Accessorizes can make or break an outfit. Whether you’re pairing the perfect scarf with a little black dress or finding the ideal earrings to pair with your business suit, it’s critical to find accessories that actually work for you. Instead of choosing earrings and rings on a whim, carefully curate your closet so that each piece serves a specific purpose. In lieu of spending hours piecing together the perfect outfit, you should be accessorizing with ease. Luckily, we’ve created the ultimate guide to accessorizing. The days of trying on ten outfits and eight pairs of earrings are over. Here’s what to do instead:
1) CLASSIC IS BEST
The number one reason it’s hard to put together an outfit in the morning is because your wardrobe isn’t curated. Although graphics and crazy colors are fun, it’s important to start by creating a wardrobe that is filled with the basics. Black pants, a well-fitting dark blazer and a light colored shirt are the perfect basic pieces for business professionals. Once you have the basics, you can mix and match them with fun pops of color or radical designs. For example, black pants would look great with a geometric print shirt and a hot pink dress can become perfect for a business meeting when it is paired with a black blazer. Once you have the basics, it’s easy to insert your personality; the same is true for accessories. Instead of starting your jewelry collection with bright colors and bold designs, begin with muted colors and classic shapes. For example, agate is the perfect stone to have as a staple. The Mosaic Agate Earrings are neutral, professional, versatile, and stunning. They are the perfect starter piece for your accessory collection. Once you have the basics, feel free to expand your horizons and experiment.
2) RETHINK STATEMENT PIECES
In the past, a “statement” piece of jewelry was any piece that was oversized or bright. Huge necklaces and massive rings were synonymous with the words “statement pieces.” It’s time to rethink our definition. Any piece that serves as a focal point in your outfit is a “statement” piece. Instead of waiting for large pieces to come and steal the show, try using a normal-sized piece instead. The key to success is simple: wear one piece at a time. By opting for a minimalistic strategy, your piece is guaranteed to steal the show. Next time you’re trying to make a splash, opt for a piece of regular-sized jewelry and wear it without other accessorizes.
3) CREATIVITY IS UNDERRATED
The number one most important thing you can do to increase your accessory success is redefine your definition of the word “accessory.” Instead of automatically opting for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, try something less predictable and choose a pin or scarf instead. Better yet, try combining the two and attach a pin to your favorite scarf. You’re guaranteed to be the star of the show. In fact, pins are the perfect accessories because they provide countless options. Pins can be worn in your hair as a hairclip or subtly attached to your bag as simple nod to decades past. Even beyond that, they can be used to clasp shawls or close cardigans. Regardless of the occasion or your personal style, pins are guaranteed to add a pop of life to your outfit. Next time you’re stumped for what to wear, try getting creative and thinking outside the box.