December 29, 2017

The Sensible Guide To Accessorizing (Properly)

The benefits of accessories are pretty clear - they can jazz up the blandest of outfits and help create a unique look with relatively little effort. However, it doesn’t take long to realize not everyone accessorizes properly when you’re out and about of an evening. If you want to avoid any horrendous style disasters, check out this guide on the right way to use accessories, and hopefully you won’t get it wrong again.


First and foremost, it’s vital to understand your body shape. Just as body shape is vital for choosing your clothes, so it is for wearing accessories. We’ll go into a few examples later on this guide, but you have to be aware that some accessories just won’t be suitable for your body shape, and can draw the wrong kind of attention to the wrong areas. Honestly, it’s the most important thing you can do, so before reading on, get to grips with accessorizing for your body shape.


OK, so moving onto using accessories in the right way, let’s commence proceedings. Be careful with necklaces and necklines, especially if you have a large chest. The low-hanging, dangling pendants that many women love to wear can draw attention to the size of your chest - and, perhaps, attract the wrong type of person. Women with long, slender necks can look incredible with something like a choker or tight necklace, but those with shorter necks should be careful not to emphasize the thickness and fullness of their throat areas.


In most cases, less is more is definitely the stylish option to take when it comes to accessories. But there is an area of the body where the opposite is often the case: your wrists. A bunch of bangles on one of your arms is a classic look, and whether you go for elegant silver or gold bangles and bracelets or a few highly casual leather straps, it can offset the rest of your outfit to perfection. With regards to rings, keeping it simple is most definitely best - particularly if you are wearing diamonds similar to those you might find at the likes of ItsHot. The only thing to be wary of with rings is making sure that your metal color doesn’t clash with your makeup and nail polish. It’s a common mistake that not everyone will notice, but once you do, you won’t be able to un-see it!


Belts are a great way of showing off your body shape, but it’s important to get it right. As a rule, low-waist belts are best for people that need to lengthen their torso, and high-waist belts are good for women who want to elongate their legs. Chunky belts can also have the impact of making you look squat and broad if you are on the short side, too, so consider wearing a thin belt if you have an apple or square body shape. With regards to bags, again, keep it simple. There is no more important accessory than the handbag, and there’s quite a lot of flexibility about what you can get away with. It’s standard practice to match your bag color with your shoes, but it’s fair to say this is a somewhat old-fashioned technique. Using similar textures and contrasting or complementary colors work just as well these days, so have a play around and see what you get away with.

Hope this has helped you get to grips with accessories - why not share your personal tips in the comments below!

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