Say you just rented an apartment. You’ve bought your curtains, beddings, and furniture. But you failed to get the fancy electric bulbs to light up your apartment. How do you think it would look? Boring and dull, right? Well, that’s how you look when you dress up without fashion accessories.
Though these add-ons may be little, they magnify your looks. Just as you need punctuation marks to make sense of your sentences, you also need accessories to punctuate your outfits.
If you want to create a lasting impression on anyone who comes across you, the best way to go about it is to highlight your appearance. And wearing just your clothes out isn’t the way to go about it.
Add some accessories to your look. They always transform you into eye candy.
Not convinced? That’s not a problem at all. In this article, we’ll cover the perks that come with accessorizing so you see for yourself why you should always wear fashion accessories.
6 Reasons You Should Accessorize
Accessories come in different types. While men have their go-to men’s fashion accessories, women also have theirs.
They mostly fall under bags, hats, sunglasses, purses, earrings, wristwatches, cufflinks, belts, pocket fillers, bracelets, bangles, anklets, fake nails, waist beads, etc.
These supplementary fashion items transform your outfit.
They come in different colors, sizes, and shapes. And their presence in your wardrobe helps you:
Complete Your Look
Without these add-ons, you don’t have an outfit. What you have on are mere clothes. But when you accessorize, you add more details and transform your look.
Only then can you step out and head for that occasion.
Showcase Your Personality
They emphasize your personal style, taste, and preferences.
When people see a look you accentuated by accessorizing, they don’t just see what you look like. They see how you think and perceive yourself. They see your style.
Achieve Different Looks
You can turn workwear into party wear by accessorizing. You can as well turn casual wear into something serious with accessories.
And when it’s time to restyle your clothes, don’t stress it. Just layer your outfit and add the necessary accessories to light up your look.
Fashion additions help you create different outfits without appearing like you’re repeating your clothes. Yeah, they’re that versatile.
Enhance Your Style
Simply wearing your clothes and stepping out is drab and not stylish. Even though the clothes may be trendy, they won’t exude style and power if you don’t punctuate them with fashion accessories.
These pieces do wonders to your style every time you wear them. Once you add your jewelry and a pair of sunglasses, rest assured you’ll strut the street with all eyes on you even if you aren’t Tupac.
Save You from Spending More
Compare the cost of getting new clothes to the cost of buying accessories you can always wear with anything.
Which is more expensive? Clothes, right?
Fashion accessories save you from regularly changing your wardrobe. While you can easily outgrow your clothes when you put on weight, you don’t outgrow accessories unless you’ve had them since when you were a child.
You can probably get bored of them and give them out. But of course, this would take a long time after you must have used them to style and restyle your clothes.
Accentuate Your Features
Has someone ever said you looked different only for them to add, “Oh no wonder! Your earrings look great. They really frame your face well.”
That’s the power of accessories. They not only add more accents to your clothes. They highlight your features.
For instance, an anklet on your ankles gives off more sex appeal especially if you have fine legs. Similarly, earrings promote your facial features and a necklace brings attention to your neck.
5 Handy Tips for Accessorizing
Use the One Subtle, One Bold Rule
If you’re wearing statement clothes, keep your accessories subtle. And if you wanna wear statement fashion accessories, leave your clothes subtle.
To avoid creating a disconnect, let one shine and the other complement. That’s how you make sense of your accessorized outfits.
Balance Things Out
Always try to mix up the sizes of your accessories. It helps to add balance to your look.
For instance, if you’re wearing large earrings, you’d look really large if you wore other large add-ons.
Instead of that, pair your large earrings with smaller sizes of accessories so you don’t look too noisy. And if you’re wearing statement add-ons, work with one or two and nothing more.
This will help you strike a balance.
Sometimes, choosing the best color of accessories for your outfits can be confusing. A pro-tip is to work with the color palette of your clothes.
For example, if you’re wearing a multicolored shirt, pick one of the colors and accessorize based on that.
You can also wear neutral-toned accessories as they go with everything. This includes black, white, beige, etc.
If you don’t want that, go for a bold-colored accessory. This works best when you’re wearing neutral or solid-colored clothes like black or white. A pop of red, yellow, blue, or green in the mix adds more life.
Furthermore, simply wearing gold or silver accessories does the magic. They go with any outfit regardless of its color. You just have to know your skin tone to determine which of the two suits you best.
Wear Bold Lipstick
Yup. Bold Lipsticks are accessories too. Whether red, orange, or fuschia pink, they add more accents to your face and complement your look.
A pro-tip when using your lipstick to accessorize is to keep every other makeup subtle.
While over-accessorizing may be too noisy, you should also be careful not to under-accessorize. In other words, don’t wear too many add-ons and don’t wear too little.
When this happens, you create a boring outfit that fails to highlight your clothes regardless of their details.
So, before you step out, look in the mirror to confirm you don’t have many fashion accessories trying to outshine your clothes. And if you don’t, still crosscheck to be sure you have enough add-ons to uplift the beauty of your outfit.