How to transform your outfits with accessories

by - Friday, August 21, 2015

Perhaps you have a strong sense of style with every piece of clothing in your closet matching your overall vibe. Or, like many of us, you may have an eclectic mixture of clothing that defies a clear fashion description. Regardless of your wardrobe, it’s important to put your personal stamp on an ensemble. Little additions can make a big impact, transforming everyday clothes into a fashionable style. Imagine you’ve picked out a white blouse to pair with red skinny pants and black flats. Now, it’s time to add a touch of personality to your look.

Add a Scarf
There is something so chic about wearing scarves; they conjure evenings strolling the streets of Paris or enjoying a gelato in Rome. When you need a special something to add drama to your outfit, wrap a scarf around your neck. Scarves are relatively inexpensive, making it easy to create a small collection. Look for florals, graphic patterns, or solid colors in a range of shapes and sizes. For example, a black and white scarf in a bold graphic print would look great with your white blouse and red pants.

Belt it Up
If you’re not sure if a particular look flatters your figure, try adding a belt. Women with shorter torsos should belt dresses high (a few inches below your bust) to create the illusion of length. Look for a thin, colored leather belt to add a pop of color to any outfit; try wrapping one around your favorite blouse and cardigan for a cute layered look. Alternatively, a thicker belt can accentuate your figure when you’re wearing a sweater dress. Experiment with different belt widths, materials and colors to add personality to your looks. For a fun chic look, add a shimmery gold belt to your red pants for a pop of personality.

Choose Jewelry to Match Your Style
Choosing the perfect accessories is one of the easiest ways to personalize your look. Anyone can pair a white blouse with a pair of red skinny pants and flats. Adding layered gold necklaces ensures that your look will stand out from the crowd. Another great accessory that adds personality is an initial necklace. Adding a fabulous silver necklace with your initials or name would add the perfect personal touch to your white shirt and bold red pants.

When choosing jewelry, think about the overall vibe you’re trying to create. Having a few statement necklaces in your jewelry box is a great idea. By adding these pieces to your favorite looks, you can create individual style. Alternatively, invest in one or two key pieces that look timeless and chic with every outfit you wear. A high-quality watch in a fun color or dangly earrings may become your signature pieces.

Adding personality to your look doesn’t have to be tough. Even a basic outfit can be dressed up a bit by carefully picking a few key accessories. With the perfect ensemble and accessories, every girl on the street will be stopping to mimic your style.

* This is a guest post by Brooke Samsonite

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