We've been handing out tips on dressing for the evening from some very, very fashionable ladies. Today is no exception as Annika Salame, the gorgeous Swedish designer behind local jewelry brand by boe (check it out why don't you), offers a few tips on how to bring drama to even the most minimal blue skirt. Enjoy.
Annika Salame, Designer, by boe
"My 'go-to' outfit right now often involves a raw silk, floor-length, blue skirt I had made locally. Last summer, I wore it with flat gladiator sandals and a white blouse-y T-shirt. For this look, I added a metallic tank from Zadig and Voltaire, and my current obsession, Alexander Wang booties (I wish I could walk around in them every day). I love the floor-length trend — the way you can dress it up or down.
"When I'm going out, I like to start with one dramatic item and use that to build on. It can be an item of clothing, a pair shoes, boots, or an accessory. If I’m in more of a laid-back mood, maybe it will be a vintage Sri Lankan traditional top. If I'm in the mood to look cool, I'll throw on high-heeled motorcycle boots from Stella McCartney.
"I like to mix textures; silk with knits, silk or knits with leather, silk with jeans. Right now, silk always seems to be in the mix somewhere, but it’s all about a natural balance — it has to feel like 'me.'
"I usually start with my current basic stack — a by boe wrap bracelet and a leather wrap from Smith and Butler. For this outfit, I added a chunky, vintage bronze bracelet to counter the drape-y fluid shapes of the skirt. If my clothes have very simple lines, I like to add multiple stacks of jewelry. For the combo on my other hand, I’ll stack a silver ring from St. Kilda and the City Ring from by boe. As you might guess, I love picking out jewelry to match my clothes."