Designer Accessories

There’s just something about designer shoes and bags that marks the beginning of each new season. Now that the weather is getting warmer, the colors on accessories are brighter, and you’ll be happy to say good-bye to winter boots for the next few seasons.

If you are a fan of designer clothing and accessories, but on a limited budget, you may be drawn to replica handbags and shoes, but for those who can afford the real thing, there’s nothing quite like owning and wearing a designer label. You can capture all the wonder and appeal of designer accessories when you select articles that work well with your wardrobe.

If you’re looking for purses or totes, the large and soft tote bags are very much in season this Spring. They come in neutral colors and some patterns as well, and they’re a great way to spruce up your look for the warmth of Spring and Summer. Slouchy tote bags are also quite popular this season, styled as they are with somewhat less hardware and embellishment. Hobo bags in leather with braided straps are handy for all your necessities, and they look great, too. You may find them in colors like black and taupe.

Coach wristlets are actually more affordable than some other designers are, and they are available in a wide variety of fabrics, colors and patterns. Bags that bear the Coach name may be plain or bright, but they always have that look that tells you who designed them.

There are also other designers who offer wristlets, and they are most commonly seen in black, blue and gray. Some are crafted from pebbled leather, and some from patent leather, but they all make quite the fashion statement.

If you are into jeweled flats, you can find them at fine fashion sites online. The shoes are comfortable and creatively designed, and are often copied by look-alikes. You can order shoes online now with the ease of returning them, if they don’t fit. New arrivals in jeweled flats include patterns like double-quilt, aqua, camo fabric, taupe lizard and gold python. Any of these will make a fitting statement about your sense of design.

Some designer shoes are also available in more Spring-like colors, to carry the season into your wardrobe. The colors include aqua, purple and silver, and these jeweled flats will have you walking in style.

Sky-High Stilettos, Sneakers AND Accessories – All From Coach!

Coach doesn’t just offer wallets and handbags, but top-quality women’s shoes as well. Any fan knows that – right?

Coach’s own website is a great place to start shopping. One can also find Coach shoes on eBay and even in national discount stores such as Marshalls or TJMaxx. Coach manufactures such a fine product, that even when its shoes do make their way to the discount stores, the price point is several notches above many of the other brands found there. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth the search, as finding Coach treasures at the discount stores still affords considerable savings!

This quality brand offers shoes that are not only stylish and comfortable, but durable enough to last for a long time as well.

And, with all of the different styles and colors available, one is sure to find a pair to go with every type of outfit. Dressing for an evening out? Not to worry. Coach has more than one stylish selection to choose from. And how about finding the look that will pair perfectly with a favorite pair of jeans? Once again, there are many styles to peruse, from classy heels to perky sneakers.

Don’t forget business attire or lunch out with friends. Here too, you can select from sky-high stilettos or super comfortable (yet eye-catching) sneakers, depending on the mode of dress for the occasion. Who else makes sneakers this stylish?

The Coach Fillmore sneaker is worth a look. Particularly appealing is its model in khaki and gold, displaying Coach’s Luxe signature ‘C’ fabric, custom grommets and a polished metal logo decorating the patent leather inset. Finish that off with fabric lining and a rubber sole.

It is well paired with the Chelsea Signature Jayden Carryall handbag, which is made with the signature ‘C’ fabric in khaki and gold with brass trim. Whichever tennis shoe you select, the possibilities are endless and include matching one’s shoes and handbag for an ultra-coordinated look. Voila – tennis shoe as wardrobe enhancer.

Want a super versatile sneaker that will go with a plethora or outfits, colors and accessories? Check out the Lesley sneaker in indigo, black or chestnut. The manufacturer describes it as ‘A classic sneaker dressed up in leather-trimmed logo fabric with custom hardware and opulent metallic touches.’ It is so chic in Coach’s signature fabric; a true classic that can be dressed up or down. Or look for Coach’s new Barrett Poppy sneaker. The patent-trimmed favorite comes in pastels, glamorous metallic or the sunny Dream C print. Just imagine a cheerful and fun Poppy fabric on unique sneakers. They are so comfortable that some say they are a ‘must have’ item.

What about Coach shoes for men? Of course one can find options for men as well. Try online or in department stores or Coach signature shops. The offerings include, sneakers, boots, Oxfords and even boating shoes.

Men want to look sharp just as the ladies do, so they will want to have a look at these handsome options. Just as is true of the ladies’ versions, they are sturdy and comfortable.

Two options are the ‘Refined’ Jeremy boot, available in black or brown leather or dark grey suede or the ‘Rugged’ Warren boot in black or brown leather or soft camel suede. This style features a ridged rubber sole that is great for walking.

Not to be forgotten are Coach’s gorgeous accessories for men. What Coach calls “uncommonly good designs for the modern man” includes preppy to sophisticated wallets, coin purses, keyrings, backpacks, belts, leather portfolios and sleeves, handlebar bags, leather phone cases and card cases. Wow. So many options. Is it possible the guys have even more accessory options than the gals?

Closet Organizers for Taming Expansive Wardrobes

Most people are not lucky enough to have an expansive walk-in closet like the one so famously gifted to Carrie Bradshaw on Sex in the City. Instead, we continuously fight for space, stuffing closets to the gills until they are completely unmanageable. Luckily, there is help for storage space challenged peons such as us, and it comes in the form of closet organizers. Simple tools like shelves, racks and special hangers can tame even the most expansive wardrobe into submission, so your days of scrounging for matching shoes or accessories are over.

Perhaps the simplest fix for those with too many clothes in too little a space are specially designed space saving hangers that maximize vertical space so clothes take up less room horizontally. As seen on TV, the Wonder Hanger is just such an item. Available as an eight pack, these hangers can triple closet space because they allow you to put five pieces of clothing on one single hanger.

This magical little invention lets you drop it vertically from the closet rod so that clothes hang in layered tiers. It can also rest on the rod horizontally if space is not an issue. Better still is that managing clothing on these hangers is a breeze, with Wonder Hanger’s easy “on and off” design. Made of tough polypropylene, Wonder Hangers are strong enough to handle five winter coats at a time without cracking, sagging or bending. They each measure 9 ¾ by 1 by ¼ inches.

Another similar item is Steel Hanger Cascader. Sold in sets of two, this unique hanger also lets you maximize closet space by featuring a vertical drop. The Hanger Cascader lets you fit your own hangers into the allotted slots so that they hang down in tiers. This sturdy space saver is made of chrome finish iron and measures 10 ¼ by ¾ inches.

If purses are the items that wreak havoc on your closet space, the key to keeping them manageable is a handy Purse Rack. Available as a set of two, a purse rack makes organizing handbags as simple as using just hooks and straps. On each strap, there are eight adjustable hooks to hang bags for easy viewable storage of sixteen purses. Simply hang the strap on a door or mount it on a wall. Hardware for mounting is included. For door installation, no tools are required.

As with handbags, many women have a tendency to acquire an Imelda Marcos-sized shoe collection over the course of their adult lives. But the problem with shoes is that most folks actually need a pair for them to be useful. Sadly, many a Manolo has flown solo on more than one occasion, rendering their fashionable status rather useless. There is, however, a simple solution to the madness that will keep your lefts with your rights.

With the Black Over the Door 26 Pair Shoe Organizer, women will truly be able to put their best feet forward, since they will be able to choose from an organized collection. Because of the over-the-door design, this organizer will not take up precious closet space. It holds up to 26 pairs of shoes but can also be used to store belts and other accessories. The Over the Door 26 Pair Shoe Organizer has a see-through mesh front for easy viewing, and hangs on the door with included hooks. Made of durable polyester, this organizer measures 22 by 6 by 63 inches and fits door widths up to 1 7/8 inches.

On the gender-neutral side of organization, the Overdoor Cap Organizer can help keep baseball caps and other hats from giving you a headache. As with the over door shoe organizer, this cap control tool fits over the door and hangs from hooks and reinforced grommets. The Cap Organizer holds two dozen caps. It is made of breathable polyester backing and has clear vinyl pockets for easy viewing.

For overall organization, shelf dividers and stackable closet shelves are great tools to keep clothing, accessories and shoes from merging into one shapeless blob of the unrecognizable. Folks with existing closet shelves will find Shelf Dividers to be an incredible tool to keep messy piles of clothing organized. These organizers slide onto closet shelves to create instant order to the chaos and allow you to customize your closet shelf space. Available in sets of four, these shelf dividers come in either wood or coated wire.

For closets that need shelving, Stackable Closet Shelves are a great way to add structure and keep shoes, accessories and clothing organized. For maximum organization, these shelves can be stacked together for more storage. Better still, these shelves are a cinch to assemble, requiring no tools.

No matter what type of clothing, accessories or shoes are wreaking havoc on your closet space, there is an organizer out there that will restore order to the madness. With closet help like shelves, space saving hangers, purse and cap organizers readily available, you too can tame your expansive wardrobe so that you will never dread getting dressed again.

Three Essential Ironing Accessories

There are not many people who will openly admit to loving ironing and with good reason. It is a monotonous and repetitive chore that needs completing week after week.

There are however ways to make this weekly task easier and quicker and a few simple and cheap accessories can help a great deal. Apart from your iron and a height adjustable ironing board, what could you possibly need to ensure well pressed clothes?

The first essential accessory is a water bottle with a spray attachment. These can be purchased very cheaply at a hardware store or in a garden centre where they are sold as bottles for spraying plants.

Although a simple addition to your ironing armoury, a few drops of water can help remove stubborn creases from your freshly laundered clothes as well as helping to set a firm crease where you require one, in items such as shirt sleeves and trousers. The addition of water can be particularly helpful in linen clothes which if not ironed whilst slightly damp can be very difficult to finish to a high quality.

The second accessory I would recommend to you is an ironing tidy. If you have not seen one of these before, this contraption comprises of a series of arms on a stem that usually folds in upon itself. When extended it provides space to hang clothes hangers, complete with ironed clothes, before you relocate then to your wardrobe. This means that you can complete a fair amount of ironing in one go and then put all the clothes away together, saving time. You can also sort your clothes hangers before you start ironing and know that they will be to hand as you require them.

The third essential accessory is a decent clothes brush, with good hard bristles. There is nothing worse than getting to the last section of a garment, only to find that there is some mark or scuff that means you have to wash the item again. With a clothes brush to hand there is a good chance that you will be able to remove the mark and complete the ironing without having to put the garment back into your laundry basket.

However you tackle your ironing and whatever accessories you use to get through it, setting everything up in advance can save you time and effort and help make the chore a little less arduous.

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