20 tortoiseshell pattern accessories you’ll wear all the time

CNN Underscored is your guide to the everyday products and services that help you live a smarter, simpler and more fulfilling life. The content is created by CNN Underscored. CNN News staff is not involved. When you make a purchase, we receive revenue. The tortoiseshell look is hotter than ever, thanks to the pattern’s effortless way of flattering a variety of styles. And while tortoiseshell is a classic that’s been around forever, the look is more in-the-moment than ever, thanks to fashion bloggers being obsessed with faux tortoiseshell earrings last year and fueling a wildfire of interest on Pinterest. Whether you throw on the neutral pattern as your go-to earrings, zhuzh up a solid colored outfit with a fresh necklace or clutch, or simply have a toffee-packed wardrobe that lends itself to tortoiseshell accents, you’re bound to love the versatility of these tortoiseshell-patterned accessories. Zenzii Gold-Tone Acetate Tortoise Shell-Look Medium 1½-inch Medium Hoop Earrings in Honey Brown ($25; macys.com) Let’s kick things off with the most versatile faux tortoise accessory of all: the basic pair of earrings. If you don’t own these (or something l...

When it comes to adding that final touch to your outfit, nothing does it better than

When it comes to adding that final touch to your outfit, nothing does it better than a good pair of earrings. Whether you are wearing chandelier earrings, geometric shapes or hoops, you’re nailing the trend this year. Along with other accessories, earrings add that much needed final touch to make your outfit stand out. Earring featuring materials like wood and beads embraces elevated craftsmanship and these trendy creations  can be paired with everything from formal to beachwear. Ethnic: Ethnic earrings this season, are larger than life. Materials like meenakari to rhinestones are being used to design oversized earrings that dazzle with ethnic wear. Over sized hoops: Over sized hoops with different shapes and colours add the glam factor and can be worn on for casual and formal looks. This style will never fade. Square hoops are high on fashion. Shoulder Length and Chunky Earrings: These, add more drama and glam to the outfit and is soon becoming very popular amongst fashionistas. They are just the right amount of extra for you to stand out. Acrylic and Quirky Graphic Earrings: These are unique, statement party wear earrings. They are readily available or can be customised to sui...

Steampunk Fashion at the Morris Museum –> at NewJerseyStage.com, the home of original arts journalism and New Jersey’s arts newswire

We recently spoke with the artists of “Steampunk Fashion,” on view at the Morris Museum through October 6, and curator Kathy Francis. Paige Gardener, Amber O’Boyle Kulp and Colleen O’Neill all have original costumes and accessories in the exhibition, alongside examples of 19th-century, Victorian-era styles from the museum’s permanent collection, as well as hand-crafted fascinators, pins, earrings and necklaces in the Museum Shop. What is “steampunk”? We asked the experts about this aesthetic genre steeped in science fiction, alternate histories, and, of course, opulent fashion. (Amber O’Boyle Kulp spoke to us from a thrift store, where she was collecting material for new projects.) Amber O’Boyle Kulp: Oh, I’m at a little charity thrift called Liberty Thrift. They’re having a 50-cent sale this morning. We use a lot of upcycled and vintage items at my company, KISS Designs. Pretty much whatever catches my eye – like a magpie. It’s festival season, so every flat surface in my house is currently covered with feathers, fabric or a sewing machine or two. Colleen O’Neill: Aren’t we all kind of like magpies? I think that’s a bit of a requirement for a steampunk maker! My stu...