How to Pick the Right Accessories for Your Outfit

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How to Pick the Right Accessories for Your Outfit
Being fashionable and always looking your best is an individual style preference. However, the right accessories can make or break even the greatest outfit. Jewelry, scarves, shoes and handbags can also help to make your wardrobe go even further by creating different kinds of looks. Think about a basic black dress and how many different looks can be created with simple, understated pieces or bright, bold pieces. To look your best, put as much effort into selecting your fashion accessories as you do the main components of your ensemble.

When choosing how to accessorize your look, consider several factors - color, scale and style of the pieces that you choose and how they will complement, rather than overwhelm, your outfit. It's also important to think about the occasion you are planning for - casual or business, day or evening.

The colors that you are coordinating are the first and most important part of choosing how to accessorize. Black, white and any neutral colors make accessorizing a breeze because basically any color or finish of your jewelry will match. When you are complementing outfits that are more colorful, it's important to choose pieces that won't clash with what you wearing.

It's completely acceptable to accessorize with colors that are not the same as what you're wearing as long as the colors complement each other. Reds and pinks, blues and purples, yellows with greens.. and if you're feeling especially bold, combining more than one color as your accessory can create a unique and fun look.

Consider patterns and prints as well when choosing how to accessorize. If what you're wearing is really busy - floral prints, ruffles or plaids, for example - better to choose simple jewelry or solid colors. Keep your choices understated so as not to create a gaudy look with too much going on.

Your body shape is also important. Women with larger frames, for example, can wear jewelry that is also larger. Medium and larger size bags can complement the curves of a larger sized woman. Smaller women should choose large pieces in isolation and not try to combine several pieces to wear at once.

Most importantly, the right fashion accessories can define your fashion style. Simple, classic pieces like pearls, simple chains, and solitary bangles say "I'm in control", "I'm serious", "I choose to keep it refined". Long, draping earrings, over sized rings, rhinestones and crystals and oversized glasses say, "I feel glamourous", "I feel confident", and "I choose to define my own style". Accessorizing with playful pieces like bold, chunky bracelets, brightly colored earrings and large, printed handbags say, "I love having fun", "I am unique", and "I am completely unpredictable!"

Choosing how to accessorize what you are wearing tells the world what you want it to know. Be creative! It's easy to create a unique personality simply be accessorizing.

This entry was posted in Styles Guides by Serena


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