Accessories: stylish woman’s trick to looking good
By Jemi Ekunkunbor
The role of accessories in dressing cannot be over emphasized. Men and women of style have employed simple accessories to give their outfits the needed lift and edge.
It’s not about the price but quality and ability to complement the rest of the outfit.
Accessorizing add new energy to the old standbys and can lift a boring outfit. The woman of style knows this well.
In choosing your accessories, choose one statement or signature piece at a time; let it dominate your look in terms of colour, shape or size.
Also, note that your accessories don’t necessarily have to match. Just use it to transform your outfit.
You can also use it to add a pop of colour to your simple outfit.
Here are five categories of fashion accessories to choose from.
When it’s time to dress up a simple outfit, use your shoes to make a statement. Have a few neutral footwear options. Look for shoes that are fun yet comfortable. Then get set to walk the walk.
Having handbags in varied styles and colours will help you create unique looks. Have a range to choose from in terms of shape and textures; totes, clutches, shoulder bags, top handle bags, bucket bags etc.
When it’s time to sparkle, your jewelry box is where to turn to. Have a wide range of items to choose from; a wrist watch, bracelets, chandelier earrings, pendants, cocktail rings, statement necklaces, and chokers.
Belts are not only functional accessory, they are also for fashion. A belt cinches in the waist and defines that line. Whether you choose a narrow or wide belt, a simple belt or one with embellishments, it makes an outfit look more polished.
A woman’s hair is her crowning glory and an embellished hair pin or clip tucked in there, helps to show off her personal style. You can always upgrade your style with your hair accessories.
Rainy day accessories
A stylish woman knows just how to handle a wet day and still come out looking good. Use your scarves, hats, berets, turbans not only to keep you warm, but to add a pop of colour to your look on a cold, wet day.