Suspenders and berets.

I can’t be the only one in the world who sometimes finds themselves in a what-to-wear rut.  It’s the oldest tale in the book really – a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.

I confess that I tend to forget about the power of accessories.  A simple necklace or scarf or belt can transform an outfit within seconds, and I am committed to reintroducing fun accessories for everyday wear.

Sometimes, the accessory can be the centerpiece of an outfit.  Especially if said accessory is a pair of suspenders and/or a beret.

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This is my “Oui, oui Pearis” shirt.  Which I love.  I own three or four dorky shirts such as this one and they’re some of my favorite scraps of cotton to pull out when my wardrobe needs some inspiration.

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In case you can’t tell, the gentleman pear is wearing a beret too.  Twinkies.

Suspenders really add a touch of class.  They say, “I’m dapper. And my pants won’t be falling down today.”

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I think the only thing left to do is dine al fresco at a Parisian (or Pear-isan?) café and smoke a pipe.  ‘Tis the rule for all who sport a beret-and-suspenders look.

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Would you wear suspenders?  What is your favorite way to accessorize? 

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12 thoughts on “Suspenders and berets.

  1. Awwww, I’m loving the French look you’re pulling off here! Aren’t accessories so much fun?? I absolutely love your T-shirt…AND I want those shoes! :) Oh, who am I kidding, I love the entire outfit! :)

  2. What a crazy outfit! I love it! I recently thought about wearing suspenders (borrowing them from my husband, actually) for purely practical reasons. A couple of pairs of my maternity pants don’t have the full over-the-belly panel to hold them up…they just have a short elastic waist that sits below my belly. And I feel like I’m tugging them up all day to keep them from falling! But in the end, I wasn’t sure if I could pull of pregnant belly AND suspenders. :-P

  3. “i’m dapper, and my pants won’t be falling down today.” hehe, you made me laugh out loud :) i’m actually all about accessories – i like staples/neutrals and so i have to pick a scarf or a scarf (okay, it’s cold, so i’m really just about scarves) to change the outfit up a bit :)

  4. You DO look dapper! I love this! I am terrible about remembering to accessorize! You’re right about how it changes up a whole outfit! Also, I love that you say “twinkies”! People make fun of me for saying that because they say it’s supposed to be “twinsies” but I always grew up hearing “twinkies”! So now I use them interchangeably, but seldom hear other people say “twinkies” anymore. Makes me smile to see that!

  5. Cute outfit! The closest thing to suspenders I have are overalls (cause the straps go over the shoulders, so it is kinda the same?). However, somewhere in my closet, I know i have a beret!

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