Michael Kors could be considered the king of accoutrements, matching great gear together in ways that simply say style. Indigo girls just wanna look cool every minute of the day, unruffled casual as elegant as it can be. Handbags in leather tones unrivalled and unexpected. Straw and woven clutch bags that emit a peaceful mantra to the holder and beholders. More groovy bags than you could poke a stick at. Shoes, which are architecturally so much more than that modest moniker indicates, are the ground level extra to give every outfit the lift it deserves. Accoutrements, accessorising in 2018, what’s the story?

Fashion & Living in 2018

Picture a beautiful woman with her indigo dress hitched up over her knees, sitting in the corner up against a Moroccan wall contemplating life. A clutch bag made of fawn coloured leather by her side and the inviting angular shape of her thighs and long legs. You wonder about this lithe young lady, about where she has been and what is in store for her. The sandals on her feet are synonymous with the clutch bag by her side. Could she be someone you would like to meet and catch up with for a cup of fragrant mint tea?

Perspiration Like Pearls Upon Your Skin

Chains and bangles that glint in the sunlight on a summery street. A felt sloper hat to shade your complexion from the harsh rays of the sun. Your décolletage is adorned with a delicate necklace in silver or gold. The breeze lifts the edges of the fabric framing your collarbone and the slightest signs of perspiration are like pearls upon your naked skin. The wide smiles of the Muslin men in the city square are alive to your rare and special beauty, which is perfectly accessorised. These things are more than, mere, veneer.

A Sense of Who We Really Are

Accoutrements and accessories can put you on the road to reinvention and reinvigoration, wherever you are located on this blue spinning planet. The style you bring to the table can set you apart from the mob. It is about more than just what you wear, it is about bringing the essence of you to your form and fashions. Avoiding the dangers inherent in the modern world might be part and parcel of life in the 21C, but we need not fear the glare of the spotlight. Especially if we have a sense of who we really are.