Accessorise, but keep it Limerick

Clara Silks.

FASHION, as we know, is often an insight into the personality of the person it’s being worn by. It’s a way of expressing our individuality while experimenting with different colours, patterns, and styles.

Accessories are the icing on the cake we use to tie a whole look together. And what better statement can be made with the accessories you chose to deck yourself out in than ‘I shop local’.

Limerick-based designer and founder of Clara Silks (@clarasilks), Clara Keating Dolan, specialises in silk accessories like scarves, earrings, hairbands, bag ties, and facemasks. Clara’s statement accessories are made locally using a combination of silk, paint, dye, and print in a range of colours and styles to suit all ages and persuasions.

Looking through Clara’s catalogue, there’s a lot of ideal gift opportunities, if you can restrain for buying the lot all for yourself.

With the economy what it is at the moment, it’s never been more important to shop locally and support small businesses. Which might explain why I splurged on a pair of Clara’s Tony earrings in rose gold. Because I’m selfless, not because they go with everything…

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