No outfit is truly complete without accessories. There are so many different types of accessories you can choose from to take your outfit from plain to bold. Even a simple T-shirt and jeans can be jazzed up to look sleek and stylish with the right amount and right kind of accessories. Check out these essential tips for accessorizing an outfit without overpowering it.
Don’t shy away from layering
While too much of a good thing can be bad, you can seldom accessorize too much. Go ahead and layer your pieces to create a cohesive, yet unique look. Know the outfit’s limitations while pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone. While a scarf and a necklace are generally a no-go together, a long, simple necklace paired with a smaller, silky scarf can be a true fashion statement. Try new things out together—you may be surprised at how good your layering works.
Keep the season in mind
If it’s 80 degrees and sunny outside, a scarf might be the right choice for the outfit but the wrong choice for your comfort. Keep the weather in mind when accessorizing your outfit. Try to keep the colors within the popular parameters of the season. Light-colored jewelry might pair best with a warm day while silver hoops might match best with a chilly, rainy day’s outfit. Remember your purse or handbag is a dramatic accessory for any outfit. Larger bohemian style bags are very versatile but often pair best with warm weather while smaller bags might serve you better on a chilly day. This, of course, depends on how your outfit looks and what style you’re going for. Always use your best judgment when thinking about pairing your accessories with the seasons.
Bring on the color
One of the simplest and easiest ways to add pops of color to your outfits is by using accessories. Steer clear of monochromatic outfits by breaking them up with accessories. Even if your outfit already features a pop of color, such as brightly colored pants or a statement top, you can still add complementary colors with your accessories. Picking colors that go well without exactly matching your outfit is the best way to create a bold and cohesive look.