in Vogue for Summer 2006 (Part 1)
--By Karishma Krishna Translated by
Hello, Ladies, it's time again for
another fun shopping spree! However, don't panic about
spending lots of cash because, as I said before, the
easiest way to update one's wardrobe is not to throw
out everything from last season but to simply accessorize!
Accessories are not only less expensive but also have
a longer lifespan than most items of trendy clothing.
This season, '50s chic, '60s retro, Ethnic Chunky or
all-out Sexy add a kick of style with spring's best
The Look: In patent leather, bold primary colors, ankle
straps, metallics and light-catching satins, these killer
heels (and substantial show-off shoes) give new proportion
to your wardrobe.
How to wear them: Bright, daring accessories like these
can only be an over-the-top "statement piece"
for this season's fairly neutral lineup.
Where to wear them: Great news, girls; these can be
worn at any time and anywhere as long as you don't mind
the height! For me, this is the season's hottest item,
as we all love to be taller, with the added bonus that
we can now be very comfortable, too.
The Look: From structured to oversized and sloppy, this
season's hottest bag is all about its enticing combination
of details. Look out for crazy shapes and loud, bright
colors mixed with a combination of fabrics, from leathers
to woven grass-like materials.
How to wear it: Seeing as this look is so varied, I
suggest that you splurge on one bag for day use and
one for night that works with your personality and go
Where to wear it: Be adventurous! Be bold! Don't shy
away from bright colors just because you are more of
a neutral dresser. Mix and match brights and you will
be amazed at how well it all works.
The Look: Bold, gem-encrusted and goddess collar-like,
this season's necklace is definitely not for the faint
of heart. Chunky and ethnic-looking, drawing inspiration
from Greek and Egyptian goddesses, these necklaces are
definite show-stoppers so, ladies, please make sure
you have a few of them.
How to wear it: As this statement piece creates a collar,
it is best worn with dresses with low V-necks, tubes
and halter necks. Again, remember that this is a statement
piece worn best with something very simple and elegant.
Where to wear it: For daytime use, go with more woody,
earthy-looking collars; at night, you can be as ornate
as you desire, transforming yourself into an instant