I mentioned in a previous post that up until the 1920s fashion and status and wealth were completely linked. A wealthy person would only buy real diamonds, pearls and other precious gems. But beginning in the 1920s, one could wear costume jewellery and get away with it thanks to Coco Chanel cleverly mixing the two.
A crystal brooch or fake pearl necklace could renew an outfit at a lesser cost. It was the same with other accessories too - belts, hats, ornamental buttons, scarves, gloves, bags and silk corsages all added an instant and affordable update.
When clothing was more expensive, women were able to stay in style by changing their accessories.
Here are some fabulous jewelery accessories from one of my favorite vintage jewelers on etsy: Boyle Antique & Vintage Jewlery
These will make any outfit spectacular!