You spent a great deal of time putting together your outfit, but something seems to be missing. Clothing’s not the problem because your clothes are fashionable and look nice on you. Yet, everyone else has eye-catching style, while you seem to fade into the background. The fashion faux pas you’re suffering from is probably a common one: lack of accessories.
Stylish accessories that accentuate your clothing, skin, makeup or hair can take your look from drab to fab and turn heads. Use these accessorizing tips to find out what to add (or not add) to your outfit to look smashing from head to toe. Adding Color. A splash of color can take your favorite classic outfit and make it part of the current trend.
Accentuate with a bright, neon-colored scarf or go for a bold, tribal print tie. Don’t limit color to the neck area; a colorful belt cinching your waist can make a statement as can stepping out in a pair of shoes that aren’t the normal black, navy or neutral.
Bling, Bling. Jewelry is an effective way to add sparkle to your attire and, depending upon your taste and personality, you can go flashy or subtle. Diamond jeweler works with a variety of outfits, from casual to dressy. Don’t come across as too overpowering by wearing too many pieces of jewelry. Two to three pieces that work well together, such as a ring, bracelet or necklace, and earrings, are generally enough to accessorize your outfit without looking like a Disco King or Queen.
Signature Pieces. You probably know someone who seems to always use the same type of accessory. Maybe she always wears a scarf, or perhaps he always has a stylish pair of cufflinks. Developing a signature piece or a specific type of accessory you enjoy wearing can help you choose more easily while feeling confident in your ensemble.
Avoiding Too Much of a Good Thing. Too much of a good thing is seldom good, and that goes for accessories, too. If you’re wearing a scarf, a snazzy belt, some sparkly jewelry and bright-colored shoes, you’ll look more like a character from a comedy show than a well-put-together fashion plate. Stick to two types of accessories; say a scarf and a bag, or just small diamond earrings studs and a belt if you want to look trendy.
If your look is more on the classic side, sometimes one accessory is all you need. Once you get the hang of accessorizing your outfit, you’ll find out how fun it is to experiment with different types of accessories, styles and textures. The style is very much an individual thing, so always have fun trying new accessories.
And remember, just because a certain scarf or piece of designer jeweler looks good on one person doesn’t mean it will look good on you. The accessories you choose for yourself tell the world who you are; choose those that let your wonderful personality shine through, instead of worrying about what others are wearing. Guest Post contributed by Lucy James from Bigger Diamonds for less, where you can find lots of information on diamond jewelry to help accessorize your style.