Hi everyone! Sometimes I draw inspiration for my looks from an accessory. It may be sunglasses, a necklace, hat, shoes or in this case a bag. Often we begin styling an outfit with an item of clothing, however using an accessory to build a look enables you to combine pieces you may not have considered. I bought this adorable owl bag from Portobello Market in London last year during London Fashion Week. I was drawn not only by how incredibly cute it is, but also by the combination of textiles used and the overall construction resembling the features of an owl. I think a statement bag can not only tie elements of your outfit together but also can add an element of surprise and unpredictability.
I don’t think I would have considered my look below without being inspired by the owl bag. I drew inspiration from the textures in the bag and subtly combined them in my look. Examples of this below include the metallic lace, a fluffy rose skirt and sequin snakeskin jacket. I know that sounds like a mess but it i think it created an interesting look.
Below I have styled some looks for you. Like I said above I took inspiration from the bag first and then built the look around it.
I also wanted to introduce you to an eccentric, fun and quirky accessory label Braccialini. Italian designer Carla Braccialini creates a playful range of bags that really are a work of art. I encourage you to navigate through her range and appreciate the workmanship and creativity behind each and every item.BRACCIALINI SVEGLIA BAG Appliqu Striped Tank Top Coast Tomoko Culottes JEFFREY CAMPBELL GURLEY Critter-cal Mass Bag in Fox Motel Leda Turtleneck Crop in Ivory Cynthia Rowley Paneled midi skirt L.A.M.B Jessie Heel ONCE UPON A TIME HANSEL & GRETEL MINI HOUSE BAG Zooey Deschanel for Tommy Hilfiger Shoe Cult Cage Match Pump – Poppy Follow Me Bag FLower Express Bag Maccinina Bag Violino Bag Diligenza Bag Cabina Bag