The 5 Best Accessories for Prom

It’s prom season!! It seems like just yesterday I was getting my hair done and thinking about my cute date….ahhh, memories. Anyway, back to 2013. I am always the person that has the perfect dress picked out months ahead only to realize the day before that I haven’t even thought about how to accessorize my perfect dress. So I aim to help! Here are my favorite accessories for 2013 prom goers everywhere.

1) Jewelry – Definitely an obvious way to make an impact with your dress. I found great pieces at Macy’s (little more fun) and at David’s Bridal (for a dressy look). The overall trend is to go with a statement necklace or long dangling earrings/chandelier earrings with a bracelet. While I love my chandelier earrings from Kendra Scott, I found that I gravitated to the dangle earrings when thinking of prom. There is also a lot of fantastic bracelets out there – chunky is the way to go here. Here are a couple of my picks:

Forever 21 Statement Necklace – $12.80

Claire’s Main Attraction necklace – $22.50

From Macy’s ~ Robert Lee Morris Earrings – $35

Forever 21 Ditsy Daisy Drop Earrings – $5.80

From Macy’s Carolee Pearl Bracelet – $65.00 (on sale now!)

Claire’s Shiny Stone Ovals with Rhinestones Bracelet – $12.50


2. The handbag! if you want to stand out, try the Flying Buttress Birdie Bag with Kimberley panel (comes in red, magenta and black – shown below).

 Kimberley on the girls Birdie Bag

Kimberley on the Birdie Bag

Then, at the after prom party snap on a more casual panel when you change out of your dress.

Birdie Bag with Gold Trixie

Birdie Bag with Gold Trixie


3. Shoes are another obvious thing to ponder. Most important quality in a prom shoe is if you can dance all night in it! Try wearing your shoes at home for a while so you can break them in before the big dance. The trends for prom shoes right now are lace, color and metallic shoes.

From Macy’s – Santana Gold Melody Dress Sandals – $89.00

From Macy’s – BCBGeneration Montie Sandals in bright pink – $110.00 (and on sale for $58.00 now!)

Steve Madden Dejavu Black and White Lace Pumps – $99.95

rsvp Wahiba in silver – $69.00

E! Live from the Red Carpet Daphne in Jade Satin – $159.00

rsvp Lulu lace heels in Latte and Black – $69.00 (on sale now for $48.99) LOVE THESE!


4. Shawls will keep you warm when you are not dancing up a storm. I love the idea of an animal print to shake things up from the standard solid color.

Animal Print Shawl – $11.00

Pashmina in many colors – $16.00

Satin Wrap in many colors $20.00


5. Hair Accessories are a fun new trend. How about a pretty bobby pin or head wrap?

Twisted Chain Headwrap from Urban Outfitters – $14.00

Jane Tran – Ivory Chiffon Flower Pin Set – $39.99

Jane Train Braided Sparkle Headband in silver – $55.99


Have a fun and safe prom!






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