Every woman always dreams of having the right combination of outfits to ease their dressing experience. Accessories such as handbags, shoes, belts, jewellery, watches, eyewear, scarves, shoes, just to name a few, are fashion staples that seek to complement your wardrobe. In the art of accessorizing, “the devil is in the details”. The right accessories can elevate a basic outfit to an elegant look.
Below are some essential rules that can assist one pair accessories with their outfits seamlessly.
1. USE ACCESSORIES TO TRANSFORM AN OUTFIT
The main objective of accessorizing is to present endless options and styles that basic outfits can offer. A classic black dress would look work-appropriate when paired with a formal blazer and some ballet flats. While the same dress when worn with a pair of stilettos and a Burberry scarf is a perfect combination for a great night out with your friends.
2. CHOOSE A SIGNATURE ACCESSORY
Accessorizing especially for the less fashionable woman can be a daunting experience. If you feel overwhelmed by the many different options in the market, it would be wise to pick just one statement piece that will make you feel the most beautiful and can go well with multiple outfits.
3. WEAR NO MORE THAN 3-4 PIECES
Accessorizing has certainly come a long way from what it used to be. Matchy-match details that previously reigned supreme are no longer the order of the day. While it’s possible to combine different accessories in a single outfit, less is often more. Never wear something that doesn’t feel like it’s working with the rest of the look. Don’t have more than 3-4 pieces of accessories at one time.
4. LET THE COLORS GUIDE YOU
Color coordination is a skill that needs to be mastered. It’s advisable to stay within the same family for example jewels with jewels. If your outfit has a specific metal color, coordinate your accessories with the same color tone. When adorning more darker shades, opt for a colourful or printed accessory. Break down neutral combinations with a strong color.
5. THINK ABOUT SCALE
The size of your accessories does have an impact on your final look. Bulky and busy accessories would go well with simple, monochromatic outfits. A heavily embellished outfit is best complemented with understated small accessories.
Height of the accessories should also be considered. Petite ladies should keep accessories on a smaller scale. Oversized handbag is a complete no-no for this category of women. Women with a larger body frame can go big and bold with accessories that reflect their style and personality.
6. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH SCARVES
Scarves are mostly featured as cold weather must-haves but never be afraid to wear scarves all year round. They are the one fashion accessories that can go with practically anything in your closet. Opt for the more elegant, colourful and lighter scarves for summer and spring while leaving the chunkier kinds for fall and winter.
7. INVEST IN GREAT SHOES
Footwear can make or break an outfit. Your shoes give direction to your outfit as to whether you are going the casual or the dressier way. Invest considerable time and money for that quality shoe that goes well with a lot of your outfits. Black shoes are a must-have for every woman but you don’t necessarily have to stock up on them. Experiment on different designs, colors and patterns as well.
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