Must-have accessories

July 8, 2011 1:38:51 PM PDT
Emerging designers, including those from Chicago, are helping fashionistas create great looks unique accessories.

Melissa Gonzalez is a contributor for Lucky and Latina Magazine and she joins us in the ABC7 studio with some must-have pieces this season.

Tel Aviv Couture (from Chicago)

Blue Printed Square Silk Scarf, $65
Designed by Tamara, printed scarf adds color and attitude to a simple white blouse or soft jersey T. Also features a sliding removable decorative clasp.

Red Printed Square Silk Scarf, $65


Bonnie Boat Shoe
$100, on sale now for $69. Other colors available: white, dark brown and coral
Rich premium leather upper is waterproof for wet-weather fun and genuine rubber sole with flex grooves for is perfect for normally slippery situations.


Buckle Belt, $50
Traditional canvas belt with JohnnieO buckle can be cut to fit any size even a child.
Available colors: brown, light blue, navy, pink

Leather/Canvas Belt $45
Black/Blue, Black/Brown, Black/Green, Black/Red, Brown/Brown, Brown/Blue, Brown/RedQuality leather, a canvas base, and a nylon top, coupled with a traditional buckle and leather embossing gives your boring belt a little something extra.

JohnnieO Striped Tie, $70
100 percent printed silk, handmade in the USA.
Regular: 58", Long: 63"

Unisex Visor: Special Price $14
Available colors: Lavender, Navy, White
The perfect shape and size great for the beach, great for the golf course and great to wear backwards after you've had one too many margaritas!


Flower Silver Bracelet - Green Fluorite Stretch, $89
Green Fluorite beads are strung together with a Flower accent set with seven White Topaz gemstones. This bracelet is strung on a stretchy cord making it easy and comfortable to wear. This bracelet is a size 7.5".

Flower Silver Bracelet - White Coral, $89
White Coral beads are strung together with a Sterling Silver Clasp and Flower accent set with seven White Topaz gemstones. This bracelet is a size 7.5".

Breast Cancer Lifesaver Bracelet
10mm round faceted Rose Quartz, Pink Topaz, and Amethyst gemstones are set in Sterling Silver. A Sterling Silver disk pendant is set with White Topaz. A percentage of the proceeds from each bracelet will be donated to the CURE Foundation.


Chain Me Necklace, $32
Who knew chain links could look so lush? Multi-strands, in white and gold, work extravagance into a breezy, summer wardrobe.

Knot Opera Chain, $40
Long, lean and oh-so-elegant, this multi-strand opera-length piece is an instant classic in any collection. Bonus points: It's convertible, so wear it layered or create your own knot accents.

Dome Gold Ring, $42
A brushed gold ring is anything but basic in a cool dome shape, with just the right amount of laidback cool.

Disco Ribbon Tie, $70
Who doesn't like variety? Wear this crystal covered ribbon wrapped like a choker, beribboned or, tied to chic lariat effect.

Wheel Pendant, $46
Tiny tire-shaped charms get glam with pave embellishments. Strung along a thin chain, they elegantly punctuate nighttime ensembles.

Pave Bubble Drops, $70
Pave encrusted drops in a swingy shape are a fun update on evening glam. Hematite spheres in ascending size are covered with cubic zirconia pave detail and hung from a long gold-tone chain


Metro Clutch, $80
External pocket was made specially to house a metro card, while the bright patent leather and gold trim make it easier to find in a bigger bag. Use the main compartment to hold anything else you need handy.

House of Wahlia

Handmade leather sandals

Jodhpur, $108
Handmade turquoise reminisicient of the majestic city of Jodpur, often called the Blue City. South Asian inspired Indian footwear with a single strap attached at the sides and passing between the first 2 toes.

Shulba being n ancient term for geometry, defined from the sanskirt word "shulb." South Asian inspired Indian footwear with a single strap attached at the sides and passing between the first 2 toes.

Laeia Angelica Butterfly accessories $25.00 (Picture)
Made to be worn ON THE SKIN but also as A pendant and a brooch It's a PATENTED invention by Laeia Angelica with a safe adhesive in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company.

  • Silicone based
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-toxic
  • and not tested on animals

About Melissa Gonzalez
Melissa Gonzalez, of Lion'esque Media, is a contributor for Lucky and Latina Magazine. Known for her ability to provide informative and relatable fashion commentary, Melissa is also recognized as an established style expert and fashion curator by top national media outlets including CBS, FOX and the Style Network.

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