love to hear what you think! Do you love these stores too? And do you have faves I haven’t discovered yet?Let me know in the comments below!

 

Keneena xx

How YOU can accessorise with confidence to make your style POP!!

So there you are, in the 7 minutes you have available in the morning – you’ve grabbed your clothes, you’ve put on makeup (erm,maybe)… but sister, you ain’t ready for the day until you have ACCCESSORISED!!

Wanna improve your accessory game or break out of a cycle of blah outfits? Or maybe you’re all over it but just wanna discover new faves? If you’re lost on where to start, READ ON!!

Accessories can make the simplest outfit transform into something fabulous and help you shine. Yeah I KNOW! I can here you thinking…these days my version of well dressed is anything that’s not PJs. And my fave accessory is BIG dark sunglasses.

I TOTALLY get where you’re coming from! Especially for Mums, sometimes life happens…. and our style comes in last behind the job, the kids, the piles of washing, cleaning baby puke off your shoulder and old squashed banana out of your kid’s kindy bag …again!

But trust me, accessorizing takes so little time and adds a HUGE boost to your confidence.

My tip for you? Pick a hero piece – will it be some fun earrings? A unique necklace? Pick something that fits your style and makes you feel fab! I love pairing a quirky tee with some fun bright earrings, simple jeans and my fave sandals. (PS did you know I’ve just launched a new range of fun and stylish ladies Tops? you can see them here!)

But don’t just take my word for it!! I also chatted to some Uh-MAaazing women – talented accessory designers and makers – who have shared their top accessorizing tips JUST FOR YOU!

Marayna Baker (Kenzie Collective)

Marayna Baker, designer behind Kenzie Collective

Knowing where to start can feel stressful but my advice is, don’t let it be! Have fun, chose items that appeal to you!

Starting with classic accessory staples is a good starting point and then, build from there. Choosing a pair of black, bamboo, pastel and bright coloured studs, would be a good way to begin building your accessory collection. Don’t just settle for simple circles. Why not add another basic design to the mix? Maybe a triangle, semi-circle, diamond, chevron arrow…. Next minute, your lobes will be sporting cactus or dachshund designs!

Dangle earrings can scare the absolute jeepers out of people! So for your first time, maybe hold off on wearing metallic prawns, dangling from your lobes! Simple, minimal, lightweight and versatile – that’s what you want in your first pair of dangles. Something you will wear over and over again regardless if it’s to work, evening drinks or even to the shopping centre.

A fun statement ring can also be an easy way to add some character to your wardrobe. I am not talking about jumping straight in and wearing a T-Rex ring, but maybe a metallic foil or even a rainbow glitter option.

Learn to love accessorising and embrace the FUN. This will lead to more daring decisions, later on down the track.

New Kenzie Collective dangles!

I have one rule when it comes to accessorising……STUFF THE RULES!

It’s as simple as that. Who has the right to tell you what you can and can’t wear. YOU wear what YOU want! That has been my number one piece of accessory advice since establishing Kenzie Collective.

Let your personality shine through your choice of accessories! That’s what I do. Be confident in who you are. This confidence will ooze as you strut down the street in your polka dot & striped attire, teamed with neon statement dangles and chunky mixed matched necklace. You are YOU and no one can rock your personality like YOU!

Pick my favourite accessory?? Oh gosh, you are killing me! How on earth can I choose 1, 2, 5, or 10!

I accessorise to match how I am feeling, for the day. This means, I can easily change my accessory choice multiple times in the space of 12 hours. It drives my husband bonkers!

Kenzie Collective dangle on a Shell Accessory holder from BonMaxie

If I had to choose a few items, I would pick a few pieces from a number of our Summer collections. A pair of ‘Metallic’ dangles (statement of course!), Paparazzi ‘Jem’ studs (the design of these babes screams PIZZAZ), Punchy Purple ‘Disc’ Ring, one of our ‘Pom Pom’ rope necklaces (which we no longer make but still LOVE to pieces) and finally…..a pair of our up & coming ‘Frosty’ mix-it dangles. We can’t give too much away as these will be released early February but I can sneakily tell you that they are AH-MAZING!

www.kenziecollective.com
www.instagram.com/kenziecollective
www.facebook.com/kenziecollective

Megan Howells (Meg Makes)

Megan Howells, designer behind Meg Makes

I’m constantly on the hunt for new and fabulous accessories. I follow HEAPS of amazing people on social media just to see what is out and about or how someone might style something.

If you ever see something that you LOVE, say a big necklace, giant earrings or bright shoes but think ‘I could never pull that off’, stop that now. Everyone can pull off everything. If you love it – wear it!!

If it doesn’t go with anything – it goes with everything! I’m a huge, huge fan of clashing prints and colours. I never shy away from bold colours or patterns. Also – I never keep things for ‘special occasions’. Make everyday fabulous and wear those earrings, strut those heels and use that clutch!

Right now – I am living and BREATHING earrings! The bigger, the better!! I am loving anything super bright or metallic and find myself wearing huge earrings, bright sandals & bags, everything!

Some pretty Fab Rainbow Ghost Earrings from Meg Makes.

I am utterly obsessed with my Rainbow Ghost earrings, and when I made these – I immediately kept them for myself! So I’d have to say these are my favourite, however it changes so frequently, I’ll be utterly obsessed with something else next week! Haha

www.instagram.com/meg.makes
www.MegMakesStudio.etsy.com

Kirsten Devitt (Each To Own)

Kirsten Devitt

Accessorising in the past was about drawing attention to parts of the body and avoiding others but I really do think if you just love a piece and you feel like being daring, go for it – whack it on!  Pile heaps on if you are feeling a bit Iris/Miley; pare it back if you are feeling minimal – just really do what you feel and be who you feel like being on that day.

I rarely ever find clothing that lets me express myself so I tend to go very basic with the clothes and go nuts with the accessories.  Overall I think you need to work out what you really feel comfy with.  If you tend to wear you hair up a lot you might want to go with earrings. Or if you have a great neck, a necklace might be the way to go.  I know that I have big boobs – so I tend to want to rule out necklaces and brooches, and go for earrings and bangles. That’s where I feel comfy embellishing. But I don’t think that there are hard and fast rules these days.  If you love it wear it.

I’m a bit of a ‘reverse accessorisor’ (is that a word?!  If not I’m adding it to the lexicon!).  I’ll build an outfit around accessories rather than treat them as something to pop on as you head out the door.  It’s a pretty personal thing.  I think of them first because they are pretty much all I ever think about in my day job! 😀 I personally like to pile on everything, go to the mirror and ask myself “Too much?” and take it back from there…if I feel like it – some days too much is the way to go!  But always earrings, ALWAYS.  I like that earrings are the closest thing to your eyes and smile, and that’s where people should be looking if they are engaging with you as a person.

Some fabulous bling from Each To Own

Having just said earrings, ALWAYS earrings, my absolute favourite accessory/accessories are my Fable Folk hand-painted wooden bangles.  I never leave home without two or three on.  They are always noticed and always commented on.  They make me feel great and I truly don’t feel like me if I don’t have them on.  I guess that is what accessorising is all about – reflecting your personality and being you through wearing what you love 🙂

www.eachtoown.com
www.EachToOwn.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/eachtoown
www/Instagram.com/eachtoown

 

There you go – so many tips on where to start! And you should totally check out the Instagram feeds and online stores of these three talented ladies! Trust, me you’ll have a wish list as long as your arm beofe you can say ‘accessorise me!’. Ladies, go forth and accessorise! And above all, relax and have fun – you’re already fabulous!!!