Coco Chanel said it best when she said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only”. While the great designer was referring to elements around, it’s still relevant to today’s blog because people tend to forget about the important role that accessories play in outfits.
Accessories can take a plain outfit and turn it into something extravagant or even simply compliment a powerful outfit. While there are many tips and tricks to introduce accessories into any outfit we have narrowed down a top 5 that is important to remember.
Top 5 tips and tricks when accessorising
Time to break out that colour wheel because we are going to use our preschool knowledge to team up the perfect colour pairing! If you are rocking mostly neutrals in your outfit, then you have a platform to go crazy with colourful accessory tones or play to the same tune of the outfit with simple tones such as gold and silver.
Consider your skin tone when you are pairing colours, find a colour that not only looks great with your outfit but also compliments your skin tone and features perfectly.
Statement pieces are always a do. It can be tricky to find the perfect statement piece but consider these important factors when purchasing and using statement piece jewellery. The great thing about a statement piece purchase is that you only need that one piece, no other jewellery is necessary to compliment it because the statement pieces holds its own in the fashion game.
Whether the statement piece is a stunning necklace, ear cuff or extravagant choker piece, the design and placing needs to be considered. This jewellery design needs to compliment your features and standout which is why it’s a statement piece.
Fashion is not a place for war, which is why your accessories should never clash with your fashion. Accessories should be added as the final touch to an outfit. If your clothes are the focal point, then you may want to play down on the accessories especially if you are wearing loud patterns. Vibrant accessories tend to make busy prints look tacky as there is too much going on in one outfit.
The ultimate accessory has got to be handbags! No matter if you are a person that owns 1 or 100 bags you no doubt understand the convenience of a bag and all the wonder it manages to hold. Many don’t realise the importance of the style of a handbag, but the style can make a big difference to any outfit and your overall look.
When choosing the right handbag style, think of your body frame as this is usually a good indication of the style you should go for. For example, shorter fashionistas should avoid big handbags as it just makes the individual look frumpy and smaller. Taller fashionista should embrace long straps for their bags as these compliments their length.
When in doubt, choose a theme! It’s always a good idea to work off of a theme, so if you are looking for a classic style that embodies Audrey Hepburn look then simple pearls is the way to go! A glammed-out style entails oversized sunglasses, high heels and a blinged out ring! Boho chic is easy to achieve, simply pair chunky jewellery with a colourful scarf and you are good to go. For a punk style, break out your 90’s look with the chockers, cuff bracelets.
Just a reminder that fashion is fun, and it allows you to express who you are by different means, find the style that works for you when you browse all that Woodlands has to offer!