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Accessories are typically used to bring an outfit together – but now and then, a piece comes along and makes itself the statement piece of an entire look.
Fenella Smith has been designing colourful and creative accessories for nearly a decade. The British brand recently launched a selection of bright, bold vegan leather wristlets and purses that seriously make your heart smile. They don’t finish off an outfit – they make it.
I love the Radiant Red collection, because for me, red speaks sass and power. Fenella said: “Red is my colour choice when I’m feeling bold and fearless. If I wear black I like to add some colour and a strong red accessory is perfect for this. It adds a boldness and vibrancy where otherwise the outfit can look a little lost.”
I totally agree – there’s nothing quite like swiping on a red lip to a monochrome outfit, and pairing it with accessories to match. It becomes a look created with purpose and passion.
The Radiant Red ‘Lucy’ small purse is an adorable red vegan leather purse with stunning gold hardware and embossed branding. It has space for two cards – perfect for your ID and bank card – as well as space for cash and a small zipped coin pocket. The inside design is a striking dalmatian print, which peeks through when the purse is closed.
If you’re looking for something bigger to hold all those store loyalty cards, then the Radiant Red ‘Bonnie’ wristlet is your new bestie – it’s certainly become my every day purse. The same stunning red vegan leather with a slight grain running through it, with the white and black spotty design on the interior. It offers a fold out design that has space for seven cards, with two slots for notes and receipts, too. Then, it has a zipped section for any coins, which is also big enough to comfortably fit an iPhone 11, making it the ideal bag for a night of cocktails with the girls.
Fenella added: “My favourite red product is without question the wristlet – I love that you can see and hint of the striking inner pattern, and the side zip pocket holds my iPhone neatly in place.
“We designed all of these colourful pieces to light up a room, whether you keep them for yourself or give them as a gift. They’ll change a mood and create a smile – we certainly could do with a little lift right now, right?!”
I adore the Fenella Smith Radiant Red range, and paired my wristlet with a dalmatian print blouse from Depop (originally Topshop), and some faux leather shorts from Primark. I added chunky black biker boots, gold accessories to match the gold embossing, and finished the look with a red bakerboy hat and red lipstick.
In fact, I was so inspired by the gorgeous on-trend design, that I went and asked my nail tech to put it on my latest manicure!