One thing I keep hearing when I talk to local stylists – most recently Teresa Kuhl of TRuEStyle – is that one of the best ways to “recession-proof” your closet and accompanying wardrobe is to trend-up – meaning, you elevate your style by purchasing classic pieces and adding of-the-moment accessories to keep the look fresh and current.
A lovely piece that would work perfectly with this strategy is a feather hair clip by Circadian Studios, local designer Deanna Abney’s San Francisco-based jewelry and accessories line. Abney arranges peacock, rooster and pheasant feathers, among others, into fanciful flourishes ready to amp up any outfit with a dose of haute hippie that stops short of going overboard. Added style perks? Clip one of these on, and there’s no need to spend time fussing with your hair or picking out bold jewelry. Each piece is backed in leather and has a metal prong clip to keep it from, um, flying away.