No matter how minimalistic you are when it comes to your wardrobe an outfit isn’t complete until it is properly accessorized. Whether you pile on the statement baubles and carry a designer bag or keep things dainty and only wear vintage, it is all about finishing the look.
We all have a closet full of bags, shoes and scarves but how do you use them to your advantage to create interesting outfits? This is how…
Play with Colour
I have heard from many people over the years and one of the things they are afraid to experiment with in their wardrobes is colour. The only thing that scares them more is pattern.
Sometimes it is a strict dress code, sometimes it is just that black is your jam.
Whatever it is you can take a relatively simple, neutral outfit and make it pop with accessories. A bold coloured scarf can take the standard black overcoat and make it special. So can a fantastic shoe in a spring pastel. Draw your eye up away from a problem area (and the reason you are always wearing black trousers) with a gorgeous statement necklace in your favourite colour.
If you’re working with a small wardrobe clothing wise, bulk up your accessories and pick a few different colours that work for you so that you can wear the same outfit different ways. Some colours that are hot right now? Pastel blue (fab contrast to black) and orange (pair with navy or grey to avoid looking like a Halloween costume).
Classic colours every girl should invest in? Red (there is a reason the saying is a pop of red) and leopard (ok more of a pattern but this really works with everything).
Every one of the outfits below is better because of the colour.
Play with Proportion
Another way to transform your outfits is to play with proportion. One day you can layer on the delicate necklaces then the next time you wear the same outfit try pairing it with a bold arm party instead. One day carry a smaller cross-body bag then the next try an over-sized clutch.
You can even play with the proportion of your shoes. Try wearing your skirt one day with delicate pointy toe pumps then the next time try an over the knee boot with a chunky heel.
Delicate watches are making a comeback so try switching out your over-sized menswear inspired watch for one that is dainty and lady like.
Playing with the proportions of your accessories will give you just as much versatility as playing with colour.
Work your Smile
Have you ever noticed that your outfits just seem to look better and garner more compliments on a day you are feeling happy and confident?
This is exactly why your smile can be your best accessory. A great smile can light up your face and make anything look better.
Yet over time, even with frequent brushing teeth can yellow and stain. Brushing with regular fluoride toothpaste alone really only is meant to prevent cavities. So how do you keep your smile an accessory you want to wear daily?
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‡ vs brushing alone with regular toothpaste.
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