You probably know one or several women who look beautiful and well put together with not a hair out of place. Such women look like they have a personal stylist on call and that that is the reason why they look like front cover models. The truth is, that most people whose style you envy are probably working on their look themselves. What makes the look unique is that they have learned how to accessorize like pros and stand out from the crowd.
It is no secret that the right accessories along with a lot of creativity and lots of practice will make all your amazing outfits look even more fashionable and tasteful. Nothing is impossible when it comes to accessorizing. But how can you accessorize like a pro and look fashion magazine- friendly? You don’t need to go extreme but can work with whatever you have or buy more pieces to make your overall look appealing.
Outlined below are some useful ways that you could accessorize like a pro.
1. Complement Your Outfit
Make sure that every outfit you wear is complemented by all the accessories that you are wearing. Choose your outfit and ensure that the accessories you will decide to wear it with do it justice. Consider the blend of colors, patterns, and the general look. Are your accessories looking like they belong with your outfit? They shouldn’t seem like you hurriedly put them on your way out.
Create contrast by choosing colors that complement one another. You should never choose an accessory that is like the main outfit lest you risk looking dull and unimaginative. You could experiment with different looks until you are satisfied with a certain color of accessories for your outfit. To avoid getting late to the place you are getting dressed up for, do the experimentation a few days before the D-day. By the time the day of dressing up comes, you will know exactly what to wear and with what accessories.
2. Use the Proper Proportion for Yourself
Choosing the ideal accessories also require you to consider your body size. Look for accessories that compliment your body size and accentuate the best features. If you have a huge body, it would only be proper to look for accessories that will not make you appear even bigger but help you tone down the huge body a little. Skinny belts, studded earrings, and thin necklaces will be ideal in this case.
On the other hand, if you are petite, you can always go for things like the wide belt, chunky jewelry, a big wide-brimmed hat, and large hoop earrings might do the trick in making you appear bigger. This is the moment to go shopping again if you have been ignoring this rule during your dressing up moments. Get the best belts, bag, jewelry, and shoes according to your best size. Looking awkward with an exaggerated look is the last thing you want to do which is why you should really take your time and get only accessory pieces that are right for your body size and bold look.
3. Use Age- Appropriate accessories
It is possible to look completely amazing in certain accessories but be careful that you don’t wear accessories that would be better for younger or older wearers. Look for pieces that will complement your personality and age without looking awkward. For example, you are over 35, a female and dress in outfits that depict it. However, it comes to accessorizing and you wear charm bracelets or carry a very small shoulder bag that is clearly better suited for teenagers. That would then be an example of age-inappropriate accessorizing.
As a mature over 35 year- old female, you would do better with conservative pearls and a beautiful purse would be great examples for dressing up for an evening. Spend money on better quality jewellery and other accessories to avoid looking cheap or age inappropriate.
4. Mix your metals
An eye-striking look can be achieved without any exaggerations that might result in a tacky one. You could, for example, consider a mixture of rose gold silver and the stunning yellow gold as your bracelets. When you effectively mix your metals, you will create an instant buzz for your whole look. Mix only metals that would look great and like said earlier, practice long before the dressing up event begins. On that special day, you will then pick your selected pieces and allow them to be the focal point of your whole ensemble.
5. Glam and Pop with Sunglasses
There is no better way of adding glam and pop to your look than with a pair of celebrity sunglasses, especially during very sunny periods. You will add boldness and depict this more pulled together look. Just make sure you spend money on quality sunglasses because cheap sunglasses can be spotted a mile away. Quality sunglasses on the other will make your whole summer getup look cool and expensive than it actually is. Besides if you happen to have dark circles under your eyes or wrinkles, then instead of hiding it with lots of makeup, you can use sunglasses which will do a great job.
6. Hair and Nails for personality
Accessorizing your look is not only just about jewelry, sunglasses, hats, and shoes. It is also about your hair and nails. Consider getting stylish-looking hairbands, barrettes and have your hairstylist add some nicely placed streaks of hair color on your hair to give you a more defined look. You can decide to tie your hair a certain way, wear a hat or a scarf as your own way of showing some form of personality.
As for your nails ensure that they are painted in a color that complements your outfit. Stick to classic neutral colors because they never go out of style and are also mature looking. You can always leave the extra-long fake nails, with very colorful nail polish to younger women in their teens or early 20s if you aren’t in that age bracket.
Accessories are great, but if they are exaggerated in the manner that you want to decorate every part, then you could be on the road to fashion faux pas. You could stay on the safe side by just working with a few key pieces to give voice to places you want attention drawn to. The above tips should be a great help to finally make you achieve fashion icon status within your community.