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Fashion Accessories for Women: A Women’s Buying Guide

The right fashion accessory can be an ideal gift for the special woman in your life. Buying gifts for women is not rocket science. With some efforts and thought, you can find the perfect fashion gift for women – be it your partner, mother, sister, or friend.

Here are some useful tips to buy the right fashion accessory for women.

• Everyone loves a gift that they can use. Every woman needs at least a purse, basic jewelry, and at least more than one pair of shoes. Start from the basics and you can never go wrong. A black or beige bag for the office, a gold or silver necklace, and small crystal studs are some ideas. Refrain from buying women footwear unless you know their exact foot size and unless the shoes are a standout – the fancy boots or new sneakers that you know she wants or a pair of black stilettos.

• If you know her style taste, you can buy her the perfect piece of fashion jewelry. A cuff bracelet and a pair of stunning chandelier earrings are good gifting ideas. Stick to her metal of choice such as yellow gold or silver. A stunning silver hairclip or tribal bangle can also work for women who are a little bold with their style statements.

• Keep her favorite colors in mind when shopping for a woman. If she likes bold colors, buy her fashion jewelry or dresses (or both) in violet or red. If neutrals or pastels are more her style then choose beaded necklaces or bracelets in different shades of pastels and mix them up with black metallic bangles.

• Women love surprises. Correction – women love pleasant surprises especially when it comes to receiving gifts from the men in their life. The perfect gift can convey to them the thought and consideration behind the purchase. One idea you can try is to create a surprise box or package with multiple items for a birthday or anniversary present. You can include a dress and matching earrings and a nice pair of sunglasses inside the box. Other idea can be to create a jewelry surprise with multiple earrings or necklaces that she can use for different occasions.

Create a different kind of surprise by presenting her with something she won’t expect from you. Buy her the perfect scarf you saw her appreciating in a store. Gift her beautiful bangles you know she has wanted to buy a while.

• Pay attention when out and about with her in stores or when she talks about a new fashion purchase she plans to make. Remember these ideas when shopping for her. If you know what magazines she reads or what shopping websites she likes; browse through them to find a thoughtful gift for her. You can also check fashion websites to inform yourself about current fashion trends.

Remember, both the gift and the thought behind it matter to women.

Create a Fashion Statement with Eco-Friendly Clothes

Eco-friendly fashion is here to stay. More people are embracing clothing that is not harmful to the environment. The shift in the trend is mainly due to two reasons – the easy availability of such clothes and the fact that they are trendy.

Eco-friendly clothes are made from recyclable or sustainable materials. Companies that make such clothes follow ethical trade practices and don’t use harmful chemicals in their manufacturing process. Eco-friendly fashion is not only about buying organic clothes from the market but also finding creative ways to use your existing clothes or utilizing old items in new ways.

Here are some ideas you can use to create a fashion statement with eco-friendly clothes.

• Many top brands now make a point to create eco-friendly collections. You can buy your everyday items from reputed brands so that it can last you longer and you can also have access to fashionable wardrobe basics. Invest in one or two (or as many as you can afford) party or luxury dresses to be fashionable and green for parties and formal occasions as well.

• You can also shop for eco-friendly accessories from top brands. Other alternative is to buy from small boutiques that specialize in handcrafted jewelry and bags. Handcrafted items are often environment-friendly as they are made with natural materials and don’t use chemicals in the manufacturing process.

• Totes and grocery bags are big items on sale in every store that deals with eco-friendly fashion items. You can buy cotton slings, attractive tote bags, and even small purses to make a green yet stylish statement. Use slings with tassels and embroideries with your jeans and casual outfits. Buy totes with eco-friendly statements written on them to make a different kind of green fashion statement.

• Repurpose your old items of clothing to wear them in a different avatar. These days many designers and boutique owners specialize in reinventing worn clothes. You can utilize their services if DIY is not your scene. Your old jeans can be converted into bags and shorts. You can also decorate your old jeans with rhinestones, embroidery, and patchwork. Convert your maxi dresses from three summers ago into a fashionable mini outfit to wear on your vacation by simply reducing its length.

• Invest in fashion accessories to bring your plain clothes to life. Simple colorful beads can enliven a plain dress amazingly well. Buy ethical jewelry that is easily available through several online retail stores. Materials like bioresin, clay, and recycled silver are often used to make eco-friendly jewelry. Many companies source their precious stones from mines where ethical practices are followed and all care is taken to protect the land. You can also find jewelry made with antique beads and unusual materials like discarded plastic bottles and metal cans. You can also buy stunning bangles and pendants made with reclaimed wood.

You see, it is easy to make an environment-friendly fashion statement.

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