How To Build A Stylish No-Brainer Wardrobe Lesson 1: Pick Your TradeMark Accessory

I don’t remember when a big, stoned index finger ring became my trademark accessory for sure, but it was probably when I noticed that there was a big sun spot on my right index finger. I hate sun spots in general and this one in particular is really big. Argh! So, I decided to wear a huge stoned ring to conceal it. Bingo!

Me and my Eye-Of-The-Tiger Index Ring.

And loved it.

So, because of that I started wearing it all the time. Now after many years it is safe to say that my index finger ring is my trademark accessory. Of the moment.

Okay, I could add to this trademark list an arm-party with some friendship bracelets that right now I am not wearing that much, but for the past 5 years or so never left my wrists. Same I could say for my toe ring. Yep, in my 20s and early 30s I did wear one. All. The. Time.

Just like me you can also have your trademark accessory. Or accessories. Because it can be a set of accessories, like a whole arm-party, for instance or a combo of arm-party and neck-party. Up to you and your style. And just like me you can change it over time. No problem. And it can be basically any accessory that speaks to you, that you feel comfortable wearing and that kind that feels so you.

And it is a good idea to pick one that you can wear it day to night, Fall to Summer, non stop, so in any occasion you can rely on it. Or at least almost all the time, so it is something that people around you would immediately associate with you. Like Jackie O. and her oversize sunnies, for instance. Because when you wear something that often, it sticks in every body’s memory.

To pick your trademark accessory, think of a piece of jewelry or a whole combo of jewelry (like multi-layered necklace, a ring or two, an arm party and earrings), something to wear in your hair (or even the way you style your hair, in a bun or a ponytail) or something you wear in your head like a turban or a headband, a belt, a shoe (like boots or ballerina flats), a scarf, big sunnies, a lipstick color… It can be anything, really.

You don’t have to pick just one and stick with just that one. For instance, if you pick an index finger ring to wear all the time, you can have more than one of its kind. However, if you want to have just one to rock it in any occasion with any look, then go for it.

And something simple like this can actually help you to build, anchor and show off your style. In style. A no-brainer style. That can be quite handy on those times that you are not very keen to think about how to accessorize this or that look and yet you will, automatically. Like in your menopausal years…

At least for me, it was very helpful to have my huge, stoned index ring around in my meno years. That is how I kept accessorized after losing my mojo for it. Oh, yeah, I lost my mojo to accessorize. And in the past I was crazy about it. It was one of my favorite parts of dressing up (or down). Still, I haven’t recovered my mojo for it yet so I still rely on my trademark formula for accessories. For now. But I must confess that lately I have been inspired to work on that a little bit. That is one of the reasons I started to post on Instagram (you can follow me @fabafter47). There you can follow my attempt to bring my fashion passion back to life.

And how about you? Do you have a trademark accessory? Let me know below.👇🏼

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