Accessories can change the whole look of your outfit – you can use them to add some colour to otherwise plain clothing or add jewellery and hair accessories for those finishing touches. If you’re not used to wearing accessories, it can be difficult to know what suits you and where to start with so many to choose from! Below, we’ll look at how you can choose the right accessories for you, from a new pair of shoes to cotton printed bags – read on to find out more.
Types of accessories
If you’re new to accessorising, or you’re trying to find something new to suit you, there are so many products that you could try. For example, jewellery and hair accessories are great for adding an accent of sparkle or colour, and you can be as bold, or as subtle as you’d like with them – you could try a new pair of earrings in a style you don’t usually go for or upgrade your plain hair ties to a sleek scrunchy. If you’re looking for the perfect pair of shoes to go with an outfit, these also count as an accessory! Just make sure you choose something that you like but is also comfortable – you’ll never wear them otherwise. Bags are also great for accessorising, with lots of styles and colours to choose from, you can enhance your outfit, casual or formal. Make a waistline with a belt, or if it’s cold, you can choose hats, or scarves to keep you warm, and create a new look!
If you’re hoping to change up your look, you can add accessories to your wardrobe to achieve this – here are a few ways that you can choose the right accessories for you.
Choose a statement piece
If you’re not sure what type of accessory suits you best, and you’re finding it hard to choose, why not just pick one piece that you can wear with multiple outfits? You could choose a belt that you could wear to create a waistline with a dress or use it to make a pair of jeans a little more exciting. This way, you don’t have to buy various accessories that you may not feel comfortable with, or you may never wear.
Think about colours
Accessories can be great to add to dark, or plain outfits as a way of making them look more exciting and eye-catching. You could choose a bright-coloured bag or pair of shoes to go with a black outfit, or you could introduce prints to a plain outfit to elevate it and give it a new lease of life. Try not to add bright coloured accessories to an already brightly coloured outfit, as this could look a little too over the top.
You don’t need to match
Did you know your accessories don’t need to match each other? To create a new look with the help of your accessories, start by adding one colour to a plain, neutral-coloured outfit. By choosing to add just one colour to this base, you can get an idea of what works best before you start adding other colours or finishes. You could add some colour with a bag or shoes or add some sparkle with a chunky necklace or earrings.