For some people, styling outfits comes easily, but for others, picking out clothing in the morning or for an event proves a difficult task. If you are someone who has trouble choosing outfits that look good on you, you may not know much about accessorizing. The truth is, accessorizing is not something that everyone can naturally do. It takes a few tips, tricks and some know-how to be able to accessorize with style.
Jewelry is one of the main ways that you can accessorize your outfit. For women, jewelry includes earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces. There is a wide variety of jewelry styles from bold, colorful and modern pieces to tiny, sparkly fine jewelry pieces.
You need to learn how to match this array of choices to what you’re wearing. There are a few rules that you can follow to get you started. For example, if you have jeans and sandals on, you might not want to wear a gaudy, sparkly necklace with earrings. Save that piece for a more classy outfit or an evening out on the town, and instead, try a basic chain necklace with a small pendant on it, or wear a pair of simple hoops. Use gemstones like diamonds, emeralds and rubies for fancier outfits.
Another key rule to remember is that more is not always better. A pair of small stud earrings with a necklace looks good, but a pair of large hoops with three or four necklaces, rings on each hand and bracelets is generally too much. Try to wear just one or two pieces at a time, and try to balance them out so that your look is not too gaudy.
Scarves are another great way to accessorize. You can wear scarves in many different ways. In the summer, a scarf is great to use as a shawl worn over a sleeveless or strapless dress. If you get cold, cover your back and arms with the shawl. In the colder months, warm wool and flannel scarves can be worn to dress up a nice coat for a formal outing. Less formal, fun scarves can be worn with any type of scarf. You can also use scarves in your hair, tied around your neck or even around your waist.
Belts are a final accessory that you should learn how to wear. They come in many sizes, colors, patterns and designs. Skinny belts look good with a polo shirt or button up shirt tucked into jeans or a skirt. A wider bell is more utilitarian and can be used to hold up pants that might be a little too big. For women who have more of an apple shape, belts are a great accessory to break up the look of your outfit. For example, you have a shift dress on, consider adding a belt to jazz things up. Make sure you are matching your belts to your outfits, but don’t worry about being too matchy. A gold belt might look great with a bright blue dress, for example.
Use these key pieces of advice for accessorizing when making up your next fun outfit.