Your Guide To Accessorizing Like A Pro

If you don’t know by now, you need to start accessorizing to create the perfect look. The right accessories will add a new dimension to any outfit, and they will do it subtly. Plus, they are so cheap that there is no excuse for any of you not to have a selection at your disposal. The trick, though, is to accessorize like a professional. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like you are trying too hard or that you don’t know the rules.

For anyone looking for inspiration, just look at the tips below.

Buy The Must-Haves

Most outfits need specific accessories to make them look perfect. However, there are generic accessories that go with almost every outfit. They are the must-haves that should be the first pieces you buy. Some of them are pretty simple, and you might even have them already. Take a watch as an example. A real gold or silver watch looks the part whether you are in a little black dress or a t-shirt and jeans. Rings are also a good option. Just don’t go overboard with them because it looks as if you work at a carnival!

Make Them Functional

A good outfit has a purpose in everything it does because it is a waste otherwise. The same goes for accessories. Whatever you buy, it should do more than just look good. If you take the watch example again, you use it to tell the time. Or, glasses help you see so that you aren’t blind. Both of them are functional, but they are also very pretty. There are some accessories that won’t have any function, and they are fine. But, on the whole, try to give them a purpose. Not only does it make your life easier, but it adds character.

Give Them A Back Story

Good accessories are functional, but great ones are meaningful. A back story gives them a sense of meaning that is hard to replicate. Most accessories aren’t very meaningful, but some are if you choose wisely. Charm lockets are pieces of jewelry that open up and are hollow inside. With that in mind, you can put a picture of your family or loved ones in the locket. When people ask you about the locket, the back story will give the locket an eloquent importance.

Don’t Use Too Many

The biggest mistake that people make is to buy as many rings and necklaces as possible. Then, they wear them everywhere like a badge of honor. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it isn’t a good look. It just looks cluttered and messy... and clutter and mess don’t work well in fashion. What you have to do is be selective with your accessories. Choose the best ones for the occasion, and refrain from wearing too many at once.

Simple Or Statement?

Most people prefer to use accessories to complement their look. However, you can make a statement if you wish. You must figure out what it is you want to do beforehand to give yourself the best chance of looking good. Don’t contradict your look by wearing accessories that don’t match your style. If you are going to make a statement, don’t wear a loud outfit with small, dainty earrings.

Accessorizing is pretty simple when you understand the secrets.