Accessorizing your outfits is often the key to giving them a unique look and making sure they appear ‘put together’. However, many people don’t really know how to go about accessorizing their outfits. This means that they often forget to use any accessories at all, or they don’t get it right and end up feeling like something is missing as they wear them.
Here, we’re going to go through the dos and don’ts of accessorizing your outfits so you can be sure you get it right every time:
Do Make Sure Your Outfit Has Plenty Of Texture
Each outfit you wear should have plenty of texture, especially if you’re planning on wearing an all black outfit, as they can often look dull. The last thing you want is for your outfit to look dowdy and dull, so make sure you incorporate some texture into your look somehow. It’ll make a world of difference.
Don’t Leave The House Wearing Everything You Own
When you know you have to wear texture and diversify your outfit, it can be tempting to just throw on everything you own (or at the very least your favorite pieces) and leave. However, you shouldn’t leave the house like this. It’s a good idea to look in the mirror and take off the first thing you see to ensure that you haven’t gone OTT. Wearing multiple necklaces, a scarf, rings, bracelets, and statement earrings, for example, will likely overpower your look. You want to be able to shine; you don’t want your jewelry to take center stage.
Do Add Jewelry
Don’t forget to add your jewelry. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think you’re a ‘jewelry person’ yet. You just have to get used to adding pieces and you soon will be when you see how they can finish off your outfits. Even a simple pair of diamond stud earrings can make the world of difference. Have a mix of simple pieces and statement pieces so you’re covered whatever you decide to wear.
Don’t Overpower Your Outfit With The Wrong Pieces
Pay attention to things like the neckline of your outfit. If you’re wearing a high neck top, for instance, you should probably stay away from statement necklaces, as the two will clash and not in a good way.
Do Listen To Your Own Inner Style Guide
Try not to pay too much attention to rules; rules are made to be broken. Instead, do your best to listen to your own inner style guide (your intuition). If something feels good to you, then you should wear it regardless.
Don’t Wear Anything You Feel Uncomfortable With
Finally, make sure you feel comfortable. Whatever you wear should feel like a bit of you, and you shouldn’t have any qualms about going about your day like it. Of course, this rule may not apply if you’re trying new things and attempting to get out of your comfort zone. You may not be sure about a pair of statement earrings and then love them after a few hours. It all depends. Just stay true to you!