I’ve always told you that the accessories are for extra credit. The busy professional who manages to sally forth four days out of five looking pretty well put together while expressing her own taste and wit gets an A as far as I am concerned. The one who does this and remembers to wear a little scarf gets an A+.
Perhaps this would be an appropriate time to walk you through the accessory prop box? But I don’t need to do that, because I’ve already written posts that lay out a variety of check-lists, prescriptions, and pleas: here, here, and here. And here and here and here.
Today shall simply be a recap of the best accessories: the useful, the beautiful, and the zany. I leave you to decide which are which.
One caution: There are no links in the photos or captions below because . . . Stranger Things Season 2. I will add links later this week.
For those still reading, I’d like your advice. The Photographer thinks I should write a book proposal for some sort of style guide. I am not so sure, so let me ask you: What would make you pick up a book on style at the bookstore? I have a few of these books that I really like,* and I am trying to decide whether I have anything to add to a subgenre that already seems fairly robust. I think there may be something herein — picture of Venn diagram of “professional woman,” “staid professions,” “expressing creativity,” and “minimal effort.” Or, perhaps my question put bluntly is: Can my ideas be universalized? Please feel free to share your thoughts and a description of the book that you wish were out there.