Chances are, you probably know one or several stylish-chic women who look great in just about everything they put on. Not to mention, never being caught wearing the same look twice in one week. But the truth is, most people usually wear only 20% of their clothes, according to the Wall Street Journal.
It is no secret that the right accessories can transform a basic tee into an amazing outfit that looks even more fashionable. All it takes is a lot of creativity and a little help from the experts in fashion. So, how can you accessorize your outfits like a pro? Here’s what you should know.
Invest in Statement Pieces
To truly make the most of your wardrobe and accessories, consider investing in your favorite classic pieces. This is why pearls and diamonds are great options to invest in as they are timeless pieces that will dress up any outfit for the occasion. Meanwhile, if you mainly wear solid colors or neutrals, consider a patterned clutch. Stripes, leopard, and even plaid pieces will go with way more than you might think.
Mix Your Metals
Let’s face it, traditional jewelry looks great with traditionally cut blouses. But an eye-striking look can be achieved by adding a mixture of metals. For example, you can mix your new rose gold bracelet with a stunning yellow gold watch. When done effectively, you will create an instant buzz and allow them to be the focal point of your entire ensemble.
Consider the “Finished” Look
When buying a new outfit, consider what kind of accessories you’ll need to complete the look. The best way to style up your outfit is to choose accessories that will compliment more than a specific dress occasion. For example, necklaces are great accents over solid t-shirts, tops, and sweaters. Make sure that every outfit is complemented by all the accessories you plan to wear. Start by choosing your outfit and ensure that the blend of colors and patterns will balance the overall look.
Don’t Be Afraid To Unmatch
We live in an age of mismatching pastels and bold hues. Designers from all around are promoting the concept of mismatching colors. One example is Courtney Hammonds, program coordinator for the Fashion Marketing & Management & Fashion design programs at The Art Institute of Atlanta. As a big believer of statement pieces, she believes that basic handbags can go with shoes of wildly different colors.
The intent behind this is to be free of the notion that clothes and accessories have to match all the time. Once that is achieved, one would be able to innovate new color and texture combinations. This, Hammonds says, would “make for a fresher, more modern appearance.”
Accessorizing your look like a pro doesn’t have to be an everyday challenge. All it takes is a pinch of experimentation and self-expression, blended with a healthy dose of sensibility. So, opt for a look that’s totally your own. Not to mention, you’ll be happier if you mix comfort and fun to your overall style.