Accessories are the spice of fashion. And just like every meal is enhanced by a different blend of spices – every outfit is perfected by a diverse mix of accessories. Fortunately for you, you don’t need a cooking book equivalent to get accessories right. You just need to follow a few outfit-enhancing guidelines, and the rest is up to you!
Stick to 2-3 large accessories
As the well-known mantra of the fashion industry would have it: less is more. Chunky, statement and even middling accessories can quickly overpower an outfit if they’re layered on heavy. Pick what part of you you’d like eyes to be drawn to. Is it your face? Go for earrings and a necklace. Would you rather people focus elsewhere? Why not go for a daring headpiece and a charm bracelet? Interestingly, the lower leg are is becoming a hotspot of interest for fashion designers and trendsetters so, perhaps you’d like to try out a glamourous crystalized foot piece this summer?
Or, just one statement piece
It happens. We stumble across an accessory that’s larger than life, and it’s love at first sight. Don’t put it down and walk away in the name of minimalism. Snap that loud piece up and wear it with pride! However, be sure to only wear that piece at the risk of overdoing your look. However, if you feel you need to balance things out – pair your statement piece with another understated accessory. You can’t go wrong with an all-eyes-on-me-bag with stud earrings – a classic look.
Setting the standard
We all have our favorite jewelry sets, but they can seem a bit much. We often envision ourselves wearing them to ballroom dances, red carpet events, or anywhere else where luxury is the dress code.
But why can’t we sport jewelry sets anywhere else? Truth is, you can – if you size down.
Bags are for expression
Wildcard handbags are currently on-trend. Those misfit bags that we only used to see on the catwalk? That’s right, they’re making their way gracefully into our day-to-day fashion. And since we all need a little more fun right now, they’re more than welcome! So, forget the rule that says your handbag needs to be sleek or matched with your shoes – it’s 2021 – do what you want!
Bright clothes or eye-catching accessories
The perfect outfit needs to be balanced. Otherwise, onlookers won’t be able to truly take in its glory as they won’t know where to look! Keep in line with fashion feng shui by either focusing on your bling or on attention-grabbing clothing.
Know your glasses shape
When it comes to sunglasses, everyone has their ideal shape that enhances their natural features and brings their look to the next level. If you’re not sure what your sunglass shape is, here’s a quick guide:
Oval: Lucky for you, almost all frame shapes will suit you, so you can be adventurous as you like. We’d recommend going for styles that are a little wider than the broadest part of your face.
Heart-shaped : For those of you with a love-heart face, it’s best to go for stylist cat-eye or club-master style glasses.
Round: The rounder the better for those of you with round faces! Avoid any sharp, angular sunglass shapes.
Square: If your face is square, you don’t want to be apologetic with your sunglasses. Sharp, loud, and cutting narrow angular styles is what you should be looking for.
Rectangle: Much like square faces, rectangular faces look perfect with sharp shapes rather than soft, rounded shapes.
Triangle: For those among you with triangular faces, you have the luxury of being able to effortlessly pull off sunglasses with strong brow lines or cat-eye frames.
However, there is one style that fits all – the retro glam look. There’s a reason the style keeps coming back around and it’s because it works!
Sometimes your best accessories aren’t really accessories at all
Tights! Scarves! Action! With maybe even a scrunchy cameo. What do we mean? Well, sometimes accessories don’t fit into the traditional meld of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Sometimes they look a little more like glittery fishnet tights under a leather or denim mini skirt. Seriously – you don’t always have to go for bling. There’s something to be said for the minimalistic “Paris-Esque” anti-jewelry look.
But most importantly – Do you!
Confidence, comfort, and happiness are the essentials of fashion. As they say – a smile is the best accessory. So, wear whatever makes you shine inside and out. Once you’re feeling good, who cares what anyone else thinks. It’s your outfit, so only your opinion of accessories matters. Now … strut your stuff!