Fashion accessories are a fantastic way to transform a relatively boring outfit into something spectacular. But it’s really common for people to get things wrong and make their outfits look extremely gaudy and overdone. Accessories are great for any kind of style, but if you rely too much on them then it’s going to create problems with the overall balance of your outfit.
So in this post, we’re going to take a look at some simple accessorizing tips to help you uplift your outfits without making them look too gaudy.
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What kind of accessories should you try out?
There are many different accessories that you can try, but they often fall into the following categories; jewelry, footwear, hair accessories, bags, belts, and winter accessories.
These are the main categories of accessories that you should consider trying out. Each of them can add something unique to your outfit, and some of them are extremely practical and will help add more functionality to your outfits. There’s really no limit or rule to what you should and shouldn’t try out, so it’s a good idea to start experimenting with all the different options you have available to you.
What should you pair accessories with?
Ideally, accessories should accent your clothing and create a more balanced outfit. The simplest way to use accessories is to wear something rather plain with a unique texture or a simple pattern, then adorn it with different kinds of accessories. A plain white or black outfit is the perfect base for decorating with different kinds of accessories since you’re drawing attention away from your clothing and to your jewelry, your bag, and so on.
However, if your clothing is already quite detailed and unique, then you can complement it with standard jewelry such as gold and silver rings and necklaces, but perhaps skip out on the extravagant belts and the unique bags. In short, it’s all about creating balance with your outfit so that it doesn’t look overwhelming.
Accessories can be on your face as well
Don’t forget that your face is also a great place for accessories. This usually includes earrings, but they can also be wood gauges for any style, nose rings, and even hats or caps. This can help create more balance with your outfit as well since you’re splitting the attention between your face and the rest of your clothes.
You don’t need to keep a consistent style if you don’t want to
At the end of the day, fashion is about self-expression and doing what you want. Your accessories don’t have to match and you can be as creative as you want with your colors, patterns, and styles. As long as you’re comfortable with what you’re wearing and you believe that it expresses your personal style, don’t hesitate to try something different and mix things around.
However, it does help to try and create a consistent color scheme when possible. You can make use of a color wheel to get a good idea of how to use bold colors together.