Accessorize Me

Fall is in the air, and that means new things to wear! But the cooler days of autumn don’t necessarily require all-out, head-to-toe shopping.

Instead, we invited four readers to model their favorite outfits from last fall, to see what an array of new accessories from two local shops could do.

(The best part? Accessories always fit!)  With a touch of bling here, a scarf and bag there, our models are now sporting the latest looks and cool-weather confidence.

Here’s proof: Good things do come in small packages.


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Victoria’s plain silk blouse goes glam with the addition of a multi-level chain necklace, $24.50; studded clutch bag, $36.50; and earrings, $14, all from Vestique. (Before shot at right.)

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Jeans and a tee begin to warm up with a mustard scarf, $25, from Swoon; coral-style bracelet, $14; and hoops, $14, both from Vestique.

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Ta-da! Left, Lauren’s favorite striped shirt gets a boost from an eye-catching necklace, $24.50; bracelet, $14; and earrings, $14, all from Vestique. Her sister Shannon’s look shines with Vestique’s leafy earrings, $14, and a single-bead necklace, $24.50, along with ring, $12, and bracelet, $21, both from Swoon.

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Christy takes her favorite basic black to a new level, with a lacy kimono — all the rage for fall, $38.50, and a color-pop necklace, $26.50, both from Vestique; the gold link bracelet, $15, is from Swoon. (Before shot at right.)

Left: A twist on Victoria’s look comes from an Aztec clutch, $35; Aztec and black bangles, $21 and $15; ring, $12; and disk pendant, $21, all from Swoon.

Right: Taking her look in a different direction, Shannon dons a mustard scarf, $25, and crystal ring, $17, both from Swoon, and a bag in the season’s best brown, $36.50, from Vestique.

Left: Lauren’s plain blouse loves the leopard print infinity scarf, $22, ring, $12, and wrap watch, $25, all from Swoon, and beaded earrings from Vestique, $14.

Right: Fall’s chill is no match for these sparkles of gold on Christy! Clutch, $32, and filigree bracelet, $15, both from Swoon.


Where to Shop

Park West Village, Morrisville
(919) 377-2917
Oberlin Village, Raleigh
(919) 803-1033

Swoon Boutique 
2112 Werrington Drive
Holly Springs
(919) 586-7003

Special thanks to stylist Caroline Armstrong of Vestique, Swoon Boutique, and to our models, Victoria Bennis, Lauren Williamson, Shannon Williamson and Christy Carver.

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