Some women think accessories are more important that their actual clothes and won’t leave the house without them. Others choose them for purely practical reasons. Some go for just one, a real standout piece, and wear it on everything because it says who they are. For others it is the icing on the cake, while others consider it a starting point. And style their look around it.
Then there are people like celebrities and style icons who have become ambassadors of a particular accessory, inspiration for the whole world. Who could forget Audrey Hepburn in her black ballerinas and capri pants, Grace Kelly and her headband and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with her oversized sunglasses? A woman’s best friend, accessories are able to change or personalise her look and can even become fashion statements in their own right. Over the years, they have lost their original complementary function and become items that actually make a difference and express the wearer’s way of being. Accessories include bags, belts, jewellery and scarves, as well as shoes, brooches, watches, hats, gloves and glasses. Depending on the season and personal style, details are becoming the central elements of top trending outfits. Starting with bags, the wardrobe staple, which in this summer’s Caractère collection are comfortable, spacious and sophisticated, with rope or leather handles, different colours and patterns printed on canvas and leather finishes.
Studied down to the last detail, they add the finishing touch to your summer look in the city or on the beach, thanks to pockets and clutches, small details which reveal their quality and impeccable design. These accessories are understated, elegant and highly versatile and pair perfectly with the collection’s narrow leather belts, with or without laser details, that come in many different colours and look great worn with trousers, skirts and lightweight dresses. Must-haves also include cotton, silk or linen shawls in romantic pastel shades. Generous and soft, they can be worn around the neck or draped around the shoulders for a more formal look. And if you want to accentuate your feminine side or glam up a plain dress, why not go for the ethnic look with a resin bead necklace? Summer is the time for indulgence and letting your imagination run wild and Caractère accessories let you do just that.