Style File: Funky Finds

by Amanda Bedgood

Eclectic extras equal big style

There are few things this IND Styler loves more than a statement piece - necklaces and earrings in particular. And so, I was enamored by the o-so funky necklaces I spotted at Shoe Fits and Shoe La La.

While sherbety colors are ruling the spring (every other piece is mint and if it's not mint then it's mint), the boho/eclectic/funky vibe is going strong (aren't you glad? I'm glad).

These statement necklaces are the perfect way to take a traditional look quickly to a new place. A simple t-shirt plus bold necklace takes you from boring to boho with zero effort.

As spring arrives we're seeing the new length in skirts make its debut - the midi. Somewhere between the full length maxi and a mini lies the new hemlines. Come spring you'll be showing those shins. But, for now, an easy way to nail the look? A pair of flat boots, plus an easy t-shirt or three-quarter sleeve knit or denim shirt and one of these necklaces - instant eclectic vibe.

The high drama necklaces we spotted over at Shoe Fits are a recent snag at market. We're loving the glossy turquoise one and dying for the multi-hued pieces that hint at the tribal vibe that's still going strong. They would be perfection with a funky print if you're feeling fearless.

And the collection of custom creations at Shoe La La are great solo or layered together. The pieces are made by an employee who uses vintage finds to create one-of-a-kind designs that will work now and later. Jewelry with a history is certainly one for the the IND Style books.