Accessorizing is a way to add some extra flair to your looks. It is a way to showcase your personality and style identity through what pieces you choose to use together.
As we all know, trends come and go very quickly in the fashion world. Some even say that fashion cycles last only a year- winter fashion comes into style winter, spring fashion comes into style spring, etc.
Because of this, it is easy to get caught up in the next big thing. But, here at FashionBlush, we love to share tips on how to enhance your look with pieces you already have!
This is why we are excited to share our tips on accessorizing here! We will be covering basic types of accessories and how to best use them to enhance your looks.
Choose quality over quantity
It is not better to have more accessories than less. When you have lots of accessories, it can seem like you have too many.
Having lots of accessories may look cool on Instagram, but in real life, it looks like you are trying too hard. It is not very elegant or sophisticated.
As mentioned before, investing in quality accessories is the best way to go. The cost may be higher at first, but they will last you longer and keep your style vibes going.
Choosing different colors and textures of materials also adds texture to your look.
Add simple jewelry
A way to add some subtle flair to your look is by adding some simple jewelry. A necklace, earrings, or a bracelet can be the difference between a plain look and a gorgeous look.
Whether you are wearing almost nothing but a shirt or have on a full-out suit, a beautiful necklace can draw the eye to one more piece of your outfit. The same goes for earrings or a wrist wrap- they can make your look more complete.
The beauty in jewelry is finding pieces that are unique to you. If you love gold then get jewelry that is made of quality gold and will last you. Shop at stores that offer good prices with good quality material so that you can keep your jewelry on for long.
Never go out of the house without feeling fully dressed– even if you are not in heels! Discover different ways to add subtle yet stylish accessories to your everyday looks.
Add dramatic jewelry
With jewelry, you can never have too much! A trick to creating a more elegant look is to use more chunky or statement jewelry, like bracelets or rings.
Trinkets like these add a layer of complexity to your look while still looking elegant. A beautiful bracelet on a slender arm or a ring on your finger will add to the texture of your look.
By adding delicate jewelry like earrings or a necklace, you can also add texture to your look. Choose quality pieces that will last and do not break easily!
I love using jewelry as an accessory because it is fun to be creative with your looks. Try experimenting with different colors and textures to create your ideal aesthetic.
Go big or go home
As mentioned before, staying true to your style is a great way to develop your personal fashion identity. If you always see people wearing lots of jewelry, then add some extra pieces or your own collection to add some more flair to your looks!
If you always see people wearing very bright or striking colors, then invest in a few piece of clothing in those shades. Keep them for special occasions or to enhance other people’s casual looks.
If you always see people wearing very expensive clothing and accessories, then do not waste your money buying things at that price point. Look for good deals and sellers that are close to the same quality as the expensive ones.
Looking like a million bucks does not have to be a million bucks! Finding cheaper pieces that work well with your looks can help you expand your style while still keeping your budget in check.
Match your jewelry to your outfit
When it comes to jewelry, the rule is: the more the better!
While some people prefer simple jewelry, others love to add lots of pieces together to create a look of complexity. Both are beautiful, but in different ways.
Those who love simplicity like to match their jewelry together based on material or color. For example, a gold ring on her left ring finger, a gold necklace, and a gold watch all match because they are made of gold.
Others like to mix and match their jewelry based on style. Studs can be placed on top of lace or ribbed cuffs, for example. Both are considered casual looks that go well with casual outfits.
Chokers can be worn with any dress-up outfit depending on the type of choker and what you wear it with.
Use color to your advantage
As mentioned earlier, black is a timeless color that works with almost every piece of clothing. The same can be said for black accessories!
Whether it is a black leather bag, pair of black shoes, or a sleek and simple watch, adding a touch of black will never fail you. You can mix and match them with any other colors as well.
White is another easy color to work with. You can find white jewelry easily, such as bracelets or necklaces, or purchase white shoes in order to match your white clothing.
When looking for jackets and coats, try finding ones in neutral shades such as gray or tan- these colors match any other clothing!
Using color in your accessories is a great way to add some personal style.
Mix gold with silver
Although gold and silver are very similar metals, they have very different histories and values. Gold is valued for its bright color and high chemical purity.
Gold has been used in jewelry for thousands of years, making it one of the oldest natural materials used in fashion. Silver is also a beautiful metal that can be integrated into your gold jewelry collection.
Using these two metals together in pieces adds dimension to your style. By accessorizing with both gold and silver jewelry, you can create layers of richness in your look.
Some people are tempted to buy cheap, low quality gold-colored jewelry, but this tips off a savvy fashionista that you are not wearing real gold. Try to invest in quality gold jewelry so that your style is still rich even though it is not silver.
Choose quality over quantity
It is nice to have lots of accessories, but over-accessorizing looks very busy and childish. Just like with your clothes, less is more when it comes to accessories.
You can explore new styles with just one extra piece– such as adding a new type of watch or bracelet. Or try mixing and matching your pieces to create a new look.
Most importantly, choose quality pieces that will last you. Invest in leather shoes instead of plastic ones or fabric shoes instead of paper ones- you get the idea!
General tips: Avoid overly bulky jewelry that does not fit well together, and do not over-do the number of colors on your outfit or within your accessory collection.