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Embrace Your Inner Heroine

One of the reasons why we love romance novels so much is because of the intricate details that are woven into the stories. From the descriptions of the characters’ clothing to the settings and decor, these details help bring the story to life and make us feel like we can get swept up right beside the characters. Similarly, accessories can play a vital role in bringing an outfit to life and adding those extra details that make it truly special. 


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The Foundations

To start, it’s important to establish a solid wardrobe foundation. If you’re looking to channel the Regency era, a high-waisted gown with a simple silhouette is a must-have. But if you’re heading into the office on a Tuesday, a tailored blazer and a pair of trousers might be the standard.

Nevertheless, the beauty of it is that from there, you can add personal touches that reflect your own unique style. Accessories can also be a way to express our own unique style and personality. By choosing pieces that reflect our individual tastes and preferences, we can create an outfit that feels truly personal and special.



When it comes to necklaces, there are a variety of styles that can add a touch of romance to your look. Chokers, which sit snugly around the neck, are a popular choice for their elegance and simplicity. Pendants, on the other hand, dangle gracefully from a delicate chain and can be personalized with meaningful symbols or precious stones. And, of course, no romantic heroine would be complete without a strand of pearls. Pearls can add an air of classic beauty to any outfit. They can be worn alone as a statement piece or paired with other necklaces for a layered, romantic look.



Earrings are another essential accessory for any romantic heroine. Studs, which sit close to the ear, can add a subtle touch of elegance to any outfit. Whereas dangles, which hang from the ear, can add movement and sparkle.



Bracelets are a great way to add some interest to your wrist. Bangle bracelets, which are often worn in multiples, can add a bit of jingle to your movements. Cuff bracelets, which wrap around the wrist, can add a bit of edge. And charm bracelets can add a sentimental touch.



Rings, though, are a must-have accessory for any romantic heroine. Engagement rings, of course, are a key symbol of love and devotion. Signet rings, which feature an engraved symbol or initial, can add a touch of class. And stackable rings, which can be worn in multiples, can add a bit of sparkle and variety.


Other Accessories

Lastly, it’s important to consider additional accessories that can add a touch of romance to your look. Hair accessories, like ribbons and clips, can add a bit of whimsy. Gloves, which were a common accessory in past eras, can add a bit of elegance. And scarves, which can be draped or tied in a variety of ways, can add a bit of warmth and charm.


Jewelry Can Tell a Story

Accessorizing like a literary romance heroine is all about adding a touch of elegance, whimsy, and romance to your look. And by incorporating your own personal style, you can create a look that is uniquely you. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of romantic elegance to your everyday wardrobe or you’re preparing for a special occasion, the right jewelry and accessories can take an outfit from ordinary to captivating.

Look no further than our Skölland's collection of handcrafted accessories. From delicate earrings to statement necklaces, we have everything you need to add a touch of enchantment to your wardrobe just like your favorite literary lady.


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