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5 Simple Tips That’ll Help You Always Choose the Right Accessories

Don’t we all want to be like those women who seem to be able to effortlessly choose the right accessories to go with their clothes? Accessories, if picked carefully, can help you create any look you want. Read on to find out how to accessorize like a pro…..

 

Right Accessories Accessories are everything but your clothes – shoes, bags, belts, scarves, earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, sunglasses, hats…. you get the idea. These are the things that help you personalize your look. Not everyone can afford one-of-a-kind pieces. At the same time you don’t want to look like you are wearing the same mass produced stuff as everyone else. By being creative with accessories you can fashion completely new looks everytime with the same pieces of clothing. I have listed a few things that will help you look effortlessly chic every time you leave the house…

 

1. Complimentary Colors

Choose accessories that compliment the color of your outfit and your complexion.  Try not to be matchy matchy. If you are wearing a red dress with red shoes and red bag, you will look like one big blob of red. It’s visually more appealing to see more than one color that don’t clash with each other. One of the innumerable options for your red dress would be emerald earrings, brown snakeskin clutch and gold strappy sandals. Whenever you are unsure, metallic colors come in real handy. Brown, reds, purples and oranges can be paired with gold toned accessories. Grays, greens, blues and pinks can be paired with silver toned accessories. If you are worried about looking too dressy, bronze and gunmetal are you best metallic bets.

 

2. Size of the Accessories

The size of the accessories should be proportionate to your size. If you are a tiny person and you wear big clunky shoes, they will make you look very awkward. Likewise, if you are on the heavier side and you wear a skinny belt, it will make you look even bigger. You should choose accessories that compliment your stature. Even bags should be chosen carefully – A small person with a huge tote or a big person with a sleek crossbody, a big no-no. When in doubt, stick to the average sizes.

 

3. Age Appropriateness

Just like in clothes, even while choosing accessories you should be mindful of your real age. If you wear accessories that are too juvenile, people might not take you seriously. Similarly, if you dress too conservatively for your age, you are taking away the fun element that you are rightfully entitled too. It can be a tough decision at times. Till you naturally get the hang of wearing age appropriate accessories, try different styles – if you pick pearls one day, try junk jewelry the next; if you choose classic black pumps one day, go with leopard peep toes the next day. This way you are not typecasting yourself into one age bracket or personality type – keep everyone guessing :-)

 

4. Occasion Appropriateness

You should always dress for the part and accessories really help transform your look from day to evening from casual to professional. You can set the mood by choosing the right accessories. A simple LBD can look professional with solitaire studs and classic pumps. Add a statement ring or necklace and swap the shoes for strappy sandals and you are all set to rock the party.

 

5. Less is More

There is so much you can play with that you can easily get carried away. The old saying of remove one thing before you step out of the house is always helpful. When in doubt stick to simple classic stuff – you can never go wrong. That’s why they are called classic.

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