Ikat is a way of weaving that is similar to the tie-dye process. The threads are dyed before they are woven into cloth. These fabrics are worn in Indonesia and are popular with designers from time to time. They are gaining in popularity now and will continue to be stronger. Ikat prints can be challenging to wear because of their boldness but they can ramp up any outfit if in an accessory. Look for ikat prints in scarves, jewelry, shoes, and handbags to add some zest to a classic outfit.
Finishing Touches: Belts
No matter what time of the year belts are a popular accessory and are a way to define your waistline. You can belt a suit, coat, or dress for a new and /or put together look. Belts with interesting buckles are another way to add some style to your clothing. They are a way to give a basic outfit like a LBD (little black dress) different personalities or an updated look. For example a snakeskin, leopard print or a metallic belt can give your LBD three different looks.
Accessorize Like the French
The French chic know how to transform their look with accessories. They accessorize to change the look of their neutral color, classic, basic style clothing. French women know how to add a trendy accessory every season. They accessorize their basics with one or two other colors. They always buy trendy items that go with what they have in their closet. A good quality bold, splashy color handbag or a trendy detail like a new shade of lipstick will accessorize a basic.