For some women, choosing the right accessories is a tough task to undertake. Everywhere you look, you’ll spot colors, shapes, textures, and fabrics tempting you to load up on beautiful accessories. Some women are intimidated and choose too few accessories to complement their look. Just as easily, however, other women succumb to temptation and pile on far too many accessories, confusing the look they’re trying to achieve.
Pull It Together
If you’ve been dreaming of achieving that polished celebrity style for yourself, it’s as easy as learning how to navigate your way through your accessories collection (or the one at your local mall, if you don’t own any). These pointers from Betty Confidential are a good place to start:
- Discover your wardrobe’s palette. Take a good look at your closet and see where your tastes lie when you buy clothes. Most people stick within a certain palette that they enjoy wearing or that best suits them, such as neutrals, cool tones, warm tones, or something else. Now you know what colors your accessories should be to complement your wardrobe. If you don’t see any patterns, stick to metallics, which can be paired with anything.
- Don’t see any prints in your wardrobe? Some women avoid prints like the plague, sticking to basic solids to mix and match. Add some smartly-chosen prints via your accessories to spice things up, like bags, shoes, scarves, or jewelry. Find a few that you love and get creative.
- Embrace your head as a great place for accessorizing. Many women load up on jewelry and other details, leaving their head bare. For something different, add headbands, jeweled hairpieces, and stylish hats to the mix for a new kind of statement.
General Accessorizing Rules
Accessorizing need not be scary. Think of it as the finishing touches to your outfit, a way to add those little extras that bring your whole look together. Sometimes, simple is the best approach and you’ll find great accessorizing success with a classic string of pearls or a diamond pendant. Bear these helpful rules in mind before you so much as pick which bracelet to wear.
Less is often more, a true statement in the world of fashion. Too much can make your look confusing, loud, and (gasp!) tacky. Instead, be selective and choose accessories that work together instead of compete. You’ll get a chance to wear all your favorites eventually, just don’t try to do it together. Never mix competing patterns or objects (like a beautiful necklace covered up by a scarf). Opt for one focal point and let the rest of your details be muted.
Being bare is bad news, and can be as boring as too many accessories are overwhelming. Don’t be the one with one set of jewelry or one nice scarf you wear with everything. Diversify the types of accessories you have and keep a few versatile pieces in your closet. Visit an inexpensive shop like H&M to load up on cute jewelry, clutches, scarves, and more at very low prices. Be sure to have different types for various occasions, both casual and formal alike.
Be smart with your art. Trust your instincts when it comes to accessories and use them to dress up outfits that are otherwise lackluster. If you’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt, for example, some accessories are in order. If you’re wearing a dress that makes a statement all on it’s own, however, it might be best to let your subtle accessories become background noise.
Betty Confidential. How to Accessorize Like a Superstar.
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