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Fashion To present a stylish look, make sure that the accessories complement your trendy wear

Add-on Accessories have become part of the style statement Photo: AFP
Add-on Accessories have become part of the style statement Photo: AFP

T oday, college fashion is more than just wearing the clothes that are in vogue. It also means embellishing the trendy wear with the suitable accessories. When in college, the fashionista starts to develop a wardrobe full of not only clothes, but also accessories – the brighter the better. Every fashion conscious girl knows that taking time to accessorize can completely change the look of any outfit.

Not to be outdone by their clothing counterparts, trends in accessories are many, but of course, maxi-everything. Ranging from statement-making jewellery and a bag that holds everything to a pair of casual flats…most of the accessories are either chic or classic or both. In other words, “it's all about wearing junk”, says Karishma Paul, an undergraduate student.

When it comes to jewellery, the themes are opulence and excess. Whether, it's the use of eye-catching colour, sparkle, or simply piling it on, jewellery is all about setting the style statement. “Light weight accessories are the most preferred choice of the college students”, quotes a sales girl of a multiplex. Besides, the metallic ornaments made up of steel, silver, and platinum are the trends that are fast picking up.

Big size bangles and bracelets have gone glam with the infusion of stones and glittery tinsel. Anything braided, oversized or stacked - is fresh and eclectic. For the ear, the collections are impressive that vary from sizable hangings to small studs. When it comes to picking a trendy necklace, from chains, to layers, to oversized gems, gothic lockets and wooden beads, extra large pieces are stealing the show.

If one wants a bag that is of good quality, canvas, leather, or strong fake-leather are good bets. “Jute bags are the latest in vogue as they are more eco-friendly”, admits Ch. Poojitha, a college student. Also, bonus points if you can find a bag that has lots of pockets and zippered compartments to keep you organized. Not to forget, the smileys, stickers, colourful badges, and key chains that dangle from the bags, which gives that extra chic look.

Another fast picking up trend is the watches with big dials and colourful straps. “Fastrack watches are a great way to flaunt the fashion, as they are not only affordable but also varied”, says M. Srilakshmi, a student of psychology.

Sandals are a great way to add colour to the wardrobe, and the strapped flats are making a splash in the fashion map. “Flats compliment any outfit and are usually comfortable”, opines Priyanka, a student of English literature.

So for girls with more classic tastes, or for the ones who live for the fashion, the accessories when mixed and matched into a timeless wardrobe will present a look that is not only stylishly iconic, but also beautiful.

Nivedita Antyakula

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