Accessorizing your outfits is a great way to emphasise parts of your body that you want to show off, as well as just make your look pop. An outfit without the right accessories can look unfinished and sometimes, even boring. If you’re not the kind of person that wants to spend ages each morning deciding how to accessorize, read on for some useful tips.
Stack accessories in different materials, finishes and textures
The good news is you don’t need to have a bunch of matching pieces to accessorize well. In fact, it’s often better if you don’t mix and match your accessories. Instead, choose accessories in different materials, finishes, and textures and have fun with what you put together. This can look great when you wear a bracelet stack or layer up your necklaces. Don’t be afraid to go all out and see what looks good, and you will easily take a plain outfit from 0-100! Just take a look at Iris Apfel – she’s a master at mixing up costume jewellery pieces.
Add a statement piece
Having a statement piece can help to tie your look together. Usually, people will choose something valuable as their statement piece, like a watch. If you’re yet to choose a watch for your collection, check out the history of Rotary watches and see what you think. There are lots to choose from, but if this is your first one then you might want to pick one that you can wear every day and for all occasions. If you don’t like watches, your statement piece could easily be a cool pair of earrings or a big ring or bangle/cuff.
Pay attention to your neckline
Your neckline can give you clues as to whether you should wear a necklace or not, and what necklace you should wear. For instance, a ballet neckline often looks amazing with a statement necklace, while a lower neckline can look great with layered pieces of different lengths and styles.
Show off some funky socks
Funky socks can look incredible both with trainers and with heels, so start building your collection and you’ll probably be surprised at how much you wear them and show them off. You can have a lot of fun by experimenting with socks and letting them peek through your outfits.
Wear odd earrings
Odd earrings can give an eclectic vibe to your look. You could choose one plain earring and one dangle earring to add some edge to your outfit. You could also wear an ear cuff on just one ear, or stack up your earrings on one ear and only wear a few on the other ear. You can wear odd earrings while still making sure your look is balanced.
Experiment with hair accessories
Hair accessories and some synthetic cosplay wigs can completely change a look for the better. A hat can give an outfit an edge, and a headscarf can add a pop of color – plus, you don’t need to bother with doing your hair! Experiment with different styles and see how they can change up your look.