As much as I love using celebrities for accessory inspiration, doing so has its limitations. Paparazzi rarely catch them standing still, or close enough to get a candid shot of their hands. Even during formal events, rings and bracelets are rarely pieces that reporters focus on. Usually it’s more about the gown, the shoes, or the necklaces. And because the red carpet mani-cam didn’t seem to catch on, inspiration for rings and bracelets can be pretty hard to come by.
If you’re in the market for those items, you have to think outside the box.
For starters, you could check out the collection of Kardashian social media accounts. Regardless of your personal opinions of the Kardashians, you have to admit, they have one incredibly fashionable family tree. As Miner App says on its blog, the Kardashians are a family of “global fashion icons,” and they’re largely considered to be “fashion royalty.”
Sure, there are plenty of style icons out there, but few have a greater social media obsession than the Kardashian ladies. Each time one of them has a new fashionable piece, it’s posted across multiple social media platforms, usually with several photos that depict all different angles. And their love for likes is our gain. You can check out Kendall’s accounts for high-fashion accessories, Kylie’s for bold, gothic, or boho styles, and all the older sisters’ for everything from red carpet accents to causal pieces.
For a more direct route to inspiration, you could browse through the rundown of jewelry and rings from Lyst. There you can find pieces from some of the top names in the fashion industry, and the large selection ranges from conservative price tags to budget busters. As a result, you can always be sure to find something that will fit the bill.
Browse through all the different pieces to see which trends designers are favoring this time of year, or choose to make your own account so you can create and save personal outfits from different items available. Better still, you use the various articles on their homepage to further illustrate which pieces can best fit with your newfound accessories—virtual or otherwise.
Finally, you can always pop in a movie or binge-watch some shows on Netflix to find new inspiration on rings and accessories for the season. Unlike coverage from the red carpet or celebrity photographs from the tabloids, you can easily pause and observe different accessories worn by the actors and actresses. Remember, every outfit is carefully selected to fit the scene. Mirror your accessories to similar occasions on the screen for the same effect.
If you’re unsure what to start with, Mubi has a list of 38 films that can really light up your fashion creativity. And if someone gets on you for watching television all day, just tell them you’re studying!
Fashion is a creative form of expression, so don’t be afraid to use every crayon in the box to come up with something great!
’til next timeee..