Sunday, February 20, 2011

Accessories Anonymous: Did I Miss the Boat?

Ages ago, before I'd even moved back to NH, I spent a fabulous summer day shopping with Beth and considered the idea of bringing back gloves as a trend. Remember that day? If not, you can get a memory jolt here. Well, since then, the only gloves I've worn were for keeping my fingers warm in the cold New England winter. I have a pair of nice black, leather gloves that look nice with any of my winter coats, but as far as gloves for fashion goes... I think I missed the boat. I never acted on my brilliant idea. I even bought a pair of gloves that day and have I worn them since? Nope. Epic fail. Well, maybe it's not exactly an epic fail, but I still feel as though I failed to take advantage of that idea. It could have been an opportunity for some fun, funky outfits. If only.

Perhaps my move back to NH that resulted about a month later distracted me from my plan. After all, to bring back the trend, I would need to shop for a few pair of gloves. While packing for NH, rather than shop for new things, I instead tended to purge my closets of anything even remotely unnecessary. So maybe gloves as fashion didn't happen for me last fall, but maybe they can this spring. These are a few cute pair of gloves that could certainly entice me to give it a try:

Teal City Gloves, Modcloth, $18.99 

Leisurely Drive Glovettes, Modcloth, $49.99

Vintage 50's Gloves, Sydney's Vintage Clothing, $27.99

Cotton Driving Gloves, Artfire.com, $30




The colors, the textiles, the gorgeous details- I think I could really get into this trend with just a few fabulous pair of gloves. So tell me, if you saw someone walking down the street wearing gloves that were clearly for the purpose of making a fashion statement, what would you think? Crazy? Cool? Daring? Outlandish? Leave a comment and tell me what you would think. 

8 comments:

Beth said...

I love the glove! Gloves are charming and affordable. I think that with one of your dresses, full skirt or wiggle, they would be a perfect accessory. And gloves fit the Mad Men trend.

Maria said...

I would think a person wearing fashion statement gloves looked awesome! And there is no doubt in my mind that you could rock the look. :)

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

If I saw you wearing gloves, it would make me smile and I would think, "There's a woman with great fashion sense!"

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Well the verdict is in- I need to shop for a few more pair of gloves! :)

Thanks for reading and chiming in, ladies!

LuceBuona said...

Those gloves are adorable!! So lady-like!! I really should start using them this spring :D
Great post Renee!

Monica said...

I'm 100% those Modcloth gloves are part of their huge sale going on right now. Probably sold out now though...

jelly andrews said...

Whoa! These gloves are really cute. So adorable! I especially love the 4th photo. Thanks for sharing this information.

mae anderson said...

Wow! How could I ever resist these stuffs? These gloves are really gorgeous. I love it.

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