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Why Accessories Are A Perfect Finish To Your Outfit

The magic of accessorizing.

In the words of Giorgio Armani, "Accessories are important and becoming more and more important every day. They can completely change the look of an outfit, and women like the idea of having a wardrobe that's versatile. For instance, a strong piece of jewelry can make a simple outfit look elegant.” Accessories are a way to spice up your outfit by incorporating small pieces like jewelries, bags, and hats into your look. Accessories are chosen to compliment the outfit; they add the finishing touch. It is easy to ruin a beautiful outfit by choosing the wrong accessories just as it is easy to turn a basic outfit into something fantastic with the right accessories.

Most times we buy clothing creating an outfit in our heads but forget the simple things that brings the outfit to life. How come we never plan for those? Of course, it is easy to go for that regular black bag in your closet but end up feeling less happy with the entire look. This is because the accessory in this case the perfect bag to go with that great outfit you planned wasn’t planned for. It is always a good idea to completely plan your outfit to give you the look you are after.

Accessories fall into a few categories.

Footwear. Very important unless you prefer walking on barefoot (*rolls eyes*). It is important to have a few neutral footwear options, but statement footwear can elevate your overall look. It is important to own comfortable footwears or else you’ll not wear them.

Jewelry. When looking to add sparkle to your look, your jewelry box holds the key. Consider subtle jewelry pieces like studs, thin hoops, and pendant necklaces when starting your collection.

Handbags. There are different bags for different occasions. Handbags are a unique accessory, don’t shy from colors.

Belts, scarves, hair pins, and hats. These accessories easily make your outfits look polished. Plus, they add color and pattern to your look especially if you have a neutral outfit.

What to consider when accessorizing…

· Think of color and pattern when choosing accessories. Make sure there’s some common element or theme between the accessories and the outfit. It is always a good idea to create harmony amongst accessories of the same outfit. For example, a gold necklace and gold earrings are always a good combination.

· When choosing accessories, size is an important factor to consider. Consider going for accessory size that’s in harmony with your body scale. Remember, a polished appearance is achieved through balance. Do not over do it with your accessories.

· Use accessories to transform an outfit. Take your outfit from office to dinner with the right accessories. Add a cocktail ring, ditch the blazer, add stilettos and you are ready for your dinner date.

· Create balance when accessorizing by choosing a piece of accessory to dominate your look, then layer on more subtle accessories.

"I've always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman's outfit." ~ Michael Kors


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