Recently accessories have been on my radar more than ever. So this week, we have his-and-hers accessory picks from The Met on St. Armands Circle (along with an outfit I’d pair each pick with).
Minis are always a major hit, day or night, for women—and what’s not to love about this flirty mini metallic cross-body purse by Diane von Furstenberg? It's sealed with a kiss (that is, lip-shaped hardware), and it has a detachable leather-and-chain strap to hold your most precious items. $245
Pair this bag with your favorite jeans and this Doreen lace appliqued wool pullover (also Diane von Furstenberg) in fog/black. The floral appliques, with sheer crochet insets, elevate this simple pullover and create a subtly sexy style. You can never go wrong with pieces from DVF.
Prints for men are a must, and designer Robert Graham does them with perfect elegance and style. This slim briefcase—great for daytime—is classic yet modern, and the skull print will turn heads and give any man’s look some edge. $398
Mixing and matching prints is always encouraged, so guys, put on your favorite jeans and button down or polo shirt, then heed my advice and add some flair with a gingham-printed sport coat, also by Robert Graham. $698
The Met Fashion House, Day Spa and Salon, 35 Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota (941) 388-3991.