At first glance, this may seem like just a scarf, but in truth, this accessory has a story.
Lynne peered inside the beautiful black and white gift bag. “For me?”
“For you.” Her friend Kim beamed. “Try it on.”
Lynne wrapped the scarf around her neck. Silky ruffles caressed her skin and soothed the jagged edges from her week. Thank you seemed so inadequate, especially when she didn’t deserve to feel so … what did this scarf make her feel? Hopeful. That next week would be better. That she was blessed beyond all measure because God had seen fit to put wonderful people in her path. That she could get up and try again.
Kim fluffed the layered flounce. “It’s you, don’t you think?”
“Me?” Lynne fingered the ruffles that fell gently around her shoulders. “You know, I think it is.”
When you accessorize your characters, put something on them that means something or causes them to reflect. Perhaps they’re wearing shoes that a well-worn and broken in, kind of like they’re feeling. Or perhaps they’re wearing a necklace that’s cutting off their air kind of like the man who’s getting way to close. Accesorize with purpose and tap those emotions.