Quirky but not too much: in Florence

Some people adhere to the philosophy that you should take one thing off before you leave the house; others in the opposing camp say you should add one thing. It really comes down to the type of person you are, whether you have a tendency to go overboard, or whether you’re more inclined to be too timid in your accessorising.

Working out which you are can help in striking that perfect balance. Enough accessories to make an outfit interesting, yet not so many that it becomes a jumble. Here’s an example of the balancing act being walked with precision.

Quirky street style

The outfit is kept simple enough: a high waisted skirt and crop top being one of spring’s winning combinations. A quirky mix of tartan cross-body bag, houndstooth sunglasses, colourful jewellery and a pom-pom hat are enough but not too much. And leaving no detail unattended, there’s also the multi-coloured nails.

quirky street style

quirky street style

Photographed by me, at Pitti Uomo.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.