Button Button Who's Got the Button?

This month In Style magazine featured a quote from Mary Kate McGrath, design market editor: "CHANGE THE BUTTONS on your coats and cardigans. Replace them with beautiful buttons you find at antiques stores or trimming shops."

I have always been a fan of changing buttons on shirts, jackets, and cardigans. I used to do it in the 80's and 90's but have forgotten how they really can make older pieces new and exciting again. For a while I collected buttons when shopping, but have only recently started up again.
My inspiration is, of course, Anthropologie. I love that all of their items have pretty little details. You can create your own Anthropologie-eque tops by taking your basic pieces and adding fancy buttons, ribbon and other embellishments and it looks like you paid a ton of money for it at Anthropologie.

In Style featured a company called M&J Trimming that is known for its top quality trimmings. They carry ribbons from France, laces from Switzerland, Austrian Swarovski crystals, buttons from Italy and more. If you're looking to embellish or modify your wardrobe, you simply must visit!