Fashion is as much about accessories as it is about the outfit — your look simply isn’t complete without them. Sometimes, all you need to make an outfit work is a set of jewelry or other accessories that works perfectly well with the look you are after. To boost your fashion game with accessories, here are a few tips you can follow.
Sometimes, Less Is More
The latest trends in fashion accessories suggest that less isn’t always more. We’re seeing a lot of glamorous, quite extravagant new jewelries and other accessories, with plenty of accents and colors on them. Unfortunately, with most looks at least, less is still more.
Accessorizing is more about subtle additions than excessive pieces. You want the accessories you wear to add to the look, not take over completely. You can still add a lot of accents to the look if you want to, but let the accessories blend nicely with the outfit.
Coco Chanel famously suggested removing one jewelry item before leaving the house. This is a good tip to keep in mind. Look at yourself in the mirror and ask this one question: do these accessories really have to be there for the look to work?
Center Your Look Around One Main Piece
Another good approach when accessorizing is to wear one main piece and let other accessories complement that particular piece nicely. For example, you can wear a beautiful, sleek wristwatch and take cues from the design theme of that watch when adding other pieces to the look.
Some watches work really well for this purpose. Diesel watches, for example, usually have strong accents, gorgeous watch surfaces and of course interesting colors that go nicely with your outfit. Check out Watches.com’s catalogue of Diesel watches and you will find a lot of interesting timepieces to act as the center of your next look.
While watches are certainly striking, other jewelry can become the centerpiece, as well, so long as it matches your outfit and body shape. Avoid pieces that are difficult to match with others. For example, a gold necklace with a lot of accents may not work with other jewelry because the accents will steal all of the attention.
Layers and Materials
Let’s not forget that fashion accessories can be added in layers. A simple black dress, for instance, can be combined with a black or crème beaded scarf. You can then add one more layer of accessories to the look. A matching purse and a gorgeous pair of shoes will make you ready for that evening dinner you are attending.
Using different materials works too. Metal is a great material for fashion accessories, but it’s certainly not the only one. You can even mix metals to create a gorgeous look. Rose gold and white gold work really well with each other, while copper and silver don’t.
Last but certainly not least, don’t hesitate to experiment with different looks and accessories. Once you start using these tips to get started, you will find achieving any look very easy to do. Remember to keep it simple and don’t forget to choose a look that you are comfortable with before you start experimenting further.