I found a photograph from my Uni days the other day. Four friends perched on the end of my bed with an Ikea coat stand in the background. No coats were visible, after all why would you need a coat when you couldn’t afford to put it in a cloakroom? No this coat stand was actually a bag stand – literally draped in handbags. Whether it was a tote, a clutch, a shopper, or an over the body bag, you name it. I had it. In about sixteen different colours.

Back in those days I used to change my bag EVERY DAY. Every outfit was carefully co-ordinated to the jewellery and handbag. How much time did I have on my hands to transfer everything over from one bag to another? Even if I had one of those fancy inner compartment pouches then where did I find the time to select said bag?!

These days, sometimes I’m running so quickly out the door I forget to put on my wedding ring. I seem to have completely got out of the routine of putting on any jewellery, and since losing my beloved bow necklace last year (sob) have been distinctly accessory-free. I’ve amassed quite a collection of treasures over the years and quite fancy setting them free from the drawers and boxes they seem to have found a home in.

So, in the spirit of a bit of light-hearted experimentation and inspired by an old article from PopSugar I’m attempting to add one finishing touch to my outfit per day during March. This month I’m going to make an effort to wear the jewels in my drawer, put my expansive bag collection to good use and escape the mundane of my capsule wardrobe by draping myself with baubles and bags on a daily basis. I realise I’m a day late (poor scheduling on my part) but this is just for fun so let’s not get hung up. Here are a few prompts to get you started if you fancy giving it a whirl too:

  1. Wear a hat
  2. Add something bright
  3. Change your daily bag for something less obvious
  4. Wear something sparkly
  5. Tie a scarf in a new way
  6. Add something striped
  7. Show off your belt
  8. Wear trainers
  9. Paint your nails an unexpected shade
  10. Wear statement earrings
  11. Stack your rings
  12. Wear something in your hair
  13. Add leather
  14. Try open toed shoes
  15. Add something you haven’t worn for years
  16. Layer your necklaces
  17. Wear a print
  18. Add a statement necklace
  19. Wear studs
  20. Try an oversized accessory
  21. Wear some texture
  22. Go vintage
  23. Stack your bracelets
  24. Wear hoops
  25. Add a bold bag
  26. Wear heels
  27. Finish off with a bright lip
  28. Add sequins
  29. Try a different hair style
  30. Clash
  31. Finish off a casual outfit with something super glam

If anyone else fancies playing along during March then please do join in. If the prompt for the day doesn’t work for you then just move on and add a different finishing touch. If all else fails just don a pair of dangly earrings and throw caution to the wind. Speaking of earrings how sweet are these & Other Stories Orb Drop earrings James surprised me with last week? Their jewellery collection is magnificent and I’m sure I could spend a fortune in there.

I’ll try my best to share my daily looks via Instagram Stories and will drop in during the month to share an update. Do let me know below if you’ll be wearing your best Pat Butcher earrings too?